12th Apr2014

Kitab At-Tauhid

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Author: Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab

Kitab At-Tauhid is one of the best books on the subject of Tauhid (Monotheism) and ranks high in authenticity. In this book all the relevant verses of the Qur’an have been discussed reasonably, rationally, and sincerely. The essence of the Qur’an and Sunnah is placed in a very simple manner in this book.

Brief Biography of the Author – (Rahimahullah)

He is al-Imaam al-Mujaddid (Reformer of his era) – Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhaab ibn Sulaiman ibn ‘Alee ibn Ahmad ibn Raashid ibn Buraid at-Tamimi an-Najdee (W). He was born in the city of Uyainah, about 70 kilometres north-west of Riyaadh, in the year 1115 AH. He was from a highly respected religious family known for its scholarship.

He acquired his primary education from his learned father, and completed the memorization of the Qur’aan at the age of ten. He read books of Tafseer (explanation of the Qur’aan), Hadeeth [narrations of the Prophet (N)] and Fiqh (Jurisprudence), and early on became interested in the books of Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (W) and his noble student al-‘Allamah Ibnu-l-Qayyim (W).

After reaching the age of puberty, he travelled to Makkah to perform the Hajj, at which time he benefited from the scholars in Makkah. He also travelled to al-Madeenah, Basrah (Iraq) and other lands seeking knowledge of the Deen.

Al-Imaam Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhaab (W) authored many book, including Kitaab at-Tawheed, Kitaab al-Kabaa’ir (Major Sins), Usool al-Emaan (Fundamentals of Faith), Fadaa’il al-Qur’aan (Virtues of the Qur’aan), al-Usool ath-Thalaatha (the Three Fundamentals), al-Qawaa’id al-Arbaa’a (The Four Principles), al-Usool as-Sittah (the Six Foundations) and many other books, including this small essay under study (Nawaaqid al-Islam).

The Fundamentals of his blessed Da’wah (Call):

  • Calling the people to at-Tawheed
  • Warning the people against ash-Shirk
  • Strictly following the Qur’aan and Sunnah, the Righteous Predecessors of this Ummah (Sahaabah, etc.) and that which is relied upon from the sayings of theFour Imaams,
  • Avoiding at-Takfeer (declaring a Muslim to be out of Islam) – except with its proper conditions…
  • Avoiding taking anyone’s life – except in accordance with the Sharee’ah [a life for a life, etc.]

The Fruits of his blessed Da’wah (Call):

  • Establishment of an Islamic State,
  • Correction and Purification of the Islamic ‘Aqeedah from shirk, bid’ah, etc,
  • Extending the effect of this blessed Da’wah outside of the Arabian peninsular, to Egypt, Morroco, Yemen, Africa, India, etc,
  • Establishment of a scholarly movement and awareness – free from at-Taqleed al-A’maa (‘blind following’),
  • Activating a movement of authoring and publishing Islamic books.

He died in the year 1206 AH at the age of 91 – May Allah (swt) shower him with His Divine Favor, Mercy and Forgiveness! Ameen.

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