Publication: Essential Questions & Answers Concerning the Foundations of Īmān & Obstacles in the Path of Īmān
Essential Questions & Answers Concerning the Foundations of Īmān & Obstacles in the Path of Īmān (2nd Ed.)
Two Treatise by the Great Scholar, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Ibn Nāṣir as-Saʿdee
Size: 6' x 9' Paperback
Page Count: 126
Price: $12 USD
Release Date: April 2013 (in shaa' Allāh) - Now Available @ TROIDStore https://www.troid.ca/store/product.php?productid=16149&cat=0&featured=Y
Stated Shaykh Muḥammad ʿUmar Bazmūl, professor of higher studies at Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, in his introduction to the translation:
"The author of this book, Questions and Answers Concerning the Foundations of Faith and Obstalces in its Path, is the virtuous Shaykh the scholar of Fiqh, Tafsīr, and Uṣūl, the masterful author, the great scholar of Qaseem in his era, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Nāṣir as-Saʿdee."
The book consists of two seperate but related treatises. In the first one, Essential Questions and Answers About the Foundations of Eeeman (Faith), as-Saʿdee poses and answers 22 questions about Īmān and its related affairs. He begins by introducing Tawḥīd and its categories, and then he deals with Īmān and its pillars. He includes questions on shirk, hypocrast, and innovation. Also discussed are the rights of the Muslims over us, including the rights of the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam), his Companions, and the Muslim leaders. He then completes the first treatise by descriibng the Straight Path and those who are upon it.
After clarifying the affairs of Īmān, the author then goes on to explain why the majority of the people have turned away from it in the second treatise, Obstacles in the Path of Īmān (Faith). He disusses ten things that prevent many people from embracing true faith, mentioned proofs and examples from the Book of Allāh for each one.