فتح رب ىالبرية بتلخيص الحموية
Explanation of a Summary of Al-‘Aqeedatul-Hamawiyyah of Ibn Taymiyyah
Passage from the introduction of the author: There was from the foremost of those who stood up against these innovators ‐ Shaykh‐ul‐Islaam Taqiyy‐ud-Deen Ahmad ibn ʹAbdul‐Haleem ibn ʹAbdus‐Salaam ibn Taymiyyah al‐Harrani, ad-Dimashqi. He was born in Harran (in ʹIraaq) on Monday, the 10th of Rabeeʹ al-Awwal in the Hijrah year of 661 and he died while imprisoned oppressively in the fortress of Damascus in Dhul‐Qiʹdah in the Hijrah year 728 ‐ may Allaah have mercy on him.
He has many works on the clarification and explanation of the Sunnah, the reinforcement of its pillars, and the destruction of innovations. One of the works on this subject is his “al‐Fatwaa al‐Hamawiyyah” which he wrote as an answer to a question presented to him in the Hijrah year of 698 from Hamah, a place in ash‐Shaam. In it, he was asked what the scholars and Imaams of the religion say concerning the Aayaat and the Ahaadeeth of the Si/aat, or the attributes and characteristics of Allaah. So he answered in about 83 pages and due to which, he suffered trials and afflictions. May Allaah reward him on behalf of Islaam and the Muslims with the best of rewards.
Due to the difficulty in understanding and comprehending this answer from many readers, I wanted to summarize the most important points from it along with some other needed additions. I have named it ʺFathu Rabb‐il‐Bariyyah bi‐Talkhees al‐Hamawiyyah.ʺ