The Aqeedah Tahawiyyah is the famous work of Imaam Abu Ja’far At-Tahaawi, the great Mujtahid Imaam and scholar in which represents the creed of the Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah in relation to Allah Most High, His divine attributes, His books, His messengers, His angels, the Day of Judgment, destiny, and life after death. His work though small in size is a basic text for all times. It lists comprehensively what all Muslims must know, believe and inwardly understand, and it has long been the most widely acclaimed, and indeed indispensable reference work on Muslim belief
Abu Ja’far At-Tahaawi, born in Egypt, is among the most outstanding authorities of the Islamic world on Hadith and Fiqh (jurisprudence). He lived 239-321 AH, an epoch when both the direct and indirect disciples of the four Imams (Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik, Imam Shafi’i and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal) were teaching and practicing. This period was the zenith of Hadith and Fiqh studies, and Imam Tahawi studied with all the living authorities of the day. He began as a student of his maternal uncle, Isma’il bin Yahya al-Muzani, a leading disciple of Imam Shafi’i. Instinctively however, Imam Tahawi felt drawn to the corpus of Imam Abu Hanifah’s works. Indeed he had seen his uncle and teacher turning to the works of Hanafi scholars to resolve thorny issues of Fiqh, drawing heavily on the writings of Imam Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani and Imam Abu Yusuf, who had codified Hanafi Fiqh. This led Imam Tahawi to devote his whole attention to studying the Hanafi works and he eventually joined the Hanafi school.
Shaykh Abdur Rahman will present these fundamentals of Muslim belief as a living and dynamic reality, providing the student with a well versed and clear explanation of this essential text from clear proofs in the Qur’an and authenticated teachings of our beloved Prophet (sallulahu’alaihe’wasallum), as understood and practised by his illustrious Companions (radhiyallahu’anhum). An investigation and discussion about the various sects that have come about and their manifestations relating to essentials in Islamic faith will also be provided, enabling the learner to explore the differences between various ideologies. Attending students shall develop a greater and deeper understanding of Aqeedah, and an enhanced love for their Deen.
A complete explanation of Imaam Tahaawi’s entire text will be provided along with an introduction to Islamic theology, its history and development
Sisters facilities provided.
Teacher: Shaykh Abdur Rahman Ibn Yusuf
Date: Dec 2011 (exact date and time TBC)
Register interest: http://www.masjidequba.org.uk/events/aqeedah-tahawiyah/