The Importance of Learning the Creed By Imam Ibn Abil-‘Izz Al-Hanafee
Imaam Ibn Abil-‘Izz Al-Hanafee said: "There lies no doubt that it is binding upon every individual to believe in that which the Messenger (peace be upon him), has brought, in general. There also is not any doubt that it is Fard Kifaayah (an obligation upon the community), to learn that which the Messenger (peace be upon him), has brought in detail. For this is included in conveying that which Allâh has sent His Messenger (peace be upon him), with in reflecting, understanding and comprehending the Qur’ân, learning the Book and Wisdom, preserving the Remembrance. Calling to good, enjoining the good and forbidding the evil, inviting to the way of the Lord with wisdom and fair preaching, debating in the most excellent manner and the likes of those things that Allâh has made incumbent upon the Believers, all of that which is only a communal obligation upon them."