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11-30-2004, 04:59 PM
anyone thought about this assignment or better yet found any resources for researching this? I'm a little lost as to where to start looking. should I be looking online, in my books? Any guidance or thoughts anyone has would be appreciated.
12-02-2004, 06:28 PM
I have had trouble finding concrete links as well in research. The one thing I have found was talking about how Aqidah and Fiqh are the same in their primary sources which are Qur'an and Sunnah. However, even though in fiqh you can use other sources (e.g. ijma, qiyas), you can't use these in Aqidah, but even then, the other sources in fiqh all go back to the Qur'an and Sunnah anyway.
Allahu a3lam, does anyone know if I'm wrong about any of this or there is something else we can leech on for class this weekend?? :-p
12-02-2004, 07:19 PM
Ok, I spoke with a sister that is very well studied (and she teaches upper level Islamic studies). I was only able to speak briefly but she was very helpful, and I will share what she told me. Then Inshallah , I plan on taking this and doing more research in my books tonight. Tommorrow I plan on posting more and maybe we can build on eachothers searches.
Aqeedah and fiqh are essentially inseperable. Aqeedah is the core belief and the fiqh is the action of it. Example; The shahadah; The Aqeedah is the belief that there is only One God and Muhammad is His Messenger (sallahu alyhi wasalaam),- now the fiqh that accompanies it is saying the shahadah tayn and then the actions that must follow. Or reverse it a person believes in their heart in Allah and His Messenger (sallahu alayhi wasalaam) but never says the shadah- fiqh that accompanies it is that we cannot bury them as a believer
Exampl2; Salah- aqeedah is knowing we have to make salah-the fiqh is making the salah and the manner of which we do so (hands on the chest/ by your side, silently or audibly,...)
She also mentioned the hadeeth from Forty Hadeeth as a basis of showing haw fiqh and aqeedah are intertwined and interdependent. The hadeeth when The Prophet (sallahu alayhi wasalaam) and some of the sahabah (radiallahu anhum) were sitting and the man (angel Gibrael) in all white with dark hair cqame and questioned him about Islam, then eeman, and then about ihsan, and finally the Hour. The Eeman is part of te Aqeedah and the Ihsan and I slam are fiqh (Ihan can albe part of Aqeedah?)
So as you stated in your reply that both aqeeadah and fiqh are derived from the same sources (Quran and Sunnah) and are interdependent for ones deen to be complete.
This was all very helpful to me and I plan to look up some more from this perspective, tonight inshAllah.
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