Idn Hanbal Ahmad

Birth 780
Death 855

Founder of Hanbalism, the strictest of the four main schools of Sunni Islam, which only acknowledges the Quran, the accepted hadiths and the views of Sahabah (the Prophet’s advisors). Hanbalism was the precursor to the Wahhabism and Salafism that people love nowadays. The bulk of the population of Saudi Arabia and Qatar practise Hanbalism. It’s also noticeable in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen.

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