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I simply didnt feel like blogging for a long time, and I was busy with friends and stuff, so that is why I didnt write anything for a while. Also, I have been suffering from flu-like symptoms for 5 days now, and it keeps getting worse every day. Some of the symptoms are becoming quite severe. I ask Allah for health and praise him for the good in this illness of which only He has knowledge. I also found in this day, in which I am suffering from severe chest pains and can barely talk or breathe, a good opportunity to write about some things I’ve been meaning to discuss. Had I not been ill, I would already be in Egypt now where I do not have these resources at hand which I have now, so again I thank Allah.
I promised before to write about the Shaikh Ahmad ibn Idris, but I decided to first write about another topic which was a recurring theme in the studies that I have read about the Idrisi tradition. That topic is early Wahhabi thought, and what I read while studying about the Idrisi tradition, of the interactions between Ibn Idris and other Ulama of the time with the Wahhabis has challenged what I had previously thought about the founders of the Wahhabi movement. And so, I will first write an article about what I can tell of the early Wahhabi movement and its ideology from what I have read this summer, in which you will also get a small glimpse into the life of Ahmad ibn Idris. After this, I will, inshalla, write a summary about Ahmad ibn Idris in another post.