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What to study in Aqeedah

May 15, 2010

Taken from:

Books on ‘Aqidah which the Committee recommends reading  

The first question of Fatwa no. 3863

Q1: What are the useful books for understanding ‘Aqidah (creed)?  

A: Books that are useful for understanding ‘Aqidah and similar topics vary according to the readers’ understanding, cultures, and educational levels. Thus, each person seeking to read in this field should ask the advice of scholars who are aware of their status, aptitude and assimilation of knowledge.

Among the useful books on ‘Aqidah in general: “Al-‘Aqidah Al-Wasitiyyah” and the commentaries written on it; “Sharh Al-‘Aqidah Al-Tahawiyyah”; “Kitab Al-Tawhid” by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab and its commentaries “Sharh Al-Majid” and “Taysir Al-‘Aziz Al-Hamid”; “Kashf Al-Shubuhat and “Thalathat Al-Usul” both written by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab; “Al-Tadmuriyyah” and “Al-Hamawiyyah” by the Shaykh of Islam Ibn Taymiyyah; the book titled “Al-Tawhid” by Ibn Khuzaymah and “Al-Qasidah Al-Nuniyyah” and its commentary.

It is worth mentioning that the greatest and noblest of all books is the Glorious Qur’an. The Qur’an is the best embodiment of the true ‘Aqidah and it shows the falsity of anything that contradicts it. We recommend its frequent recitation and contemplation of its meanings. Indeed, the Qur’an includes guidance, enlightenment, a call to doing all that is good and a warning against every evil. Allah (Exalted be He) says (what means):Surah Al-Isra’, 17: 9 Verily, this Qur’ân guides to that which is most just and right .

( Part No : 2,Page No:258)

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’  

Member Member Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz



What to study

May 15, 2010

Taken from:

Beneficial Books Concerning
Tawheed and Fiqh

Noble Shaykh, I hope that you will present us with names of valuable books concerning Tawheed and Aqeedah.  


The books concerning the science of Tawheed and Islaamic fiqh are many, old and new. And those that I direct you to read are as follows:
Al-Usooluth-Thalaathah, Kashfush-Shubuhaat, al-Qawaaýidul-Arba, Usoolul-Eemaanis-Sittah, Masaa ilul-Jaahiliyyah and Kitaabut-Tawheed, and all of these are by Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab (d.1206H)  rahimahullaah. After these, there is al-Aqeedatul-Waasitiyyah and Kitaabul-Hamawiyyah, and both of them are by Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah  rahimahullaah. And there is an-Nooniyyah by Ibnul-Qayyim (d.751H), along with its explanation. There is al-Hayaat fee Dhillil-Aqeedatil-Islaamiyyah by the writer of these words. There is al-Irshaad by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, and al-Aqeedatus-Saheehah wa maa Yudaaduhaa by the Noble Shaykh, Abdul-Azeez Ibn Baaz (d.1420H)  yarhamuhullaah. And there is also al-Qawlul-Mufeed by al-Fawzaan and Kitaabut-Tawheed by Ibn Khuzaymah (d.311H). And the books of the recorded Sunnah concerning the science of creed (al-itiqaad) are many. Indeed, I have recently mentioned some of them in the past.

As for the books of Islaamic fiqh, then likewise, the books are many. However, you must begin with al-Uddah Sharh Kitaabil-Umdah and the shorter books of the Hanaabilah. And there is al-Mulakhkhasul-Fiqhee by al-Fawzaan. And this must be followed by the books of hadeeth that have been explained, such as Sharh Umdatul-Ahkaam and Subulus-Salaam alaa Bulooghil-Maraam and al-Muntaqaa and its explanations, such as Naylul-Awtaar. Then, you must move onto reading the books along with striving hard in consulting the guidance of the Salaf concerning the book that you love to read, even if it be by way of the telephone or sending letters.

May Allaah grant everyone success in whatever He is pleased with.

Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhalee
Taken from al-Iqdul-Munaddadul-Jadeed (p. 19-20).  

Translated by Maaz Qureshi


How to become a strong student treading the path of knowledge

May 15, 2010

Advice of Shaikh Hassan ibn Abdil Wahhab al Banna taken from:

As Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh. May Allah have mercy upon me,
you and all of the Muslims. Ameen.

As I entered the masjid for our class (12-01-09) with our Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab
Marzouq Al-Banaa, may Allah preserve him, I saw him praying. After I offered my
prayer of greeting the masjid, I greeted the Shaykh, and kissed his head. We
talked about how each of us spent our Eid and the conditions of our families.
After this the Shaykh began to drink his tea, which was prepared for him. I
asked the Shaykh, how does one become a strong student, treading the path of
seeking knowledge? The Shaykh replied, Patience (Sabr). He said this 3 times.
He said patience with Allah, in good and bad times. Patience with yourself,
patience with ease and with hardships. Patience with your family and friends.
Patience with knowledge. Patience with the Qur’aan. Patience with learning the
arabic language. I thanked the Shaykh and returned to my place of sitting.
After a short while, the Shaykh motioned to me to come to him. He told me, not
to waste time. He told me to guard my time from the time wasters. He told me
not to waste my time with that which wont bring about any benefit. Guard your
time against your desires. Give knowledge all of your time. Tire yourself with
seeking knowledge. Do not become distracted by those who want to take your
knowledge. Once again I thanked the Shaykh and returned to my place of sitting.
After a short period, the Shaykh motioned to me again to come to him. He told
me to engulf yourself in reading the Qur’aan. He said to read the Qur’aan in
abundance. Over and over and over. He said to read the Qur’aan when you wake
from your sleep, read the Qur’aan before you go to bed. The more you read the
Qur’aan, the better you will become in the arabic language. So constantly read
the Qur’aan.
He also told me to listen to the tapes of the Ulemaa (major scholars), from the
likes of Shaykh Al-Albaanee, Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen, Shaykh Ibn Baaz, and Shaykh
Saalih Aali Shaykh.

Later on the Shaykh was asked about the Rights of the Qur’aan. Is it to read it
or to memorize it?

He, the Shaykh, may Allah preserve him said, one should read the Qur’aan. The
Qur’aan is to be read. To memorize it is good. But if it cant be memorized, so
read it. Read it in your prayer, before you sleep, when you wake. Before
prayer and after prayer. Always have a mushaf (copy of the Qur’aan) near you,
everywhere. In Shaa Allah.

May Allah have mercy upon us all.                    

Abdur-Raqib Robinson