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This book discusses a conference that was held in the Turkish city of Mardin in 2010, looking at a fatwa issued by Sheikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyya in the Islamic 7th century

Ahram Online , Wednesday 18 Nov 2020
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Mardin: Ibn Taymiyyah and the Killing of Sadat, by: Sheikh Al-Mahfouz Bin Bayyah (Cairo: Cairo Center for Strategic Studies), 2020, 150pp.

The Cairo Centre for Strategic Studies (CCSS) has released a new book titled "Mardin: Ibn Taymiyyah and the Killing of Sadat," by Al-Sheikh Al-Mahfouz Bin Bayyah.

The book discusses the Peace Summit Conference (Mardin Abode of Peace) that was held in 2010 in the Turkish city of Mardin, where Sheikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyya was born, and the region with which his Mardin fatwa is associated.

The conference studied the fatwa passed by Ibn Taymiyya concerning the classification of the city of Mardin during his lifetime. The book argues that Ibn Taymiyya's fatwa, about dealing with non-Muslims, has been misinterpreted by terrorists to justify their criminal behaviour.

Abdallah Bin Bayyah is a Mauritanian politician and professor of Islamic studies at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and is specialised in all four traditional Sunni schools.

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