Aqeedah; Islamic Beliefs

Aqeeda of the Ahlus Sunnah By Imam Tahawi (Aqida Tahawia)
Imam Abu Ja`far Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Azdi (239-321), known as Imam Tahawi after his birthplace in Egypt, is among the most outstanding authorities of the Islamic world on hadith and jurisprudence (fiqh).

What is Bid'ah? By Nuh Ha Mim Keller
There are few topics that generate as much controversy today in Islam as what is sunna and what is bida or reprehensible innovation, perhaps because of the times Muslims live in today and the challenges they face.

Tawassul By Nuh Ha Mim Keller
Tawassul (definition): Supplicating Allah by means of an intermediary, whether it be a living person, dead person, a good deed, or a name or Attribute of Allah Most High

Questions On Tawassul (Large file 320K)
Is it true, as some people say, that tawassul or "seeking means" through the Prophet and the awliya', such as seeking their intercession, is not necessary nor a priority in Islam, because Allah says that He is near and answers whoever calls Him directly?

Knowledge Of The Unseen
Ghaib means the hidden, the unseen. And Ilm-e-ghaib is called the knowledge of invisible things that cannot be known by human senses and can't be understood without arguments. The knowledge of the unseen is of two types; Personal and Granted.

Our Aqeedah Dr. Tahir ul Qadri
Two incidents occurred in which two different interpretations of Aqeedah came up and aqeedah got two dimensions; the first incident occurred in the Holy Quran and the second occurred during the life of the Holy Prophet (Salaal Laahu Alaihi Wa Salaam).

Fatwa on Following One of the Four Accepted Madhhabs
By Shaykh Murabtal Haaj, as translated by Imam Hamza Yusuf.

Understanding The Four Madhabs By Abdul Hakim Murad
The ummah's greatest achievement over the past millennium has undoubtedly been its internal intellectual cohesion. From the fifth century of the Hijra almost to the present day, and despite the outward drama of the clash of dynasties, the Sunni Muslims have maintained an almost unfailing attitude of religious respect and brotherhood among themselves.

Why Do We Need To Follow Madhabs? By Nuh Ha Mim Keller
This essay developed from a lecture given in the United States, Canada, and England in 1994 and 1995. On each occasion, questions were taken, some of the most frequent of which have been answered in the subsequent chapters.

Visiting the Blessed Grave of the Apostle of Allah(s)
Excerpt from the book Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani al-Ash`ari al-Naqshbandi on the belief and practice of Ahl al-Sunna wal-Jama`at.

What the Scholars of Islam Said about Tasawwuf
quotations of the scholars of Shariah regarding the precedence of the knowledge and science of Tasawwuf, (Purification of the Self) are excerpted from the book The Naqshbandi Sufi Way: History and Guidebook of the Saints of the Golden Chain, Shaykh Muhammad Kabbani...

Imam al-Muhaddithin Imam al-Bukhari
After the Sahâbah al-kirâm, Imâm al-Bukhârî ranks as the most eminent of those pious people who have conferred endless bliss upon the Ummah of the Holy Prophet sallallâhu `alayhi wa sallam.

Aspects of the Salaat with evidences used by the Hanafi Madhhab
Very often the following question is posed to many people: "Do you follow the Deen of Imaam Abu Hanifa (R.A.) or the Deen of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)?" "Obviously the Deen of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)," comes the instant reply. The second question is then posed: "Why then do you call yourself a Hanafi?"