This is a full translation of a short treatise on Athari creed written by the Hanbali scholar Uthman ibn Ahmad ibn Sa’eed An-Najdi or more popularly known as Ibn Qa’id. I have also included extensive footnotes based on the explanation of the book by Shaykh Ismail Hakamali and Shaykh Faris Falih.
Shaykh Ismail only provided an explanation for half of the book unfortunately, so I plan to update the notes once he’s completed it insha’Allah. In my opinion, the explanation of Shaykh Ismail was more superior to that of Shaykh Faris. I wanted to wait until he finishes it but there is no immediate timeline if and when it will be completed.
About the Author
The author began his studies in Najd and then moved to Shaam where he studied with Abdul Baqi, the student of Imam al-Bahuti. Afterwards, he went to Egypt to study with al-Khalwati, the nephew of Imam al-Bahuti. Ibn Qa’id is considered from the golden chain of Hanbali scholars who are as follows from the latest to the oldest:
Ibn ‘Awadh -> Ibn Qa’id -> Al-Khalwati -> al-Bahuti
He also wrote a very important annotation on the Hanbali fiqh manual Muntahaa al-Iradaat. He has a number of other works as well.
The download link below is to the Google Docs file. You can download it as PDF from the Google Docs menu.
I am a Pakistani-American Muslim blogger. I hold a B.S. in Information Technology and a B.A. in Islamic Studies. I am also a follower and a student of the Hanbali school of Islamic law. Read more