Their followers [at-Taabi’oon] also passed it on to those who succeeded them and thus did the trustworthy scholars, generation after generation, era after era.
It contains valuable advice and steadfast directions, especially since it rectifies some of the problems and the deficiencies that they have with them these days in methodology…
“This is because after the death of Shaykh al-Islaam, the Mu’tazilah and other than them searched for his books and [intentionally] made additions [to the text] within them.”
So the point being that these Forty [Hadeeth of Imaam an-Nawawee] are indeed very great, and it is befitting upon every muslim that he offers them great care and attention…
The confining of some youth to themselves & their lessons in some of the homes and memorising amongst themselves and reading to themselves – in [all of] this there is great danger.
Knowledge itself is a difficult undertaking that requires great effort. We know the older a person grows, the larger he becomes physically, & the weaker he becomes intellectually.
Many hundreds of students from numerous Muslim nations worldwide have graduated from the University, & have returned to those communities and other than them – teaching the people.
Noble Shaykh, I have a desire to seek Islaamic knowledge; I hope you can explain the correct manner of seeking Islaamic knowledge, and [may] Allaah grant you good?
O Shaykh, can you name for us some of the books that are upon the methodology of the Salaf, that are necessary for the young Salafee to acquire and add to his book collection?
What is the best book for studying Tawheed and the Islaamic ‘Aqeedah and how can a person obtain it?