In the name of Allaah, and all praise belongs to Allaah. May salutation and blessing also be bestowed upon the Messenger of Allaah.
Book : al-‘Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah
Teacher: Shaikh Khaalid ibn Muhammad al-Qahtaanee
On the 24th of Rabee’ at-Thaanee of the year 1433 coinciding with the 17th of March of the year 2012, we benefited the following from the esteemed Shaikh, Khaalid ibn Muhammad al-Qahtaanee, may Allaah preserve him:
Shaikhul Islaam Abul ‘Abbaas Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah (d.728), may Allah bestow mercy upon him, states,
“All praise belongs to Allaah, the One Who sent His Messenger with guidance and the true religion to make it triumphant over all other religions in entirety, and Allaah is sufficient as a witness. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped in truth except for Allaah, Alone by Himself without any partner affirming (belief) in Him and practicing Tawheed (with regards to Him). I also bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger, sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. May an increased salutation also be bestowed upon (him), his family, and companions.”
“All praise belongs to Allaah”: What is intended by praise here is informing of the superb qualities of the One being praise coupled with love of Him, magnification, and deeming Him to be Majestic.
And from the reasons of Him being praised is His sending His Messenger with guidance and the true religion to make it triumphant over all other religions.
“Guidance“: Beneficial knowledge.
“The True Religion“: Righteous actions.
And there is no happiness for the human being except through guidance and the true religion.
“To make it triumphant over all other religions“: One means through which it is raised over all other religions is through knowledge and it is called fighting with the pen.
“Allaah is sufficient as a witness“: Allaah is sufficient as a witness to the truth and honesty of His Messenger, sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.
“I bear witness“: Testifying to a thing upon knowledge, certainty, and adamant belief.
“Alone by Himself“: This emphasizes “ill Allaah”, that Allaah Alone is to be worshiped.
“Without any partner“: This emphasizes “Laa ilaaha”, that all worship is negated from all false deities.
In the Arabic language, emphasis after emphasis indicates that importance much be placed upon the affair being spoken about.
“His servant and His Messenger“: The author gathered between these two in the same statement to refute two groups. The statement “His servant” is a refutation of those who transgress the set boundaries and have extremism concerning him, sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. The statement “His Messenger” is a refutation of those who are rigidly negligent concerning him, sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, to the point that they do not believe him, they do not emulate him, and they do not abstain from that which he has prohibited.
“His family and his companions“: The author gathered between these two in the same statement to refute two groups. The statement “His family” is a refutation of the Nawaasib who have hatred for the household of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, and the statement “His companions” is a refutation of the Shee’ah who have hatred for the companions, may Allaah be pleased with them all.
Abu Rayhaanah ‘Aqil ibn Kenneth Ingram
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