Is the book ‘Manaqibul Imam Ahmad’ (The virtues of Imam Ahmad) by Imam Ibnul Jawzi authentic?
Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullah) is a reliable Hambali Scholar. His book on the attributes of Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal is very popular and relied upon by the ‘Ulama.
The Muhaddithun are generally not so stringent when it comes to books of this nature.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar