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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Indian Scholar: 'Examines Influence Of 14th Century Islamic Jurist Ibn Taymiyyah'

Indian Scholar Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Examines Influence Of 14th Century Islamic Jurist Ibn Taymiyyah: 'Taymiyyah Propounded A Complete Islamic Theology Of Radicalism, Religious Exclusivism, Violent Extremism And Puritanical Fundamentalism' HT: Memri.

In the years after the 9/11 attacks, the teachings of 14th century Islamic jurist Ibn Taymiyyah have been propagated by jihadi groups in order to advance their cause. In a recent article, Indian Islamic scholar Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi examined how the teachings of Ibn Taymiyyah spread in India through the writings of Ibn Wahhab, the founder of Wahhabism.

The article, titled "How Did The Extremist, Supremacist, Xenophobic And Violent Theology Of Ibn Taymiyya And Muhammad Ibn Abd Al-Wahhab Spread In India", was published in Urdu and English by the Indian website, which advances a pluralist view of Islam.

Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi is a classical Islamic scholar who graduated from Jamia Amjadia Rizvia, a leading Islamic seminary based in the northern Indian town of Mau in Uttar Pradesh state. Dehlvi also holds a Diploma in Koranic Arabic from Al-Jamiat-ul-Islamia, which is based in the town of Faizabad, and is an M.A. student in comparative religions at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi.

"With An Aim To Purge Islam Of The Later Customs And Accretions, He [Ibn Taymiyyah] Also Forbade Greek Philosophy, Aristotelian Logic And Speculative Thinking, As Is Laid Out In His Book Minhaj al-Sunnah"

"The 14th century Islamic scholar Taqi al-Din Ibn Taymiyyah propounded a complete Islamic theology of radicalism, religious exclusivism, violent extremism and puritanical fundamentalism.

He was vehemently opposed to the pluralistic and multicultural Islam that was being preached by the Islamic mystics and Sufi saints at that time, declaring them misguided Muslims indulging in shirk and bid'ah (polytheism and innovation) and fitnah and fasad (religious corruption). Read the full story here.

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