All Praise is due to Allah, Who (Alone) created he heavens and the earth, and originated the darkness and the light; yet those who disbelieve hold others as equal with their Lord. He it is Who has created you Tom clay, and then has decreed a (stated) term (for you to die). And there is with Him another determined term (for you to be resurrected), yet you doubt (in the Resurrection). And He is Allah (to be worshipped Alone) in the heavens and on the earth; He knows what YOU conceal and what you reveal, and He knows what YOU earn (good or bad).
I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, Alone. He has no partner. He is Allah, (the) One. He s the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, (He neither eats nor drinks). He begets not, nor was He begotten. And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: everything renders worship to Him. To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: when He decrees a matter, He says to it: "Be", and it is. Thy Lord does create and choose as He pleases: no choice have they (in the matter): Glory to Allah! And far is He above the partners they ascribe (to Him)! He cannot be questioned for His Acts, but hey will be questioned (for theirs).
I bear witness that our master and Prophet Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger whom was sent with guidance and the religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it). May Allan send Peace to him, his household, and companions who used to adjudicate to the truth and perfect justice. And, may Allah send Peace to his followers who do not deviate from his Sunnah and, moreover, they stick to it and defend it against any oppressors. And, may Allah send Peace to those who follow them till the Day of Resurrection.
Then after! This is a summarized book which I hope to be of great benefit to the reader. This book includes the basics of religion and principles of Islamic Monotheism. It shows the Straight Path of the True Religion (Islam). It covers what follows: Iman (Faith), its characteristics and what nullifies or demolishes it. Each statement is supported by clear-cut proofs. I focused on the views of the People of the Sunnah and discarded those of the heretics and deviators from the Straight Path. I mentioned the latter's only when I intended to refute and knock them down. I organized it in the form of questions and answers to draw the attention of the kind reader.
Finally, I ask Allah the Almighty to accept this work of mine and to benefit us all with what He taught us, and to teach us what benefits us out of His Grace and Bounty. For Allah has power over all things! Allah understands the finest mysteries, and is Well Acquainted with them! To Him is the end of all journeys! He is our Protector! He is the Best to protect and the Best to help!