A Commentary Upon the Creed of Imam al-Dardir
Siddiq Mitha, translation and commentary
The Creed of Imam al-Dardir, also known as the Tawhidiyya, was written with the purpose of reviving the core of the Islamic creed in the minds of common Muslims. Its succinct text, easily memorized, captures the essential points of creed that every Muslim is obligated to believe in.
In his commentary, Ustadh Siddiq draws extensively on the texts of traditional scholars of the past and present. Most important from amongst them is Shaykh Mustafa al-ʿAqabawi’s commentary upon the Tawhidyya and other treatises by Imam al-Dardir himself, such as his Kharida al-Bahiyya and his commentary on its text. Other classical works the author cites are from the pens of Imams al-Bayhaqi, al-Ghazali, al-Nasafi, al-Razi, al-Baydawi, al-Subki, al-Taftazani, al-Sanusi, Ibn Kamal Pasha, al-Qari, al-Bayadi, al-Laqqani, al-Zabidi, al-Sawi and al-Bajuri, as well as the modern scholarship of Shaykhs Zahid al-Kawthari, Muhammad al-Hashimi, Hasan Habannaka, Saʿid Ramadan al-Buti, Nur al-Din ʿItr, Nuh al-Qudat and Saʿid Foudah.
PART I: Matters Pertaining to God [ILAHIYYAT]
Names, Attributes, Rational Judgements
PART II: Matters Pertaining to Prophethood [NUBUWWAT]
PART III: Matters Pertaining to Eschatology [SAMʿIYYAT]
The Last Day, Resurrection, Reckoning, Paradise and Hellfire, Intercession, Signs of the Hour, Qada and Qadr