Saturday, January 29, 2005

Ahmad Ibn Hanbal

Muslim theologian, jurist, and martyr for his faith. He was the compiler of the Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (Musnad) and formulator of the Hanbali, the most strictly traditionalist of the four orthodox Islamic schools of law. His doctrine influenced such noted followers as the 13th - 14th-century theologian Ibn Taymiyah, the Wahhabiyah, an 18th-century reform

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