The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi : [CD], NEW,The book on ''Audio CD'' Recited by Hamza Yusuf & Qari Amar Bellaha,Produced by Sandala Productions.Description :This professionally (studio) recorded CD contains the Creed of Imam al-Tahawi in Arabic and English. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf read the 130 lines of Imam al-Tahawi's Aqidah in English and Qari Amar Bellaha read it in Arabic. It's a great tool for memorising and to listen to what Muslim believe in an audio CD.In an age of bewildering spiritual and intellectual confusion, creed has never been more important. Every Muslim is obliged to learn it and is promised protection from deviant beliefs by following the unassailable texts of the scholastic community of Islam. Of them all, The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi is the simplest, the most effective, and the least controversial. It serves as a sound basis for Islamic faith and is the most reliable of the early articulations of Muslim belief. Because Imam al-Tahawi avoided involuted theological issues and systematically presented the most fundamental aspects of dogmatic theology, his creed has achieved an unusual degree of acceptance in the Muslim milieu. In the thousand years since it was written, many great Muslim scholars have penned commentaries on it. It is still studied throughout the Muslim world and increasingly in the West.Imam al-Tahawi : 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.