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Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – Aqeedah of Ahlus Sunna wal Jamma

  • Author: MR
  • Filed under: Islam, Video
  • Date: Jun 27,2007 | 10:34 AM

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf (may Allah preserve him) was interviewed by the Islam Channel in the UK regarding his latest book, The Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi. I have the book and I read more than half of it already. It is reallly well written and the translation is very good for non-Muslims. The Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi or al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah is the aqidah of Ahlus Sunna wal jamma (the majority group of rightly guided scholars of Islam) or the creed of Sunni Islam. There is no differences or controversial material within it. It is widely accepted in the ummah.I have added my own notes after each video. There might be some mistakes, so watch the vidoes!

Part 1:


My notes: He basically discusses the word ‘creed’ or ‘aqidah’ in Islam and its development.

Part 2:

My notes: Starts of discussing the differences in creed over the history of Islam. Imam Tahawi developed an aqidah that is rooted int he Qur’an and mutawatir ahadith (really authentic and popular hadith). A problem today is that Muslims get caught up in details of aqidah instead of focusing on the roots. Amazing aspect of Islam is that its very unified. The maturidi, ashari, and athari are very close with minor differences. The athari aqidah is most closely related to the current day salafi aqidah. Current situation in secular schools is a fitna. Proving God intellecutally is hard for laymen. Many people become confused. For proof, some use the numerical miracle of the Qur’an or the dalail of the Prophet (saas). The hadith of the talking shoe. Nike made a shoe that tells you how far you walked. That’s prophecy. The Prophet (saas) predicted that. The hadith of the fire near Madinah. Major volcanic eruptions near Madinah. Fire extended 200 km. A ‘kafir’ is also a farmer, one who covers up. Kufr is covering up the truth.

Part 3:

My notes: If someone [b]really[/b] understands Surah al-Ikhlas, you will have enough creed. Learning creed is fard ‘ayn (obligatory knowledge). Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah (may Allah preserve him) said in the introduction of the book that there are two paths for the Muslims. One of them is that concerning oneself with things that affect the heard: purficiation of heart (ihsan). The other is fiqh. Historically, creed was not a focus. Creed is what you learned and faith is what you developed. Not to increase your creed, but to increase your faith. An athiest can learn Islamic creed. It’s all about faith. Faith is light that God puts in the heart. Muslims should be engaged in purifying themselves. The essence of Islam is taqwa. It’s about piety and your relationship with God.

Part 4:

My notes: Muslim activists not informed by sound knowledge can end up doing a lot more harm. Communism is a good example. They didn’t have a sound understanding, they ended up doing far more harm than good. The world is intolerable (simply looking at Iraq alone or Chechyna). A lot of Muslims are troubled so they want to go and change it, but many of them lack the understanding the constraints of the Sunnah of bringing this change. Read the creed without any commentary. It’s very clear. Stay away from takfir (placing someone out of the fold of Islam). When you see a person you don’t know there seal.

Part 5:

My notes: Don’t have contempt for anyone, becuase they could be a friend of God. We should want good for our enemies. A yemeni tribe refused Islam against the Prophet (saas). The Prophet (saas) made dua for guidance after they rejected Islam. The Prophet (saas) was calling Abu Sufyan for 20 years. Rising above our human nature and getting rid of our anger. You can’t say who’s going to hell. Surah Nisa:115 (proof of Ijma) [not sure if it’s right]. The jamaa is the rightly guided scholars not the Muslims. Ahlus sunna wal jamma is the majority of schlars.


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  • 23 Responses for "Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – Aqeedah of Ahlus Sunna wal Jamma"

    1. someone June 27th, 2007 at 1:54 pm

      MashAllah! amazing advice from shaykh Hamza Yusuf!may Allah Ta’ala reward him generously and protect him.ameen

    2. jinnzaman June 27th, 2007 at 5:47 pm

      Does anyone know what Sharh is relying upon? Or is it just the text? If its just the text, why’s it 30 dollassssssss!!!!!!!!!

      :broke law student:

      😥

      Who wants to buy me one?

      😛

    3. adil June 27th, 2007 at 5:50 pm

      im gonna get it pretty soon iA.

      you can borrow it when ur done.

    4. aysha June 27th, 2007 at 7:15 pm

      JUST GOT IT, HAVEN’T STARTED YET BUT NOW I’M EXCITED TOO 😉

    5. LoveProphet June 28th, 2007 at 6:37 am

      Looks nice but man its expensive.
      I heard Imam Maydani’s sharh is also coming out soon Insha’Allah.

    6. adil June 28th, 2007 at 4:50 pm

      you guys hear about Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf’s commentary on Al-Fiqh Al-Akhbar?

      It should be coming out soon, inshaAllah.
      that is, if its not already out.

      any thoughts?

    7. mehnaz miraj gibson June 28th, 2007 at 7:18 pm

      I need to be educated. Could someone please tell me why everyone is so upset with the sufi’s?

    8. asif June 28th, 2007 at 11:48 pm

      adil on June 28, 2007 at 4:50 pm said:

      you guys hear about Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf’s commentary on Al-Fiqh Al-Akhbar?

      It should be coming out soon, inshaAllah.
      that is, if its not already out.

      any thoughts?

      I believe Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf’s commentary on Al-Fiqh Al-Akhbar is coming out the 2nd week in august insha’Allah.

    9. asif June 28th, 2007 at 11:50 pm

      asif on June 28, 2007 at 11:48 pm said:

      I believe Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf’s commentary on Al-Fiqh Al-Akhbar is coming out the 2nd week in august insha’Allah.

      oops…forgot this
      whitethreadpress.com

    10. MrEspy June 29th, 2007 at 8:49 pm

      yo…do the survey from this post…holla back w/ the results!!!

      http://mrespy.blogspot.com/2007/06/ecological-footprint.html

    11. MrEspy June 29th, 2007 at 8:50 pm

      oh…and I promise that the interview will be coming up VERY SOON!!!!

    12. Würge-Musel June 30th, 2007 at 7:31 am

      Hello brothers and sisters,

      i was shocked as i saw this blog: http://www.assigranten.blogspot.com/. The blogger, named Eckehard L. from Schwelm in Germany, says that Allah is a pig and a child-rapist and that every moslem has to be killed. Im very shocked of this words.

      What can we do against this?

      Some friendly people of Germany watch his blog: http://cawatch.beeplog.com

      Best Regards
      Würge-Musel
      Allahu Akbar

    13. Messermusel June 30th, 2007 at 9:27 am

      Allahu akbar brothers!

      [edited, whoever posted this, please stay off the crack]

      allahu akbar

      osama!

    14. Adam June 30th, 2007 at 10:18 pm

      You know how to read? Since when?

    15. Yaser June 30th, 2007 at 11:50 pm

      Excellent interview. On a side note, does anyone know who was reciting the burdah in the beginning and the end?

    16. jinnzaman July 1st, 2007 at 6:40 am

      Messermusel,

      You, my friend, are an idiot.

    17. Ahmed , Abdulkadir, A July 1st, 2007 at 9:23 pm

      ohh woow Hamza yusuf is covering Aqeedah now is heee….???! i think he did a talk in Birmingham UK dont no how the turn out was but Yasir Qadhi is to return to the UK this summer to do Aqeedah Talk and publish book on it too! its almost like watching a tennis match Heads turning from left to right, if your in the UK make sure to check it out in ur local mosque for leaflets!

    18. Mujahideen Ryder July 2nd, 2007 at 8:56 am

      Ahmed , Abdulkadir, A on July 1, 2007 at 9:23 pm said:

      ohh woow Hamza yusuf is covering Aqeedah now is heee….???! i think he did a talk in Birmingham UK dont no how the turn out was but Yasir Qadhi is to return to the UK this summer to do Aqeedah Talk and publish book on it too! its almost like watching a tennis match Heads turning from left to right, if your in the UK make sure to check it out in ur local mosque for leaflets!

      The differenc is Sh. Yasir Qadhi will not disagree with al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf’s brook covers the entire Sunni spectrum, alhamdulillah.

    19. abdulhaqq July 2nd, 2007 at 6:32 pm

      Messermusel on June 30, 2007 at 9:27 am said:

      Allahu akbar brothers!

      [edited, whoever posted this, please stay off the crack]

      allahu akbar

      osama!

      You’re a government agent. Or an idiot. Or both.

    20. Muslim August 7th, 2007 at 3:34 am

      mehnaz miraj gibson on June 28, 2007 at 7:18 pm said:

      I need to be educated. Could someone please tell me why everyone is so upset with the sufi’s?

      These are issues to do with tawhid and sunnah (or lack thereof).

    21. salman April 7th, 2009 at 9:33 am

      Aqidah Tahawiyyah actually a high level book in aqidah. People don’t realise because everyone agrees with it, however as we have gotten further away from its time you see people have explained it in so many different ways. If you want to learn I would start with a more simple book, and move onto this, that way you see where Imam Tahawiyyah was coming from, and not fall victim to new interpretations of it.

    22. mohammed June 9th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

      I have tertiary syphilis.

    23. Jawad June 12th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

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      So everyone be carefull….

      The very name is so offending and insulting to the SACRED word of QURAN and Hadith….

      Anyone who join this website with goodwiill will might die on KUFR..InshaAllah I will ask for FATWA from some respectable Sheikh.

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