Book Release : The Preamble to Faith : Tamhid e Iman - Translated.

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  1. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    the rasm of qur'an has been standardised and a few more corrections have been made.

    as this was the first book published by ridawi press, there were a number of issues and rough corners. we have learned a lot (though a lot more is yet to be learned) and hopefully, in sha Allah, our future releases will have lesser mistakes and will be of better quality. we ask Allah ta'ala to forgive our lapses. wAllahu'l musta'an wa `alayhi't tuklan.

    remember that our books are formatted in A5 and A4 sizes to make it easy for anyone to print our books on their home printers. except for the cover page which we bleed for aesthetic reasons, margins are printer friendly. nevertheless, please do not print pages unless you absolutely need to print - and be mindful of the respect due to names and verses; and of course, the environment.

    wa billahi't tawfiq.

    you can download version 1.5 here. please send your corrections or suggestions to jazakum Allah khayran.
  2. IslamIsTheTruth

    IslamIsTheTruth Well-Known Member


    Salaam alaikum. Firstly may Allah Aza Wajal abundantly reward all those involved in compiling this beautiful and truthfull book in english.
    Secondly Is this book available in a hardcopy? I find reading from PDF's a strain on my eyes but i still managed to read it Alhamdulillah.
    But it would be nice to have it on hand so i could access it easily and use it for references. Plus books can be easily distributed. JazakAllah
  3. ahlus-sunnah

    ahlus-sunnah Veteran

    Assalamualaykum :)

    do I have permission top put this on the Ahlus Sunnah Website ????

  4. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    anyone who accuses alahazrat of making takfir without proper investigation must read this book. alhamdulillah, he was ever so precautious in this matter and it is the biggest lie that deobandis tell that he had a factory from where fatawa of kufr were issued.

    may the curse of Allah be upon the liars. these people will have to answer to Allah on qiyamah for their lies and worst still, they will be asked why they continued to have love for those who insulted rasulAllah sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam.

    why have muslims become so shameless that they are able to withstand clear insults against rasulAllah sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam?

    premable to faith is a wake up call for every muslim and it makes us evaluate our priorities. do our allegiances lie with Allah and His beloved or with someone else?
  5. good work. Jazak Allah aza wa jal.
  6. Aqib alQadri

    Aqib alQadri Veteran


    this book was long awaited - many thanks to those involved in this great effort.
  7. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    I remember clearly that not too long ago on deobandiforum itself, the deobandi wahhabis used to claim that 'there is no such book tahzir an nass' by qasim nanautvi.

    Now they are saying that Imam AHmad RiDa did not handle this work of qasim nanautvi because he feared exposing himself.
  8. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    The deobandi wahhabis are saying in summary:

    1) Deobandi scholars have been lied about.
    2) It is unwarranted takfir of them.
    3) Proof is in muhannad written by saharanpuri

    Preamble to Faith answers these objections already.
  9. Noori

    Noori Senior Moderator

    muzzammil husayn writes;
    i didn't know that deobandis refute to prove the claim of their opponents.

    muzzammil says;

    (a)affirming knowledge of the unseen for any being more than what is established by clear texts is shirk, as it is tantamount to affirming intrinsic knowledge of the unseen for such a person
    Based on this, affirming such unseen knowledge for the Prophet (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) without evidence equates to shirk
    whereas for the angel of death and satan, since it is proven by clear text it is not shirk

    so, what did abu Hasan write?

    and thus concludes that;

    They try their tooth and nail "to explain explicit insult in favorable light" but eventually themselves commit kufr and utter the very kufr of their elders.

    rest is also same was better for him to keep quiet, rather than proving abu Hasan's point, rather sidi Áālā Ĥazrat's objection. Thank you to prove our claim and alas! that you chose to be with tāndvi and other deobandi elders in hereafter. I pray that you realize that you are defending and yourself proving the kufriyaat of your elders, and that you fear for your akhirah and do tawbah'.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2011
  10. kattarsunni

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  11. absalih

    absalih Active Member

    We have to re-emphasize A'la Hazrat's true teachings ragarding Shari'ah & tariqah agaist any esoteric deviations in Islam, as the the great imam wrote. "
    Shariah and Tariqah (Revealed law and Observance) are not two different or opposite things. Without obeying the Shariah (Revealed Law) one cannot approach Allah. Revealed law is the collection of all the commands concerning body and soul, the spirit and heart, all the divine science and the infinite knowledge. A part of Shariah (Revealed law) is called Tariqah. It possesses cognizance so unanimously that it is conclusive and final. So all the actions and performances of the saints have to be judged in accordance with the divine Shariah (Revealed law). If they are perfectly in accordance with the said law then they are true and acceptable, otherwise they are condemnable and unacceptable.
    So necessarily the absolute Shariah (revealed law) is a must. It is the centre and the orbit. It is the only standard and in fact a touch stone to test the truth and the falsehood. Shariah means the path and the Shariat-e-Muhammadia means the path followed by the Holy Prophet sall Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, and it is absolutely popular and universal and is not limited to few commands relating to physical existence of body. This is the path which is prayed for five times (in every prayer (Namaz/salat) in its every "rakat" (part of Namaz) saying "(Oh Allah) lead us to the straight path". This path is the path of steadiness and of the uprightness. It is the path of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad sall Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, We pray Allah to establish us firmly on this path.
    Similarly Tariqah is also a path, it does not mean an approach. So if Tariqah would have been a different path from Shariah then it may not help us in approaching Allah and on the other hand it may lead us to Satan. He latter may carry us to the Hell instead of Paradise, because except the Shariah (revealed law) all other paths are false and condemnable according to Holy Quran. There is no crime if we believe that Tariqah is the same path as that of Shariah and that in fact it is a lustrous part of the latter, which can not be separate from it in any case.
    One who regards Tariqah (Observance) to be separated from Shariah (Revealed law) then he regards the former to be a separate path or the path of Iblis (Allah forbid it)."
  12. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    Besides deobandi apologists, this is also a matter of the war the pseudo-sufis of the west are fighting against 'takfir'. It is a matter bigger than deobandi wahhabis. It is a war that has many facets. Just recently, the west and its sufis were calling for an allowance in the matter of Insult to Habeeb al-'Azam salAllahu alaihi wa alihi wa sallam. They want to create an environment that it is ok to insult RasulAllah salAllahu alaihi wa alihi wa sallam, in the name of tolerance.

    Imam AHmad RiDa works are relevant to our time.
  13. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    Brother Abu Hasan has done me a great favour. I apologize to him for my behaviour. I am very grateful for this. This book is for my own benefit. We do need to defend Imam Ahmad RiDa raDyAllahu 'anhu at the same time as placing the Principles of Ahlusunnah in front of the masses clearly. In this age of the media, believe it or not, attacking personalities of Ahlusunnah does work, and does succeed in deceiving the masses. We have examples of people downplaying the importance of Imams of the past. Sunnis themselves thinking of "Rizvis" as extremists. The pseudo-sufis of the west, from former Sunni backgrounds, are an example. This is mind boggling to me, as I have not found the Rizvis as extremists. I have found those accusing the Rizvis as the real extremists. And infact I have found a whole bunch of lies spread around about the traditional Sunni Scholars back home in the Islamic World.

    Defending the Imams of Ahlusunnah goes hand in hand with defending the Principles of our Sunni faith. Masses look for leaders. We must promote our Imams as Role-Model Leaders in this information age especially. I am not saying this was not the case in the past.
  14. sherkhan

    sherkhan Veteran

    May Allah (azza wajal) reward brother abu Hasan for his excellent translation. In particular, his analysis of Gangohi's so-called spurious fatwa is first of its kind. Where are deobandi apologists going to hide now? I wish Keller would read this book and repent (but that seems unlikely).

    For those who can read Tamhid-e-Iman in original Urdu, should look here (courtesy brother Noori). Such is the limitation of English that it can never capture the richness of Urdu prose. Such is Alahazrat's mastery over language and such is the exhortatory style, that it can be best appreciated only in original Urdu.

    May brother abu Hasan continue his excellent work!
  15. Ghulam

    Ghulam Veteran

    Sidi Suleiman did you put the book on Deenport?
  16. masha Allah! Seems like a great effort...
  17. sherkhan

    sherkhan Veteran

    I wonder if Faqir will host this book on marifah!
  18. Ghulam

    Ghulam Veteran

    Sidi Suleiman can you post the link on Deenport and other sites.
  19. ma sha' Allah. every person who considers himself fair should read this book before accusing the Imam.
  20. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    jazakAllah khair for this book. I cannot wait to read it, and spread it over.

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