Al-Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Rahmimahullaah) (died 241 H/855 AD), he was renowned for his profound knowledge of haadith, the reports of the Prophet’s sayings and deeds. he was a major figure in the history of Islaam. Al-Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal was famous for living according to his own strict interpretation of the Prophetic model and for denying himself even the most basic comforts in a city then one of the wealthiest in the word, and despite belonging to a prominent family. His piety and austerity made him a folk hero, especially after his principled resistance to the attempts of two Abbasid caliphs to force him to accept rationalist doctrine. His subsequent imprisonment and flogging became one of the most dramatic episodes of medieval Islamic history. Al-Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal’s resistance influenced the course of Islamic law, the rise of Sunniyyah, and the legislative authority of the caliphate. The book Manaaqib of Al-Imaam Ahmad bin Hanabal tells the formidable life tale of one of the most influential Muslims in Islaamic History.
Manaaqib Al-Imaam Ahmad was written by Al-Imaam Abu'l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi 814 pages, printed on Yellow paper Tahqeeq by Dr. Abdullaah bin Abdul Muhsin At-Turkee