Aqida Tahawiyyah

The Pristine Sunni Belief in Verse

Bismillahi wa salatu wa salamu ‘ala Rasulillah wa ‘ala jami’il ambiyai wal-mursalin wa ‘ala ahlihi wa sahabihi ajmain, amin.

  

We say about Allah the Lord of the worlds

That He is one al-Wahid

Without the concept of two or three

And without a partner ever in mind

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Allah is unique without compare

Nothing exists that is ever like Him

The Sustainer of existence as-Samad

Is never overwhelmed by any Being

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

None is worshipped except Allah

He is eternal without a start

Allah is enduring without an end

He will never perish nor cease to be

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Nothing happens in existence outside His will

So my brothers guard your faith

Nothing happens in existence without His will

So my sisters guard your faith

He has the knowledge of all that exist

And His wisdom is perfect beyond your grasp

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Imagination of creations are far from Him

Nor can their knowledge comprehend His being

Allah is unique wara-ul-wara

He is different from all He made

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Allah is living and will never die

He’s ever active and will never sleep

He  created the creation without a need

And sustains existence with absolute ease

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Allah causes death without a fear

And restores to life without a stress

He exists eternally with all His sifats

He is not enriched by whatever He owns

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Nothing is added to His exalted sifats

By the creations coming to be

As from eternity His attributes exist

They remain eternal with His Gracious Being

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Allah is not a Creator after creating the worlds

He is the Originator even when He alone exists

He is the Lord when nothing was made

And a Creator when creation was not

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

He is the Ressurector of the souls at death

After the life they first experienced

He is the Reviver before they become revived

Just as He is the Creator when nothing was made

 

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

He has the power to do and undo

And every existence depends on Him

Every task is easy for your Lord

Without His needing a means to His goal

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

He created creation with His knowledge pure

Since He created He surely knows

He determines the end of all He made

With a life span they can never cross

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Nothing in creation is hidden from Him

He knew their details before they were made

The past, the present and the future to come

All is a moment with the Lord of the worlds

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

He commanded His servant to submit to Him

And severely warned against following Iblis

All His commandments are wisdom pure

He is a Lord beyond how and where

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Everything happens according to His will

And whatever He wills must come to be

The will of man and the option to choose

Is also by His will mashaAllah

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Nothing in the heavens or on the earth we live

Can ever exist or ceases to be

Whatever Allah wills only occur

And whatever He wills-not will never be

 

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Allah gives guidance to those He chose

And He alone protects and saves from harm

This is generosity granted by Him

And out of justice He lowers and afflicts

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Whatever man experiences of His mercy great

And of His justice supreme and firm

Are never to be questioned by any being

Nothing but submission behoves the slaves

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

He is supreme above His slaves

Beyond an equal, opposite or aids

His decree is standing and’ll definitely hold

And His commands are perfect beyond a check

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

This is our belief pristine and pure

We believe in all without a doubt

And that all existence are Allah’s alone

There is never a sharer in His kingdom vast

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah

 

Allah is one the Absolutely Unique

Lailaha illallah

He is never two, He is never three

Lailaha illallah

 

Allah is near and He is never far

Lailaha illallah

He is with us wherever we are

Lailaha illallah

 

Allah is eternal He will never die

Lailaha illallah

He has no beginning and will never end

Lailaha illallah

 

Allah is rich and He’s never in need

Lailaha illallah

He provides for all, sinners and saints

Lailaha illallah

 

Allah is seeing He is never blind

Lailaha illallah

He sees the creation without a veil

Lailaha illallah

 

Allah is knowing without an aid

Lailaha illallah

He originated creation so He knows

Lailaha illallah

 

Allah is willing and He is never forced

Lailaha illallah

And whatever He wills only occur

Lailaha illallah

 

Allah disgraces and He raises to grace

Lailaha illallah

He exalts to honour the pious and pure

Lailaha illallah

 

Allah is sublime Powerful and Great

Lailaha illallah

Movements and strength are all from Him

Lailaha illallah

 

Allah will judge all and He is never judged

He is the Giver and He also forgives

Allah is merciful, perfect and just

My brothers and sisters praise your Lord

 

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illallah

Lailaha illaAllahu

Muhammadu Rasulullah