by Abu Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Alee ibn Khalf al Barbahaaree [d.329 H] Explanation by Shaikh Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan
This classic work consists of 170 points on different aspects of the Muslim creed, with quotes from the the Qur.aan, the Sunnah, the Companions and later scholars. The author was an imaam who stood firm in defending this creed in the face of enmity and opposition from the people of innovation, may Allaah have mercy on him.
Translated by Abu Talhah Dawud ibn Ronald Burbank rahimahullaah.
(Please note that point numbers refer to the points in Sh Fawzaan’s Arabic Sharh, as against in the English translation)
From Sh Fawzaan’s explanation of Sharh-us-Sunnah by Imaam al-Barbahaaree:
…as for it being said that ‘we will gather together upon what we agree about and as for what we disagree about then we’ll just pardon each other’. This is something impossible if it refers to differing in `aqeedah. However if it is differing in the matter of fiqhand matters of questions of fiqh which are possible can be this way or that way, then that may be allowable, even though even there what is still obligatory is following the evidence even in matters of fiqh. He the Most High said: