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Al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah/Sunni Creed by Imām Abu Ja’far Al-Ṭaḥāwī, The Outstanding Student of Imām Abū Ḥanīfah.

Image result for aqeedah tahawiyyahThe great scholar Abu Ja’far At-Tahawi, may Allah have mercy on him, said:
This is a presentation of the beliefs of Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah, according to the school of the jurists of this religion, Abu Hanifa An-Nu’man ibn Thabit Al-Kufi, Abu Yusuf Ya’qub ibn Ibrahim Al-Ansari and Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani, may Allah be pleased with them all, and what they believe regarding the fundamentals of the religion and their faith in the Lord of all the worlds.
We say about the unity of Allah believing with the help of Allah – that Allah is one, without any partners….more: sunnah

Arabic:  alhawali – English explanation at: islamhouse

Time for a new Sykes-Picot Agreement to fix the Middle East

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. Militant Islamist fighters held a parade in Syria's northern Raqqa province to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said. The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), posted pictures online on Sunday of people waving black flags from cars and holding guns in the air, the SITE monitoring service said. REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - RTR3WJ9Q

It’s time to renegotiate the contract that put the Middle East together.

The “contract” is the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement, which divided up most of the Arab lands that had been under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The world that document created exists now only on yellowed maps, and the issues left unsettled — primarily the need for separate Sunni, Shi’ite and Kurdish territories — have come home begging. War is not fixing this; diplomacy might..MORE:reuters

Beyond Nationalism and Religion: From Sunni Grievances …

…Arab political culture is implicitly tasked by its own stated ideals with highlighting and enabling the shared common identity while managing and containing factional identities. However, the failure of states and cultures in the Arab world in realizing this common identity has reduced it to a mere thin cover that barely hides the fragmented factional. The primary expression of factionalism in the Arab world, notably in its eastern part, is communitarianism. Yet an important transformation has affected the character of Arab communitarianism as it slides toward sectarianism….more:  washingtoninstitute.org