Author: Ibn Taymiyya (Shaykhu'l-Islam Ahmed ibn Taymiyyah); Abu Rumaysah (translator)
Publisher: Daar us-Sunnah Publishers (01-Apr-09)
Pages: 176 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Written in response to a request from a Shafi'i Judge from Wasit, Iraq, ibn Taymiyyah penned this creed encapsulating the belief taught by the Prophet Muhammad. In his own words, 'This is (an exposition of) the belief of the saved group, those who are aided until the establishment of the Hour: Ahlul-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah.'
The tract is relatively brief but comprehensive, marked by its terse and precise statements. As one would expect of the author, the work draws heavily on the Quran and authentic hadiths of the Messenger. It commences by listing articles of belief concerning Allah, in particular His names and Attributes and the principles which must be applied to understand them. It then moves on to discuss topics such as the Quran, seeing Allah, the punishment of the grave, some of the descriptions of the last Day and the events that will occur therein, the divine decree, faith and the Companions.