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Saddiqua Muhammad Black bint Elijah
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Biography of Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (rahimahullah)

He is Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Hanbal bin Hilal bin Asad bin Idrees bin Abdillah bin Hayyan. His agnomen (nickname) was Abu Abdillah. He was born in the month of Rabee Al-Awwal, in the year 164 AH and he died in the year 241 AH. He was 77 years old. May Allah make his grave spacious, grant him the scent of paradise, forgive his sins and grant him Jannah aameen.

Imam Ahmad was originally from Basrah, his grandfather was Hanbal, who was one of the supporters of the Abbasid call and the Governor of Sarkhas (during the rule of the Umayyads) and he was subjected to harm in the course of his calling to the family of Al-Abbas.

His father Muhammad was one of the soldiers of Merv and he died while still a young man, around 30 years. Ibn Al-Jawzi (rahimahullah) said "His father was a professional soldier."

His mother was from the Shaibani tribe; her name was Safiyyah bint Maimoonah bint Abdil Malik Ash-Shaibani, from the tribe of Banu Amir.


will continue inshaAllah

from the book The Biography of Imam Ahmad bin Hnabal by Salahuddin Ali Abdul Mawjood

November 24, 2013 at 12:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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