Theology

Tawheed: Recognition & Worship

Executive Summary   The very essence of Islam is the testimony that there is no god or deity except Allah and that the Prophet Muḥammad (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) is the Messenger of Allah.  It is the root of faith (al-‘Imān) from which other branches are built upon. There is no pantheon of gods and goddesses; there are no demi-gods, semi-divine beings and there is

The 'Dhikr' is Protected

Executive Summary   How do we know that the revelation that has reached us has been protected?  Does that protection only extend to the Qur’ānic text?  If it does, then what of the Prophetic Sunnah?  Is that not revelation also? Understanding how the revelation has been protected is a fundamental issue that one cannot be ignorant of.  Especially since this core issue fits into the wider matter of understanding and applying

Shahāda (2): Muḥammad is the Messenger of Allah

Executive Summary    Part 2 of 2, is the translation of chapter 7 from Part 1 (The Foundations of Deen and its Fundamental Maxims) of Kitāb at-Tawḥeed: A’sās al-Islām wa Ḥaqeeqat-at-Tawḥeed, by Professor Muḥammad bin Abdallah al-Mas’ari.  The latter half of the testimony of faith, ash-Shahāda, is outlined. This part of the proclamation relates to Muḥammad (peace and blessings be upon him) being the conveyer of Allah’s truth and words, in a manner that is

One side of the Holy Kaba with black cloth and gold banners

Executive Summary   This is a translation of chapter 6 from Part 1 (The Foundations of Deen and its Fundamental Maxims) of Kitāb at-Tawḥeed: A’sās al-Islām wa Ḥaqeeqat-at-Tawḥeed, by Professor Muḥammad bin Abdallah al-Mas’ari. It unpicks the precise meaning behind the first portion of the testimony of faith, ash-Shahāda, that there is no god or deity except Allah.  Examining why the testimony of faith begins with a negation (there is no god/deity)

sunrise over a silhouette of the mountains

Executive Summary   Presented for the first time in English is a translated short-selection of issues from the book of monotheism (Kitāb at-Tawḥeed) by Ibn Ḥazm.   The book of monotheism comprises book one of his magnum opus: Al-Muḥalla bil’Athār (The Adorned Treatise) and covers a total of ninety-one issues (Mas’āil). It is our intention to add to the number presented here, once the translation has been completed.  A summarised list