Title : Exemplary Principles (al-Qawaa’idul-Muthlaa) Concerning the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allaah
Author: Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-’Uthaymeen
Translated by: Moosa Richardson
Paperback: 280 Pages
Published: July 2003, Oct. 2009. Buy Here

The pristine beliefs of the early Muslims are preserved in this vitally important masterpiece written by one of the most outstanding scholars of our time.

Seven clear principles and their evidences from the Book and the Sunnah guide the reader through the confusion and false claims of the ignorant to the clarity of belief in Allaah’s Names accomplished by the righteous early scholars of Islaam.

Seven more principles and their evidences follow, giving the reader firm understanding of the correct beliefs about Allaah’s Attributes. Four more principles outline the correct approach in studying the related proofs and evidences.

All of this leads the reader into an enthralling series of refutations of the false notions of the Ash’aree sect, a text-by-text breakdown of how and why they went wrong in a careful and precise study of fifteen texts from the Book and the Sunnah. The beliefs of the Ash’aree sect are destroyed and the origins of their deviation are exposed for all to see.

In the third section of the book, the author brings the principles with regards to the textual evidences for Allaah’s Names and Attributes. He establishes that the proofs for the Names and Attributes of Allaah are only taken from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah, whilst keeping to the apparent meanings of the texts. Towards the end of the book, the author makes a definitive distinction between Imaam Abul-Hasan al-Ash’aree and the deviant sect known as the Ash’ariyyah, along with detailed refutations of their famous arguments against Ahlus-Sunnah. The book concludes with a chapter dealing with the ruling upon the people of ta’weel and an explanation of the ma’iyyah (i.e. Allaah being with the creation) of Allaah. As an added benefit, this translated version of the book includes the Arabic texts of some of the pivotal ahaadeeth and statements of the Salaf so that the reader may memorize them. Additionally, appendices have been added listing the various authentic Names and Attributes of Allaah with evidence for Name and Attribute from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. Lastly, it is useful to mention that this book has been widely acclaimed by the people of knowledge as a crucial text needed for understanding the belief of Ahlus-Sunnah in Tawheedul-Asmaa’ was-Sifaat; and at the head of these people of knowledge who have commended this book is Shaykhul-Islaam ‘Abdul-’Azeez Ibn Baaz – rahimahullaah.

“…A magnificent book… a clarification of the creed of the righteous Salaf concerning the Names and Attributes… great principles and collective benefits concerning the topic…” - Shaykh Ibn Baaz

Additional features of this translation:

Selected commentary from Shaykh Muhammad Amaan Jaamee (may Allaah have Mercy on him) and Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree (may Allaah preserve him) in the footnotes.

A list of evidences from the Book and the Sunnah that establish the 99 Names of Allaah mentioned by the author

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[EL] Excerpts from ‘Exemplary Foundations Concerning the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allaah’
Excerpts from the exemplary book al-Qawaa’idul-Muthlaa fee Asmaa‘illaahi Ta’aalaa wa Sifaatihil-’Ulaa of which it was translated and published by TROID Publications