The scholars have a saying, that "the nobility of a knowledge, depends upon the nobility of what is being studied". The basis of Aqeedah revolves around the belief of Allah and knowing Him, the Creator, the Greatest, the only One worthy of our worship, therefore there can be no more noble knowledge than that of Aqeedah.
For many of us our knowledge of what we believe as Muslims is very superficial and basic, therefore we are sometimes unable to explain our beliefs and we are not decisive in what we are meant to believe. So questions such who is Allah? How can we worship Him? How can we know about Him? Why did He send the Messengers? Why do we need revelation? How was the revelation sent to us? remain un-answered in our minds.
This course is designed to address these deficiencies and reinforce our faith in the basic tenets of Islamic Aqeedah and delve into some of the finer details of our faith. The book studied in this course is 'The Fundamentals of Faith' by Shiekh Muhammad Ibn Salih Al Uthaymeen.
In this course you will learn:
- What does Aqeedah meaning?
- How can we make our knowledge of Aqeedah decisive?
- What is the importance of studying the Aqeedah of Islam?
- What are the qualities of the believers?
- Why is Aqeedah the only way we can unite the Ummah?
- What are the most important terms related to Aqeedah?
- What are the branches of Aqeedah?
- What do we mean by deen?
- What are the Arkaan of Islam?
- What are the benefits of believing in these articles of faith?
- What effects do these beliefs have on our lives?
- What are the objectives of Aqeedah and having knowledge of it?
Biography of the Author:
The author of this book is the late Sheikh, Abu Abdillaah Muhammad Ibn Saalih Ibn Muhammad Ibn Uthaimeen Ibn Wuhaibi At-Tamimi who was born in the town of Unayzah in Saudi Arabia, on 27th Ramadhaan, 1347 He is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential scholars of our times.
The Sheikh completed his memorisation of the Qur’aan and then went on to study further sciences of the religion. Until the age of 29, his main teacher was Sheikh Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Naasir As-Sa’di, under whom he studied the sciences of fiqh, aqeedah, tafseer, Arabic grammar and amongst others. He also studies under Sheikh Muhammad Ameen Ash-Shanqeetee and Shaykh Abdul Azeez Ibn Baaz.
Sheikh Ibn Al ‘Uthaimeen was known for his ease of teaching and he was gifted with the ability of getting is point across in a simple and coherent manner, making the most complicated of subjects easy to understand.
The Shaykh would teach in Masjid ul Haraam every Ramadhaan and would hold lectures in Unayzah after almost every salaah until he died of stomach cancer on 16th Shawwaal 1421. May Allah ‘azza wa jall have Mercy upon him.
Additional Reading Material:
- Usool Ath-Thalaathah by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdil Wahhaab
- Kitaab ut Tawhid by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdil Wahhaab
- Aqeedah At-Tahaawiyyah by Imam At-Tahaawi (explanation by Ibn Abil ‘Izz Al Hanafi)
- An Explanation of the Four Fundamental Principles of Shirk, by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdil Wahhaab
- A Critical Study of Shirk, by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdil Wahhaab
- Aqeedah Al-Waastiyyah, by Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyah (explained by Sheikh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen)
- Aqeedah Al-Hamawiyyah, by Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyah (explained by Sheikh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen)
Having studied this course you should consider studying the following:
- Beneficial Statements Concerning the Evidences of Tawheed
- Al Qawa'id Al Arba'ah
- Kashf Ush Shubuhaat
- Fundamentals of Faith
- Usool Ath Thalaatha
- Kitab Ut Tawhid
- Aqeedah of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah
- Aqeedah Haa'iyyah
- Al Qawaid Al Muthla
- Aqeedah Sharh Us Sunnah
- Names & Attributes of Allah
- Masa'il Al Jahiliyyah
- Al Walaa Wal Baraa
- What Allah Loves & Hates
- Purifying the Heart from Disbelief & Polytheism
- Conditions of Shahada
- Manhaj Us Salaf
"My dear brothers and sisters at the Tayyibun Institute in the United Kingdom. I ask Allah (swt) that He grants you success and correction in your affairs and I also ask Allah (swt) that He always brings us together upon righteousness…."
Shaykh Abu Salih