Al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah

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Al-ʿAqīdah aṭ-Ṭaḥāwiyya Arabic: العقيدة الطحاوية ‎ or "The Fundamentals of Islamic Creed by the Imām aṭ-Ṭaḥāwī" is a single unifying treatise on Islamic creed that has historically been accepted by almost all Sunnī Muslims (Atharis, Ashʿarīs, Māturīdīs).[1] Several mainstream Sunni scholars have written about the Tahawiyyah creed, including a well-known explanation by Ibn Abī l-ʿIzz, one by the late Saudi Mufti Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd Allah ibn Baaz, and a commentary by Ibn al-Siraj al-Dimashqi al-Hanafi called Al-Qalā'id fī Sharḥī l-ʿAqā'id. It comprises 105 key points that list the essential matters in the creed of the Ahlus Sunnah wa`l Jama`ah.[2]

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]

For the actual text see Al-Aqeedah al-Tahawiyyah


  1. ^ "Islamic Belief (Al-'Aqida)". Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  2. ^ at-Tahâwî, Imâm Abû Ja'far. Al-Aqeedah al-Tahawiyyah.