ABOUT THE BOOK
No concise work of the Athari ‘aqidah has gathered more prominence throughout the ages thanLum’ah al-I’tiqad al-Hadi ila Sabil al-Rashid. Written in the 7th century by one of most notable scholars of the Ḥanbali madhab, Shaykh al-Islām al-Muwaffaq b. Qudāmaḧ al-Maqdisī. This short but comprehensive work covers a range of creedal topics from the Attributes of Allāh, His Kalam, and Qadar, to the concepts of innovation, belief in the Day of Judgment and matters related to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his Companions.
The simple and easy to understand nature of the book, free of technical and complex terminology, has made it ideal for those beginning their journey into the study of the Atharī-Ḥanbali ‘aqidaḧ. Due to its brevity and simplicity, the text has not been in any great need of lengthy explanations. However, in recent times, it has undergone commentary from certain Muslim groups who have, in their explanations, diverted the understanding of the text from the intention of its author. Ḥashiyah al-Muwaffaq ‘ala Lum’ah al-Muwaffaq attempts to correct this divergence from the Atharī-Ḥanbalī ‘aqīdaḧ and seeks to explain the text according to the intent of Shaykh al-Islām b. Qudāmaḧ, restoring it back in line with the methodology of the true Ahl al-Ḥadīth.
A Commentary on Lum'ah al-I'tiqad of Ibn Qudamah
Shaykh Muwaffaq al-Din Yusuf bin Sadiq al-Hanbali