Joined: Jul 2005
Q 5: I want to adopt a suitable methodology to study `Aqidah (creed), especially after I've learned about the pillars of Islam, such as Salah (Prayer) and Sawm (Fast). All praise is due to Allah that I studied the books of Al-Tawhid by Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab and Al-Wasitiyyah by Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah. Would you recommend a proper methodology that would help me to pursue a serious study? |
A: May Allah increase your deep insight and knowledge!
We recommend reading the books of the Salaf (righteous predecessors) in `Aqidah, among which are what you have already mentioned in the question in addition to the commentaries written on Al-`Aqidah Al-Wasitiyyah, Sharh Al-`Aqidah Al-Tahawiyyah, the commentaries on Al-Tawhid; Fath Al-Majid by Shaykh `Abdul-Rahman ibn Hasan and Taysir Al-`Aziz Al-Hamid by Shaykh Sulayman ibn `Abdullah, the two books of Al-Hamawiyyah and Al-Tadmuriyyah by Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, and the book of Al-Tawhid by Ibn Khuzaymah .
Furthermore, we advise you to focus on the Qur'an by reciting it and contemplating its meanings, because it is the most truthful, useful and noblest of all books.
May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!
Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and 'Ifta
`Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud