Method of teaching

Ibn Taimiyah’s method of teaching was both elegant and striking, replete with authentic references,
strengthened with rational arguments, and evidence from the Ahadith .For a lecture on any subject, he
would refer to verses of the Quran and discuss their meanings with cross references from the Quran.
He would also note evidence from Ahadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and check their
authenticity. He would then expound the relevant opinions of the four schools of jurisprudence and of
other famous experts in jurisprudence. Having discussed the matter fully in this way, the problem and
its solution would become clear in the minds of his listeners. Ibn Taimiyah had a prodigiously good
memory which helped him overwhelm his adversaries in polemic

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