The Beneficial Epistle & Decisive Proof on THE SCIENCE OF DIVINE UNITY
Title: The Beneficial Epistle & Decisive Proof on THE SCIENCE OF DIVINE UNITY
Author: Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Furfur / Translated by Amjad Mahmood
Publisher: Heritage Press (UK)
The Beneficial Epistle, by the late Damascene polymath Shaykh Muḥammad Ṣaliḥ al-Furfur, is a short, yet comprehensive text in mainstream Sunni theology and can be regarded as a summary of some of the more elaborate works in the field.
For decades, it has been the primary beginners’ text, taught, studied, and memorized as part of the curriculum of the prestigious al-Fatḥ al-Islāmī Acadamy of Damascus, which was founded by the shaykh himself. With his succinct and lucid style, the author adequately explains the core tenets of faith that every Muslim should believe in, namely, Allah and His attributes, prophethood, the revealed scriptures, angels, divine decree, and the Last Day. As such, the work serves as an invaluable introduction to the Sunni creed for both students of theology and laymen alike.
The book covers many topics, Some of them are:
- Author Introduction
- Ahl al-Sunna wa al-Jama'ah: The Ash'aries And
- Sects The Oppose Alh al-Sunna wa al-Jama'ah
- The Mu'tazilah
- The Qadariyyah
- The Jabariyyah
- The Karramiyyah
- Introduction to the science of Divine Unity (Tawhid)
- Foundational Principles and Divine Attributes
- And Others
About The Author
Shaykh Muḥammad Ṣaliḥ al-Furfur (d.1407) was one of the foremost Ḥanafi jurists and erudite scholars of his time in the Levant. He taught at several seminaries of learning and mosques and authored numerous scholarly works on the Islamic sciences.
He was one of the founding members of the League of Scholars (Rabiṭah al-ʿUlama’) and established al-Fatḥ al-Islami Academy in 1956 in Damascus, an institute that was to produce future generations of scholars and instructors.