A critique of Ibn-temie’s insightful and confirmatory perspective on the virtues of Ahl-ul-Beit (PBUT)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Student of level four in Howze school for religious studies in Qom, Qom, Iran.

2 Memebr of faculty, university of religions and denominations in Qom, Qom, Iran.


An article was earlier published to counter the argument that Ibn Teimie was rather prejudiced and erroneous towards Ahl-ul-Beit and their virtues, wherein a different and rather unrealistic interpretation of his character was presented. In that article, Ibn-Teimie was depicted as a scholar possessing an insightful and confirmatory look towards the virtues of Ahl-Ul-Beit. He is also presented as believing in Ahl ul Beit’s nobility, scientific and religious authority, immaculateness, sole integrity and honesty. With due regard to the fact that a thorough understanding of a person’s character is only possible through a comprehensive look at the quotes and deeds he left behind, the same truth holds for ibn teimie. To understand his character all of his writings and works must be brought under careful scrutiny. There are direct quotes from ibn temie that stand in sharp contrast to what the researcher of the mentioned article argued. Prejudice, lack of comprehensiveness of the author’s understanding, incomplete and erroneous references and ignorance of the stance of the sunni scholars towards the ideas of ibn temie are but some of the critical issues that bring the article under question and undermine its line of reasoning.