“Get up and hurry in servitude to Allah and being with Him in the Home of Peace, without any tiredness, hardship or fatigue but by the nearest and easiest of paths. And this is by realizing that you are in a time between two times which is what constitutes your life, and this is the present time which is between what has passed and what is yet to come. Then that which has passed you can correct by repentance, remorse and seeking forgiveness. This is something in which there will be no tiredness, fatigue or any straining efforts required on your behalf.It is nothing but the action of the heart…And there is due from the servant to Allah, in every moment from his time, servitude which will advance him or bring him near to Allah. So if he spend his time in servitude to Allah, he will come closer to his lord and if he busies himself with desires or relaxation or inactivity, he will lag behind. And the servant never ceases either to be moving forward or falling behind and there is no stopping whilst on the path, ever”
The most important matter for every Muslim is the correctness of his beliefs. Islam is established on the basis of sound creed and it opposes all false superstitions and erroneous systems of belief. Thus, it is essential for every Muslim to make certain that his beliefs are in accordance with the Qur?an and authentic Sunnah.
Imaam Ahl al-Sunnah Abu Abdillah Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hanbal Rahimaullaah
Edited By Aboo Ibrahim
Shaykh Abu ‟AbdullâhYahyâ ibn Abil-Hasan ibn al-Banna narrated to us saying: My father Abuu ‟Ali al-Hasan ibn ‟Umar ibn al-Bannaa related to us, saying: Abul- Hussain ‟Ali ibn Muhammad ibn ‟Abdullaah ibn Bushrân al-Mu‟addil relatcd to us, saying: ‟Uthmaan ibn Ahmad ibn as-Sammak reported to us, saying: Abu Muhammad al-Husan ibn ‟Abdul-Wahhaab, Abun-Nabr narrated to us, reading it to him from his written copy in the month of Rabi’ul-Awwal, in the year two hundred and ninety-three (293H), who said: Abu Ja‟far Muhammad ibn Sulaiman al-Munqarî, in Basrah, related to us, saying: ‟Abdus ibn Malik al-‟Attar narrated to me, saying: I heard Abu ‟Abdullah Ahmad ibn Hanbal – radiallahu ’anhu – say:
The Fundamental Principles of the Sunnah with us are:
Holding fast to what the Sahaabah (Companions) of the Messenger of Allah were upon.
Taking them [and their way] as a model to be followed.
This book gives a clear explanation of the Muslim sound Creed which is the core of the religion of Islam, as the belief in Tawhid (monotheism) is the purpose for which Allah created both mankind and jinn, and thus, those whose belief in Tawhid is corrupt, are not considered Muslims. It is a commentary on the Book of Tawhid written by Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab.
In this book, Dr. Salih al Fawzan has projected light on doctrinal issues of utmost importance in a genuine and reader-friendly style. This translated version of the book fulfills a long-standing need on the part of English-speaking Muslims for a brief, introductory book in Tawhid. It is a valuable book for novice readers, be they Muslims or non-Muslims, who do not have thorough knowledge of the sound creed, The chapters of this book focus on major issues in Tawhid such as the definition of Tawhid, virtue of Tawhid, warning against acts of shirk (polytheism), the Prophet’s Maintenance of monotheism, and other topics.
Dr. Salih al Fawzan (born in 1935) has obtained a PhD in Islamic jurisprudence and has a high profile in teaching jurisprudence. He is a member of many academic institutions including the Board of Senior Ulema, the Permanent Committee for Fatwa and Research. He has written more than sixty published works covering Muslim Creed, Islamic jurisprudence and Muslim’s conduct.