Posts Tagged ‘aqeeda’

Scholarly verdicts on Ibn Abi’l Izz and his Sharh on al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya

The following are selected verdicts on the status and standing of Ibn Abi’l Izz (d. 792 AH) who authored a commentary on Aqida Tahawiyya which is promoted by many adherents to Salafism in the last few decades.  A number of them have also edited this named work with their…

05 Apr 12:00 PM 0 Read More...

Are the Ash’aris the majority of the Ummah historically?

Q. Are the Ash’aris who are linked to the creed of Ahlus Sunna wal Jama’a as expounded by Imam Abul Hasan al-Ash’ari (d. 324 AH) the majority of the Ummah historically?

Answer:
The Ash’aris were always dominant and not a minority as claimed by the…

24 Mar 3:00 PM 1 Read More...

The Jewel of The Theologians in Light of The Islamic Creed

I was forwarded this relatively short work originally compiled in Arabic by the late Syrian Shaykh, Tahir al Jazairi (d. 1920), entitled Al-Jawahir al Kalamiyyah fi Idah al-Aqidah al-Islamiyya, with its subsequent English translation entitled The Jewel of The Theologians in Light of The Islamic Creed.  The…

13 Sep 7:00 PM 0 Read More...

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…

22 Apr 3:10 PM 0 Read More...

Imām al-Bayhaqī on Evidence for the Existence of the Creator

The following piece was translated and edited by Shaykh Zameelur Rahman.  It has been presented here with his permission:

Below we present a translation from Imām al-Bayhaqī’s celebrated work on Sunnī ‘aqīdah, al-I‘tiqād wa l-Hidāyah ilā Sabīl al-Rashād…

30 Mar 1:00 PM 0 Read More...