About the Author
The renowned Shaykh Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) is considered by some to be the greatest Islamic scholar of all time, due to his wide knowledge in the areas of Qur’anic sciences, Hadith, and fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). He was the eminent reformer of his time, calling the people back to follow the original teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. A prolific writer, Ibn Taymiyah was reported to have authored more than 600 works, though some of them were lost over time. His famous students included Ibn Qayim al-Jawziyah and adh-Dhahabi.
Ibn Taymiyah’s full name was Taqi ad-Deen Abul-‘Abbâs Ahmad ibn ‘Abdul-Haleem ‘Abdus-Salâm ibn ‘Abdullâh ibn Taymiyah al-Harrâni. He was born in 1263 CE at Harran, in what is now Turkey, to a family of Muslim theologians. During his lifetime he lived and taught Islam in Syria and Egypt. He died in Damascus in 1328 CE.
In addition to the books listed above, IIPH also offers Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips' English translation of Ibn Taymiyah’s Essay on the Jinn (Demons). Dr. Philips has rendered Ibn Taymiyah’s treatise, “Eedâh ad-Dalâlah fee ‘Umoom ar-Risâlah”, from volume 19 of Majmoo‘ al-Fatâwâ (A Collection of Religious Rulings) into very readable English. This abridged and annotated translation is significant in that it is perhaps the first book available in English exclusively on the topic of spirit-possession and exorcism in Islam.