Ibn Taymiyyah’’s Elucidation of Law Laak

In summary: since creation was created for the benefit of humanity, and since humanity was created to know and worship Allah, and since perfection of this knowledge, worship and servitude was made manifest in the Prophet, peace be upon him, it can rightly be said that he is the ultimate purpose for creation being brought into existence. This, then, is the classical appreciation of the law laaka tradition, despite recent protestations to the contrary. O Allah, shower abundant blessings of peace upon our master, Muhammad; the paragon of human perfection, the best of all creation.

[from Shurqeel Abu Aliyyah Sharif]

For discussions of authentic hadiths relating the same meaning as ‘law laak‘ see: ‘Hadith of law laak

For other important discussions of the views of Ibn Taymiyyah and his thought, as precursor of the Salafi doctrines so common today, see

Refuting Ibn Taymiyya:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |

Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions

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