“The Aqeedah of al-Raaziyyaan (the Creed of the Two Raazi’s)” – a book that clarifies the Creed and Belief of as-Salaf as-Salih (the Pious Predecessors) from the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the Scholars of Islam that came after them.

Lesson 1

In this first class, our teacher, Ustadh Uways at-Taweel حفظه الله gives an introduction to the book: “the ‘Aqeedah of al-Raaziyyaan” (the Creed of the Two Raazi’s) – a book that clarifies the Creed and Belief of as-Salaf as-Salih (the Pious Predecessors) from the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the Scholars of Islam that came after them.

Some of the points treated are:

The meaning of “‘Aqeedah” and the importance of studying the Islamic ‘Aqeedah
Some meanings of the word “Sunnah”
The importance of the Isnad (chains of narrations) in Islam
Foundational books of ‘Aqeedah have Isnad’s that return to the first 3 generations – who were praised by the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam)
Brief biographies of the Two Raazi’s (Abu Haatim ar-Raazi and Abu Zur’ah ar-Raazi) whom this ‘Aqeedah is narrated from as well as the author of the book, Abu Muhammad ‘Abdur-Rahman, the son of Abu Haatim ar-Razi – may Allah have mercy upon them all.

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Lesson 2

In this second lesson on the Aqeedah of al-Raziyyaan, our teacher continues explaining the introduction of the treatise and then explains the first point of ‘Aqeedah mentioned by the author regarding Eemaan.

Some points covered:

The foundation in seeking knowledge: which is to take it from the ‘Ulema (Scholars) and to ask about their statements
The importance of seeking the ‘Aqeedah (Islamic Beliefs) of the Pious Predecessors
The importance of having Scholars upon the Sunnah and the importance of being grateful to Allah for that great blessing
The importance of constantly returning to such Scholars and of travelling to seek knowledge
An explanation that Eemaan includes: statement of the tongue, belief of the heart and actions of the limbs; and that it increases with obedience to Allah and decreases with disobedience to Allah.
A mention of a few groups that oppose Ahl-us-Sunnah in the correct definition of Eemaan.

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Lesson 3

In this third lesson on the Aqeedah of al-Raziyyaan, our teacher explains the second point in the treatise where the author says:

والقرآنُ كلامُ اللهِ غيرُ مخلوقٍ بجميعِ جهاتِهِ
[And the Qur’an is the Speech of Allah, uncreated, from every aspect.]

The following was discussed:

The explanation and proofs of this point based on the Qur’an, Sunnah and statements of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam)
The importance of studying and understanding this point correctly
A mention of a few groups that oppose Ahl-us-Sunnah in this creed.

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