Purity Of Faith : A Textbook On Islamic Monotheism - A New Translation And Commentary Of Kitab Al-TawhidDar As-Sunnah (UK)
The order to live one’s life in accordance to the dictates of Tawḥīd (monotheism), is the single most important injunction laid down by the revealed law, it formed the core of the call of all Prophets and was the essential message of all revealed scripture. To worship Allāh based on Tawḥīd is the purpose of human existence, and it is through this worship that man achieves a sense of fulfilment and contentment; in the words of one of the scholars, ‘he enters a paradise in this world before entering the Paradise of the next.’
Kitāb Al-Tawhid authored by Shaykh Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab, apportioned in sixty-seven chapters, deals with many aspects of Tawḥīd, all of them essential learning for every Muslim. Its focal topic revolves around issues of ulūhiyyah (divinity) and ibādah (worship), with some chapters dealing with al-Asmā wa’ l-Ṣifāt, the Names and Attributes of Allāh. Its simple language, well-ordered structure, and heavy reliance on Qurānic verses and ḥadīth of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhe Wassalam) lends it to easy reading and its importance cannot be underestimated.
This work Purity Of Faith : A Textbook On Islamic Monotheism is a revised translation and commentary of Kitāb Al-Tawhid, authored by Shaykh Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab, by the renowned translator Abu Rumaysah. The translator has included annotations from numerous Arabic commentaries of Kitāb Al-Tawhid by several scholars such as Sulayman ibn 'Abdullah, 'Abdur Rahman ibn Hasan, ' Abdul Hadi al-Ajili, Abdur Rahman Ibn Nasir Al-Sa'di, Ibn 'Atiq, Hamid Ibn Muhammad, Sulayman Ibn Abdur Rahman, Ibn Mansur Al-Tamimmi, Duwaish, Muhammad Ibn Saleh Al-Uthaymeen, Salih al-Fawzan
This work also includes the author's other works, ‘Letters on Tawḥīd’ and ‘Essay on the meaning of the Kalimah’ and an additional appendix with 420 quick-fire revision questions – which will contribute to an increased understanding , making it an ideal text book for students of knowledge on the important subject of Tawḥīd.
Title: Purity Of Faith : A Textbook On Islamic Monotheism - A New Translation And Commentary Of Kitab Al-Tawhid
Author: Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab
Publisher: Daar-Us-Sunnah (UK)
Size: 15.6 cm x 23.4 cm
Edition Number: 1st
Year Of Publication: 2015
Weight: 0.65 kg
The author Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abdu’l-Wahhāb ibn Sulaymān al-Tamīmī was born in the year 1115H/1703AD in `Uyaynah approximately seventy kilometres north of Riyāḍ and died in the year 1206H/1792AD at Dar`iyyah.
He studied under numerous scholars in `Uyaynah, Mecca, Madina, Baṣra and Huraymlā and was highly proficient in Ḥanbalī jurisprudence, Arabic language and Qur’ānic exegesis.
He acquired his primary education from his esteemed father at his native place and was nurtured under his guidance. He was intelligent enough to memorize the Qur'an by heart at the very tender age of ten only. He read the books on Tafseer (exegesis), Hadith and Fiqh. From the very outset, he was greatly interested in studying the works of early scholars, particularly those of Sheikh-ul-Islam Ibn Taimiyyah and his noble disciple Allamah Ibn Al-Qayyim. He went through all those books and well grasped the contents. On attaining the age of maturity, he set out to perform Hajj at Makkah and derived benefits from the scholars there. He then proceeded to Al-Madinah, met the learned ones there, and adopted the studentship of two renowned erudite, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ibrahim bin Sa'id Najdi and Sheikh Muhammad Hayat Sindhi for a long period. Out of the curiosity for higher education, he took also the journey to Iraq and Basrah and got himself benefited there.
He was devout, highly intelligent and had an excellent memory. His call was to the revival of Tawḥīd away from the innovations and superstitions that had crept into the belief of many Muslims and this da`wah spread throughout the world.