The Explanation of Sufficiency in Creed
Author: Imaam Ibn Qudaamah al-Maqdisee
In this book, we present the classical treatise on Creed of Imaam Ibn Qudaamah Al-Maqdisee, rahimahullaah, known as Lum'at-ul-'Itiqaad, which is studied all over the Muslim world. Imaam Muhammad bin Saalih Al-'Uthaimeen, rahimahullaah, has provided an in-depth explanation for the points touched on by the author in a clear and simple manner. Furthermore, the narrations mentioned in the book have been verified and lengthy and extensive footnotes have been provided to make this book a valuable source of reference. Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-'Uthaimeen said in his introduction to this book: 'This is a brief commentary of the book 'Lum'at-ul-'Itiqaad", written by Abu Muhammad 'Abdullaah bin Ahmad Ibn Qudaamah Al-Maqdisee (rahimahullaah), who was born in Sha'baan in 541H in a village from the districts of Nablis (present-day Palestine) and who died on the day of 'Eed-ul-Fitr in 620H. In this book, the author (rahimahullaah) gathered together the main points of the Islaamic Creed ('Aqeedah). For this reason, the Board of the Educational Institutes assigned this book to be studied and taught during the second semester of the first year of study, so that it may serve as a pillar upon which one can establish his Creed at this stage. Because I saw the importance of this book in terms of the topics it touches upon, its methodology and the lack of there being any explanation for it, I became determined, while seeking assistance from Allaah and hoping that He grant me correctness in intention and action, to put forth some words on it, in the attempt to clarify its ambiguous parts, explain its meanings and bring to light its main points.'