Question: What are the best references on `Aqeedah (creed)?
Answer: The Glorious Qur’aan is the best and most authentic reference which clarifies sound `Aqeedah. As a divine book, it is considered the best and most truthful of all books regarding `Aqeedah. It contains the Names and Attributes of Allaah, and commands Muslims to worship Allaah alone and offer sincere devotion to Him (Glorified and Exalted be He). The next best two books are Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree and Saheeh Muslim. These two books are the most beneficial Hadeeth references which contain only the authentic Hadeeths reported from the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him). Accordingly, Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree and Saheeh Muslim are the two most authentic and beneficial books second only to the Qur’aan. Other authentic books of Hadeeth include the Sunan (Hadeeth compilations classified by jurisprudential themes) of ‘Aboo Daawood, Al-Tirmidee, Al-Nasaa’ee, Ibn Maajah, Al-Tabaraanee, Musnad (Hadeeth compilation) of Imaam Ahmad and Sunan Al-Daarimee.These are good and beneficial books. And though they may contain Da`eef (weak) Hadeeths, still great benefits are found in them. … read more here.