The basic Aqeedah
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Question:The party wrote in the Dossier “The removal of Dust” on page 11 the following: “The basic Aqeedah which has come by way of text in the explicit Qur'an and the Hadith Sahih”, despite the fact that one can not build upon the Hadith a Aqeedah, let alone the basic Aqeedah, how is this explained? Answer:
In the mentioned expression or phrase, there is an acknowledgment that the basic Aqeedah is the one defined in the address of the Legislator, that is the Book and the Sahih Sunnah through an explicit text. This basic Aqeedah is the Iman in Allah (swt), His Angels, His Books, His Messengers and the Last Day. It is not however a study of the evidence pertaining to the basic Aqeedah, this is because Allah (swt) has requested the Iman in specific matters. He (swt) says: T.M.Q. “O you who believe, do believe in Allah, his messenger and the book that he has sent upon his messenger and the book he ha sent before and he who disbelieves in Allah, his angels, his books, his messengers and in the last day, he has gone far astray.” [4-136], and there are other similar Ayat which are decisive in meaning. The Hadith of Jibreel extracted by Buhkari and Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurayrah states: “The Messenger of Allah (saw) was once amongst people and a man came to him and said, “O Messenger of Allah! What is Iman?’ He (saw) said: “That you believe in Allah, His angels, His Books, His encounter and His Messengers, and to believe in the Last Resurrection”, and in the text of Muslim on the authority of Umar Ibnul-Khattab, it says: “That you believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers and the Last Day and to believe in Al-Qadr with both its good and its bad.” This means that the request of the Legislator is confirmed by a report of Revelation i.e. Wahi, through the Book and the Sahih Sunnah, but this is one thing and the evidence upon which the Aqeedah is built is something else.
19th September 1999