In this article we will see together the Best Sunni Aqeedah books to read and learn from, and what to read to gain its basics knowledge.

What are the best Sunni Aqeedah books to read?

The Holy Quran is the best thing to start with to acquire knowledge and guidance regarding Aqeedah and all aspects of life. Recite the Quran daily with the intention and desire to learn from it, you will find all you need in it, including Aqeedah (creed).

Allah says in the Holy Quran “Say: “I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of mankind” [Surah An-Nas] read the Holy Quran and you will gain all the knowledge you seek to learn.

Additionally. Read the Hadith Books like the Two Sahih (authentic) Books of Hadith. Then you should read the following books that are written by Shaykh of Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, the books are:

  • Al`Aqidah Al-Wasitiyyah
  • Al-Aqidah Al-Tadmuriyyah
  • Al-`Aqidah Al-Hamawiyyah
  • Minhaj Al-Sunnah
  • Majmu` Al-Fatawa

In addition to a great book called Aqidah written by Ibn Abu Zayd Al-Qayrawany, also the explanation of Ibn Abu Al-`Ezz for Al-Tahawiyyah `Aqidah.

There Is useful books written by Ibn Al-Qayyim about the Sunni Aqeedah, and the following books:

  • Fath Al-Majid by Shaykh `Abdul-Rahman ibn Hasan.
  • Kitab At-Tawhid by Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab.
  • Kashf Al-Shubuhat by Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab.
  • Thalathat Al-Usul by Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab.
  • Al-Durar Al-Saniyyah by the scholars of Najd.
  • Also, it’s better to study the following books:
  • Kitab At-Tawhid
  • Kashf Al-Shubuhat
  • Thalathat Al-Usul and
  • Al`Aqidah Al-Wasitiyyah

What are the best books for learning the basics of Aqeedah?

Al-Ibaanah’s book written by Abu Al-Hasan Al-Ash’ari and Al-I’tiqaad” book by Al-Bayhaqi is great for the intermediate level. But for beginner level you should read books like:

  •  The Three Fundamental Principles of Islam’
  •  Clarification of Uncertainties by Mohammad Ibn ‘Abd Al-Wahhaab.
  •  200 FAQ on Islamic Belief.

All the scholars agreed that anyone who wants to learn Aqeedah should recite the holy Quran, memorize it, and understand its tafsir.

Which books should I read to gain Islamic knowledge?

1-     Aqeedah books:

  • Thalaathat al-Usool by Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab
  • Al-Qawaa’id al-Arba’ah by Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab
  • Kashf al-Shubahaat by Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab
  • Al-Tawheed by Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab
  • Al-‘Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah, a great book that worth your time.
  • Al-Hamawiyyah by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah.
  • Al-Tadmuriyyah by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah.
  • Al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhaawiyyah, by Shaykh Abu Ja’far Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Tahhaawi
  • Sharh al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhaawiyyah by Abu’l-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Abi’l-‘Izz
  • Al-Durar al-Saniyyah fi’l-Ajoobah al-Najdiyyah by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Qaasim.
  • Al-Durrah al-Madiyyah fi ‘Aqeedah al-Firqah al-Mardiyyah by Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Safaareeni al-Hanbali.

Those books are great to learn from, however, it is better to study with a well-qualified teacher.

2-     Best Hadeeth books

  • Fath al-Baari Sharh Saheeh al-Bukhaari by Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani.
  • Subul al-Salaam Sharh Buloogh al-Maraam, by al-San’aani.
  • Jaami’ bayna al-Hadeeth wa’l-Fiqh by al-San’aani.
  • Nayl al-Awtaar Sharh Muntaqaa al-Akhbaar by al-Shawkaani
  • Umdat al-Ahkaam by al-Maqdisi, most of the ahadith in this book is strong hadiths, which makes it a good reference to learn from.
  • Al-Arba’een al-Nawawiyyah, by Abu Zakariyya al-Nawawi.
  • Buloogh al-Maraam by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani. Another great book that gathered the opinions of many scholars about the strength or weakness of the hadiths.
  • Nukhbat al-Fikr  by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani. If you understand this book then you don’t need to read most of the other books. As this book discusses all the topics in depth.

The Six Books (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Muslim, al-Nasaa’i, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah and al-Tirmidhi). Reading those book will be of great benefits for example when you read them you will be reviewing the hadiths and the narrator of each hadith.

3-     Books to learn Fiqh:

  • Aadaab al-mashiy ila’l-Salaah by Shaykh al-Islam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab.
  • Zaad al-Mustaqni’ fi Ikhtisaar al-Muqni’ by al-Hajjaawi.
  • Al-Rawd al-Murbi’ Sharh Zaad al-Mustaqni’ by Shaykh Mansoor al-Bahooti
  • Umdat al-Fiqh by Ibn Qudaamah.
  • al-Usool min ‘Ilm al-Usool. A great book that anyone could read to acquire knowledge.

4-     Best books to learn Tafseer: 

  • Tayseer al-Kareem al-Rahmaan fi Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sa’di.
  • Muqaddimah Shaykh al-Islam fi’l-Tafseer.
  • Adwaa’ al-Bayaan by al-‘Allaamah Muhammad al-Shanqeeti.

Conclusion:

We now know

the best Sunni Aqeedah books to read which include:

  • Al`Aqidah Al-Wasitiyyah
  • El-`Aqidah Al-Tadmuriyyah
  • Al-Aqidah Al-Hamawiyyah
  • Minhaj Al-Sunnah
  • Majmu` Al-Fatawa
  • called Aqidah written by Ibn Abu Zayd Al-Qayrawany
  • Fath Al-Majid by Shaykh `Abdul-Rahman ibn Hasan.
  • Kitab At-Tawhid by Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab.
  • Kashf Al-Shubuhat by Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab.
  • Thalathat Al-Usul by Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab.
  • Al-Durar Al-Saniyyah by the scholars of Najd.
  • Kitab At-Tawhid
  • Kashf Al-Shubuhat
  • Thalathat Al-Usul and
  • El-`Aqidah Al-Wasitiyyah
  • Thalaathat al-Usool by Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab
  • Al-Qawaa’id al-Arba’ah by Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab
  • Kashf al-Shubahaat by Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab
  • Al-Tawheed by Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab
  • Al-‘Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah, a great book that worth your time.
  • Al-Hamawiyyah by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah.
  • Al-Tadmuriyyah by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah.
  • Al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhaawiyyah, by Shaykh Abu Ja’far Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Tahhaawi
  • Sharh al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhaawiyyah by Abu’l-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Abi’l-‘Izz
  • Al-Durar al-Saniyyah fi’l-Ajoobah al-Najdiyyah by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Qaasim.
  • Al-Durrah al-Madiyyah fi ‘Aqeedah al-Firqah al-Mardiyyah by Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Safaareeni al-Hanbali.

After that we discussed:

the best books to read if you want to gain Islamic knowledge like:

  • Fath al-Baari Sharh Saheeh al-Bukhaari by Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani.
  • Subul al-Salaam Sharh Buloogh al-Maraam, by al-San’aani.
  • Jaami’ bayna al-Hadeeth wa’l-Fiqh by al-San’aani.
  • Nayl al-Awtaar Sharh Muntaqaa al-Akhbaar by al-Shawkaani
  • Umdat al-Ahkaam by al-Maqdisi.
  • Al-Arba’een al-Nawawiyyah, by Abu Zakariyya al-Nawawi.
  • Buloogh al-Maraam by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani.
  • Nukhbat al-Fikr  by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani.
  • The Six Books (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Muslim, al-Nasaa’i, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah and al-Tirmidhi).
  • Aadaab al-mashiy ila’l-Salaah by Shaykh al-Islam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab.
  • Zaad al-Mustaqni’ fi Ikhtisaar al-Muqni’ by al-Hajjaawi.
  • Al-Rawd al-Murbi’ Sharh Zaad al-Mustaqni’ by Shaykh Mansoor al-Bahooti
  • Umdat al-Fiqh by Ibn Qudaamah.
  • al-Usool min ‘Ilm al-Usool. A great book that anyone could read to acquire knowledge.

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