Short Statements of Creed from Imam Abu Hanifah

In a number of reports found in the biographies of al-Khatib al-Baghdadi and Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr, Imam Abu Hanifah succintly defines the beliefs of the Ahl al-Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah in the context of the different heresies of the time. I will mention five of…

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Imām al-Bayhaqī’s Letter to ‘Amīd al-Mulk on Imām Abu l-Hasan al-Ash‘arī

In his comprehensive hagio-biography of Imām Abu l-Hasan al-Ash‘arī (260 – 324 H) Tabyīn Kadhib al-Muftarī, Hāfiz Ibn ‘Asākir (499 – 571 H) quotes a lengthy letter written by Imām al-Bayhaqī (384 – 458 H) to the grand vizier of the Seljuk…

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The Rejected Statement in Interpretation Of The Praised Station

Praise be to Allah that is due from all grateful believers, a fullness of praise for all his favours: a praise that is abundantly sincere and blessed. May the blessings of Allah be upon our beloved Master Muhammad, the chosen one, the Apostle of mercy and the seal of all…

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Al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya: English commentary

The following work is a beneficial translation and short commentary of the classical treatise on Sunni beliefs (aqida) known as al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya.  An audio commentary by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed can also  be purchased from the following link:
Aqida Tahawiyya CD set
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Whilst teaching…

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Salafis say Allah is Settled on the Throne

Says ‘Shaykh’ Ibn Uthaimeen:

Quote

ونحن نعلم معنى الاستواء ونؤمن به ونقره وهو أنه
سبحانه وتعالى علا عرشه واستوى عليه علوا واستقرارا يليق به سبحانه وتعالى
ولكننا لا نعلم كيفية هذا الاستواء

Source

rough translation:

We know the meaning of istawa and we believe it and accept/approve it and He subhanahu wa ta’ala is upon is His arsh and His establishment thereupon is of aboveness and settledness (istiqrar) Glorified and Exalted be He. We don…

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