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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He was a brilliant grammarian and philologist but his major discipline was mastery of the primary sources of Islam, the Qur’an and the Sunna.

He does not refute anyone with arguments; rather, he relies on the authority of such illustrious men as Abu Hanifah, whose creed is the basis of his own treatise. Cover to cover, this is an indispensable translation of an indispensable classical text that Sh.

Hamza Yusuf includes are very beneficial and are free of the partisan attacks unfortunately found in most other English translations of Tahawi’s creed. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The necessity of creedal formulas to emerge subsequently after the time of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and his companions was largely brought on by: We are not, however, extreme in our love for any one of them.

We do not interpret any of it to accord with our opinions, nor do we presume any of it to accord with our whims. Though they are of two different works, the historical role that Imam al-Tahawi played in the Hanafi school makes them complementary. You’ll find essential background history and details related to Imam al-Tahawi and the conditions he lived in. We love just and trustworthy people and we loathe oppressive and treacherous people.


Imam tahavi talks about what it means to be a muslim and what it means to be a sunni ahl-e-sunnat wal-jamat. Sheikh Hamza has applied his eloquence of both the Arabic and English languages into making a great rendition, with included notes for guidance, that is accessible for a wide range of people.

The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi

It’s important to have some inkling of this background history before delving into Islamic theology. Nothing is like Him. 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. Loving them is essential to twhawi, faith, and spiritual excellence, and hating them amounts to infidelity, hypocrisy, and extremism.

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The Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi

We loathe those who loathe them, and we only mention their merits. This book is cut from that cloth. Open Preview See a Problem? May 26, Ainun Najib rated it it was amazing. Published April 1st by Zaytuna Institute first published Shaykh Hamza says, “to present a basic creedal primer for Muslims to learn quickly and without disputation.

Hamza has attempted to avoid controversy with this translation making it universally useful as a textbook in Islamic studiesthe individuals who have appropriated Imam Tahawi’s creed as their own while they deny many of its implications have nonetheless have imak Sh. A Creed book which has been the subject of untold numbers of Commentary’s and explanations over the centuries.

I’m so glad this had been translated! An necessary asset for Muslims. This is an essential text that should ideally be studied under a qualified teacher with an unbroken chain of teaching authority and transmission back to the original author Imam al-Tahawi as it is scant on commentary and elaborations.

Mar 23, Shannen rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Thank God it was translated, and hopefully inshaAllah we can get more works like this done, like a Seerah book of some sorts. His creed can be viewed as a distillation of Quranic doctrine, a gleaning of the principal points of faith that every Muslim should know.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Very well translated, very easy to understand. The notes that Sh. It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise – they are the foundation of the Book – and others unspecific.

Any claim to prophecy after him is deviation and heresy. I hope it becomes ‘in print’ once again soon.

To the m What is the Creed of Imam al-Tahawi in summary? Hamza’s unbelievable effort in translation and this contribution is remarkable, there were a few things that were translated that brought up questions though and may be some words that were used in certain places that seemed to be a stretch. 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.

The Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi : Hamza Yusuf :

It is well written, and enjoyable to read. As the Mufti of Bahrain, Dr.

Preservation of traditional Islam became paramount, and thus shortly after, the emergence of the Ashari, Tahawi, Maturidi schools came forth to both preserve and disseminate Islamic orthodox religion.

But those firm in knowledge say, “We believe in it. It is easy to understand and learn, however as advised by the translator, “it should be studied with a qualified teacher” p.