R.13.19 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)
A work on complex points of Islamic theology, according to the doctrines of the Ḥanafī sect.
This work consists of a preface and fifteen sections, followed by a number of fragments.
On the proposition “That faith is neither increased by just works, nor diminished by the commission of sins.”
Whether the commission of sins excludes a man from faith.
Whether good works are nullified by evil works.
Whether the Believer who has committed an offence against God is to be designated by the term عدو 'Enemy of God'.
Whether our faith is to be likened to that of the angels and the prophets.
On faith and its motives.
On God’s Unity, and the considerations which confirm a belief in it.
On استثناء, i.e. the use of the formula: ‘If it please God’
On the origins and causes of schism amongst Muslims.
On the interpretation of a saying of Mohammed with reference to the above.
On the unrighteous character of the Sufis, and the illegality of all unseemly mirth and amusements, such as dancing and the like.
A fatwa of al-Dubūsī on the origin of schism.
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