وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِنْ قَبْلِكَ مِنْ رَسُولٍ إِلَّا نُوحِي إِلَيْهِ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنَا فَاعْبُدُونِ
“And We did not send any Messenger before you (O’ Muhammad) but We inspired him (saying): La ilāha illa Ana [none has the right to be worshipped but I (Allāh)], so worship Me (Alone and none else).” [21:25]
Introduction from Shaykh Haitham:
‘Aqīdah means what you believe in, the matters which you have ‘tied’ your heart upon. It is the foundation of your life, the framework around which you construct your life ex. where you take your legislations from, what you worship, how do you worship etc. The answer to the fundamental questions of our life are derived from our ‘aqidah, which shapes the understanding of our life in general, as well as the way in which we conduct ourselves in life. That is why studying ‘aqīdah is so essential, and it helps a person have a clear idea of who Allāh subḥānahu wa ta‘āla really is, who our Prophet Muḥammad (ṣallAllāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was and what are the rights of each upon us.
Imam At Tahawi:
Imam Abu Ja’far Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Salamah bin Salmah bin ‘Abd al Malik bin Salmah bin Sulaym bin Sulayman bin Jawab Azdi, popularly known as Imam at-Tahawi, after his birth-place in Egypt, is among the most outstanding authorities of the Islamic world on hadith and fiqh (jurisprudence). He lived 239-321H, an epoch when both the direct and indirect disciples of the four Imams – Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik, Imam ash-Shafi’i and Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal – were teaching and practicing. This period was the zenith of hadith and fiqh studies, and Imam at-Tahawi studied with all the living authorities of the day.
Note: Aqeedah Tahawiyyah course is the 3rd module of three in the Elements of Faith Certificate Program. In order for one to complete this program, all modules must be completed. See links below:
Module 1 – Umdat ul Fiqh: https://online.alkauthar.org/courses/elements-faith-p…-1-umdat-ul-fiqh
Module 2 – Islamic Manners, Morals, and Etiquettes: https://online.alkauthar.org/courses/elements-faith-part-2-islamic-manners-morals-etiquettes/