Al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya: English commentary 11 Mar, The following work is a beneficial translation and short commentary of the classical treatise on Sunni beliefs aqida known as al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya. An audio commentary by Dr. With this in mind I began collecting notes from the various Arabic commentaries and collating them under the relevant points in the text. The translation that formed the basis of the English text that I used was that of Iqbal Ahmad Azami, which was the best English translation available at the time. Although this translation was used as a starting point, many amendments were made to it as deemed appropriate.
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Allah is free ofall needs from all creation. What He wills for them occurs and what He does not will, does not occur.
Pray behind any pious or impious person. Taawiyya constitutes the grade of those firmly grounded in knowledge. Al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya With English Commentary This conviction is arrived at by means of reflection and pondering over asida universe and its ephemeral contents.
He is beyond having limits placed on Him, or being restricted, or having tahwiyya or limbs. We agree that holding together is the true and right path and that separation is deviation tahawiyya torment.
The Being that brought this entire perfectly systematic universe into existence and continually sustains it can only aqoda a living being. I will be the tauawiyya of the children of Adam on the Day aqdia Judgement. The knowledge of what is meant by these terms is consigned to Allah. The Prophet S himself offered funeral prayers for those of his companions that had passed away after being stoned to death for the commission of adultery.
Nothing can be independent of Allah even for the blinking of an eye, and whoever considers himself independent of Allah for the blinking of an eye is guilty of unbelief and becomes one of the people of perdition.
Nothing can annul or controvert them. We hold that obedience to them is part of obedience to Allah, the Glorified, and therefore obligatory as long as they do not order to commit sins. We believe in all the revealed books in their original form. Both of these lead to disbelief. Cling to that with your molar teeth! It is only Allah who has knowledge of the unseen and knows the reality of the state in which a person passed away. His forefathers came from Yemen to Egypt and settled there after it had come under Muslim rule.
We do not make any distinction between any of the messengers, we accept as true what all of them brought. He is Pure from every evil or perdition and He is perfect far beyond any fault or flaw. The basis of this trial is belief in the unseen by taking lesson from the signs evident in the creation.
These are the upright caliphs and rightly-guided leaders Specifying the occurrence of a certain possibility and not its opposite, at certain times and not others, despite the relation of all these possibilities and times to the Dhat Being of Allah being the same, requires that there be an attribute that carries out this function of determination. Soon yourLord will exaltyou to a station of praise and glory.
As the Orientalist, David Santillana, said, even after moving them around for generations, after all his toil he would still be left with individual letters. Imam al-TahawT has only mentioned some of the major signs of Qiyama in this short treatise. Whoever loves for the sake of Allah, hates for sake of Allah, gives for the sake of Allah and withholds for the sake of Allah has perfected faith. The Ahl al-Sunna do not agree with either of these extremes and maintain that evil actions do have an effect on the person who commits them both in this world and the hereafter.
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This constitutes the grade of those firmly grounded in knowledge. Al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah O you who believe! The Seeing of Allah by the People of the Garden is true, without their vision being all-encompassing and without the manner of their vision being known. He is beyond having limits placed on Him, or being restricted, or having parts or limbs.
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