Translation of the Laamiyyah Poem Ascribed to Ibn Taymiyyah
Tuesday, October 09 2012 - by Abu.Iyaad
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Download the Text and Translation

Download PDF: Translation of the Laamiyyah.

Download Audio Recitations

And you can listen to or download the audio recitation of the poem (and another version here, and another version here, and one by Shaykh Muhammad Ramzaan al-Hajiree right here). Please note: There are numerous versions of the poem which vary only slightly in the choice of words in certain verses, you will inevitably come across these variations when listening to different recitations.


You can download Shaykh Saalih al-Suhaymee's explanation (PDF file) and also the published work of Shaykh Ahmad al-Mardawi (PDF file) - this was previously published with some of Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan's brief notes, which have been retained in this updated print by the verifier.

Poem Contents

The poem comprises major elements of the belief of the Salaf and touches upon

  • The excellence of the Companions,
  • Making tawassul to Allaah through one's love of them,
  • The superiority of Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq (radiallaahu anhu),
  • Referring back to the Qur'an and the Sunnah,
  • Believing in the verses of the attributes upon the way of the Salaf,
  • Refuting the Ash'aris who base their view on the Qur'an from the saying of a Trinitarian Christian,
  • Belief in seeing Allaah (the Ru'yah) in the Hereafter,
  • Belief in Allaah's descent to the lowest heaven without how,
  • Belief in the Meezaan, Hawd and Siraat (from the affairs of the Hereafter),
  • The punishment of the Fire and the reward of Paradise in relation to Divine Wisdom its connection to the topic of al-qadar,
  • The questioning in the grave,
  • And establishing this was the creed of the four Imaams.

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