The Maliki Scholars & the Ashʿari Creed - Shaykh Dr. Mustafa Bahu
SERIES: IN DEFENCE OF THE SUNNI CREED AND MANHAJ - No.2
ʿAudhu Billāhi min ash-Shayṭān al-Rajīm, Bismillāh al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm. Alḥamdullilāhi Rabbil ʿAlamīn, waṣalatu wassalām ʿala rasūlillahil karīm, wa ʿala alihī wa aṣḥābī wa man tabiāhum bi-eḥsan ilaʾ yaum al-dīn; wa baʿḍ. All Praise belongs and is directed to the Rabb of everthing that exists, praise and salutations be upon His final beloved Messenger, Muḥammad , his revered family and his noble companions and upon those who follow them in good until the end of times, to proceed,
The following book is an abridgment of Shaykh Muṣṭafā Bāḥu’s, ʿUlamāʾ al-maghrib wa muqāwamatuhum al-bidʿah, waʾl-taṣawwuf waʾl-qubūriyyah waʾl-mawāsim – The Moroccan Scholars and their Resistance to Religious Innovation, Ṣūfism, Grave-Worship and Rites.
This part of the book features a clarification of the creed of the early Mālikī scholars, their defence, support and dissemination of the belief system of the pious ancestors – the Salaf al-Ṣāliḥ. The tract, therefore, rescinds the claim of the latter-day adherents and promoters of the Ashʿarī creed, who insolently allege the Mālikī scholars were Ashʿarī. Similarly, it exposes the deliberate denigrations of these quasi and ‘synthetic’ Mālikīs’, who have absolutely no connection whatsoever with the formidable Mālikī predecessors! The book also presents a brief historical overview discoursing the spread of the Ashʿarī madhhab.