Useful books for understanding `Aqidah


Q 1: What are the useful books for understanding ‘Aqidah (creed)?

A: Books that are useful for understanding ‘Aqidah and similar topics vary according to the readers’ understanding, cultures, and educational levels. Thus, each person seeking to read in this field should ask the advice of scholars who are aware of their status, aptitude and assimilation of knowledge.Among the useful books on ‘Aqidah in general: “Al-‘Aqidah Al-Wasitiyyah” and the commentaries written on it; “Sharh Al-‘Aqidah Al-Tahawiyyah”; “Kitab Al-Tawhid” by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab and its commentaries “Sharh Al-Majid” and “Taysir Al-‘Aziz Al-Hamid”; “Kashf Al-Shubuhat and “Thalathat Al-Usul” both written by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab; “Al-Tadmuriyyah” and “Al-Hamawiyyah” by the Shaykh of Islam Ibn Taymiyyah; the book titled “Al-Tawhid” by by Ibn Khuzaymah and “Al-Qasidah Al-Nuniyyah” and its commentary.It is worth mentioning that the greatest and noblest of all books is the Glorious Qur’an. The Qur’an is the best embodiment of the true ‘Aqidah and it shows the falsity of anything that contradicts it. We recommend its frequent recitation and contemplation of its meanings. Indeed, the Qur’an includes guidance, enlightenment, a call to doing all that is good and a warning against every evil. Allah (Exalted be He) says (what means): Verily, this Qur’ân guides to that which is most just and right . (Part No. 2; Page No. 258) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.