The Correct Aqeedah

Reference: Fataawaa Al-Lajnah Ad-Daa‘imah Lil Buhooth Al ‘Ilmiyyah Wal Iftaa’, [Question no. (7503) vol:3/246-247] 3rd edition, 1999 CE 1419 H

Question: What is obligatory for a muslim to know in the Aqeedah (belief) in order for him to actually be a true Muslim?

Response: Muslims vary with regards to the level of their intellects, and in the amount of free time that they have, and also in the amount of things that keep them busy in their day-to-day lives.

They may also differ with regards to how easy or difficult they find learning. So that which may be obligatory upon one Muslim, may not necessarily be obligatory upon another. But the least that is obligatory upon every Muslim to know is: belief in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers and the Final Day, and also belief in the pre-decree, the good of it and the bad of it, and likewise its sweetness and bitterness. And that he understands that in general.

He must also bear witness to the testimony that ‘none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah’, and the meaning of this testimony should be understood, even if is a general understanding.

One must also establish the prayer, and give the Zakat (the annual charity to the poor) and the giving of this charity is in relation to those who are rich.

One must fast the month of Ramadan and make the Hajj (Pilgrimage) to ‘The Sacred House’ for whomsoever has the ability to do so.

Then understanding the wisdoms of that with which one may be tested by way of afflictions, thereby acting upon whatsoever is permissible from it and avoiding that which is impermissible while at the same time staying away from everything which Allah has prohibited for his slaves.

One should also frequently recite the noble Qur’an and also read some of the books that are upon the methodology of the ‘Salaf’, such as the explanation of Al-Aqeedah At-Tahaawiyyah, by Ibn Abee Al-‘Izz and also the book Zaad Al-Ma’aad, by Ibnul-Qayyim, and other books similar to these so that one may increase in his knowledge of ‘aqeedah.

Success is with Allah, and may Allah send His blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and companions.


العقيدة الصحيحة

المرجع: فتاوى اللجنة الدائمة للبحوث العلمية و الإفتاء ج 3 ص246-247 الطبعة الثالثة 1419

السؤال: ما الذي يجب على المسلم علمه من العقيدة حتى يكون مسلماً حقاً ؟

الجواب:المسلمون يتفاوتون في مقدرتهم العقلية وفى فراغهم ومشاغلهم الحيوية وفى تيسر طرق التعلم وصعوبتها، فيجب على مسلم ما لا يجب على الآخر، واقل ما يجب من ذلك على كل مكلف الأيمان بالله وملائكته وكتبة ورسله واليوم الآخر والإيمان بالقدر خيره وشره حلوه ومره، وفهم معنى ذلك إجمالا، والنطق بشهادة أن لا اله إلا الله وان محمداً رسول الله وفهم معناها ولو إجمالا، واقام الصلاة وإيتاء الزكاة بالنسبة للأغنياء، وصوم رمضان وحج البيت الحرام لمن استطاع إليه سبيلا ً، ثم معرفة حكم ما يبتلى به من النوازل، ليقدم على ما يجوز منها ويجتنب ما لا يجوز منها مع الحذر من كل ما حرم الله على عباده،

وأكثر من تلاوة القرآن الكريم مع قراءة بعض الكتب السلفية: كشرح الطحاوية لابن أبى العز، وزاد المعاد لابن القيم ونحوها لتزداد علماً في ذلك

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