Imam Abu Ja`far al-Tahawi: Text & Translation Imam Abu Ja`far al-Tahawi ( ) can be said to represent the creed of both Ash`aris and Maturidis. al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhaawiyyah is a book dealing with ‘aqeedah (basic tenets of faith) which was written by Imam al-Tahhaawi and named after. Al-Aqeedah al-Tahawiyyah: The Creed of Imaam Al-Tahawi. al-ʿAqīdah aṭ- Ṭaḥāwiyya or “The Fundamentals of Islamic Creed by the Imām.

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The only will that people have is what He wills for them. We say about Allah’s unity believing by Allah’s help – that Allah is One, without any partners. Then he mentioned some matters of the unseen in which Ahl al-Sunnah believe, such as the Cistern al-hawdintercession, the Throne and the Footstool al-Kursiy.

Then he followed that with a discussion of the obligation to believe in the Prophethood of Muhammad peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him and that he was sent to all people.

We do not say that it was created and we do not go against the Jama’ah of the Muslims regarding it. He was praised by more than one of the scholars: The Qur’an is the word of Allah. We love the people of justice and trustworthiness, and hate the people of injustice and treachery. We do not enter into vain talk about Allah nor do we allow any dispute about the religion Of Allah.

Anyone who desires to know things which it is beyond his capacity to know, and whose intellect is not content with surrender, will find that his desire veils him from a pure understanding of Allah’s true unity, clear knowledge and correct belief. And Qira’at al-Kitab, reading the book, and the reward or punishments and in al-Sirat the Bridge and al-Mizan the Balance. Belief can only be firm when accessible knowledge is accepted and inaccessible knowledge is al-aweedah sought after.



His will overpowers all other wills and His decree overpowers all stratagems. This number will neither be increased nor decreased.

Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah – Wikisource, the free online library

Nothing about thaawiyyah was hidden from Him before He created them, and He knew everything that they would do before He created them. This is the explanation of the phrase: Belief of a man in the ‘seeing of Al-aqeexah by the people of the Garden is not correct if he imagines what it is like, or interprets it according to his own understanding since the interpretation of xl-aqeedah seeing’ or indeed, the meaning of any of the subtle phenomena which are in the realm of Lordship, is by avoiding its interpretation and strictly adhering to the submission.

Bringing creation into existence did not add anything to His attributes that was not already there. What He wills for them occurs and what He does not will, does not occur. We do not delve into that, trying to interpret it according to our own opinions or letting our imaginations have free rein.

Sharh Al-Aqeedah At-Tahawiyyah – English – Abu Jafar at-Tahawi

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Everybody acts in accordance with what is destined for him and goes towards what he has been created for. No one is safe in his religion unless he surrenders himself completely to Allah, the Exalted and Glorified and to His Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and leaves the knowledge of things that are ambiguous to the one who knows them. It is this type of capability which is the object of the dictates of Shariah.


The capability in terms of Tawfiq Divine Grace and Favour which makes an action certain to occur cannot be ascribed to a created being.

He explained in his introduction his aims in doing that, and said: This is because He has the power la-aqeedah do everything, everything is dependent on Him, everything is easy for Him, and He does tahawiyyag need anything.

Nothing can annul or controvert them. Views Read Edit View history. We do not accept as true what soothsayers and fortune-tellers say, nor do we accept the claims of those who affirm anything which goes against the Book, the Sunnah and the consensus of the Muslim Ummah. Everything happens according to His degree and will, and His will is accomplished. Delving into it and reflecting too much about it only leads to destruction and loss, and results in rebelliousness.

Ibn Abi’l ‘Izz al-Hanafi – al ‘Aqeedah at-Tahawiyyah

Belief consists of belief in Allah. We ask forgiveness for the people of wrong action among the believers and, although we are afraid for them, we are not in despair about them.

The learned men of the first community and those who followed in their footsteps – the people of virtue, the narrators of the Ahadith, the jurists and al-qaeedah they must only be spoken about in the best way and anyone who says anything bad about them is not on the right path. Uploaded by Sa3dee on July 4,