Ibnu Taymiyyah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: My question is pertaining to Ibnu taymiyyah. He is someone that deemed the Mongol invaders of the Muslim world to be non Muslim as they didn’t rule according to the Law of Allah, he didn’t say the same though about his own rulers even though they were not exactly entirely applying sharia and he was loyal to them and never instructed jihad against them. Did he do so on the grounds he thought it is wrong to fight the ruler or did he not deem his rulers as non Muslim in the same way he did the Mongols and if so why didn’t he deem his own Mamluk rulers also non Muslim for not ruling by the Law of Allah?


A: You are mistaken. The moghul rulers only came to India around the 10th century.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)