Author: Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan
Publisher: A.S. Noordeen (2010)
Pages: 166 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The Meaning of al’Aqeedah, and an explanation of its importance in view of the fact that it is the foundation upon which the entire structure of the Deen (religion) stands.
The Linguistic Meaning of ‘Aqeedah: It (the word ‘Aqeedah) is derived from ‘Aqada, which is to ‘tie something (firmly)’, and ‘I’taqadtu such and such, ’means’, I tied my heart and mind to it.’
Al’Aqeedah’ is what a person takes as a religion. It is said, ‘he has a good ‘al’Aqeedah’ meaning, ‘protected from doubts.’
‘Aqeedah is an action of the heart, which is to believe and affirm something in the heart.
The meaning of ‘Aqeedah in the Sharee’ah: It is the belief in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, the Last Day, and belief in al-Qadar (Predestination) - its good and evil. These are called the Pillars of Eemann (faith).