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Islam and the Fate of OthersThe Salvation Question$
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Mohammad Hassan Khalil

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199796663

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796663.001.0001

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The Redemption of Humanity: The Case of Ibn Taymiyya

The Redemption of Humanity: The Case of Ibn Taymiyya

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(p.74) 3 The Redemption of Humanity: The Case of Ibn Taymiyya
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Islam and the Fate of Others
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Mohammad Hassan Khalil

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796663.003.0004

Ibn Taymiyya is often hailed as a vanguard of Islamic traditionalism. He argues that anyone who receives the divine message and turns away from it will be held accountable on Judgment Day. Nevertheless, even the wicked will one day be spared of chastisement and even redeemed. This chapter examines Ibn Taymiyya’s arguments for universalism, a refutation by Taqi al-Din al-Subki (d. 1355), and a re-articulation of Ibn Taymiyya’s arguments by his student Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (d. 1350). This chapter also looks at a somewhat similar modern debate between Muhammad ‘Ali (d. 1951) of Lahore and the Western academic James Robson (d. 1981).Ibn Taymiyya (or: Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Taymiyah, Ibn Taymiya, Ibn Taimiyyah, Ibn Taimiyya, Ibn Taimiyah).

Keywords:   traditionalism, Hanbalite, Hanbali, Wahhabi, Wahhabism, Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya, Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah, Ibn Al-Qayyim, hell, hellfire, fire, universalism, universal salvation, Al-Subki, Muhammad ‘Ali, Ahmadiyya, Ahmadiyyah, Ahmadi

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