ʿAqīdah Course: The Hāʾiyyah Poem of Ibn Abū Dāwūd (d. AH 316)

  Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson

The famous Hāʾiyyah poem of Ibn Abī Dāwūd (raḥimahullāh) and its illustrious points concerning the correct Islamic ʿAqīdah was recently adapted using the explanation of Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān for the ʿAqīdah course, as part of the Summer Islamic Courses 2007.

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Lesson Resources
Recitation of al-ʿArabīc Text
 
Archived LessonsSize
Lesson 01-12 Download (.zip) 450 MB 

Individual LessonsLengthTranscriptsSlides
Class 01: Hold Tight to the Rope of Allāh and Don't Be an Innovator
Class 01 Listen/Download 60 Min ----------
Class 02: Speaking Decisively about the Qurʾān Being the Speech of Allāh
Class 02 Listen/Download 47 Min ----------
Class 03: Seeing Allāh, His Omnipotence and the Jaḥmī Rejection of this
Class 03 Listen/Download 47 Min ----------
Class 04: Affirmation of the Hands of Allāh and His Descending
Class 04 Listen/Download 57 Min ----------
Class 05: The Excellence of the Companions
Class 05 Listen/Download 55 Min ----------
Class 06: Being Convinced of Pre-Ordainment (Qadr)
Class 06 Listen/Download 45 Min ----------
Class 07: Do Not Disbelieve in the Day of Judgement
Class 07 Listen/Download 79 Min ----------
Class 08: Removal from the Fire and The River of Firdows
Class 08 Listen/Download 54 Min ----------
Class 09: Concerning the Khawārij, the Murjīʿah and the Issues of Īmān
Class 09 Listen/Download 49 Min ----------
Class 10: Stick to the Sunnah, Avoid Playing with the Dīn and Be Successful
Class 10 Listen/Download 52 Min ----------
Class 11: Concerning the Issue of 'Salafīyyah' and the Term 'Salafī'
Class 11 Listen/Download 57 Min ----------
Class 12: Course Review Session with Q&A
Class 12 Listen/Download 45 Min ----------

Summer Course 2007

Poetry Text

(1) Hold tightly to the rope of Allāh and the guidance,
And do not be an innovator, so that you might be successful.

(2) And practice your religion based on the Book of Allāh and the Sunan which
have come from the Messenger of Allāh so you will be saved and earn reward.

(3) And say: Not a created thing is the Speech of our great King,
Such was the religious position of the pious ones (before us) which they clearly expressed.

(4) And do not be a person who takes no position on the Qurʾān,
As did the followers of Jahm, and they had been too lax (to take the right position).
 
(5) And do not say that the Qurʾān is created, meaning: its recitation,
Since the Speech of Allāh, through its recitation, is made clear.

(6) And say: Allāh will make himself visible to the creation, openly,
Just as the full moon is not hard to see, and your Lord (will be seen) more clearly.
 
(7) And He was not born, nor has He fathered anyone,
Nor is there anything similar to Him, exalted be the Glorified One.

(8) A Jahmee rejects this, however, we have
As a testimony to the truth of what we say - a ḥadīth that clarifies it.

(9) Jarīr narrated it, from the words of Muḥammad,
So say what he said about that, and you will be successful.

(10) And certainly a Jahmee will deny His Right Hand as well,
While both of His Hands are giving out all kinds of bounties.

(11) And say: The Ever-Compelling descends each night,
Without asking how, magnificent is the One God and most worthy of praise.

(12) Down to the lowest heaven, granting bounties from His Grace,
As the gates of the heavens are opened and spread widely.
 
(13) He says: Is there anyone seeking forgiveness who would like to meet a Forgiver?
Or anyone seeking bounties of goodness and provisions, so he could be given (what he requests)?

(14) A group have reported this whose reports are not to be rejected,
But sadly some have went wrong and did not believe them, marring themselves.
 
(15) And say: Indeed the best of the people after Muḥammad
Were his two deputies of old, and then ʿUthmān, according to the most correct position.

(16) And the fourth of them was the best of creation after them,
ʿAlī, the companion of goodness, through goodness he was successful.

(17) Those are the people, those who we have no doubt about,
Upon the great camels of Firdows, shining brightly and roaming about.

(18) Saʿīd, Saʿd, Ibn 'Awf, Ṭalḥah,
ʿĀmir of Fihr, and Zubayr the praiseworthy.

(19) And speak with the best terms about the Companions, all of them,
And do not be one who speaks ill of them, pointing out their faults and criticizing,

(20) Since the clear Revelation has spoke of their excellence,
And in (Sūrah) al-Fath are verses about the Companions, praising them.
 
(21) And regarding the pre-ordained Qadr, be convinced, since it is
The pillar that comibnes many affairs of the Religion, and the Religion encompasses much.

(22) And do not reject, out of ignorance, (belief in) Nakeer and Munkar,
Or the Pool or the Scales, surely you are being advised sincerely.

(23) And say: Allāh, the Great, will remove, from of His Grace,
Out of the Fire, people, burned severely, who will then be tossed
 
(24) Into the river in Firdows, wherein they will regain life by its water,
Like a seed taken by a flood that comes and wipes things away with its abundant water.

(25) And surely, the Messenger of Allāh will intercede for the creation.
And speak about the punishment of the grave, that it is the truth, made clear.

(26) And do not make takfīr of those who pray, even if they commit sins,
Since all of them commits sins, while the Owner of the Throne forgives graciously.

(27) And do not hold a belief like that of the Khawārij, for it is
A position held by only those who desire it, and it is destructive and disgraceful.
 
(28) And do not be a Murjī, one who plays games with his religion,
Surely, the Murjī is joking about the religion (ie. not taking it seriously).

(29) And say: Īmān (faith) consists of statements, intentions  (i.e. belief of the heart)
And Actions, according to the explicit statement of the Prophet.

(30) And it decreases sometimes, due to disobedience, and sometimes
Because of obedience it grows, and on the Scale it will outweigh (other things).

(31) And keep yourself from the opinions of people and their stances, 
Since the stance of the Messenger of Allāh is more befitting and comforting to the chest.

(32) And do not be from those who play games with their religion,
Attacking the people of ḥadīth and reviling them.
 
(33) If you keep the belief contained within this poem all your life, O my companion,
You will be upon goodness, day and night.

 

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