indebted to the works of Shaikh Hamza Yusuf and Iqbal Ahmad. Azami. May Allah grant them peace and harmony in this world and. Jannah in the Hereafter. The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi: English Translation of Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah Shaykh Hamza Yusuf (translator, introduction, notes); Shaykh Abdullah Bin. Hamza Yūsuf’s Translation of al-Ṭahāwī’s Creed. Al-Ṭaḥāwī’s . Hamza Yusuf is not ignorant of the fact that the issue of the ṣifāt fiʿliyyah is one in Al- ʿAqīdah al-Ṭaḥāwiyyah, refer to the Sharḥ of Ibn Ābī al-ʿIzz with the taḥqīqāt of .

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The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi available at Mecca Books the Islamic Bookstore

Among them were al-Da’udi, the head of the Zahiris in Khurasan and al-Tabarani well known for his biographical dictionaries of hadith transmitters. The maturidi, ashari, and athari are very close with minor differences.

What can we do against this? Starts of discussing the differences in creed over the history of Islam.

The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi

Secondly, it provides Christians, who have also developed and yysuf to use credal formulations, with the opportunity to see just where the Islamic understanding of God comes close to the Christian understanding of God. His translation is formal without being archaic and is written in a style that Christians can recognize from their own credal formulations.

A first-rate jurist, a brilliant grammarian and philologist, and an erudite man of letters, Imam al-Tahawi is best known for his eponymous creed. Nizam Yaquby, Mufti of Bahrain Shaykh Hamza Yusuf has rendered a service not only to Muslims, but also to a wider audience by his new translation of the Creed of Imam al Tahawi accompanied by an illuminating historical introduction and by helpful biographies and extensive notes.


The scholars of his time praised him and mentioned him as being a scholar of Hadith Muhaddithone whose report was reliable and an established narrator. When Tahawi was about 20 years old he abandoned the Shafi’i school and transferred to the Hanafi School.

Ibn Yoonus said of him, “At-Tahaawee was reliable, trustworthy, a Faqeeh, intelligent, the likes of whom did not come afterward. Tahawi gained an extraordinary knowledge of hadith in addition to Hanafi jurisprudence and consequently his study circles attracted many scholars who related hadith from him and transmitted his works.

It is still studied throughout the Muslim world and increasingly in the West. Educating Your Child in Modern Times: His creed is a beacon of certainty in the darkness of doubt and ambiguity, and it provides seekers of knowledge with a luminous set of simple yet sound creedal statements. Of them all, The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi is the simplest, the most effective, and the least controversial.

In an age of bewildering spiritual and intellectual confusion, creed has never been more important.

These creeds address universal questions, as well as issues particularly relevant to the political and social context of their formulation. A yemeni tribe refused Islam against the Prophet saas. Messermusel on June 30, at 9: Current situation in secular schools is a fitna.

Kufr is covering up the truth. Get exclusive offers and notices of new products sent directly to your inbox. The Prophet saas predicted that.

This does much to reduce the credibility of approaches which insist on a thoroughgoing bipolar understanding of Christianity and Islam.

He mastered both the ysuuf sources of Islam and the ancillary sciences necessary for independent reasoning. It serves as a sound basis for Islamic faith and is the most reliable of the early articulations of Muslim belief. Yasir Qadhi will not disagree with al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah.


The Content of Character Copybook: In an age of bewildering spiritual and intellectual confusion, creed has never been more important. Appreciation for The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi Out of several translations of Imam al-Tahawi’s creed available in the yuskf, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf’s is, in my opinion, by far the best rendition to date of this famous and very important treatise.

I have added my own notes after each video. Ordinary Muslims did not study advanced theological treatises, but memorized and defined themselves by the pithy dogmas advanced in texts like al-Tahawi’s creed. Some friendly people of Germany watch his blog: It should be coming out soon, inshaAllah. In the thousand years since it was written, many great Muslim scholars have penned commentaries on it.

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The hadith of the fire near Madinah. The world is intolerable simply looking at Iraq alone or Chechyna. The work is of value to others than Muslims, for two reasons: One of them is that concerning oneself with things that affect the heard: It will be welcomed by Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike.

Students of Hmza often have little exposure to the basic theological creeds around aqewdah communal and sectarian boundaries were formed for many centuries.

Faith is light that God puts in the heart.

The other is fiqh.