Category Archives: Aqidah

Objectives of Islamic Belief and Creed – Shaykh Salih Al‐Uthaymeen

Objectives of Islamic Belief and Creed

The Arabic word Hadaf (Objective) has several meanings: an object which one takes aim at and shoots at; an object of want and desire. The objectives of Islamic creed can be defined as those noble purposes which one aims to achieve by believing in and adhering to it.

They are many, and some of them are as follows:

The first objective: sincerity and purity of intention. Allah is the Creator Who has no partner, and the intention and worship must be only to Him alone.

The second objective: liberation of the mind and intellect from false notions, foolishness and irrationality. Whoever is devoid of this true belief and creed becomes depraved intellectually and spiritually, becomes a worshipper of material things and physical desires or stumbles along with various misguided, deviant and foolish doctrines and ideologies.

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The Two Testimonies of Faith {Its Meaning, Virtues and Conditions} Part 1

The Two Testimonies of Faith {Its Meaning, Virtues and Conditions} Part 1

Ash-Shahadah

Linguistic meaning: Open affirmation

Technical meaning: To affirm with the heart, the tongue and to have firm faith that there is none worthy of worship in truth except Allah, and that Mohammed (ﷺ) is the slave and Messenger of Allah.

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ

 The Meaning of ‘La ilaha illAllah’ – There is no deity worthy of worship, in truth, except Allah

We shall first begin by explaining the true meaning of the testimony ‘La ilaha illAllah’, which is to believe and affirm There is no deity worthy of worship, in truth, except Allah, holding on to it and acting in accordance with it. ‘La ilaha’ is negating that anybody has the right to be worshiped except Allah, whoever it might be. ‘illAllah’ is affirming the Right of Allah Alone to be worshiped.

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The Foundations of the Sunnah of Imam al-Humaydi (d219H)

Imam Abu Bakr Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr al-Humaydi (d219H)

He is Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr ibn Isa ibn Ubayd-Allah ibn Usaamah, Abu Bakr, al-Qurashi al-Asadi al-Humaydi al-Makki, Shaykh of the Haraam, and the author of al-Musnad.

He narrated Hadith from Fudayl ibn Iyyad and Sufyan ibn Uyaynah -and he did so with frequency and he excelled- and Waki and ash-Shafi’i, and others.

Imam Bukhari narrated the first Hadith in his Sahih from him. His students also include adh-Dhuhli, Abu Zur’ah ar-Razi, Abu Haatim ar-Razi, Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Idris al-Makki, his scribe, and many besides them.

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Explanation of The Aqidah of The Two Imams Abū Zur’ah ar-Râzî & Abū Ḥâtim ar-Râzî (Part 9)

[14] The Balance that has two scales in which the deeds of the slaves, the good of them and the wicked of them, will be weighed is true.

[15] The Basin with which our Prophet is honoured is true.

 [16] The Intercession is true and that a people from the People of Monotheism will be extracted from the Fire through the Intercession is true.

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Explanation of The Aqidah of The Two Imams Abū Zur’ah ar-Râzî & Abū Ḥâtim ar-Râzî (Part 8)

[11] They will hear His words however He wills and just as He wills.

[12] Paradise and the Fire are true. They are two created [things], they will never perish. Paradise is a reward for His patrons and the Fire is a penalty for the people of His disobedience, except whoever He had mercy on.

[13] The Path[9] is true.

Explanation:

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Explanation of The Aqidah of The Two Imams Abū Zur’ah ar-Râzî & Abū Ḥâtim ar-Râzî (Part 6)

[6] Asking for Allah’s mercy for all of the companions of Muḥammad and refraining from what occurred between them.

[7] That Allah is upon His throne, distinct from His creation, just as He described Himself within His book and upon the tongue of His messenger r, without a ‘how’.

Explanation:

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