Aqidah at Tahawiyyah

Q: I have a brief question on Aqidah at Tahawiyyah. When I studied the matan, I was told that all scholars agree that the beliefs in Aqidah at Tahawiyyah are considered as sound by the consensus of all scholars. Unfortunately, the shaikh did not provide a reference for this quote. Can you please inform me of some of the scholars that have mentioned this Ijma?


A: The Aqaaid explained in Aqidah at Tahawiyyah conforms to the Aqeedah of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah. Similarly the Aqaaid explained in Aqidah at Tahawiyyah conforms to the Aqaaid explained in other kitaabs of Aqeedah (e.g. Alfiqhul Akbar, Sharhul Aqaaid, etc). This is an indication that whatever is contained in Aqidah at Tahawiyyah has been unanimously approved off, since there is no contradiction found in it against the Aqaaid of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah. Allama Subki (Rahmatullahi Alayh) has mentioned that all the Ulama of the Ummah have accepted the Aqaaid that appear in Aqidah at Tahawiyyah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

قال الإمام تاج الدين السبكي الأشعري الشافعي رحمه الله تعالى: عقيدة الأشعري هي ما تضمنته عقيدة أبي جعفر الطحاوي التي تلقاها علماء المذاهب بالقبول ورضوها عقيدة (معيد النعم ومبيد النقم: ص 75)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)