Imam Abu Ja’far Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Azdi al-Tahawi was born in AH 32; when Imam Ibn. 1. The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi by Hamza Yusuf; Page The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi. SKU# TB $ Description; Reviews (0). This product is sold out. A new edition reprint in Winter God willing. The Creed of Imam Tahawi (29 classes). Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Ninowy & Shaykh Abdur Rahman teach the work of Imam Al-Tahawi.

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Sheikh Hamza also takes on the issue of why something like The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi was needed, why did Sunni Muslims need to codify their beliefs and engage in philosophical and theological discourse Which is something the early generations of Muslims never did?

Ever careful with what he goes to press with, his translation is brilliant and helps those who cannot access the Arabic. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! It’s important to learn the why’s of the cause the subject came to be before learning the why’s and how’s of the subject itself, simply because it gives both referential and big picture understanding of the subject when studied.

Though they are of two different works, the historical role that Imam al-Tahawi played in the Hanafi school makes them complementary. Hamza Yusuf includes are very beneficial and are free of the partisan attacks unfortunately found in most other English translations of Tahawi’s creed. His creed can be viewed as a distillation of Quranic doctrine, a gleaning of the principal points of faith that every Muslim should know.

You are commenting using your WordPress. That and the permanent absence of a true guide and living example were all reasons to codify traditional creed into written formulas. It was actually beautiful.

Generations later this was not the case and due to the aforementioned reasons, there was a need to preserve the true creed whilst also being able to teach it enmasse to others. Some of the footnotes could easily be expanded upon into their own books as they can be incredibly thorough. And no one knows its [true] interpretation except Allah. And whatever afflicts him could not have missed him. What is the Creed of Imam al-Tahawi in summary?


Great treatise, good for multiple reads and reference. After scanning another translation of this wonderful work, I felt the need to add the following: The Ascension is true. Apr 11, Tuscany Bernier rated it it was amazing.

I’ll update and let you all know what else is juicy about it. He talks about what beliefs we should have as muslims, what’t the extent of our knowledge of Allah swt, and how to resolve some of the paradoxes we develop due to lack of knowledge. Nor do we dissociate from any of them. It occupies the highest respect in my collection of books as it is from where I take the articulation of my creed in one hundred and thirty points.

I usually avoiding such discussions in my reviews, but I had to make an exception with this one. Nizam Yaqubi has said, “Out of several translations of Imam al-Tahawi’s creed available in the market, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf’s is, in my opinion, by far the best rendition to date of this famous and very important treatise.

The Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi

He is the finality of the prophets, the paragon of the pious, the master of the messengers, and the beloved of the Lord of all worlds. No trivia or quizzes yet. May 26, Ainun Najib rated it it was amazing.

I recommend this for Non-Muslims wanting to know what Muslims believe and for Muslims who are wondering as well!

This is great for people looking to convert to Islam to obtain an understanding of what being Muslim actually means. They condemn mainstream scholarship for their “interpretations” and “distortions” while they themselves are guilty of what they accuse their opponents of. Share Email Facebook Twitter. Nothing is like Him. It’s amazing for such a short book, you can get a deep understanding of the origins of Islamic theology, and its contemporary status and implications.

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Email required Address never made public. Sheikh Hamza’s commentary and notes are also essential. Suuuchhhh an amazing read. The straight-forwardness of the translation and the minimalist commentary makes this work extremely practical and extremely useful as a reference work – the first of Zaytuna’s curriculum series. But hey, it’s creed, so it’s the real stuff, and the stuff no one ever wants to talk about, let alone learn.

Translations of Imam Al-Tahawi’s creed can be found all over the internet; but Sheikh Hamza’s translation does the text justice. Imam tahavi talks about what it means to be a muslim and what it means to be a sunni ahl-e-sunnat wal-jamat. In this book you will find the pure and precise articulation of Muslim creed. View all 4 comments. This is especially so when you compare this translation to another translation entitled “The Muslim Creed”, which is clearly more guilty of the translation choices that Sh.

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The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi by أبو جعفر الطحاوي

We believe in the miracles of the saints as conveyed and verified by trustworthy narrators. Thank God it was translated, and hopefully inshaAllah we can get more works like this done, like a Seerah book of some sorts. New From Stock In Uk.