All praise is due to Allaah alone, and may He extol and send perfect peace and security on the final Prophet and upon his family and his Companions. To proceed:
So I came across this valuable concise creed, which our brother the great scholar, the noble shaikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen compiled. I listened to all of it and found that it comprises an explanation of the creed of Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah in the topic of the Oneness of Allaah and His Names and Attributes, and in the topics of belief in the Angels, the Books, the Messenger, the Last Day and in Pre-decree, its good and its bad.
And he has excelled in gathering these beneficial topics together, and he has mentioned what every student of knowledge and every Muslim needs to know regarding their belief in Allaah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, in the Last Day and in Pre-decree, its good and its bad. And he has included numerous beneficial points which you may not find in many of the books and treatises on ‘aqeedah. So may Allaah reward him with good, and may He increase him in knowledge and guidance, and may He bring about benefit through this book and all of his writings. And may He make us and him, and all of our brothers rightly guided guides and callers to Allaah upon clear knowledge. Indeed He is All-Hearing and Near.
Dictated by the one who is poor and in need of Allaah the Most High – ‘Abdul-‘Aziz ibn ‘Abdullaah ibn Baaz, may Allaah forgive him. And may Allaah extol and send perfect peace and security on our Messenger Muhammad and his family and his Companions.
And I did not create the Jinn and Mankind, except so that they should worship Me (Alone). [51:56]
Kitaab-ut-Tawheed is the book, full of evidences from the Qur’aam and Sunnah, which comprehensively explains how we can purify our tawheed and worship Allaah alone free of any form of shirk (associating partners with Allaah). Compiled by Shaikh-ul-Islaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab rahimahullaah.
Audio lessons are by Abu Talhah rahimahullaah, based on a number of explanations of the book. (Uploaded with permission).
Lesson 23: At-Tawakkul (Trust and Reliance),Ar-Raghbah (Fervent Desire), Ar-Rahbah (Dread), Al-Khushoo‘ (Reverence and Humility), Al-Khashyah (Fear and Awe), Al-Inaabah (Turning Repentantly and Obediently) and the Proof for Each (And the proof for at-Tawakkul (trust and reliance) is His saying, He the Most High…)
Lesson 24: Al-Isti‘aanah (Appealing for Aid and Assistance), Al-Isti‘aadhah (Seeking Refuge) and the Proof for Each (And the proof for Al-Isti‘aanah (appealing for aid and assistance) is His saying, He the Most High…)
Lesson 25: Al-Istighaathah (Seeking Rescue and Deliverence) and its Proof; Adh-Dhabh (Sacrificing or Slaughtering), its Types and its Proof; An-Nadhr (Vows) and their Proof;
The Second Fundamental Principle: Knowledge of the Religion of Islaam; The Definition of the Religion
(And the Proof for al-Istighaathah (seeking rescue and deliverence…)
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)
With regards to the description of ‘Eesaa ‘alaihissalaam being described as “His Word which He conveyed to Maryam” the Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al ‘Uthaymeen rahimahullaah states:
Allaah applied the (term) “Word” to him because he ‘alaihissalaam was created by means of a word. So the hadeeth is not taken upon its apparent (literal) meaning, since ‘Eesaa ‘alaihissalaam was not a word because he used to eat and drink and pass urine and open his bowels. And all the (usual) human situations would occur to him.
Allaah, the Most High, states:
Indeed the example of ‘Eesaa with Allaah is just as the example of Aadam. He (Allaah) created him from dust then He said to him, “Be!” and he was. Soorah aale ‘Imraan (3) aayah 59
And ‘Eesaa ‘alaihissalaam was not the Word of Allaah because the Speech of Allaah is an Attribute existing with Him and not separate and distinct from Him.
As for ‘Eesaa, then he was a being separate and distinct from Allaah subhaanahu ; he would come and go and eat food and drink.
(Al qawl ul mufeed (1/73) of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al ‘Uthaymeen rahimahullaah, translated by Nasser ibn Najam)
 Hadeeth reported by Al Bukhaaree (4453) and Muslim (28)