Ibn Hazm the Persian of Al-Andalus (Islamic Spain)

August 19, 2011 Comments Off on Ibn Hazm the Persian of Al-Andalus (Islamic Spain)


The famous Ibn Hazm, the pious scholar, the polymath, the Umayyad, the Andalusian, the Cordoban (Qurtubi), the sharp-tongued, the one who composed some four hundred works (of which only a few dozen survived) was of Persian origin.

Some modern day ‘scholars’ (Kafir orientalists) claim he was a former Christian, white Spaniard. This contradicts the statements and researches of the greatest authorities of the Sunnis who all agreed that Ibn Hazm was of Persian origin.

His writings on Judaism and Christianity rank among the harshest treatments (as in refutations) of the People of the Book in the history of Islam, the same could be said of his treatment of Shi’ism (in particular the Imamite Rafidah, he literally shreds their pagan religion apart, refuting their main beliefs and arguments against Sunnis)

 Islamqa.info (by Shaykh Al-Munajjid who is of Saudi of Syrian origin and the General Supervisor of the website) confirms the orthodox Sunni stance in regards to Ibn Hazm's origin.

Islamqa.info (by Shaykh Al-Munajjid who is of Saudi of Syrian origin and the General Supervisor of the website) confirms the orthodox Sunni stance in regards to Ibn Hazm’s origin.

He was one of the most notable and influencal figures of Islamic history about whom Imam Al-Dhahabi (Syrian/Shami of Turkistani descent) said:

قال الذهبي في بداية ترجمته :

( الإمام الأوحد البحر ، ذو الفنون والمعارف ، أبو محمد ، علي بن أحمد بن سعيد بن حزم بن غالب بن صالح بن خلف بن معدان بن سفيان بن يزيد ، الفارسي الأصل ، ثم الأندلسي القرطبي اليزيدي ) المصدر : سير أعلام النبلاء ( 18 / 184 ) .

Al-Dhahabi:

“The sea of knowledge, the man with skills and insight, Abu Mohammad, Ali Ibn Ahmad Ibn Saeed IBN HAZM ibn Ghalib Ibn Salih Ibn Khalf Ibn Madan Ibn Sufyan Ibn Yazeed, OF PERSIAN DESCENT, then Andalusian (Spaniard), Cordobian (Qurtubi).

[Siyar A’lam Al-Nubala’ 184/ 18 of Imam Al-Dhahabi]

as to what Ibn Hazm means to Islam and Sunnah and what he achieved, then click >here<.

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