Laamiyyah Poem of Ibn Taymiyyah

This is a recital of the Laamiyyah poem which is ascribed to Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah(rahimahullaah). It is only 16 verses of poetry, easy to memorize, and a great starting point in memorization for a child or a beginner in knowledge. This qaseedah has a written manuscript in Jaami’ah Malik Saud (no. 6/1928), being written in the year 1353H), and it is found alongside two other works, al-Wasiyyah al-Kubraa, and al-Adillah al-Bayyinah, both of which are known works of Ibn Taymiyyah. It has been mentioned by the Scholar of Iraq, Nu’maan al-Alusi (rahimahullaah), in his excellent book “Jalaa’ al-Aynayn Fee Muhaakamah al-Ahmadayn.” Shaykh Abd al-Salaam bin Burjis (rahimahullaah) included this qaseedah as being amongst the poetry of Ibn Taymiyyah in his work, “al-Saheeh min al-Nadhm al-Faseeh Li Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah” and a number of Scholars have explanations of this qaseedah, from the contemporaries Shaykh Saalih al-Suhaymee and also Shaykh Ahmad al-Mardawi (d. 1236H) almost two hundred years ago. Its ascription to Ibn Taymiyyahis not decisively established, however, the contents of the poetry are in agreement with the creed of Ahl al-Sunnah, and due its brevity and shortness of length, it is worth attention.

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, andanother 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.

Explanations

You can download Shaykh Saalih al-Suhaymee’s explanation (PDF file) and also the published work ofShaykh 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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