The Sunni Creed: A Study of the Qawa’id al-Aqa’id of Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali


A special study of Islamic beliefs featuring the text of Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (ra): Qawa’id al-Aqa’id, with commentary from Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali

The Lamppost Education Initiative is pleased to present this detailed exposition of Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s Qawa’id al-‘Aqa’id. In this unique seminar, Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali uses this text to examine Islamic beliefs and creed closely.

Dr. Ali explains some of the essential aspects of Islamic belief in Allah and the Messengers. How do we answer questions like “Where is Allah?”, “Does Allah have a hand?” and many other issues related to aqi’dah. The course includes some careful explanations of some of the mutashabih verses of the Qur’an.

    In particular, this text privileges the Ash’ari Sunni strain while remaining broad enough to include the voices of the Maturidis and Hanbalis/Atharis on most of the issues discussed.  

  This foundational text explains the fundamental and critical basis of Islamic belief in Allah, His Messengers, the Afterlife, and more. In this seminar, Dr. Abdullah Ali explains : 

-Belief in Allah and the attributes of Allah 

-Belief in the Messengers 

-The role of reason and revelation 

-The Questions of the Grave 

-The Angels 

-The sirat 

-The Hawd 

-The intercession of the Prophet  

-and much, much more
This downloadable seminar includes 10 Mp3 sessions and a English translation of the text.
Listen to a sample of this course HERE


The Sunni Creed: A Study of the Qawa’id al-Aqa’id of Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali

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