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Imaam Ahmed Bin Hambal (R.A)

Ahmed bin Muhammad Hanbal was the Last of the Four Imam of Fiqh.

He was known as ibn Hanbal. He was born in the city of Baghdad in the year 780 AD.

Imaam ibn Hanbal (R.A) studied various subjects in his hometown and travelled far in search of knowledge.

He was mainly interested in acquiring knowledge of Hadith traditions of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W).

He travelled widely through Iraq, Syria, Arabia and other countries of the Middle East studying religion and collecting traditions of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W).

His (R.A)’s fame spread far and wide. His learning, piousness and constant Faithfulness to traditions gathered a mass of disciples and admirers.

Amongst the work of Imaam Ibn Hanbal (R.A) is the great encyclopaedia of Traditions called Musnad, containing over 28,000 traditions. His other works include Kitab-us-Salaat (the Discipline of Prayer) and Kitab-us-Sunnah (the Traditions of the Prophet (S.A.W).

The Hanbali School of Thought is the smallest group of the Four Sunni Madhabs. Hanbalies are mostly found in the Middle East countries.

Imaam Ahmed Bin Hanbal (R.A) became ill in the year 855 AD. He performed proper ablution and kept on invoking Almighty Allah (S.W.T).

He passed away on Friday at the age of 75 years. 110 members from Banu Hashim came from the capital and offered Janazah.

Around 700,000 people offered his Janazah prayer.