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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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The commentary was very informative and well-researched. Indispensable boook for people who want to learn the creed of Islam.

The Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi

Imam tahavi talks about what it means to be a muslim and what it hamzq to be a sunni ahl-e-sunnat wal-jamat. I enjoyed this particular translation as well. As the Mufti of Bahrain, Cred. It refutes many arguments too and explains the reasonings behind the theology in reference to the Qur’an and Sunnah. I read most of this, and I’m really enjoying it. To ask other readers questions about The Creed of Imam al-Tahawiplease sign up.

The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi

Any claim to prophecy after tahaqi is deviation and heresy. This is great for people looking to convert to Islam to obtain an understanding of what being Muslim actually means. New From Stock In Uk. After scanning another translation of this wonderful work, I felt the need to add the following: View all 4 comments.

We can expect no less of a scholar of the caliber of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf due to his command over his native tongue, English, as well as his acquired and well-learned Arabic. The Ascension is true.

The Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi : Hamza Yusuf :

Not only excellent – the appendices are great as well. After completing the text my teacher requested that I continue learning Arabic and go through the text again but in Arabic because of the profound language Imam al-Tahawi uses. Though they are of two different works, the historical role that Imam al-Tahawi played in the Hanafi school makes them complementary.

Sheikh Hamza also takes on the issue of why something like The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi was needed, why did Sunni Muslims need to codify their beliefs and engage in philosophical and theological discourse Which is something the early generations of Muslims never did?


A Creed book which has been the subject of untold numbers of Commentary’s and explanations over the centuries. Shaykh Hamza says, “to present a basic creedal primer for Muslims to learn quickly and without disputation.

It is the soundest text of the scholastic community of Islam and protection from deviant beliefs which are outside the fold of Islam. Some of the footnotes could easily be expanded upon into their own books as they can be incredibly thorough. The necessity of creedal formulas to emerge subsequently after the time of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and his companions was largely brought on by: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Hamza has attempted to avoid controversy with this translation making it universally useful as a textbook in Islamic studiesthe individuals who have appropriated Imam Tahawi’s creed as their own while they deny many of its implications have nonetheless have attacked Sh.

I’ll update and let you all know what else is juicy about it. We believe in the miracles of the saints as conveyed and verified by trustworthy narrators. It is a very deep book and my teacher states that it is a book that is meant to be taught, not just read passively. 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 influenced by Hellenistic thought were advocating their ideas.

We also believe in the sun’s rising in the west and the appearance of the Beast of the Earth from its appointed place.

The reason for my giving this four stars rather than five which is what the true Arabic version deserves is because though I respect Sh. It is easy to understand and learn, however as advised hajza the translator, “it should be studied with a qualified teacher” p.

Quotes from The Creed of At-T Notify me of new comments via email. It’s important to learn the why’s of the cause the subject came to be before learning the why’s and how’s of the subject itself, simply because it gives both referential and big picture understanding of the subject when studied. We love just hxmza trustworthy people and we loathe oppressive and treacherous people.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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.

We believe in the signs of the End of Time, including the appearance of the Antichrist and the Descent of Jesus, the son of Mary alaihsalaamfrom the celestial realm.

Apr 11, Tuscany Bernier rated it it was amazing. Very well translated, very easy to understand. The “criticisms” of this translation greatly annoyed me – particularly when Sh.

I could have quoted all one hundred and thirty points as they are just as important as the ones listed above. Sheikh Hamza’s commentary and notes are also essential. I usually avoiding such discussions in my reviews, but I had to make an exception with this one. Imaginations cannot attain Him; comprehensions cannot perceive Him. Has basically everything you need to know about Islamic theology, or Aqeedah. It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise – they are the foundation of the Book – and others unspecific.

And my copy is autographed ; Because of the similarities, I would highly recommend Imam Abu Hanifa’s Al-Fiqh Al-Akbar Explained as an advanced “commentary” on this particular translation. 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. For example, in the part in which it claims people must obey a ruler even if the ruler is inept, oppressive and unjust, has he conveyed it as such or has he smoothed it down to appeal to the contemporary crowd?

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. An insightful introduction by Sh. They condemn mainstream scholarship for their “interpretations” and “distortions” while they themselves are guilty of what they accuse their opponents of.