A Female Student of Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah

A Female Student of
Shaykh ul-Islaam
Ibn Taymeeyah
(d. 728 A.H.)
– Rahimahullaah-


Translated
By
Abbas Abu Yahya





تلميذة لابن تيمية كان يستعد لأسئلتها
أمُّ زَينَب فاطمَة البَغدَاديَّة (و: 640هـ – تُ : 724هـ)
*Umm Zainab Fatimah bint Abbas al-Baghdadeeyah (d. 714 A.H.)*

Al-Hafidh al-Emaad Ibn Katheer (d. 774 A.H.) -Rahimuhullaah- said:

‘She was the Shaykha, the righteous worshipper, the pious, Umm Zainab Fatimah bint Abbas bin Abee al-Fatah bin Muhammad al-Baghdadeeyah.

She was from the noble female scholars, she would enjoin good and forbid evil.

She stood against the Ahmadeeyah (a sect from the Mubtadia) in their  mingling of women and young men. She would criticise their practises and the practises of the people of Bida’ and others.

She would do that which not even men were capable of doing so. 

She would attend the gatherings of Shaykh Taqi-uddeen Ibn Taymeeyah.

She benefited from those gatherings and others.  I heard Shaykh Taqi-uddeen praise her.

He would describe her with virtue and knowledge, and mention that she would remember a lot of the book ‘al-Mughni’ or most of it.

Also that he would have to prepare for her many Islaamic issues for discussion. 

She had good questions, and was quick in  understanding. Many women memorised the complete Qur’aan from her, and from them was my mother in law Aeysha bint Siddiq and likewise did  the wife of Shaykh Jamal ud-Deen al-Mizzi and she also is the one who taught her daughter, who is my wife Umm Amatu-Rahmaan Zainab, may Allaah have mercy upon them all,  and honour them with His mercy and His Paradise. Ameen.’

[Al-Bidaya wan-Nihayaa 18/140]



Arabic
تلميذة لابن تيمية كان يستعد لأسئلتها
أمُّ زَينَب فاطمَة البَغدَاديَّة (و: 640هـ – تُ : 724هـ)

قَالَ العِمَادُ بنُ كَثير رحمهُ الله- :

« الشَّـيـخَةُ الصَّـالِـحَـةُ الـعَـابِدَةُ الـنَّـاسِكةُ؛ أُمُّ زَيـنَـبَ فَـاطِـمَةُ بِنتُ عَـبَّاسِ بن أَبي الفَتحِ بنِ مُحَمَّد البَغـدَادِيَّةُ،…وَكَانَت مِنَ العَالِمَات الفَاضِلَاتِ، تَأمُـرُ بِالمَعـرُوفِ، وَتَنهَى عَن المُنكر، وَتَقُومُ عَلَى الأَحمَدِيَّة [فرقة من المُبتدعَة] فِي مُؤَاخَاتِهم النِّسَاءَ وَالـمُردَان، وَتُنـكِرُ أَحـوَالَهُم وَأحـوَالَ أَهـلِ الـبِدَعِ وَغَيرِهِم، وَتَفعَلُ مِن ذَلِكَ مَا لَا يَقـدِرُ عَلَيـهِ الرِّجَالُ، وَقَد كَانَت تَحضُرُ مَجلِسَ الشَّيخِ تَقِيِّ الدِّينِ ابنِ تَيمِيَّـة، فَاستَفَادَت مِنـهُ ذَلِكَ وَغَيـرَهُ، وَقَد سَمِعتُ الشَّيخَ تَقِيَّ الدِّينِ يُـثـنِي عَلَيـهَـا، وَيَصِفُهَا بِالـفَـضِيلَة وَالعِلـمِ، وَيَذكُرُ عَنهَا أنَّها كَانَت تَستَحضِرُ كَثِيرًا مِنَ “المُغنِي” أَو أَكـثَـرَهُ، وَأَنَّـهُ كَانَ يَسـتَـعِدُّ لَهَا مِن كثـرَة مَسائلهَا، وَحُسنِ سُـؤَالَاتـهَا، وَسُرعَـة فَهمِهَا، وَهِيَ الَّتِي خَتَّمَت نِسَاءً كَثِيرًا الـقُرآنَ، مِنهُنَّ أُمُّ زَوجتي عَائِشةُ بِنتُ صِدِّيقٍ، زَوجَةُ الشَّيخِ جَمَالِ الدّينِ المِزِّيِّ، وَهِـي الَّتِي أقرَأت ابنتَهَا زَوجَتِي أَمَةَ الرَّحِيمِ زَينبَ، رَحِمَهُنَّ اللَّهُ، وَأَكرَمهُنَّ بِرَحمَـتِـهِ وَجَنَّتِهِ، آمِينَ. » إهـ

[البدايَة والنهايَة (18/140)]

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