Ibn Hamdan


Abū Abd-Allah Najm al-Dīn Aḥmad bin Ḥamdān bin Shabīb bin Ḥamdān al-Ḥarrānī al-Ḥanbalī (Arabic: أبو عبد الله نجم الدِّين أحمد بن حمدان بن شبيب بن حمدان الحراني الحنبلي) commonly known as Ibn Hamdan—was a Hanbalite Muslim scholar and judge (1206–1295). Ibn Hamdan was born and raised in Harran and later in his life went on trips to Damascus, Aleppo and Jerusalem, later settling in Cairo. Ibn Hamdan was appointed judge in Cairo and he lived there until his death in 1295.[1]

Ibn Ḥamdān
ابن حمدان
Personal
Born1206 CE
Harran, Sultanate of Rum
Died1295 CE
Cairo, Mamluk Sultanate
ReligionIslam
EraIslamic Golden Age
RegionIraq
DenominationSunni
JurisprudenceHanbali
Main interest(s)Qur'an, Hadith, Aqeedah, Fiqh, Algebra
Notable work(s)Nihayat al-Mubtadi'in
OccupationScholar of Islam, Judge
Muslim leader
Influenced by
Influenced

Ibn Hamdan was highly skilled in jurisprudence and is considered one of the Imams of the Hanbalite school of jurisprudence. He was also highly knowledgeable in the fields of the Quran, Sunnah, algebra and literature. Ibn Hamdan was also a Mufti and a teacher.[2]

TeachersEdit

Abd-al-Qadir al-Rahawi, Fakhr al-Din ibn Taymiyah[α], Yousuf al-Sakakini al-Harrani, Abu-Bakr bin Nasir al-Harrani, Sulama bin Sadaqa, Nasih al-Din bin Jumay', Abu-Ali al-Iwqi, Ibn-Sabbah, Ibn-Ghassa, Ibn-Ruzbah, Ibn-Siddiq al-Harrani, Nasih al-Din bin Abi-al-Fahm, Shams al-Din al-Munja, Ibn-Salama al-Najjar, Ibn Khalil, Majd al-Din ibn Taymiyah[β].[3]

StudentsEdit

Ibn Abi-Bakr al-Harbi, Sayf al-Din al-Nablusi, Sharaf al-Din al-Dimyati, Sa'd al-Din al-Harthi, Ibn al-Haddad al-Amidi, Zain al-Din bin Habib, Ibn Jubara al-Maqdisi, Ibn Mas'ud al-Harthi, Fath al-Din bin Sayid al-Nas, Qutb al-Din Abd-al-Karim, 'alam al-Din al-Barazli, Jamal al-Din al-Mizzi, Badr al-Din bin al-Habbal, Sanqar al-Hawashi, Ibn abi-al-Qasim al-Farqi, Ibn abi-al-Haram al-Qalansi.[4]

PublicationsEdit

  • Nihayat al-Mubtadi'in fi Usul al-Deen
  • Al-Ri'aya al-Kubra
  • Al-Ri'aya al-Sughra
  • Sifat al-Mufti wa-al-Mustafti
  • Muqaddima fi Usul al-Din
  • Jami' al-Funun wa-Salwat al-Mahzun

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NotesEdit

α Uncle of Taqi ad-Din Ibn Taymiyyah (brother of Shihabuddin Ibn Taymiyyah).[6]
β Father of Fakr al-din Ibn Taymiyyah, grandfather of Taqi ad-Din.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Al-Harrani, Ahmad. Al-Ri'aya fi al-Fiqh. p. 52.
  2. ^ Al-Harrani, Ahmad. Al-Ri'aya fi al-Fiqh. p. 39.
  3. ^ Al-Harrani, Ahmad. Al-Ri'aya fi al-Fiqh. p. 24.
  4. ^ Al-Harrani, Ahmad. Al-Ri'aya fi al-Fiqh. p. 32.
  5. ^ "Ibn Hamdan". Shamela. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  6. ^ Arikewuyo, Ahmed Nafiu. "A Comparative Study of al-Ghazali's and Ibn Taymiyyah's Views on Sufism." International Journal of Islamic Thought 17 (2020): 15-24.