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Knowledge Seeker’s Bus Stop

I  am in the process of compiling and have compiled the following resources according to the methodology recommended by Sh. Bakr Aboo Zayd in his work , The Etiquettes of Seeking Knowledge’, on pp. 38. I have spent ages searching for free online resources myself, saved them, and having lost them subsequently and have gotten terribly frustrated and lost all my energy that I sorely needed in order to study. I have seen several people ask for resources on several forums which also wastes the time of the questioner and those who reply because really those are repeated questions. I am also not happy that the main ‘hub’ of knowledge-related resources  is a website of people whose ‘Aqeedah is not as it should be. Considering all these issues and more, I thought I would create this page so that I have all the resources under one umbrella to aid me and all those who are in need. Please feel free to share this page with others inshaa’Allah. Please note that the resources shared in gray font are not from the recommendations in Sh. Bakr Aboo Zayd’s book. May Allah SWT accept it from me, make it as a source of light on Siraat and accept the dedication of all those who wish to learn.Ameen.

Wasalamu ‘alaykum warahmatullah,

-UmmS.

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AQEEDAH

I. Tawheed of ‘Ibaadah

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1. al-Usool ath-Thalaathah – The Three Fundamental Principles

Author: Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Bin Abdul-Wahhaab رحمه الله

Description:

The book Thalaathatul-Usool (The Three Fundamentals) is a book of `Aqeedah (Creed) which was written for the purpose of letting the Muslims know what he is required to know, based on the three questions which he will be asked in the grave. The text is based on Qur’aan and the authentic Sunnah and is essential for all Muslims to read and understand.

Resources:

|Thalaathatul Usool (Arabic pdf)| Thalaatul Usool (English pdf )|Audio| Explanatory Lectures by Abu Abdissalam|

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2.  Qawaa’id al-Arba’ah – The Four Fundamental Principles

Author: Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Bin Abdul-Wahhaab رحمه الله

Description: 

This small treatise Al-Qawaa’id Al-Arba’ (The Four Principles), is a book of `Aqeedah (Creed) based on the Qur’aan and the authentic Sunnah. It follows on from his book Al-Usool At-Thalaatha (The Three Fundamentals) and deals with the correct understand of tawheed (monotheism) and its opposite – shirk which may take one out of the fold of Islaam. Hence, the necessity of understanding what it is so that it may be avoided.

Resources:

|Qawaa’id al-Arba’ah (Arabic pdf)|Qawaa’id al-Arba’ah (English pdf)|Audio| Explanatory Lectures by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh|

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3. Kashf ash-Shubuhaat – The Removal of the Doubts

Author:  Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Bin Abdul-Wahhaab رحمه الله

Description:

This work, which is a detailed explanation of one of Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab’s most important works, deals with explaining and refuting the evidences that were used by certain Muslim groups of his time to justify acts of shirk (the act of associating partners with Allah). It is entitled Kashf al-Shubuhat, which literally translates as: ‘The Clearing of Doubts’. lion Abd al-Wahhab intended in this work to expose the falsity and speciousness of these arguments by proving that the pagans whom the Prophet ( fought utilised the exact same arguments and fell prey to the same reasoning as these modern practitioners of shirk did. It is one of the most advanced works on the subject, and over a dozen different arguments and evidences used to justify shirk are presented and then refuted.

Resources:

|Kashf ash-Shubuhaat (Arabic pdf)| Kashf ash-Shubuhaat (English pdf) |

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4. Kitab at-Tawheed

Author:  Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Bin Abdul-Wahhaab رحمه الله

Description:

The book, as the title suggets, deals with the subject of worshipping Allah alone without associating partners with Him. The author highlights many matters that have become common among Muslims even though they are clearly acts of shirk or associating partners with Allah. Not only is this book distinguished due to the importance of the subject matter but also due to the methodology adopted by the author for which he is well known. The reader will find that the majority of the book consists of verses of the Qur’an, ahadith of the Prophet (pbuh), and sayings of the early Muslims.

Resources

|Kitab at-Tawheed – القول السديد شرح كتاب التوحيد (Arabic pdf)| Kitab at-Tawheed (English pdf) |

  • Commentaries and Explanations:
    • Books:

|By Sh. Saleh Bin Fawzaan al-Fawzaan(English pdf)|

|Fath al Majeed – Divine Triumph by Sh. Abdur Rahman Ibn Hasan Aal Ash-Shaykh (English pdf)|

    • Audio/Video

By Ustadh Murtaza Khan

|CD 1: Etiquettes of the student & teacher of knowledge| CD 2: Shirk- Its definition & its types (major & minor)| CD 3: Kufr- Its definition & its types; Nifaq (hypocrisy)| CD 4: Study of al-Jahiliyah, al-Fisq & ad-Dalaal; Apostasy| CD 5: Knowledge of the unseen; Magic & fortune-telling; Sacrifices; Rulings of statues & symbols of remembrance| CD 6: Ruling on nationalism and ‘isms’; Use of ruqyah & amulets| CD 7: Loving the Prophet;Importance of sending salah & salam upon him| CD 8: Virtues of the household and the companions of the Prophet| CD 9: Bid’ah (innovation) – Its meaning, types and ruling| CD 10: Stance of Ahlus-Sunnah towards innovators; Current innovations.|

By Ustadh Feiz

|Part 1| Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4| Part 5 | Q & A and Other Related Lectures |

By Ustadh Yasir Qadhi

|Fundamentals of Faith Series|

By Ustadh Salim al Amry

|Short Explanatory Videos|

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II. Tawheed Al-Asmaa was-Sifaat

1. Al ‘Aqeedah al Waasitiyyah

Author: Shaykhul Islam ibnu Taimiyyah  رحمه الله

Description

The classical and most excellent work of Shaikh ul-Islaam summarising the creed of the Salaf, Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah with evidence from the Quraan and Sunnah.

Resources

  • Books

|Al ‘Aqeedah al Waasitiyyah (English pdf) with Commentary by Dr. Muhammad Khalil Harras|

  • Audio
By Dr. Ali al-Timimi

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2. Al ‘Aqeedah al Hamawiyyah

Author: Shaykhul Islam ibnu Taimiyyah  رحمه الله

Description:

One of the works on this subject is his “al‐Fatwaa al‐Hamawiyyah” which he wrote as an answer to a question presented to him in the Hijrah year of 698 from Hamaah, a place in ash‐Shaam. In it, he was asked what the scholars and Imaams of the religion say concerning the Aayaat and the Ahaadeeth of the Sifaat, or the attributes and characteristics of Allaah. So he answered in about 83 pages and due to which, he suffered trials and afflictions. May Allah reward him on behalf of Islaam and the Muslims with the best of rewards. Ameen. [Taken from the pdf below]

Resources

  • Books

|Al ‘Aqeedah al Hamawiyyah (English pdf) with Explanation of Sh. Ibn al-‘Uthaymeen|

  • Audio

By Dr. Ali al-Timimi

| Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4|

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3. Similar Content to Al ‘Aqeedah ad-Tadmuriyyah in Omm al Baraheen

Author: Shaykh Hamid al ‘Ali

Description:

Discusses the same subject as Shaykhul Islam ibnu Taimiyyah  رحمه الله’s Al ‘Aqeedah ad-Tadmuriyyah. Approximately a 100 pages long. It is the Salafi version of the famous Ash’ari book.

Resources

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4. Sharh al-‘Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah – The Creed of at-Tahawi

Author: Ibn ‘Izz Al-Hanafi رحمه الله

Description:

Commentary by Allamah Ibn ‘Izz Al-Hanafi on Imam Tahawi’s Al-Aqeedah At-Tahawiyah. About the Author: A Hanafi Jurist, born in Taha (that’s where Tahawi came from), a town in Upper Egypt. Both of his parents were learned and attended Imam Ash-Shafai’s lectures. Became a Hadith scholar, but also developed an interest in Hanafi Fiqh. Thus, he was both– a Muhaddith and a Faqih. He wrote many books, mostly on Fiqh. Compiled a brief list of Core Beliefs of Ahl-al-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah, now known as Sharh al-‘Aqidah at-Tahawiyyah. Imam At-tahawi said about this compilation: “This is a presentation of the beliefs of ahl-al-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah…”

Resources:

Note: Please be advised that in order to use the resources above, a qualified knowledgeable person of the right ‘Aqeedah must be consulted. I hereby take no responsibility for any of the documents above.

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ADDITIONAL AQEEDAH RESOURCES

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ARABIC GRAMMAR

1. Al-‘Ajurumiyyah

Resources

General Advice & Motivation

Articles/Posts

Audio/Video

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Beneficial Books/Articles

  • Pitfalls in the Quest for Knowledge by Sh.Salman b. Fahd al-Oadah: |Download E-Book|
  • Juristic Principles Concerning the non-Mujtahid by Alomgir Ali: |Part 1| Part 2 |
  • The Etiquettes of the Seeker of Knowledge by Ibn Jamāʿah (R) – Excerpts from Tadhkirat al-Sāmiʿ wa al-Mutakallim fī Ādāb al- ʿĀlim wa al-Mutaʿallim: | Part 1| Part 2| Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 |

8 comments on “Knowledge Seeker’s Bus Stop

  1. asalamualaykum sis,
    Would you happen to know of a hadith search engine for English-users?

    jazakiallahu khair :)

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