Shaykhul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H)

Taqī Al-Dīn Abū’l-`Abbās Aḥmad ibn `Abdu’l-Salām ibn Taymiyyah al-Ḥarrānī
(d. 728h) was a leading Ḥanbali scholar and a Mujtahid in his own right. His breadth of
learning and depth of understanding was accepted by all of his peers and many of his
biographers stated that he clearly surpassed the vast majority, if not all of the scholars
of his time. He was a prolific writer and skilled orator. He was deeply religious and
unwavering in his adherence to Islām and the Sunnah and repudiating all that opposed it.