|Al-`Aqidah Al-Wasitiyah (The Creed for Wasit): Principles of Islamic Faith
by , translated by Dr. Assad Nimer Busool
|According to Ibn Taymiyyah, the reason Al-`Aqidah Al-Wasitiyah (The Creed for Wasit), a book on "Principles of Islamic Faith" was written was because, "A Shafi'ite judge from Wasit (in Iraq) whose name is Radiy-ad-Din al-Wasiti, visited me on his way to Hajj (pilgrimage). This Sheikh was a man of goodness and faith. He complained to me of the people's situation in that country (i.e., Iraq ) under the Tatars (Mongols) rule of ignorance, injustice, and loss of faith and knowledge. He asked me to write him an 'Aqidah (creed) as a reference to him and his family. But I declined saying: Many creeds have been written. Refer to the scholars of the Sunnah. However, he persisted in his request, saying: I do not want any creed but one you write. So I wrote this one for him while I was sitting one afternoon. Many copies of it are dispersed throughout Egypt, Iraq and other provinces." (Majmu'Fatawa Ibn Taymiyyah, VIII, p.164)|
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- Chapter 1: Allah's Names and Attributes in the Qur'an
- Chapter 2: Allah's Names and Attributes in the Sunnah
- Chapter 3: Belief in the Hereafter
- Chapter 4: The Prophet's Family,The Prophet's Wives and the Companions of the Prophet
- Chapter 5: The Path of Sunni Muslims
- Chapter 6: Brotherhood among Muslims