This is my commentary in Arabic and English on the Book of Belief from the Sawq al-Umma Ila Ittibaa` as-Sunna of Shehu Uthman Dan Fodio. It comprises an explanatory introduction of the meaning of ‘Iman’ (belief/faith) according to the scholars of the Sunna. This is followed by six chapters comprising our sound prophetic traditions extracted from the Saheeh of al-Bukhari and the Saheeh of Muslim.
The first chapter is On What Has Been Related Concerning How the Islam of the Servant and His Belief Can Be Ascertained in this Life.
The second chapter is On What Has Been Related Concerning the Principles of Islam.
The third chapter is On What has Been Related About the Foundations of Belief Which Entitles the Servant Being Safe from the Eternity of the Fire and Assures Entrance into Paradise.
The fourth chapter is On What Has Been Related Regarding the Principles of Belief.
The fifth chapter is On What Has Been Related Regarding the Increase of Belief and Its Decrease.
The sixth chapter is On What Has Been Related Regarding Spiritual Excellence (Ihsaan).
The concluding chapter is an explanation of the Iman (belief), Islam (outward surrender), and Ihsan (inward spiritual excellence) being the entirety of the religion which our master Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace came with.
Shaykh Muhammad Shareef