The following is a short treatise on basic issues of ‘aqidah by the famed Imam Tahir al-Jaza’iri, the author of Tawjih al-Nazar in the science of hadith terminology and methodology and an excellent book on various issues of the ‘ulum al-Qur’an (published with the tahqiq of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah).
Short but thorough, Al-Jawahir is included in the syllabus of some schools as an introductory text to the science of ‘aqidah. It is prefaced by a wonderful excerpt from Shaykh Buti’s Kubra al-Yaqiniyyat that discussed the approach of the early and later scholars to ‘aqidah (salaf vs. khalaf).
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Masha’Allah, this is wonderful, I have been looking for this text in Arabic for a long time. The book was translated into Dutch in the 50ies of the previous century by an Orientalist scholar of which I have a print. Thanks a lot.
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Is there an english version of this book
Not that I know of, although the book is not very long and I can’t imagine it would be too difficult to translate. Perhaps a project worth embarking on by some of our readers. :)
Salam ‘aleykum. Is it known if he was an Ash’ari? Can this text be seen as an Ash’ari primer?
There is now an English translation available of this book. Here is a link to it. I have not read through the translation yet and can not comment on its quality.