All praise is due to Allaah, and may His peace and blessings be upon His Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and his family and Companions.
When the life of Shaykh al-Islam Ibnu Taymiyyah is discussed the focus, many a time, is on the dimensions of his knowledge, his flawless memory, his Jihaad, his enjoining of good and forbidding of evil, his trials, his Ibaadah, his fearlessness and bravery, and his eloquence
Since the group known as ISIS or 'Islamic State' (IS) declared the re-establishment of the Caliphate on 29 June 2014, the world's media has reported on numerous actions carried out by the group, most recently the execution of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in the Libyan city of Sirte.
Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alyhi wa sallam said: Strive for what benefits you and rely on Allah, and do not give up. If something befalls you, do not say: If I had only done such and such. Instead say: It is as Allah decreed and He does what He pleases. [Sahh Muslim]