A concise explanation of four basic texts of Aqeedah

A series of lessons in which a brief synopsis, breakdown and benefits of four important texts of Aqeedah are studied. The four texts are:

  1. Al-Usool Ath-Thalaatha (The Three Fundamental Principles)
  2. Al-Qawaa’id Al-Arba’ (The Four Fundamental Principles)
  3. Al-Usool As-Sittah (The Six Fundamental Principles)
  4. Nawaaqidh Al-Islam (The Invalidators of Islam)

Whilst listening to the lessons below, the following workbook can be downloaded and printed: Download Workbook

 


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Lesson Twenty Nine: In this lesson you will learn: The 4th matter which invalidates a person’s Islam: whoever believes that the laws of Islam are not complete, perfect or relevant; believing that the guidance or laws of others are better or more complete that the laws of Islam; the ruling upon a person who accepts the Qur’an but rejects the Sunnah; when does a person disbelieve when ruling by man-made laws? Download Lesson 29

 

 


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Lesson One: In this lesson you will learn: Introduction to the series: What is the meaning of Tawheed? What is the difference between Tawheed and Aqeedah? Reasons why we study Tawheed? The distinction of these four texts. A brief biography of Imaam Muhammad Ibn AbdulWahhab At-Tameemee; A Hadeeth which mentions the virtue of the tribe of Tameem. Download Lesson 1


Lesson Two: [Beginning of the 1st treatise] In this lesson you will learn: A synopsis of the treatise Al-Usool Ath-Thalaatha; The different sections of this treatise; The three questions in the grave; an explanation of Basmalah; The importance of knowledge; Soorat Al-Asr; The statement of Imaam Al-Bukhaaree “knowledge precedes speech and action. Download Lesson 2


Lesson Three: In this lesson you will learn: Three important obligations: Allah created us for a purpose and sent Messengers to show us how to fulfil this purpose; Allah is not pleased with any form of Shirk; from the right of Tawheed is to love and hate for the sake of Allah. Download Lesson 3


Lesson Four: In this lesson you will learn: The meaning of Rabb; The principle: Tawheed Ar-Ruboobiyyah necessitates Tawheed Al-Uloohiyyah; The first command and the first prohibition in the Qur’an. Download Lesson 4


Lesson Five: In this lesson you will learn: An explanation of different types of Worship – Conditions to ask others for help; what is the true meaning of Tawakkul; when is a person permitted to fear others besides Allah; How do we know when an action is ‘Ibaadah (Worship)? Download Lesson 5


Lesson Six: In this lesson you will learn: The meaning of ‘Deen’; The three different levels of our religion; The meaning of the word ‘Islam’; The meaning of Laa ilaaha illa Allah and its two pillars; The meaning of ‘Muhammad Rasoolullah’; What the two testimonies of Islaam necessitate; The importance of Salaah; The five pillars of Islaam. Download Lesson 6


Lesson Seven: In this lesson you will learn: The meaning of ‘Imaan’; What is the shyness which is from Imaan; The correct Imaan in Allah; What entails Imaan in the Angels, Books, Messengers and Final Day; Correct Imaan in the Decree of Allah; Allah has decreed all good and bad; Why evil cannot be attributed to Allah; The wisdom of Allah in allowing evil to take place; the difference between the worship of Awliyaa and the worship of ordinary MuslimsDownload Lesson 7


Lesson Eight: In this lesson you will learn: 30 benefits from the famous Hadeeth of Jibreel (alayhi as-salaam) – when he appeared in front of the Prophet and his Companions in the form of a man.Download Lesson 8


Lesson Nine: In this lesson you will learn: Basic Seerah of the Prophet; The meaning of the name “Muhammad”; the lineage of the Prophet and where the Arabs came from; why the Prophet called himself the “son of the two slaughtered fathers; the story of the first revelation and how he became a Prophet; the core message of his mission. Download Lesson 9


Lesson Ten: In this lesson you will learn: The meaning of Hijrah; The different types of Hijrah; The reason why the Hijrah is legislated; How to differentiate between Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Kufr; When is Hijrah recommended and when is it obligatory. Download Lesson 10


Lesson Eleven [Ending of the 1st treatise]: In this lesson you will learn: Evidences that the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam died); How the Prophet was washed, prayed over and buried after he died; Who the first Prophet was; The meaning of Taaghoot and their types. Download Lesson 11


Lesson Twelve [Beginning of the 2nd treatise]: In this lesson you will learn: A synopsis and breakdown of the treatise Al-Qawaaid Al-Arba’; The correct belief with regards to the ‘Arsh (throne) of Allah; how Allah protects a person in the Dunya and Akhirah; the meaning and importance of Barakah in our lives; the keys to happiness Download Lesson 12


Lesson Thirteen: In this lesson you will learn: Why Allah created us; What are the conditions for your Ibaadah to be accepted by Allah; What nullifies ‘Ibaadah; The dangers of Shirk. Download Lesson 13


Lesson Fourteen: In this lesson you will learn: Believing Allah is the Creator and Provider is not sufficient to be a Muslim; the correct meaning of ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allah’; Abu Jahl, Abu Lahab and the Polytheists at the time of the Prophet also believed that Allah is the only Creator and Provider. Download Lesson 14


Lesson Fifteen: In this lesson you will learn: The definition of Shafaa’ah and Tawassul, and the difference between them; the type of Tawassul which is legislated and the type of Tawassul which is Bid’ah and Shirk; The Quraysh only worshipped their idols as a form of intercession to Allah; Conditions for Shafaa’ah to be accepted by Allah; We affirm the Shafaa’ah of the Prophet on the Day of Resurrection Download Lesson 15


Lesson Sixteen: [Ending of the 2nd treatise] In this lesson you will learn: Evidences that that the Quraysh worshipped different types of deities including righteous people and prophets; why the Shirk of today is worse than the Shirk of early times; the obligation of removing any avenue to Shirk. Download Lesson 16


Lesson Seventeen: [Beginning of the 3rd treatise] In this lesson you will learn: A synopsis of Al-Usool As-Sittah (The 6 Fundamental Principles); A brief summary and breakdown of the treatise; Download Lesson 17


Lesson Eighteen: In this lesson you will learn: The first principle from Al-Usool As-Sittah; the definition of Ikhlaas; The difference between Ikhlaas and Tawheed; How every Ayah of the Qur’an relates to Tawheed Download Lesson 18


Lesson Nineteen: In this lesson you will learn: The importance of unity in Islam; evidences from the Qur’an and Sunnah regarding unity; Examples from the laws of the Sharee’ah which were legislated to promote unity – including aspects of the Prayer, transactions, marriage, social interactions etc… Download Lesson 19


Lesson Twenty: In this lesson you will learn: The principle of hearing, obeying and accepting the authority of the Muslim rulers, even if they have some corruption and oppression; the prohibition of rebelling against Muslim rulers.
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Lesson Twenty One: In this lesson you will learn: The principle of knowledge and scholars; what is knowledge? How can we recognise who the scholars are? What are the characteristics of the scholars? What a person should do if he does not know which scholars to take from; An advice to read Fataawa on a daily basis. Download Lesson 21


Lesson Twenty Two: In this lesson you will learn: The linguistic and Islamic definition of Walee and Wilaayah; Who are the Awliyaa? Aayaat and Ahadeeth which clarify our belief regarding the Awliyaa; How Shirk emanates from exaggerating the Awliyaa; The story of the first instance of Shirk in mankind; Download Lesson 22


Lesson Twenty Three: [End of the 3rd treatise] In this lesson you will learn: A clarification of the doubt utilised by some groups of innovation that the Qur’an and Sunnah can only be understood by a great scholar, not a common Muslim.Download Lesson 23


Lesson Twenty Four: [Beginning of the 4th treatise] In this lesson you will learn: An introduction to the treatise: Nawaaqidh Al-Islam (Invalidators of Islam); Why we study this treatise; The dangers of Takfeer; Some of the Fiqh rulings of Takfeer; The meaning of Nawaaqidh; A Prophetic strategy in teaching and education of enumerating points. Download Lesson 24


Lesson Twenty Five: In this lesson you will learn: The importance of knowing both good and evil (in order to avoid evil); 4 types of people with regards to knowing good and evil (by Ibn Al-Qayyim); A reading of the whole treatise. Download Lesson 25


Lesson Twenty Six: In this lesson you will learn: The 1st matter which invalidates a person’s Islam: Shirk; Its definition, types and levels; Does a good person, who did not accept Tawheed, enter Paradise? Download Lesson 26


Lesson Twenty ٍSeven: In this lesson you will learn: The 2nd matter which invalidates a person’s Islam: Interceders between a person and Allah (Waseelah); Meaning of Waseelah and Shafa’ah; Different types of Shafa’ah; An admonishment to attach your heart to Allah even when you are dependant on others; different types of Tawakkul (reliance); a reply to the doubts of people who commit Shirk in the guise of Waseelah. Download Lesson 27


Lesson Twenty Eight: In this lesson you will learn: The 3rd matter which invalidates a person’s Islam: Whoever does not affirm the disbelief of a Kaafir, or doubts his disbelief or validates their religion; Is it permitted to partake in the funeral service or memorial of a Kaafir? The misguidance of the call to the ‘Unity of religions’; Conditions for a Muslim man marrying a non-Muslim woman; Practical matters based on Takfeer of the Mushrikoon; interactions which are permitted between a Muslim and a Kaafir; Download Lesson 28

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He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire.

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