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In the Name of Allah.

the Compassionate, the Merciful,


Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Universe,
and Peace and Prayers be upon Muhammad,
His Final Prophet and Messenger.

This is our Aqeedah


Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi

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�This is our �aqidah . Whoever possesses two eyes then let him read and whoever
possesses hearing then let him listen!� All praise is for Allah, the Lord of the
worlds, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful, the Master of the Day of
Judgment. May the salah and the salam be upon the seal of the Prophets and
Messengers and upon all of his family and companions. To proceed: This is a
summary of what we believe in and what we worship Allah with from the most
important areas of the din . I wrote it in my jail cell after it had reached me
that there were some people who were ascribing things to us and putting words in
our mouths that we have never said; in particular, in the areas of kufr and iman .
Before this, I was never concerned with writing about the likes of this subject.
That is because our scholars have sufficed and fulfilled in that.

In addition, the seeker of truth who is fair is able to become familiar with our
statements from out detailed books. I was not concerned with this until it was
requested of me by some of the brothers in tawhid that would often visit us in
prison. That was after they came across people who were not clear about our
statements in some of the areas of kufr and iman, therefore, I hastened and
responded to that noble brother�s request for the sake of outlining the issues and
familiarizing others with the general and most important things that we believe
and have faith in. Perhaps by that, I can shut the door on those that seek out
game in some generalized statements or quote us as saying what we have not said,
or to ascribe to us and hold us to implications that are not from our way;
especially given the fact that I know that many beginning students of knowledge
have access to our books and that some issues may confuse them, especially some of
the itlaqat and generalizations that they may read in our da�wah books wherein in
many of them we address the tawaghit and their likes from the legislators and
their allies from the armies of shirk and partnership and those like them whom
Allah has commanded us to proclaim disavowal from them and to censure them. So
perhaps we kept some of the texts of threat unrestricted and upon their apparent
meaning without interpretation. Or maybe we generalized rulings upon a certain
type of action and thus, the weak student of knowledge was not capable of
differentiating between that and leveling the ruling upon specific individuals.
Maybe we kept some all-inclusive unrestricted statements upon their apparent
meanings without any elucidation and interpretation so that it would be more
effective in repelling those who were being addressed of those whose crutch is
seeking out concessions and points of exit that cause the destruction of sins to
become belittled.

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