Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed
7 Hours 41 Mins and 12 Hours 27 Mins
The creed of Imam al-Tahawi, al Bayan al Sunnah wa’l Jama’ah, commonly known as the Al Aqida al-Tahawiyya is the masterpiece on the Aqida of Ahl as Sunna wa’l Jama’ah penned by the renowned 3rd Century Theologian, Muhaddith and jurist, Imam Abu Ja’far Ahmad bin Muhammad al-Azdi al-Tahawi al-Hanafi. It is the widely accepted Aqida work dealing with the beliefs of Ahl us Sunnah wa’l Jama’ah (Sunni Islam) stemming back over a period well exceeding a millennium. Tahawi’s “Doctrine” (al-’Aqida), though small in size, is a basic text for all times, listing what a Muslim must know and believe and inwardly comprehend. There is consensus among the Companions, the Successors and all the leading Islamic authorities such as the four Imams and their authoritative followers on the doctrines enumerated in this work, which are entirely derived from the undisputed primary sources of Religion, the Holy Qur'an and the confirmed Hadith. Being a text on Islamic doctrine, this work sums up the arguments set forth in those two sources to define sound belief, and likewise, the arguments advanced in refuting the views of sects that have deviated from the Sunna.
In this audio compilation, Shaykh Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed (Hafidhahullah), explains the points in the text with relevant evidences from the Qur’an, Sunnah and the sayings of classical scholars; with an outline of some of the various deviant sects that arose and those who departed from Ahl us Sunnah wa’l Jama’ah in their claim to adhere to this very text especially in this age of mass confusion.
The legacy of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), his sayings, actions and tacit approval/disapproval remains in the hearts of millions of Muslims around the world today. His pure example is practiced across the globe by people of all colours, cultures and races. The codification of Shari’ah (Islamic Law) is based primarily on the Qur’an followed by the Ahadith (Traditions) of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
The science of Hadith extends more than a millennium and is not an effortless science to Master. There are many branches within it which further divide into sub-branches, which goes to show the intricacy and ardour of scholars throughout the ages, who have dedicated their lives in the preservation of the Prophetic Traditions.
In this audio compilation, Shaykh Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed (hafidhahullah) has illustrated an oral introduction to the Science of Hadith. The keen student will get to grasp the basic preliminary level of ‘Ulum al-Hadith with the aid of an attached PDF file entitled “coursepack.pdf”. The course is on parity to that of the 8th century Imam Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani’s work “Nukhbat al-Fikr”.