Islamic Doctrines & Beliefs : Vol 3

Islamic Doctrines & Beliefs : Volume 3,
*[A5] Paperback - 98 pages,
by Imam Izz ibn 'Abdul Salam,
Foreword by : Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani,
Translation and Notes by :  Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad,
Published by As Sunna Foundation, USA.


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---The Belief of the People of Truth (Al Mulha fi 'Itiqad Ahl al-Haqq),
by Imam 'Izz ibn 'Abd al-Salam (577 - 660H)


Reliance on classical texts such as this one by 'Sultan al-Ulama' Imam 'Abd al-Aziz ibn 'Abd al-Salam ibn Abu al-Qasim ibn al-Hasan, 'Izz al-Din al-Sulami 'alayhir rahman, leaves little room for the introduction of alien creeds or uneducated speculation. Due to the extravagant efforts scholars like Dr. Gibril Haddad has made to compile such books, they are comprehensible and applicable to the general reader and student of religion.

The author was born in Damascus in 577H. A Shafi'i scholar, he was educated in Damascus and was nicknamed the Sultan of Scholars. In 599AH he moved to Baghdad, then returned to Damascus to teach and lead the Friday prayers at the zawiya of Imam Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, and later at the Umayyad Mosque.

Ibn 'Abd al-Salam condemned the ruler of Greater Syria al-Salih Ismail ibn al-Adal from the pulpit for his surrender of the Palestinian fortress Safad to the Crusaders. He was imprisoned for this action. When finally freed, he moved to Cairo, where he was appointed as judge and Imam of the Friday prayer. He gained such prestige that he was able to enforce the Islamic code of law with near impunity in the face of rulers and weaker-willed personalities.

The Author

Imam 'Izz ibn 'Abd al-Salam, may Allah be pleased with him, nicknamed the Sultan of Scholars, produced a number of brilliant works in Shafi'i jurisprudence, Qur’anic exegesis, methodological fundamentals of Sacred Law, formal legal opinion, government, and Sufism, and a masterpiece on Islamic legal principles, Qawa'id al-ahkam fi masalih al-anam [The Bases of Legal Rulings in the Interests of Mankind].

Table of Contents :

---The Importance of Knowledge of Correct Aqeedah,

Ibn 'Abd al-Salam (577 - 660),
---His defeat of the Anthropomorphists,
---His Ash'arism,
---His tasawwuf,
---Imam al-Shafi'i,
---Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal,

Al Mulha fi 'Itiqad Ahl al-Haqq ~ The Belief of the People of the Truth,
---What Allah is Not!
---His Preternity (Beginninglessness),
---His Acts,
---His Knowledge,
---His Seven Main Attributes,
---His Speech Does Not Materialise,
---His Ninety-Names and the Enduring Good Deeds,
------Subhan Allah,
------Al-Hamdu Lillah,
------Allahu Akbar,
------La Ilaha Illallah,
------The All-Inclusiveness of Al-Hamdu Lillah,
---The Well-Defined and Universal Doctrine,
---The Anthropomorphists,
---The Belief of the Salaf,
---The Scholars' Duty is Patterned After That of the Prophets,
---The Jihad of the Salaf against Innovators,
---The Duty of Jihad against Anthropomorphists,
---Ahmad Ibn Hanbal's Innocence of Their Heresies,
---Proofs Against The Preternality of Recitation and Writing,
---Proofs Against Those who Confuse Letter and Voice,
---Proofs Against Those who Claim The Mushaf is Preternal,
---Proofs Against Those who Reject Reason,
---More Proofs Against The Preternality of Recitation,
---Allah's Naming of the Recitation 'Qur'an,'
---The Duty to Speak out Against Anthropomorphists,
---They Attack Imam al-Ash'ari for Attributing Causality to Allah Almighty,
---Truth and Right are Dearer to Than Life,
---Allah Prefers Whoever Prefers Him,
---Final Supplication.

Appendices :

---The Title Shaykh al Islam,
---"Allah Is Now As He Ever Was"
---Allahs Names and Attributes Are Ordained Non-Inferable,
---The Meaning of Sunna,
---The Enduring Good Deeds,
---"The Scholars Are The Inheritors of Prophets"
---The Controversy Over the Pronunciation of the Qur'an,
---The Literalist Invalidation of Reason,
---"Unto Him The Good Word Ascends"


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