Birth of Ibn Taymiyya

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Ibn Taymiyya is born in Harran, a city located in modern-day Turkey, during the tumultuous Mongol invasions of the Middle East. One of the most influential Muslim scholars of his age, he will be a literalist in his interpretation of religious documents.

According to Ibn Taymiyyah, the ideal Muslim community had been the original community in Medina, surrounding Muhammad. Ever since, however, the quality and morality of Muslims had gradually dropped off, losing its purity.

Muslim leaders in particular bear much of the blame for not encouraging the proper faith and attitudes among the people.

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