His Name

He is Ahmad bin ‘Abdul-Halim bin Abdus-Salaam bin Abdullah bin Abu Qasim bin Taymiyyah al-Harrani Taqi ad-Din Abul Abbas bin Shihab ad-Din.

He was born in Harran, an old city within the Arabian Peninsula between Syria and Iraq, on the tenth or the twelth of the month of Rabi-ul Awwal in the year 661AH.

He came from a family of scholars, his father and grandfather were both scholars as were three of his brothers: ‘Abdur-Rahman, Abdullah and his half brother Muhammad.

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