Ibn Qayyim

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Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya or Ibn al-Qayyim (1292–1350 CE) is regarded as one of the most important thinkers Hanbali school of Sunni Islam. He was the best known student of the famous Ibn Taymiyah.

He made the following judgement about women: If a non-Muslim woman married to non-Muslim converts to Islam, the marriage is suspended until her husband also converts to Islam. However the woman has the option to wait for her husband to convert, or to end her marriage and marry another man after her waiting period.[1] This divisive law is based on Quran {Surah 60:10}.

He was also very harsh on Christians. He wrote:

“The Christians are misguided cross worshippers. They are those who swear at Allah (swt) the Creator in a way no other human has sworn at Allah (swt).

They are like those before who did not believe that Allah is unique as stated in Surah Ikhlas, nor do they make him greater than everything; rather they say, “the heaven and earth will crack and the mountains will fall down.”

The base of their Aqeedah and their biggest curse against Allah (swt) is the Trinity. According to the Christians Mariam (as) is the lover of Allah (swt) and Isa (as) is His son. They claim the Almighty Allah came down from His great chair and melted in the womb of Mariam (as), until He was killed and buried at the hands of man.

Its Deen is the worship of the cross; its supplication is for the images that are drawn on the wall, in red and yellow colours. They say in their prayer “O mother of God provide for us, forgive us and have mercy on us.”

Their Deen is to drink alcohol, eat pork, desert circumcision, worship with impurity and eat everything, even if it is filthy, whether that be the elephant or the mosquito. What is lawful and unlawful is what their priests say; the priests can take them to heaven and forgive their sins."

Ibn al-Qayyim. 2. pp. 645-650.



  1. Ibn al-Qayyim. 2. pp. 645-650.