Imam Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Hanbal was born 164 Hijri. Having a relatively long life and passing away in the year 241 Hijri. He is one of the four Mujtahid Imams and is known as Imamu Ahl al-Sunnah.

He received this title of ‘the Imam of Ahl al-Sunnah’ due to his great sacrifice in protecting the creed (Aqeedah) of Ahl al-Sunnah. He was imprisoned and tortured yet did not capitulate. Rather he remained steadfast in protecting orthodoxy for the Muslim Ummah.

As well as a great legacy in Fiqh, Imam Ahmad left behind one of the biggest and most highly regarded Hadith collections for the Ummah. He truly was a giant amongst the scholars of this Ummah.