Al – Aqidah Al-Tahawiyyah 

(The Creed of Al-Tahawi )

   This intensive course on Aqida al-Tahawiyya at Al Balagh Academy introduces the fundamentals of Islamic creed as outlined in the book, “Aqida al-Tahawiyya” by the great Islamic Scholar, Jurist, Muhaddith, Imam Abu Ja’far al-Tahawi.

Al – Aqidah Al-Tahawiyyah

What is this Course all about?


The course presents the belief of “Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah”, which is the creed of the first few generations of Muslims and those who followed in their footsteps. The course brings in clear understanding of  this immensely important branch of knowledge and covers the fundamentals of belief and creed of Islam. The topics will be covered such as;

Aqida – Belief in Allah, The Creator of this world and the worlds unknown, His beloved Messenger, Mohammed (PBUH), The Angels, The Qiamah (Judgement Day), Destiny, Life after Death and various other aspects of Islamic creed.

It also clarifies common misconceptions and other elements which are detrimental to one’s Islamic beliefs and emphasizes on acquisition, relevance and practicality of the true Islamic creed as per the Quran, Sunnah, Sahabah (the companions) and al-Salaf (the pious predecessors).

Why Learn Aqida?

Islam is characterized by Islamic Creed (Aqida) – matters of Islamic beliefs which every Muslim shall know of and believe in with all conviction and certainty, with heart and soul.

Only pure Islamic Aqida (Creed) that is free from all innovation, superstition, false beliefs, false interpretation and denials will help a Muslim lead a life as ordained by Allah (SWT) and His Last Messenger, Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

It is always incumbent upon every Muslim to have authentic knowledge of the matters of Aqida. It is important to acquire correct beliefs which shall be in accordance to book of Allah, the sayings of the prophet Mohammed (PBUH), the Sahabah (the companions) and the Salaf (the pious predecessors).

Therefore, this short course has been carefully designed to provide an opportunity for the Muslim Ummah to explore the Islamic creed as explained in Aqeda al-Tahawiyyah by Imam Abu Ja’far al-Tahawi and thus strengthen their iman.

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Course Code:SAT101
Al Balagh Credits:15
Duration:3 Months
Course Starting  Date:14th Sept 2019
Live Session Timings:

3:00 – 5:00 BST


Effort:3 – 6 Hours / Week
Program:Level – 1
Language English
Mode: Online (Live and Interactive )
Online Learning Material: Yes ( Accessible After Course Starting Date)
Video Recordings:Yes ( Available within 48hrs After the Live Session )
Fees:From £9.99/month for 4 months

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Course Team

Shaykh Hamza wald Maqbool

(HFSAA Shariah Advisor, USA)

Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam

 Director and researcher at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence (Darul Iftaa,  

Muhammad Yasir Al-Hanafi

Imam Aylesbury, UK

Course Info

Course Starting Date:

14th September 2019

Registration Deadline:

13th September 2019

Course Fee

Pay In Full  –  £39.99

Pay In 4 Instalments£9.99

Add-On (Optional)

Digital Certificate: Free

Printed Certificate: £10

Mentor Support (One to One): £50

AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.

Main Modules

1. Introduction to Imām al-Ṭaḥāwī and his book

  1. His Life
  2. Political and Social Condition
  3. Religious Scholarship in Egypt
  4. His Intellectual Legacy
  5. His Character and Stature
  6. His Book Aqīda al-Ṭaḥāwiyya

2. Monotheism – al-Tawḥīd

  1. The Chosen one (saw)
  2. His Righteousness
  3. His Message
  4. The Word of Allah
  5. Its Uncreatedness of the Quran

3. The Seal of Prophethood and the Quran as Speech of Allah

  1. The Chosen one (saw)
  2. His Righteousness
  3. His Message
  4. The Word of Allah
  5. Its Uncreatedness of the Quran

4. Allah’s Attributes and Ignorance

  1. The attributes of Allah are unlike those of human beings
  2. The looking of the people of Paradise at their Lord without encompassing Him
  3. Speaking about religious matters without knowledge

5. Night Journey, The Prophet’s Basin (Ḥawḍ) and Intercession

  1. The Night Journey and Ascension
  2. The Prophetic Basin
  3. The Intercession

6. The Covenant, Providence and the Preserved Tablet

  1. The covenant that Allah took from Adam and his progeny
  2. Providence (Qaḍā’ wa Qadr)
  3. The Preserved Tablet and the Pen

7. Allah’s Throne, Friend and Faith in His Signs

  1. The Throne and the Footstool
  2. Allah took Abraham as an intimate friend
  3. Faith in the angels, the revealed books, and the messengers

8. Believers and Sins

  1. Those who pray towards Mecca are Muslim believers
  2. Faith is words and actions
  3. Those who commit major sins
  4. Wiping over leather socks during travel or residency

9. The Last Hour, Angels and the Grave

  1. Hajj pilgrimage and jihād will continue until the establishment of the Hour
  2. Faith in the angels
  3. Punishment in the grave and its blessings
  4. Faith in the Last Day

10. Capability and Supplication

  1. Capability is accompanied by deeds
  2. Allah answers supplication

11. Praise for the Companions, Saints and Signs of the Hour

  1. Praise for the Companions
  2. No virtue of the saints over the prophets
  3. Faith in the signs of the Hour

12. Soothsayers, Unity and Sectarianism

  1. Falsehood of soothsayers and fortunetellers
  2. Unity upon the truth and the deviation of sectarianism


Course Features

Duration – 4+ Months


Professional Admin and IT Support

Live Sessions Every Sunday



12 Live Sessions ( Two / Week)


Online Assessments (Optional)

24 / 7 Access to Video Recordings and Online Learning Materials


Live Q & A


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Course Overview

The creed of Imam al-Tahawi, al Bayan al Sunnah wa’l Jama’ah, (or commonly referred to as Aqida al-Tahawiyya) by Imam Abu Ja’far Ahmad bin Muhammad al-Azdi al-Tahawi al-Hanafi (a 3rd century, muhaddith and jurist) is rightly regarded as the best work ever done on the aqida of Ahl as Sunna wa’l jama’ah.

The work is relatively small in size but effectively speaks of what every Muslim shall know of and believe in. It has gained attention of the leading imams, scholars, leaders of all times. It encompasses the true creed of the Ahl as-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah, what the Ahl as-Sunnah believes in, the methodology of Islamic life as understood and practiced by Imam Abu Hanifah and his disciples.

It rightly refutes heresies, deviations, inauthentic, baseless or incorrect point of views with respect to Islam and differentiates right from wrong in a much clearer and concise manner and of course, in the light of the Quran and Sunnah. It illuminates for the learners the correct Islamic creed and thus protects the Muslims taking on deviations which will lead astray.

Main Aims and Objectives

The aim of this course is:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Usul Al-Deen, Islamic creed of early scholars of the Hanafi madhab in correlation with principles of faith in which the Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah believes and with which the Jama’ah seek the pleasure of Allah
  • Strengthen knowledge on the Islamic creed, firmly ground it in the hearts, thus protecting from taking deviant routes which invalidate one’s iman
  • Teach, revise and correct the creed, clear doubts, regarding any part of the true Islamic creed based on the Quran and the Ahadith, what Sahaba (the companions) and the Tabiun (The successors) followed
  • Reviving the spirit of Islam, Islamic belief, how it should be with clear references from the glorious Quran and Sunnah for all the matters of the creed, refuting baseless, meaningless or deviating theories or methodologies as formed by people of error

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the importance of Islamic creed, relationship between pillars of Islamic faith, oneness of Allah, the last prophet, the angels, the books, the destiny, the judgement day
  • Learn fundamental concepts of Islamic faith, Islamic beliefs, principles of Islamic creed and relevance of true Islamic creed in one’s life,
  • Define, articulate true Aqida, get familiar with the concept of the Divine, Divine Decree, Divine Will.
  • Understand, Illustrate the concept of Tawheed, role of Tawheed, importance of Tawheed in worshipping Allah and differentiate it from the antithesis shirk.
  • Redefine and revamp the true Aqida, analyze and root out common misconceptions and misrepresentations with respect to Tawheed.
  • Compare, contrast Islamic creed with the creed of other Islamic sects, creed of other divine religions such as Christianity.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this online course structured?
Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is by no means compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can access the Discussion board on myAlbalagh or discuss via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared. Our support staff will mediate your queries back and forth to the course instructors.
When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a graded and timed exam.



Will I get notification for live sessions?
All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.
Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?
You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the MyAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.
Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?
There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of MyAlBalagh.
I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?
If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.



How do I interact with my classmates?
You can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well. Furthermore, you can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students.
How long will I have access to the online course?
You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected]
I am facing trouble signing into my private member portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our student support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.



Does Al Balagh Academy issue certificates?
Yes. Al Balagh is a UK based NGO Academy issuing our Academy certificates for all our courses, with an exception of a few university accredited courses.



When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a graded and timed exam.



What is the eligibility criteria for Scholarship?
Please visit our scholarship page for more details. (Hyperlink AlBalagh Scholarship page)

If you are still facing issues, kindly contact our helpdesk team at [email protected]
Download MyAlBalagh mobile app from Playstore or Appstore to play or download (for offline viewing) all the completed recordings and PPT.


When will I have access to the online course material?
Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlbalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.

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