AL-'AQIDA AL-TAHAWIYYA - ARABIC TEXT WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY
AUTHOR: Imam Abu J'afar at-Tahawi (d. 321 |
TRANSLATION & COMMENTARY: Moulana Fahim Hoosen |
PAPERCOVER: 168 PAGES |
PUBLISHED: Azhar Academy Ltd. | London |
CREED | BELIEF | AQEEDA |
CLASSICAL TEXT | MODERN COMMENTARY |
IDEAL FOR STUDY CIRCLES |
BASIC & SIMPLE EXPLANATION |
WHITE PAPER | ONE FONT COLOUR |
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This short treatise on 'Aqida (Islamic theology) written by Imam al-Tahawi though small in size, is a basic text for all times, listing what a Muslim must know and believe. The importance of this text lies in the fact that it corroborates the views of Imam Abu Hanifa the founder of the Hanafi school of jurisprudence, that have come down to us from different sources. Imam al-Tahawi summarizes the views of the great Imam and shows that they were in conformity with the traditional views of the orthodox school. The doctrines enumerated in this work are entirely derived from the undisputed primary sources of religion, the Qur'an and the confirmed hadith. This text, representative of the viewpoint of Ahl al-Sunna wa'l Jama'a, has long been the most widely acclaimed, and indeed indispensable, reference work on Muslim beliefs.
ABOUT THIS PRINT:
This edition includes a brief and simple commentary by Mawlana Fahim Hoosen. The focus in his commentary is explaining the correct belief of a Muslim while avoiding technical discussions and intricacies of debate around theological issues.
ABOUT IMAM TAHAWI:
Born in Taha in Upper Egypt in 239 AH/853 CE, Imam Abu Ja'far al-Tahawi lived until 321/933. 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. Known as "al-Azdi," in reference to the Yemeni clan known as "Azd al-Hajar," Imam al-Tahawi was a descendent of a people about whom the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, "Faith is Yemeni." It is altogether fitting that the man who penned such a unifying creed descended from the land of which faith itself is a descendant. Providing seekers of knowledge with a luminous set of simple and sound statements, his creed is a beacon of certainty in the darkness of doubt and ambiguity.
ABOUT MOWLANA FAHIM HOOSEN:
Mawlana Fahim Hoosen was born in 1975 and raised in Stanger, Kwa Zulu Natal (South Africa). He completed the memorization of the Quran in 1989, and thereafter graduated from Madrasa Taleemuddeen, Isipingo Beach in 2000. His teachers included Mufti Ebrahim Salejee, Mufti Zubair Bayat, Mufti Ebrahim Desai, Mawlana Haroon Abbasomar, and Mawlana Ilyas Patel. In 2002, Mawlana Fahim began teaching at Madrasa Hamidiyya, Overport (Durban), where he taught Arabic grammar, Islamic law, principles of Islamic law, Quranic exegesis and Islamic theology.
He completed a BA with Honours in Semitic Languages and Cultures at the University of Johannesburg (2008-2010) and was certified a Shariah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA) by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in 2010. He has previously authored and published Anis al-Musafir - An explanation of the Islamic law of travel in accordance with the Hanafi School of Islamic law. His fields of speciality are Islamic theology (Aqidah), Islamic commercial law and Islamic Finance.