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Imām Abū Muhammad ʿAbdur-Rahmān ibn Abī Hātim (died 327 AH) said, “I asked my father (Abū Hātim) and Abū Zurʿah about the beliefs of Ahlus-Sunnah in the foundations of the religion―and what the two of them found the scholars to be upon in all the various lands—and what they held as their Creed from what they acquired. So, they answered, ‘We met the scholars of all the lands: the Hijāz, Irāq, Egypt, Shām (Syria, Jordan and Palestine) and Yemen. And from their belief was…’” Then he proceeded to narrate the Creed of the Salaf of the Ummah, the early generations of scholars, and this book is a translation of that Creed.
This new edition is annotated with āhadīth, āthār and statements of the scholars to provide proof and clarification to each point. Download the book here, or read below.