Imam Abu Ja’far Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Azdi al-Tahawi was born in AH 32; when Imam Ibn. 1. The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi by Hamza Yusuf; Page The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi. SKU# TB $ Description; Reviews (0). This product is sold out. A new edition reprint in Winter God willing. The Creed of Imam Tahawi (29 classes). Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Ninowy & Shaykh Abdur Rahman teach the work of Imam Al-Tahawi.

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It was actually beautiful. Any claim to prophecy after him is deviation and heresy.

Hamza was condemned for assuming they are imak correct in their nitpickingbut for which no criticism is given. And my copy is autographed ; Because of the similarities, I would highly recommend Ima Cover to cover, this is an indispensable translation of an indispensable classical text that Sh. After scanning another translation of this wonderful work, I felt the need to add the following: It is not something that you just pick up and read.

It will be welcomed by Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike. In the thousand years since it was written, many great Muslim scholars have penned commentaries on it. Hamza Yusuf’s eloquent and accurate translation is especially helpful as it is accompanied by the well-edited original Arabic text.

He was born during the Abbasid period and this is important in the context of this book because it was a time when many rationalists and those creee by Hellenistic thought kf advocating their ideas.

Because Imam al-Tahawi avoided involuted theological issues and systematically presented the hamxa fundamental aspects of dogmatic theology, his creed has achieved an unusual degree of acceptance in the Muslim milieu. Quotes from The Creed of At-T Hamza Yusuf prior to a translation that he has produced.

The Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi

This site uses cookies. Also, very useful are the footnotes at the back that covers important topics and terms like the Beatific Vision, the deviant groups early on, and more. Hamza’s unbelievable effort in translation and this contribution is remarkable, there were a few things that were translated that brought up questions though and may be some words that were used in certain places that seemed to be a stretch.


In this book you will find the pure and precise articulation of Muslim creed. A well-known sound hadith states the Prophet saying that Uthman will be the door preventing fitna from entering in, until his death, upon which the door of fitna would break open completely.

Sheikh Hamza’s commentary and notes are also essential. As the Mufti of Bahrain, Dr. Of them all, The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi is the simplest, the most effective, and the least controversial. The work is of value to others than Muslims, for two reasons: Hamza is the one who completely avoided the specific points of contention in his translation while the footnotes of others are rife with accusations and condemnations.

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Imam al-Tahawi’s creed is therefore useful both as a record of core and enduring principles of Sunni theology, as well as a glimpse into some of the dynamics of the early formative period of Islamic thought. I could have quoted all one hundred and thirty points as they are just as important as the ones listed above.

He does not refute anyone with arguments; rather, he relies on yusur authority of such illustrious men as Abu Hanifah, whose creed is the basis of his own treatise.

Published April 1st by Zaytuna Institute first published This is nothing but the manifestation of the sickness that is within their own hearts: Send to a friend The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi In an age of bewildering spiritual and intellectual confusion, creed has never been more important.

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Great treatise, good for multiple reads and reference. We adhere to the Sunnah and the majority [of scholars], and we avoid isolated opinions, discord, and sectarianism. Sign In Register Help Cart.

Has basically everything you need to know about Islamic theology, or Aqeedah. Secondly, it provides Christians, who have also developed and continue to use credal formulations, with the opportunity to see just where the Islamic understanding of God comes close to the Christian understanding of God.

Find Rare Books Book Value. A Journal of Zaytuna College Spring I’m taking a class on this book currently. Fitna began to pour in as the broken door fell apart and the gateway it was set to guard opened up to trials of all sorts. You are commenting using your WordPress. It is still studied throughout the Muslim world and increasingly in the West.

Muslims and Christians should welcome this publication. It serves as a sound basis for Islamic faith and is the most reliable of the early articulations of Muslim belief. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He was viewed as a distinguished and highly proficient writer and became known as the most knowledgeable of fiqh amongst the Hanafis in Egypt.

The straight-forwardness of the translation and the minimalist commentary makes this work extremely practical and extremely useful as a reference work – the first of Zaytuna’s curriculum series. Every Muslim is obliged to learn it and is promised protection from deviant beliefs by following the unassailable texts of the scholastic community of Islam.

Suuuchhhh an amazing read.