Al-Aqida Al-Tahawiyya : Arabic/English

Al-Aqida Al-Tahawiyya : Arabic/English,
**[A5] Paperback - 170 pages,
by Imam Abu Ja'far al-Tahawi,
*Note regarding Translation.
Printed in South Africa.

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Description :

Imam Tahawi's al-'Aqidah, representative of the viewpoint of Ahl al-Sunnah wa-al-Jama'ah, has long been the most widely acclaimed, and indeed indispensable, reference work on Muslim beliefs, of which this is an edited English translation.  

Al-'Aqidah Al-Tahawiyya though small in size, is a basic text for all times, listing what a Muslim must know and believe and inwardly comprehend. 

There is consensus among the Companions, Successors and all the leading Islamic authorities such as Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Abu Yusuf, Imam Muhammad, Imam Malik, Imam Shafi'i and Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah be pleased with them, on the doctrines enumerated in this work. For these doctrines shared by Ahl al-Sunnah wa-al-Jama'ah owe their origin to the Holy Quran and consistent and confirmed Ahadith - the undisputed primary sources of Islam.  

Table of Contents :

---Transliteration Table,
---About Imam al-Tahawi,
---Al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya,
---Compilers Preface,

---[1]. Oneness (Tawhid) of Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,
---[2]. Attributes (Sifat) of Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, and His Transcendence,
---[3]. Prophethood (Nabuwwat),
---[4]. The Speech (Kalam) of Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,
---[5]. The Vision (Ru'ya),
---[6]. The Ascent to the Heavens (Mi'raj),
---[7]. The Pool (Hawd),
---[8]. Intercession (Tawassul),
---[9]. The Covenant (Mithaq),
---[10]. Pre-destination (Taqdir),
---[11]. The Tablet (Lawh) and the Pen (Qalam),
---[12]. The Throne ('Arsh) and the Chair (Kursiyy),
---[13]. The Prophet's, Angels and Scriptures,
---[14]. The People of the Qibla,
---[15]. The Qur'an,
---[16]. Disbelief (Kufr),
---[17]. Belief (Iman),
---[18]. Major Sins (Al-Kabair),
---[19]. Rebellion,
---[20]. Wiping Over Leather Socks,
---[21]. The Pilgrimage and Jihad,
---[22]. The Noble Scribe - Angels,
---[23]. The Angel of Death (Malik al Mawt),
---[24]. Punishment in the Grave,
---[25]. Resurrection and the Recompense of Deeds,
---[26]. The Garden and the Fire,
---[27]. Capability (Istita'a),
---[28]. The 'Anger' and 'Pleasure' of Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,
---[29]. The Companions (Sahaba),
---[30]. The Caliphate,
---[31]. The Scholars and the Saints (The Ulama and Awliya),
---[32]. The Signs of the Hour,
---[33]. The Religion of Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala.

About Imam Tahawi :

He is Imam Abu Ja'far Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Salamah bin Salmah bin `Abd al Malik bin Salmah bin Sulaim bin Sulaiman bin Jawab Azdi, may Allah be pleased with him, popularly known as Imam Tahawi, after his birth-place in Egypt, is among the most outstanding authorities of the Islamic world on Hadith and fiqh (jurisprudence). He lived 239-321 A.H., an epoch when both the direct and indirect disciples of the four Imams: Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik, Imam Shafi'i and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal - were teaching and practicing. This period was the zenith of Hadith and fiqh studies, and Imam Tahawi studied with all the living authorities of the day. He began as a student of his maternal uncle, Isma'il bin Yahya Muzni, a leading disciple of Imam Shafi'i. Instinctively, however, Imam Tahawi felt drawn to the corpus of Imam Abu Hanifah's works. Indeed, he had seen his uncle and teacher turning to the works of Hanafi scholars to resolve thorny issues of Fiqh, drawing heavily on the writings of Imam Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani and Imam Abu Yusuf, who had codified Hanafi fiqh. This led Imam Tahawi to devote his whole attention to studying the Hanafi works and he eventually joined the Hanafi school. 

Imam Tahawi, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, stands out not only as a prominent follower of the Hanafi school but, in view or his vast erudition and remarkable powers of assimilation, as one of its leading scholars. His monumental scholarly works, such as Sharh Ma'ani al-Athar and Mushkil al-Athar, are encyclopaedic in scope and have long been regarded as indispensable for training students of fiqh.

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*Dimensions : 21 x 15cm.

Arabic Text with English Translation and Commentary.

***Although this is not our translation - it's contents are in line with the teachings of the Ahl al-Sunnah w'al Jama'ah.



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