Why was Al-‘Aqeedah Al-Waasitiyyah given that name?
Fatwa No: 30612

Question

What was the reason behind giving Al-‘Aqeedah Al-Waasitiyyah its name?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.

Al-‘Aqeedah Al-Waasitiyyah was given that name because the man who came to Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him and asked him to compile a book on creed for him that he and his household could adhere to was from Waasit, a town in Ash-Shaam (Greater Syria).

Allaah Knows best.

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