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Sheikh ibn Taymiyyah Man of God (part 2) by Dr. Ahmed al-Raysoni

Even though Ibn Taymiyyah reached lofty heights regarding his knowledge and acts of devotion, he remained humble; demolishing his self worth, denying himself [any status].

Ibn al-Qayyim said, “Many a times Sheikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah would say, ‘I am nothing, and nothing [good] has come from me.’ If any one praised him to his face he would say, ‘By Allāh until now I am renewing my Islām at every moment and I have failed to enter into Islām properly.’

He used to sing, “I am poor, the son of a poor man. And that was the state of my father and grandfather.’”

Ibn al-Qayyim said, “I heard the Sheikh of Islām, Allāh sanctify his soul, say, “The one cognizant of Allāh does not assume he has a right over anyone, nor does he fancy himself better than others. For that reason, he does not ask others, does not burden them, nor does he harm others.’”

[Source and the rest of the article at: Suhaib Webb]