Imam ibn ‘Abidin (r.a.) on "Our Creed"

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The great Hanafi jurist, Imam ibn ‘Abidin (r.a.), stated, “As for his statement, ‘according to our creed’, those things we believe in aside from secondary juristic issues, which are incumbent on every legally bound individual without following another’s scholarly opinion.  These are what is found amongst the people of the sunnah who are none other than the Ash’ariyyah and Maturidiyyah, and they are both in agreement except for a few minor points, most of which can be reduced to a difference in technical language.”  He was referring to the creed of the Muslims, and a quote from Imam al-Maturidi (r.a.).


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