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The Aqeedah of Ahlussunnah: from The Creed of Imam Tahawi


This course focuses on the Aqeedah of Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama'ah as articulated in the famous and widely accepted and acclaimed Creed of Imam Tahawi (al-Aqeedah al-Tahawiyyah). The course will show the important tenets of creed that differentiate the Ahlussunah from others, and will examine the basis of the Ahlussunnah positions based on Qur'an and Sunnah. The course will highlight the historical emergence of straying sects and the faultlines of difference that caused them to deviate. Contemporary debates, differences and groups will also be examined when discussing issues such as the the attributes of Allah, the position of the four khalifs and their leadership, rationality and shari'ah, the finality of prophethood, etc.


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The Aqeedah of Ahlussunnah: from The Creed of Imam Tahawi


This course focuses on the Aqeedah of Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama'ah as articulated in the famous and widely accepted and acclaimed Creed of Imam Tahawi (al-Aqeedah al-Tahawiyyah). The course will show the important tenets of creed that differentiate the Ahlussunah from others, and will examine the basis of the Ahlussunnah positions based on Qur'an and Sunnah. The course will highlight the historical emergence of straying sects and the faultlines of difference that caused them to deviate. Contemporary debates, differences and groups will also be examined when discussing issues such as the the attributes of Allah, the position of the four khalifs and their leadership, rationality and shari'ah, the finality of prophethood, etc.

 
 
The following topics are covered in this course:
 
  • The nature of Allah - The Most High, His Qualities and His Attributes
  • The nature of Iman (belief), Kufr (disbelief) and Nifaq (hypocrisy)
  • The nature of Divine Decree and the Will of Allah
  • The nature of Prophethood and the Word of Allah (Qur'an)
  • Discussion on Seeing Allah on the Day of Judgement
  • Discussion of heavenly phenomena such as Al-Mi'raj (Heavenly Ascension), Al-Hawd (The Pool), Al-Shafa'a (The Intercession), Al-Lawh (The Tablet), Al-Qalam (The Pen), Al-'Arsh (The Throne) and al-Kursi (The Chair)
  • Nature of Life in Grave and the Hereafter
  • Nature of Al-Sirat (The Bridge) and Al-Mizan (The Balance), Al-Jannah (The Garden) and Al-Naar (The Fire)
  • Nature of Good and Evil in people
  • Discussion of the preferred stance towards the Companions and the Family of the Prophet
  • Discussion of the Caliphate after the death of the Prophet

 

The course will also delve into and discuss the following points:
 
  • Definition of ‘Aqeedah and issues relating to it
  • Nature of discussion of 'Aqeedah at the time of Prophet and his Companions
  • The development of the science of ‘Aqeeda
  • Sources of knowledge of 'Aqeedah
  • The role of human language and reason in the formulation of 'Aqeedah
  • The reasons for the appearance of different sects with opposing ‘Aqeedah
  • Discussion of these sects highlighting their differences
  • The reason why Imam al-Tahawi wrote the book
  • Definition of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jam’ah and their approach to ‘Aqeedah
  • The reasons for differences within the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah
  • The different schools of 'Aqeedah and their propositions
  • The questions of ‘Aqeedah that trouble people today
  • The advice for the people in approaching the issues of ‘Aqeedah
  • The way to avoid divisions and sects

 

A short biography of Imam at-Tahawi:

 

This course focuses on the Aqeedah of Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama'ah as articulated in the famous and widely accepted and acclaimed Creed of Imam Tahawi (al-Aqeedah al-Tahawiyyah). The course will show the important tenets of creed that differentiate the Ahlussunah from others, and will examine the basis of the Ahlussunnah positions based on Qur'an and Sunnah. The course will highlight the historical emergence of straying sects and the faultlines of difference that caused them to deviate. Contemporary debates, differences and groups will also be examined when discussing issues such as the the attributes of Allah, the position of the four khalifs and their leadership, rationality and shari'ah, the finality of prophethood, etc.

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