Did Ibn Taymiyyah Defend the Killer of Imam Hussain? Ayatollah al-Haydari Exposed

Shaykh al-Islam Abul-Abbas Ibn Taymiyyah single handedly destroyed Shiism with his Minhaj al-Sunnah, thus it is not suprising that Rafidis – in particular their Rabbis – hold extreme enmity towards this great man. One of the repeated accusations of the Rafidah Shia is that Ibn Taymiyyah was a Nasibi (enemy of Ahl al-Bayt). They often cite quotes from his books out of context and leave out his clear-cut statements like the following ones that prove that Ibn Taymiyyah loved the Ahlul-Bayt like any other Sunni.

Not only did he love the Ahlul-Bayt, but he publically declared the necessity of loving the Ahlul-Bayt as a part of the creed of the Ahlus-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah. Let us narrate what Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah wrote in his most famous book, Al-Aqeedah Al-Wasitiyyah; he said:

“They (the believers) accept what has been reported continuously from the Prince of the Believers Ali Ibn Abi Talib…” (Ibn Taymiyyah, Al-Aqeedah Al-Wasitiyyah, Chapter 4)

Ibn Taymiyyah said further:

“The best men of this Ummah after its Prophet are: Abu Bakr; then Umar; third: Uthman; and fourth: Ali Ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with them all).” (Ibn Taymiyyah, Al-Aqeedah Al-Wasitiyyah, Chapter 4)

In regards to the Prophetic Household, Ibn Taymiyyah said:

“The Ahlus-Sunnah should love the Prophet’s family, give them support, and honor the Prophet’s will in regards to them, as he said at Ghadir Khumm: ‘I ask you by Allah to take care of my family; I ask you by Allah to take care of my family.’” (Ibn Taymiyyah, Al-Aqeedah Al-Wasitiyyah, Chapter 4)

Explaining the Sunni creed, Shaykh al-Islam said:

“They (Ahlus Sunnah) love the people of the household of the Messenger of Allah; they regard them with love and loyalty, and they heed the command of the Messenger of Allah concerning them…but they reject the way of the (Shia) Rafidhis who hate the Sahabah and slander them, and they reject the way of the Nasibis who insult Ahlel Bayt in words and deed.” (Ibn Taymiyyah, Majmoo al-Fatawa, 3/154)

His unambiguous words about the tragedy of Karbala:

“May Allah curse his killers, and whoever was glad with his murder!” (Ibn Taymiyyah, Majmoo al-Fatawa, Vol.4, pp.403-404)

“There is no doubt that al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali  and a group of his family were killed unjustly. The murder of al-Ḥusayn was one of the greatest catastrophes in history. His murder—like the assassination of ‘Uthmān —was one of the central causes for the strife and bloodshed which befell the Muslim community. Verily, his killers are the worst of creation in the eyes of God” (Majmū‘ al-Fatāwa 3: 411).

“As to those who killed al-Ḥusayn or assisted in that act or was pleased with it, may the curse (la’n) of God, the angels, and all the people be upon them. No deed will be accepted from these people from God as compensation for their heinous crime”(Majmū‘ al-Fatāwa 4: 487)

Despite all of these clear-cut statements (that Rafidah scholars never show to their blind followers) you have heretics like al-Haydari who shamelessly lie upon Ibn Taymiyyah:

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