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الإرشاد إلى صحيح الإعتقاد Guide to Sound Creed A Book on Muslim Creed and Faith

الإرشاد إلى صحيح الإعتقاد  Guide to Sound Creed A Book on Muslim Creed and Faith
الإرشاد إلى صحيح الإعتقاد Guide to Sound Creed A Book on Muslim Creed and Faith
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  • المؤلف: د. صالح بن عبد الله الفوزان Dr. Salih Ibn `Abdullah Al-Fawzan
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Clarifying the Muslim sound Creed and calling people to believe in it, is the most crucial issue because it is the foundation on which one’s deeds are judged whether denied or accepted. This book gives clear explanation of the Muslim sound creed as pointed out in the Qur’ân and the Sunnah.
In this book, Sheikh Sâlih Al-Fawzân has shed light on doctrinal issues of utmost importance in a genuine and reader-friendly style. Guide to sound creed, in its translated version, fulfills a long-standing need on the part of English-speaking Muslims for a brief, introductory book focusing on the sound Muslim creed. It is a valuable book for novice readers, be they Muslims or non-Muslims. The chapters of this book focus on major issues in Tawhîd (monotheism) such as the necessity of learning and teaching the Muslim creed, the Principles of Muslim creed; namely belief in Allah, the Angles, the Heavenly Books, Allah’s Messengers, the Day of Judgement, and the Divine Decree and Predestination as well as many other issues.  
الكتاب
الترقيم الدولي ISBN978-9960-686-083-2
اللغةالإنجليزية
التجليدكرتوني
نوع الورقشمواة ياباني
عدد الصفحات398
المقاس17 × 24 سم
عدد المجلدات1
الوزن1000 جم
رقم الطبعة3
سنة الطبع2012
ixEnglish Islamic Library         
xiAbout the Author         
xiiiAcknowledgement           
xvTranslator’s Preface           
1Introduction            
4The Muslim Creed 
9Necessity of Learning Muslim Creed 
13Preaching the Muslim Creed 
19Principles of Islamic Creed          
19Prologue
21The First Principle: Belief in Allah
221-1 Tawhîdur-Rubûbiyyah (Belief in Allah’s Lordship)
251-2 Tawhîdul-Ulûhiyyah (Belief in Allah’s Divinity)
29Tawhîdur-Rubûbiyyah and Tawhîdul-Ulûhiyyah
34Calling for Belief in Tawhîdul-Ulûhiyyah: The Qur’anic Method
40Things Nullifying Tawhîdul-Ulûhiyyah
44Dreadful Consequences of Shirk (Polytheism)
61Tawhîdul-Ulûhiyyah: Refutation of Polytheists’ Arguments 
66Categories of Major Polytheism
661- Polytheism Due to Fear
752 - Attachment to False Deities or Objects besides Allah
793 - Trusting False Deities besides Allah
844 - Obeying Others besides Allah
93Things Nullifying Tawhîd and Involving Apostasy
93Mistrusting Allah
97Acts of Ridicule
100Acts of Polytheism
1001 - Wearing Rings and Strings as Good Omens
1012 - Wearing Amulets
1013 - Seeking Blessings from Trees, Stones 
1024 - Sorcery
1035 - Divination
1046 - Evil Omens
1087 - Astrology
1118 - Istisqâ’ by the Anwâ’ (Over Belief in the Virtue of Stars)
1149 - Attributing Favors to Others but Allah
119Minor Polytheism
1191 Swearing by Things/Creatures other than Allah
1202 Utterances Entailing Polytheism
1213 Polytheism in Intentions
1274 Ascribing One’s Deficiencies to Time or Condemning it
134Patience as an Indispensable Pillar of Faith
138Utterances Impermissible to be Said about Allah
1421.3 Believing in the Oneness of Allah’s Best Names 
145Necessity of Revering Allah’s Names
150Understanding Allah’s Attributes and Names: Adherents of   Sunna Method and their Followers 
154Understanding Allah’s Attributes and Names: Jahmiyyah Method and their Followers 
156Refutation of Anthropomorphism and Denial of Allah’s Divine Attributes
169The Second Principle: Belief in the Angels
177The Third Principle: Belief in Allah’s Scriptures
183The Fourth Principle:Belief in Allah’s Messengers
187Proofs of Prophethood
191The Miracle of the Ever-Glorious Qur’ân
194Infallibility of Allah’s Prophets
202All Prophets Believe in One Religion
206Privileges of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
2101) Al-Isrâ’ and Al-Mi`râj (Ascension)
211Al-Isrâ’ and Al-Mi`râj in Qur’ân and Sunnah
212Was Al-Isrâ’ in Soul and Body or in Soul only?
214Was the Prophet’s Ascension Repeated?
2162) The Universality of Muhammad’s Prophethood
2193) Muhammad’s: The Concluding Message
223The Significance of Concluding Prophethood with Muhammad
226Karâmatul-Awliyâ’ (Supernatural Acts and Allah’s Allies)
231The Fifth Principle: Belief in Last Day
23151 Belief in the Signs of the Day of Judgment
2361 - The Emergence of Al-Mahdî
2392 - The Emergence of the Anti-Christ
2413 - The Descending of Jesus (PBUH) from the Heavens
2454 - The Emergence of Gog and Magog
2485 - The Emergence of the Beast
2526 - The Sun: Rising from the West
2557 - Assembling All People in the Land of Ash-Shâm
2588 - Blowing the Horn and Falling Dead
2635.2 Belief in the Last Day
2705.3 End of the First Life (ie, Death) and Beginning of the Second Life (ie, Resurrection)
271- Death of Sleep and Actual Death
273- The Truth about the Soul
273- The Soul is Created
274How Ar-Rûh (i.e., the Soul) of the Dying Person is Taken and its Destination after Death
279Are Ar-Rûh (i.e., the Soul) and An-Nafs (i.e., the Self ) the same or are they two different entities?
280- The Trial of the Grave, its Torment and its Pleasure
2801) The Two Angels Questioning 
283Description of the Questioning of the Two Angels as Related in Hadîths
285The Connections between the Soul and the Body
2862) Torment and Pleasure in Grave
286Proofs of Torment and Pleasure in the Grave from Qur’ân
288Proofs of Torment and Pleasure in the Grave from Sunnah
291Refuting Claims of Deniers of Grave Torment and Pleasure
2953) Causes of Torment in Grave
296Resurrection
301Believing in What Happens on Day of Resurrection
3021 - Accountability
3032 - Giving Records of Deeds
3043 - Weighing Deeds
3054 - Passing over the Sirât
3055 - The Prophetic Fountain
3076 - Intercession
3097 - Paradise and Hellfire
313The Sixth Principle: Belief in Al-Qadâ’ and Al-Qadar (Divine Decree and Predestination)
315Allah’s Divine Predestination is of Two Categories
317Fruits of Believing in Allah’s Divine Predestination and Decree
321Al-Walâ’ and Al-Barâ’ (Amity and Enmity)
3236.1 Aspects of Showing Amity with the Disbelievers
3276.2 Aspects of Showing Amity to Believers
332People to be Befriended or Hated
337Conclusion
337Warning against Bid`ahs
337Chapter One: Definition of Bid`ah, Main Categories and Legal Ruling.
3371 - Definition of Bid`ah
3372 - Categories of Bid`ahs
3383 - Legal Ruling on Bid`ahs in Religious Ordinances
341Chapter Two: The Emergence of Bid`ahs in the Muslim History
3411 - Emergence of Bid`ahs
3412 - The Places where Bid`ahs Emerged
343Chapter Three: Causes Led to the Emergence of Bid`ahs
3431 - Ignorance of Religious Matters
3442 - Following Personal Desires
3443 - Bias towards Fixed Ideas and Certain Individuals
3444 - Imitating the Disbelievers
346Chapter Four: Muslim Nation and Innovators
348Chapter Five: Refuting the Arguments of Innovators: Methodology of the Adherents of the Sunnah and Muslim Community 
350Chapter Six: Living Examples of Bid`ahs Nowadays
3501 - Commemorating the Prophet’s Birthday During the Month of Rabî`ul-Awwal
3522 - Seeking Blessings from Specific Monuments, Places and Persons:
3523 - Bid`ahs in Religious Ordinances and Rituals
355Chapter Seven: How to Treat a Heretic
357Glossary 
367Name Index
375Quranic Verse Index
385Hadîth Index
397Transliteration System

INTRODUCTION

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds, Who has created us to worship Him and ordered us to believe in His Oneness and obey His commands, though He is not in need of our help whereas we need His. Allah, Exalted be He, says:

“And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. I do not want from them any provision, nor do I want them to feed Me. Indeed, it is Allah Who is the [continual] Provider, the Firm Possessor of Strength.”

(Qur’ân: Adh-Dhâriyât: 56-58)

Allah, Exalted be He, sent His Messengers to call people to worship Him Alone and be devout in serving Him. He says:

“And We sent not before you any messenger except that We revealed to him that there is no deity except Me, so worship Me.”

(Qur’ân: Al-Anbiyâ’: 25)

I testify that there is no deity except Allah, Who is the One that has no partners even if the polytheists hate that. And I testify that Muhammad (PBUH) is Allah’s Servant and Messenger sent to all people. May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, his household, and his Companions, who migrated, strived in Allah’s Cause and kept patient, as well as those who provided a refuge to the Prophet (PBUH) and supported him (may Allah have blessings and mercy on them till the Day of Judgment).

Clarifying the sound Muslim Creed and calling people to believe in it is the most crucial issue and the most urgent duty because this is the foundation on which one’s deeds are judged whether rejected or accepted. Therefore, Allah’s Messengers and their followers were keen on purifying their creed from all that which contradicts or contaminates it. Many of the Suras of the Qur’ân are devoted to handling the theme of creed. Besides, Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) has shown great interest in clarifying the themes of creed and teaching them to people. He spent thirteen years in Mecca calling people to believe in the Oneness of Allah and to be devout in their worship. Moreover, when Allah granted His Messenger (PBUH) victory and enabled him to conquer Mecca, destroying the idols, which had been worshipped by people, was the first thing he did, then he (PBUH) instructed people to be sincere in worshipping Allah, the One Who has no partners.

Furthermore, the eminent Muslim scholars have exerted great efforts in illustrating the pure Muslim Creed to people, thus they have written many books and held religious seminars to teach the sound Creed to people. Hence, the books dealing with the Muslim Creed occupy a lot of space in the Islamic libraries to the extent that they outnumber other books published in other fields.

With this in mind, I tried to contribute, with my humble effort, to this great area. Writing this book hardly adds any new information, but rather it clarifies some information, makes a connection between people’s practices and the Muslim Creed and points out to what extent people abide by the principles of the Muslim Creed so as to judge those practices and explain the wrong acts they may contain so that people may abstain from doing them. Furthermore, this book offers advice to people so that they may prosper.

I have quoted in this book the writings of the great Imâms and eminent Muslim scholars like Ibn Taymiyah, Ibnul-Qayyim, Ibn Kathîr, and Muhammad Ibn `Abdul-Wahhâb and his disciples, who were the Imâms of the reformation call. Among the books I have quoted from is the book entitled Fathul-Majîd (Bestowal of the Honorable) by Sheikh Muhammad Ibn `Abdul-Wahhâb. Again, I feel inclined to say that what I have written is not new, but I hope that I have clarified some information and related it to the daily practices of people whenever there is a chance to do so.

This book is compiled from a series, which I have presented on the Noble Qur’ân Broadcast Station in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At that time, I did not have the intention to introduce such episodes in the form of a book until Allah, Glorified be He, willed so. Some brothers urged me to compile, edit and classify these episodes and then publish them in the form of a book so that many people might benefit from them over time if Allah so willed. I hope that such work may be a good contribution in the field of da`wah (calling) to Allah, Glorified be He. For now we are living at a time when many people are ignorant of the method of sound da`wah. In addition, many of the Muslim preachers show great interest in small aspects that avail nothing without clarifying the sound Muslim Creed. In principle, they leave out the aspect of doctrine despite the fact that many people are, to a great extent, involved in major Shirk (polytheism) through seeking the help of dead righteous people and glorifying their graves, while many others are enslaved by innovations and superstitions. Moreover, it is observed that those calling to aberrations have controlled the minds of the lay people and the ignorant ones and driven them to do what destroys them and leads them astray. Lay people are deceived by those calling to deviations who have controlled their minds and properties and baselessly made themselves leaders in the name of being knowledgeable and devoted to Allah.

Unfortunately, many of the callers to Islam do not take interest in illustrating the aspect of creed and rectifying people’s wrong practices in this regard. Some of those scholars may say that it is better to leave people adopt the doctrines they have so as not to make dispersion and differentiation among people. Some of them even say, “Let us gather together in adopting the doctrines we agree on and excuse one another in the doctrines we disagree on.” They say similar utterances that contradict the implications of the Qur’anic verse:

“…if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.”                                 (Qur’ân: An-Nisâ’: 59)

It goes without saying that Muslims will never be able to be united and strong enough except when they have recourse to the Qur’ân and Sunnah (Prophetic Tradition) and leave out what contradicts them especially in the issues of the Creed, which is the basis of success. Allah says:

“And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided...”                                  (Qur’ân: Âlu `Imrân: 103)

Moreover, the late generations will not prosper unless they follow the same teachings through which the early generations prospered. Finally, it is Allah Who grants us success and leads us to the right path, and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad, his household and his Companions.

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