Aqeedah

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Aqidah (Arabic: عقيدة‎, romanized: ʿaqīdah, plural عقائد ʿaqāʾid, also ʿaqīda, aqeeda etc.) is an Islamic term of Arabic origin. It means creed (Arabic pronunciation: [ʕɑˈqiːdæ, ʕɑˈqɑːʔɪd]).

Different Islamic theologians have different views on aqidah. The term has a significant technical usage in Islamic theology: it means those matters over which Muslims hold conviction. It is a branch of Islamic studies describing the beliefs of Islam.