A list of the verified books on 'aqeedah that adhere to the methodology of the salaf

Discussion in 'Islamic Theology and Ideology' started by Abu'l 'Eyse, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Abu'l 'Eyse

    Abu'l 'Eyse Rep-manz

    As-sallamu 'alaikum

    Can someone give a list of the books that is recommended to study/read in addition to the lawaami al-anwaar?

    Also did Imaam ash-Shawkaani(rh) follow the athari manhaj in 'aqeedah?
     
  2. Expergefactionist

    Expergefactionist hmmm... Staff Member

    The late Ibn Badran al-Hanbali al-Dimashqi in his book al-Madkhal ila Madhab al-Imam Ahmad (Introduction to the Madhab of Imam Ahmad) mentions a list of Hanbali/Athari books on creed, and they are as follows:

    1) al-‘Aqidah al-Hamawiyah by Ibn Taymiyah
    2) Sharh al-‘Aqidah al-Asfahaniyah by Ibn Taymiyah
    3) And many other books written by him on creed
    4) Lum’at al-I’tiqad by Ibn Qudamah
    5) Mukhtasar Nihayat al-Mubtadi’in by Badr al-Din al-Balbani
    6) Al-‘Ain wa al-Athar by ‘Abd al-Baqi
    7) ‘Aqidah of ‘Abd al-Ghani ibn Surur al-Maqdisi (I think he’s referring to Iqtisad fi al-I’tiqad)
    8) Najat al-Khalaf Fi I’tiqad al-Salaf by ‘Uthman ibn Ahmad al-Najdi
    9) Al-Durrah al-Mudhiyah by al-Saffarini, except that Ibn Badran criticised it saying that he took a way between Atharis and Ash’aris.
    10) Al-Mu’tamad and it’s Mukhtasar by al-Qadhi Abu Ya’la
    11) Al-Ibanah by Ibn Battah
    12) Kitab al-Tawhid by Ibn Mandah
    13) Al-Tanbih by al-Taraifi
    14) And many other books…

    We may also add to the Sheikh’s list the books of Sh Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, and the most unique and important of them: Kitab al-Tawheed…
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    As for al-Shawkani, I believe there is a book out there on his beliefs. A study of his Tafseer Fath al-Qadir shows that he is very Salafi for the most part of his creed. Although, I did become surprised at his Tafseer for the verses pertaining to Abrahamic contentions (where he sees the sun rise and says: This is my Lord). In this particular part of his tafseer he seems to have bought the Ash'ari tafseer of hulul al-hawadith (negation of 'movement' from Allah) at face value.

    wasalam
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