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Author Ibn al-Jawzī, Abū al-Faraj ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʻAlī, approximately 1116-1201, author.

Title Virtues of the Imam Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal. Volume one / Ibn al-Jawzi ; edited and translated by Michael Cooperson
Published New York : New York University Press, 2013

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Description 1 online resource (589 pages)
Series Library of Arabic literature
Library of Arabic literature.
Contents Cover; Letter from the General Editor; Table of Contents; Introduction; Note on the Text; Notes to the Frontmatter; VIRTUES OF THE IMAM AHMAD IBN HANBAL; Chapter 1: Ibn Hanbal's Birth and Family Background; Chapter 2: His Lineage; Chapter 3: His Childhood; Chapter 4: The Beginning of His Search for Knowledge and the Journey He Undertook for That Purpose; Chapter 5: The Major Men of Learning Whom He Met and on Whose Authority He Recited Hadith; Chapter 6: His Deference to His Teachers and His Respect for Learning; Chapter 7: His Eagerness to Learn and His Single-Minded Pursuit of Knowledge
Chapter 8: His Powers of Retention and the Number of Reports He Knew by HeartChapter 9: His Learning, His Intelligence, and His Religious Understanding; Chapter 10: Praise of Him by His Teachers; Chapter 11: Teachers and Senior Men of Learning Who Cite Him; Chapter 12: All the Men of Learning Who Cite Him; Chapter 13: Praise of Him by His Peers, His Contemporaries, and Those Close to Him in Age; Chapter 14: Praise of Him by Prominent Successors Who Knew Him Well; Chapter 15: A Report That the Prophet Elijah Sent Him Greetings; Chapter 16: Reports That al-Khadir Spoke in His Praise
Chapter 17: Praise of Him by Pious Strangers and Allies of GodChapter 18: Allies of God Who Visited Him to Seek His Blessing; Chapter 19: His Fame; Chapter 20: His Creed; Chapter 21: His Insistence on Maintaining the Practices of the Early Muslims; Chapter 22: His Reverence for Hadith Transmitters and Adherents of the Sunnah; Chapter 23: His Shunning and Reviling of Innovators and His Forbidding Others to Listen to Them; Chapter 24: His Seeking of Blessings and Cures Using the Qur'an and Water from the Well of Zamzam, as Well as Some Hair and a Bowl That Belonged to the Prophet
Chapter 25: His Age When He Began Teaching Hadith and Giving Legal OpinionsChapter 26: His Devotion to Learning and the Attitudes That Informed His Teaching; Chapter 27: His Works; Chapter 28: His Aversion to Writing Books Containing Opinions Reached through the Exercise of Independent Judgment at the Expense of Transmitted Knowledge; Chapter 29: His Forbidding Others to Write Down or Transmit His Words; Chapter 30: His Remarks on Sincerity, on Acting for the Sake of Appearances, and on Concealing One's Pious Austerities; Chapter 31: His Statements about Renunciation and Spiritual Weakness
Chapter 32: His Remarks on Different SubjectsChapter 33: Poems He Recited or Had Attributed to Him; Chapter 34: His Correspondence; Chapter 35: His Appearance and Bearing; Chapter 36: His Imposing Presence; Chapter 37: His Cleanliness and Ritual Purity; Chapter 38: His Kindness and His Consideration for Others; Chapter 39: His Forbearance and His Readiness to Forgive; Chapter 40: His Property and Means of Subsistence; Chapter 41: His Refusal to Accept Help Even in Distress; Chapter 42: His Generosity; Chapter 43: His Accepting Gifts and Giving Gifts in Return; Chapter 44: His Renunciation
Summary Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d. 241 H/855 AD), renowned for his profound knowledge of hadith-the reports of the Prophet's sayings and deeds-is a major figure in the history of Islam. Ibn Hanbal was famous for living according to his own strict interpretation of the Prophetic model and for denying himself even the most basic comforts in a city then one of the wealthiest in the word, and despite belonging to a prominent family. His piety and austerity made him a folk hero, especially after his principled resistance to the attempts of two Abbasid caliphs to force him to accept rationalist doctrine. His subs
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Notes English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed December 28, 2013)
Subject Ibn Ḥanbal, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, 780-855.
SUBJECT Ibn Ḥanbal, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, 780-855 fast
Subject Islamic law -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Islamic law
Genre/Form Biographies
Biographies.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Cooperson, Michael, editor, translator.
ISBN 9780814745397
0814745393
0814771661
9780814771662
Other Titles Manāqib al-Imām Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal. English