The Stability of the Aqeedah of the Salaf & Its Safety From Alteration By Abdur Razzaaq Bin Abdul Muhsin Al-Badr
The pure unadulterated Islāmic ʿAqīdah is extracted from the Book and the Sunnah and a lofty status in the religion. Rather its status is like the status a foundation that has a structure, a heart to a body, and a root of a tree. Allāh, the Exalted, said:“Have you not considered how Allāh presents an example, [making] a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches [high] in the sky?” [Sūrah Ibrāhīm 14:24]Thus, the status of ʿAqīdah is tremendous, and its position is lofty, and its affair established in the souls of its people. It is submerged in the hearts of its companions, and from there it radiates. They rely upon it. They will contend because of it. Its value is elevated in their souls, and its importance is exalted in their hearts. Therefore, it is cemented in their hearts and fortified in their souls. As a consequence of this righteous actions are built upon this and uprightness upon the Minhaj, and perfection of actions, and persistence upon obedience and worship, and adherence to the command of Allāh, the Exalted & Blessed. Every time the ʿAqīdah is stronger it becomes more cemented in the souls and more firmly established in the hearts. This Aqeedah propels them to perform good deeds and assist them in all success, righteousness, and uprightness. Based upon this they give it great concern; its importance becomes so high that they prefer it to everything. They consider it more important than their food, their drink, their clothes and all their affairs because this is the reality of the life of their hearts.