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Hakîkat Kitâbevi Publications No: 8
BELIEF AND ISLAM
THE ANNOTATED TRANSLATION OF
The great walî, the treasure of Allâhu ta’lâlâ’s blessings,
superior man in every respect, the master of unattainable
knowledge, the light of right, truth and religion
MAWLÂNÂ DIYÂ’ AD-DÎN
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The author of the book I’tiqâd-nâma, Mawlânâ Diyâ’ ad-dîn Khâlid al-Baghdâdî al-’Uthmânî (b. 1192, A.H./1778 in Shahrazûr in the north of Baghdad, d. 1242/1826 in Damascus, quddisa sirruh), was called al-’Uthmânî because he was a descendant of ’Uthmân Dhu’n-nûrain, the third caliph (radî-Allâhu ta’âlâ’ anh). While he was teaching his brother Hadrat Mawlânâ Mahmûd Sâhib the famous Hadîth al-Jibrîl, the second hadîth ash-sherîf in Al-ahâdîth al-arba’ûn by the great ’âlim an-Nawawî, Hadrat Sâhib requested his elder brother to write a commentary to that hadîth. Mawlânâ Khâlid, to please his brother’s lighted heart, accepted the request and explained the hadîth ash-sherîf in Persian in a book, giving it the title I’tiqâdnâma. Its Turkish translation, Herkese Lâzým Olan Îmân, was translated into English (the present version Belief and Islam), French (Foi et Islam) and German (Glaube und Islam) in 1969, and later, into several other languages, such as Tamil, Yoruba, Hawsa, Malayalam and Danish. May Allâhu ta’âlâ bless the innocent youth with reading this book and learning the correct i’tiqâd (faith) conveyed by the ’ulamâ’ of Ahl as-Sunna!
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Allâhu ta’âlâ has mercy upon all people on the earth. He creates useful things and sends them to everybody. He shows the way to Endless Bliss. He guides to the right path whomever He wishes among those who left the true way and followed the way to kufr (infidelity) and heresy as a result of being deceived by their own nafs (human desires), bad friends, harmful books, and the media. He saves them from eternal calamity. He does not bestow this blessing upon those who are cruel and exceed the limits. He lets them stay on the way of kufr, which they like and desire. In the next world, He will forgive whomever He wants of those guilty Believers who are to go to Hell, and He will admit them to Paradise. He alone creates every living creature, keeps every being in existence every moment and protects all against fear and horror. Trusting ourselves to the honourable name of Allâhu ta’âlâ, that is, expecting help from Him we begin to write this book.