Al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya - Arabic text with English translation and commentary
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This short treatise on 'Aqida (Islamic theology) written
by Imam al-Tahawi though small in size, is a basic text for all
times, listing what a Muslim must know and believe.
The importance of this text lies in the fact that it
corroborates the views of Imam Abu Hanifa the founder of the Hanafi school of
jurisprudence, that have come down to us from different sources. Imam al-Tahawi summarizes the views
of the great Imam and shows
that they were
in conformity with
the traditional views of the orthodox school.The doctrines enumerated in this work are entirely
derived from the undisputed primary sources of religion, the Qur'an and the
This text, representative of the viewpoint of Ahl
al-Sunna wa'l Jama'a, has long been the most widely acclaimed, and indeed
indispensable, reference work on Muslim beliefs.
This edition includes a brief and simple commentary by Mawlana Fahim Hoosen. The focus in his commentary is explaining the correct belief of a Muslim while avoiding technical discussions and intricacies of debate around theological issues.
Fahim Hoosen was born in 1975 and raised in Stanger, Kwa Zulu Natal (South
Africa). He completed the memorization of the Quran in 1989, and thereafter
graduated from Madrasa Taleemuddeen, Isipingo Beach in 2000. His teachers
included Mufti Ebrahim Salejee, Mufti Zubair Bayat, Mufti Ebrahim Desai,
Mawlana Haroon Abbasomar, and Mawlana Ilyas Patel.
2002, Mawlana Fahim began teaching at Madrasa Hamidiyya, Overport (Durban),
where he taught Arabic grammar, Islamic law, principles of Islamic law, Quranic
exegesis and Islamic theology.
completed a BA with Honors in Semitic Languages and Cultures at the University
of Johannesburg (2008-2010) and was certified a Shariah Advisor and Auditor
(CSAA) by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial
Institutions (AAOIFI) in 2010.
has previously authored and published Anis al-Musafir - An explanation of the Islamic law of travel in accordance with
the Hanafi School of Islamic law.
fields of speciality are Islamic theology (Aqidah),
Islamic commercial law and Islamic Finance.