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Aqeedah Tahawiyyah by Abu Jafar al Tahawi

“The religion of Islam is characterized by and distinguished from all other religions by its many ordiances, rules and systems of life. The concept that comes in the forefront of these ordiances and systems is the Islamic Creed (Aqeedah). This is from the viewpoint that belief is the fundamental principle for action and from it emanates the philosophy of life and the view of the creation and the Creator.” – A quote from the commentary, written by the publisher. Aqeedah is the most important matter for a Muslim as it helps them worship properly and believe in what they should believe, while shunning what they should shun. A corrupt Aqeedah results in misguidance and turning away from the straight path (As Sirat al Mustaqeem). We present one of the classical works on … Read entire article »

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Taqwiyatul Eemaan by Shah Ismail Dehlwi

Taqwiyatul Eemaan by Shah Ismail Dehlwi

The Indian sub-continent is a place where the darkness of misguidance, ignorance and shirk are found on a very high level compared to other parts of the world. The land has seen many scholars and leaders, who tried to clarify what was a part of Islam and what was not. One of those scholars was Shah Ismail Dehlwi, who was a warrior and a man of great wisdom. He belonged to a family of scholars and … Read entire article »

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The Criterion Between The Friends of Rahman and the Friends of Shaitaan

The Criterion Between The Friends of Rahman and the Friends of Shaitaan

Did we know that Allah Has friends and those who are not Allah’s Friends are the friends of Shaitaan? Indeed, Allah’s friends, known as Awliya’ Allah are the most fortunate people in this world and in the Hereafter, while the friends of Shaitaan, known as Awliya’ ash Shaitaan, are the most unfortunate people in this world and in the Hereafter. What differentiates between Awliya’ Allah and Awliya’ ash Shaitaan? Imam ibn Taymiyyah has written a book … Read entire article »

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Aqeedah Wasitiyyah and Aqeedah Hamawiyyah by Ibn Taymiyyah

Aqeedah Wasitiyyah and Aqeedah Hamawiyyah by Ibn Taymiyyah

Aqeedah (Creed), in English, is defined as a set of beliefs that summarize core tenets of a religion. In Islam, it is the most important factor, as it makes a Muslim what he/she is. One’s state of faith and one’s upright status depends largely on what creed one follows. To be rightly guided and in order to make sure one is on the straight path, it is important to correct one’s Aqeedah. Without it, many … Read entire article »

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Four Foundations and Three Fundamental Principles

Four Foundations and Three Fundamental Principles

In our last post, we discussed the importance of Kitab at Tawheed. Shaikh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab has written two other books that act as add-on to his book on Tawheed. The books are Qawa’id al Arba’ah (Four Foundations) and Thalathatul Usool (Three Fundamental Principles). Four Foundations is a book that has four major points in understanding what is shirk (polytheism) and helps a person improve their level of tawheed (monotheism). Three Fundamental Principles deals with the … Read entire article »

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Kitab at Tawheed by Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab

Kitab at Tawheed by Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab

Tawheed refers to monotheism, singling out Allah in ALL worship, whether express or implied. Flaw in a single form of worship leads to shirk (polytheism). Every Muslim needs to know and understand what Tawheed actually means and where to draw lines between tawheed and shirk in delicate cases. In order to know this, everyone should choose the most authentic sources, which are the Quran and Hadith. Based on these two sources and the understanding of the … Read entire article »

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