Al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah

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Al-ʿAqīdah aṭ-Ṭaḥāwiyya Arabic: العقيدة الطحاوية ‎ is a popular exposition of Sunni doctrine written by the tenth-century Egyptian theologian and Hanafi jurist Abu Ja'far Ahmad at-Tahawi.[1] There are a number of Muslim commentaries of the Tahawiyyah including ones by Ibn Abī l-ʿIzz, 'Abd al-Ghani al-Maydani, Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd Allah ibn Baaz, Hamza Yusuf and Ibn al-Siraj al-Dimashqi al-Hanafi. It comprises 105 key points that list the essential matters in the creed of the Ahlus Sunnah wa`l Jama`ah.

The Unifying Creed of Imam Tahawi[edit]

The texts raises many points of creed that are essential matters and defines the belief of the Sunni Muslim, covering the topics;

  • On Tawhid
  • On Prophet Muhammad
  • On the Qur'an
  • On the Mi'raj
  • On Al Kawthar
  • On Intercession
  • On the Covenant
  • On Taqdir
  • On the Throne and Chair
  • The Status of Ibrahim and Musa
  • On the Books of Allah
  • On the Muslim and Mu'min
  • On the Messengers
  • In General

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Vincent J. Cornell, Voices of Islam: Voices of tradition, p 208. ISBN 0275987337
  2. ^ Yusuf, Hamza (2008), The Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi, Oxford: Zaytuna Institute (1 Oct 2008) 
  3. ^ Cornell, Vincent J. (1 Dec 2006), Voices of Islam: Voices of tradition, Praeger