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A Refined Explanation of The Sanusi Creed By Shaykh Sa'id Foudah
[#4457 0B3 PB 224pp,The Foundational Proofs,Sunni Publications, English Translated by Suraqah Abdul]
A Refined Explanation of The Sanusi Creed The Foundational Proofs
Author : Shaykh Sa'id Foudah
Foreword by Shaykh Galal al-Jihani
Translated by Suraqah Abdul Aziz
Paperback 224 pages
Publisher : Sunni Publications, First Edition (2013)
About The Book
The Foundational Proofs of Imam al-Sanusi is one of the foundational works in Islamic theology and is considered historically as an elemental text in traditional Islamic education. Studied for centuries and memorized by children throughout the Islamic world, The Foundational Proofs offers readers a methodical outline of Islamic doctrine that satisfies the mind and the heart alike. In this age of mass confusion and intellectual malaise, where fundamental Islamic beliefs are misunderstood and credulity is championed as faith, The Foundational Proofs explains the tenets of faith and supports them both rationally and textually.
Further enhancing the value of this work is the engaging and relevant additions of Shaykh Sa'id Foudah, one of the world’s leading Islamic theologians today, who presents Imam al-Sanusi’s work with the interlineal commentary of Imam Ahmad b. 'Isa al-Ansari and engaging and detailed footnotes collated from a variety of famous commentaries, such as those by Imam al-Bajuri, Imam al-Battawi, Imam al-Sawi, Imam al-Marghani, and others, as well as his own insightful comments.
"One of the most important tasks for a person to engage in is earnest research into the doctrines of the Islamic faith. That is because the religion of Islam is based upon proofs and sound evidence; it does not contradict science or violate the fundamentals of rationality. Fundamentally, the religion of Islam is based upon rationality, and while it is true that it does not ignore the emotional aspect of religion, faith that is not grounded in the intellect is not considered perfect faith, nor is it capable of withstanding or confronting false beliefs, specious arguments, or the doubts that are spread in each age. Here Shaykh Sa'id Foudah has taken it upon himself to explicate the foundational beliefs of Islam and tenets of faith as based on the intellect, and to demonstrate their congruity with and non-contradiction to the sciences of logic and science."
—Shaykh Galal al-Jihani
About The Author
Shaykh Sa'id bin 'Abdul Latif Foudah is a gifted young Shafi'i, Ash'ari scholar of 'Ilm al-Kalam, Mantiq and Usul al-Fiqh, as well as one of the most meticulous experts of our times on the creed of Ibn Taymiyya. Born in 1967 in the city of Haifa, Palestine he moved at a very young age with his parents to Amman, Jordan where he still lives and teaches today.
Shaykh Sa‘id Foudah has authored many books. From his published works are:
1. Al-Kashif al-Raghir ‘an ‘Aqa’id Ibn Taymiyya (regarding the creed of Ibn Taymiya), 2. Risalat fi Radd ‘ala Ibn Taymiyya (commentary on the book of Ikhmimi, concerning Ibn Taymiya’s beleif in infinite regress), 3. Tahdhib Sharh al-Sanusiyya Umm al-Barahin (summary of the explanation of the creed of al-Sanusi), 4. Ta‘id al-Man iq (in support of logic), 5. Naqd al-Tadmuriyya (critique of Ibn Taymiya’s work on creed), 6. Al-Muyassar Sharh li-Matn al-Sullam al-Munawraq fi ‘Ilm al-Mantiq al-Akhdari (explanation of al-Sullam in logic), 7. Kitab Misba al-Arwah fi U'ul al-Din lil-Imam al-Baydawi. (editing of Imam al-Baydawi’s work in ‘Ilm al-Kalam).
As for the books that have yet to be published, they include:
1. Sharh al-‘Aqidat al-Tahawiyya (explanation on al-Tahawi’s creedal treatise), 2. Al-Kashif al-Raghir ‘an Mawaqi‘ al-Ghalat fi Katab al-Falaysuf Ibn Rushd (refutation of Ibn Rushd’s (Averoes) book Manahij al-Adilla), 3. Issues in the Science of Tawhid, 4. Al-Bidaya fi Usul al-Fiqh, 5. Synopsis of al-Ghazali’s ‘Incoherence of the Philosophers’, 6. Explanation of al-Ghazali’s al-Iqti'ad fi al-‘Itiqad, 7. Explanation of al-Muqaddimat al-Arba‘a of Sadr al-Shari‘ah, 8. Commentary upon al-Muhakamat of Mulla ‘Abdul Rahman al-Jami with al-Lara’i’s gloss. 9. Numerous commentaries upon the Sharh al-Tawali’ of al-Asfahani upon al-Minhaj, 10. Commentary upon Tahdhib al-Mantiq wal-Kalam of Sa‘d al-Taftazani, 11. Commentary upon Sharh al-Muqaddimat of al-Sanusi, 12. Commentary and numerous critiques upon Bidayat al-hikma and Nihayat al-hikma of al-Tabataba’i the Shi‘ite philosopher, 13. Commentary and critique upon Sharh Hidaya al-hikma and Hayakal al-Nur of al-Suhrawardi (not to be mistaken with the Rufi al-Suhrawardi), 14. Gloss upon al-Juwayni’s Sharh al-Waraqat, 15. An Usul-based explanation of al-Nawawi’s forty hadith collection, 16. Explanation of al-Ghumari’s forty hadith collection.
Some of his essays are:
1. Refutation of Safar al-Hawali’s book (Manhaj al-Asha‘ira), 2. Refutation of some articles and essays of ‘Ali al-Halabi, 3. Al-Naqdal-Qawim (refutations of some of Ibn Taymiyya’s essays, such his essay concerning infinite regress of particulars, commenting on the Hadith of ‘Imran bin Husayn, 4. Minah al-Wadud fi Bayan Madhhab Wahdat al-Wujud (Some works of research dealing with Wahdat al-Wujud and the position of the Ash‘aris concerning it), 5. An essay concerning ta‘alluqat (conjunctions) in the Attributes of Allah, 6. An essay explaining the essay of Ibn Kamal Basha concerning the areas of difference between the Ash‘aris and Maturidis, 7. A refutation of Nas'r Hamid Abu Zayd (the neo-Mu‘tazilite who has been declared apostate by [even] the secular Egyptian court of law), 8. Some refutations of Christians, 9. Refutations of some of the philosophers such as; Kant, Hegel, and philosophies such as dialectic materialism.
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