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(eBook - Islam) - General Precepts of Ahlus-sunnah

(eBook - Islam) - General Precepts of Ahlus-sunnah

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TABLE of CONTENTS
TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE
GENERAL PRECEPTS OF AHLUS-SUNNAH WAL JAMAA’AH
Author's PrefaceAuthor's IntroductionOne: Guidelines Employed in Deriving the CreedTwo: Tawheed in Knowledge and BeliefsThree: Tawheed in Intent and ObjectivesFour: Faith (Eemaan)Five: The Qur'aan and the Speech of AllaahSix: Pre-Decree and Pre-DestinationSeven: The Muslim Community and its LeadershipThe Most Distinctive Characteristics of Ahlus-Sunnah
TRANSLATOR'S APPENDICES:
The Role of the IntellectThe Meaning of Splitting-UpThe Distinction Between Splitting and Differing
 
TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE
Indeed all praise is for Allaah. We praise Him, seek His assistance and seekHis forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from the evil promptings of oursouls and from our evil actions. Whosoever Allaah guides, none can misguide;and whosoever Allaah leaves to stray, none can guide aright. I testify thatnone has the right to be worshiped except Allaah alone, having no partner;and I testify that Muhammad
sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
is His Slave and HisMessenger.To proceed:Allaah the Exalted has decreed that this Religion (deen) will continue toremain and that He will ensure its preservation. He, the Mighty and Majestic,said:
"Indeed We revealed this Reminder and it is We Whowill safeguard it."
[al-Hijr 15:91]
 
The Prophet
sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
said:
“There will not cease to be a group from my Ummahvictorious upon the truth, not being harmed by those whooppose them, until the command of Allaah comes, andthey are like that.”
[Reported by Muslim (no.1920) fromThawbaan
radiallaahu 'anhu
].
 
He
sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
also said:
“This knowledge will be carried by the trustworthy onesof each generation. They will expel from it thealteration of those going beyond bounds; the false claimsof the liars; and the false interpretations of theignorant ones.”
[Hasan: Reported by al-Bayhaqee inas-Sunanul-Kubraa (10/209). It was declared to be sound (hasan) byShaykh Saleem al-Hilaalee in al-Basaa'ir Dhawish-Sharaf (pp.113-114)].
 
This group, through whom Allaah will continue to safeguard this Religion, isalso the Saved-Sect; about whom the Messenger
sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam
 mentioned the following:
“Indeed the children of Israa
'
eel split up into seventy--two sects and my ummah will split-up into seventy-threesects; all of them are in the Fire, except one.” It was

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