About the Author
Abu Ja'far Ahmad ibn Muhammad at-Tahâwi (d. 935 CE) was an astute scholar of Hadith and fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) in Egypt, which was already a major center of knowledge at the time. Well-recognized as a brilliant and reliable scholar, Imam at-Tahâwi wrote a number of books. The most famous of his books was his treatise on ‘aqeedah, the beliefs or creed of Islam. His treatise is accepted by all four major schools of thought in Sunni Islam and is used to this day as a succinct guide to all of the basic, essential Islamic beliefs.