This is a beginner’s book of ‘Aqeedah (creed and belief) compiled hundreds of years ago by Ibn Qudaamah al Maqdisee and studied up to the present day.

Shaykh al Uthaymeen said about it:

In this book, the author, may Allaah have Mercy on him, gathered together the main points of ‘Aqeedah (creed and belief). For this reason, the Board of the Educational Institutes assigned this book to be studied and taught during the second semester of the first year of study (roughly corresponds to early secondary school level), so that it may serve as a pillar upon which one can establish his ‘Aqeedah at this stage.

Because I saw the importance of this book in terms of the topics it touches upon, its methodology and the lack of there being any explanation of it, I became determined, while seeking assistance from Allaah and hoping that He grant me correctness in intention and action, to put forth some words about it, in the attempt to clarify its ambiguous points, explain its meanings and bring to light its main points.

(Explanation of Lumatul Ittiqaad by Shaykh al Uthaymeen)

Now there are other explanations of this book available from the major salafee scholars. You can listen to a precise translation of Shakh Saalih al Fawzaan’s explanation in English by clicking on this link: audio recordings of Aboo Talhah’s lessons . There are about 70 lessons in total, and the translator adds in some quotes from the other explanations of the book by the Salafee scholars.

There are LUMATUL ITTIQAAD Questions and Answers designed to accompany these audio recordings. Written by Nasser ibn Najam, checked by Aboo Talhah Dawood Burbank rahimahullaah, they contain 200 pages of detailed questions, as well as footnotes containing additional quotes from the scholars.