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    As Salaam Aleykum Wa Rhametullah,

    I thought it'd be good to share such benefiting sites or time tables and books which have been endorsed by people of knowledge.

    Key:
    Black and bold = Time Tables or Extracts or Good Key points.
    Purple and bold = Books on Knowledge.
    Green and bold = Sites.

    A Practical Programme for a Beginning Student of Knowledge:

    1) After Fajr salaah until sunrise is the time for memorization. Memorize five aayahs a day of the Qur'an, one hadeeth and a short portion of one condensed text. One should also make it a point to complete one's daily portion of supplications and words of remembrance.

    2) From sunrise until Zuhr (noon) one should be engaged in systemic studies or in earning one's living by going to work or doing business.

    3) After Zuhr one may read some history or literature, eat lunch and take a nap.

    4) After 'Asr is a time to study one of the major resource works mentioned earlier.

    5) From Maghrib until 'Ishaa review what you have already memorized of the Qur'an, hadeeth and condensed texts.

    6) After 'Ishaa read current Islamic periodicals, megazines containing beneficial knowledge and cultural books; eat dinner and sleep.

    7) On Thursday visit friends, family, etc. and relax.

    8) Fridays are for pondering the Book of Allah, remembrance and supplication, optional salaah, asking Allah to bless the Prophet, Salaat Wa Salaam Aleyhi, taking account of oneself and contemplation.


    Just to point out, the above is not a religious guideline, i.e. from what I see it is just done out of like I dont know but it doesnt give proofs for doing acts on days, taken from the book: The Biography of Imam Aboo Dawood Sijistani, The Compiler of Sunan Aboo Dawood By: Salaahuddeen 'Alee 'Abdul-Mawjood.

    The above was taken from the Biography of Abu Dawood.



    Online studies, there are various sites which have a form of study set up, I know of two at the moment;



    This site offers Intensive Online Courses, of different sciences in which core books are studied and explained by Scholars, which include; Shaykh Rabee Hadi Al-Madkhali Ex head of College of Sunnah Islamic University, Madinah, Shaykh Wasi-Ullaah Al-Abbas Teacher at Grand Masjid in Makkah (Haram Al-Makki) Professor at Ummul-Qura university, Shaykh Abdullaah Al-Ghudyaan Member of Council of Senior Scholars Member of Lajnah Ad-daaimah lil iftaa amongst others, over live tele links over a number of weeks, for example;

    http://www.albaseerah.org/course/aqeedah/

    In which Al Qawaid Al Arbaa was completed, notes taken by students of that can be found on the forum, I have found them to be very good, Alhamdulillah, here is the link;

    http://www.albaseerah.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=9


    Another good feature on the forum is the Memorising section:

    **....** Al-Haafidhun wa Al-Haafidhaat **....**

    The forums there include:

    -- Al-Quraan Al-'Azeem .........
    -- Ahadeeth of Rasul Allaah ....
    -- Al-Mutoon Al-'ilmiyyah ....

    The first one is memorisation of the Qu'ran, the second of the Ahadeeth [First Level - 40 Ahadeeth of Imaam An-Nawwawi. 2nd Level - "Ummadtul Ahkaam"] and the third of a foundation book of knowledge. [First Level - Al-Qawaid Al-Arbaa (4 Principles) of Imaam Muhamemd ibn Abdul-Wahhab 2nd Level - "Usul Ath-Thalatha"]

    Qu'ran:

    You will memorize one verse a day starting from the start of Juzz ‘Amma (Surah An-Naba). Those of you who have already memorized juzz ‘Amma should start from Juzz At-Tabarak (Surah Al-Mulk) and if you have already memorized 29th and 30th Juzz then let’s start with Juzz 28th, (Surah Al-Mujadilah) and so on…..

    Everyday after memorizing the verse log into the Forums and write that verse, and every week you will review seven verses and write all seven verses. And after two weeks you should review 14 verses and write all 14 verses and after three weeks review 21 verses and write all 21 verses..etc.

    Hadith:

    Memorize only three lines a WEEK of a Hadeeth, starting from the 1st hadeeth of Imaam An-Nawwawi’s 40 ahaadeeth. If you have already memorized the hadeeth then just review it and write the whole hadeeth in hadeeth section and then go on to the next hadeeth and so on..and Masha Allaah if you have already memorized the 40 Ahaadeeth then we will go on to the book "Ummadtul Ahkaam" Many of the scholars have reccomended us to start Ummadtul Ahkaam after 40 Ahaadeeth.

    Book of Knowledge:

    Memorize just one line a WEEK of Al-Qawaaid Al-Arbaa and post it in almutoon section and after seven days review the seven lines and post all seven lines… and so on….

    The following link breaks down all the information:

    http://www.albaseerah.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1431


    I will speak about the next site in time to come insha'Allah. Hope this benefits.

    Interesting books


    The Book of Knowledge by Uthaymeen is amazing, detailing the meaning of knowledge and etiquettes, which can be found in my sig.

    Also, I found interesting and something which made me think, PITFALLS IN THE QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE By By Sheikh Salman b. Fahd al-Oadah, an extract reads:

    One of the pitfalls that a student can fall into is to seek knowledge for its own sake. Knowledge is a desire like any other human desire. It can be sought for the pure pleasure of acquiring it and not for the sake of Allah. People love to discover new things. It is a natural human inclination. When a person strives long and hard to find something out, then comes upon the answer, it can be quite exhilarating. This encourages him to study further.

    http://islamtoday.com/library1.cfm# Scroll down.


    [NEW]

    So You Want To Travel For Knowledge??



    What You Must Know Before You Go[1]

    www.bakkah.net

    Important advice for those who may undertake the role of the student of knowledge - those who want to leave behind their homeland, perhaps family, jobs, homes, college studies, or important positions in their communities

    In the Name of Allaah, the Most-Merciful, may His Salaah and Salaam be upon His final Messenger Muhammad, to proceed:

    Verily from the most rewarding ventures a person can undertake is to pursue knowledge of Allaah's Deen. The ones who are favored with understanding of the Religion, not only does Allaah want good for them, as the Prophet of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:

    "If Allaah wants good for someone, He gives him understanding
    in the Religion."
    [2]

    But he inherits directly from the noble prophets of Allaah, as the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:

    "Verily the prophets do not leave behind deenaars or dirhams (money), rather they leave behind knowledge, so whoever gets hold of it, gets a great amount of good." [3]

    And he becomes like the full moon compared to the rest of the stars, as the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:

    "The example of the scholar compared to the worshipper is like the difference between the full moon and the rest of the heavenly bodies." [4]

    And he lives his life with the true fear of Allaah that He deserves, as Allaah says [5]:

    ( Verily the ones who (truly) fear Allaah from among His Servants are the scholars )

    Upon hearing this verse, the Muslim who wants to fear his Lord and earn His Pleasure says to himself, "I want to be a scholar!"



    The Intention of the Student of Knowledge


    On the authority of 'Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, he heard the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) saying:

    "Verily actions are only by their intentions, and every person shall have only what he intended." [6]

    The student of knowledge must intend to seek knowledge for Allaah's Face, fearing His Punishment and seeking His Reward only. For if he seeks knowledge to become famous or to take a position leading the people, or to have the people speak well of him, then his intention is corrupted, his foundation is faulty, and his seemingly righteous actions will only be a source of agony in the Hereafter, even if it was partially for Allaah's sake. Allaah says, in a hadeeth qudsee:

    "I am free of needing an associate! Whoever does a deed (intending it) for Me along with someone else, I have abandoned him and his shirk." [7]

    And indeed the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) was very worried about members of his nation showing off, as he said:

    "Verily what I fear most for you is minor shirk."

    The companions replied, "O Messenger of Allaah, what is minor shirk?"

    He (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) answered:

    "Ar-Riyaa' (showing off), for verily Allaah, Blessed and Exalted, will say on the Day He rewards His Servants for their actions, 'Go to those in the Dunyaa you used to show off for! See if you find any reward with them!'" [8]

    This danger is present in all our deeds, so we can never put our guard down against a corrupt intention. We must take the time to inspect our heart, and re-inspect it time after time, especially when it comes to an affair as tremendous as seeking knowledge. For verily the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) knew about the dangers that the student of knowledge would encounter and warned us accordingly:

    "Do not seek knowledge to compete with the scholars, nor to argue with the foolish people, nor to gain control of gatherings; for whoever does that - the Fire, the Fire!" [9]

    So know, with certainty, the one who does not purify his intention, even if he seeks knowledge for 50 years and dies without getting the fame he intended, his place is the Fire! And all the hard work he did in his life will be a source of agony for him in the Hellfire! So take heed of this warning now and correct your intention in seeking this knowledge.

    The student of knowledge should intend to:

    1. Worship Allaah by seeking knowledge of His Deen, seeking His Pleasure alone
    2. Rid himself and others of ignorance, implementing what he learns without delay at every stage
    3. Command all those around him (his family, neighbors, fellow students, etc.) to perform the obligations in Islaam that he learns about, as he does them himself
    4. Recommend all those around him to practice the recommended deeds in Islaam that he learns about, as he does them himself
    5. Discourage those around him from doing the disliked deeds in Islaam that he learns about, as he avoids them himself
    6. Forbid those around him from doing the prohibited deeds in Islaam that he learns about, as he avoids them himself
    7. Be patient with the harms that reach him because of this work

    If these things are found in the heart of the seeker of knowledge, then every step along his path will be a source of happiness for him on the Day of Judgement. If he becomes famous and the people gather around him, asking him to lead and teach them, then his intention will be what separates him on the Day of Judgement from the one who sought these things with a corrupt intention.



    The Reality of Being a Student of Knowledge


    Many people hear about the virtues of the student of knowledge and want to drop what they are doing to become one. However, it must be known, that not everyone is fit to be a student of knowledge. Whoever intends to take this path, before leaving his home, work, and family, let him think about the lifestyle that awaits him.

    Here are some questions you can ask yourself:

    Do you know that you will be studying every day for at least six hours? Even the lightest study schedules, like those found in the Islamic universities, demand at least six hours a day of reading. More serious and active students would consider six hours a day to be quite a weak and empty schedule. But let us think about the easiest schedule - six hours a day. Are you studying at home at least six hours a day consistently? If not, why do you want to leave your country to do it somewhere else?

    Start with the Qur'aan and whatever books you have about Islaam, and study them for at least six hours a day. Is this a schedule you want to live by? Can you keep this up for years?

    What about your lifestyle? Are you doing things that you know you should have stopped a long time ago? Are there luxuries that you indulge in that you could not do without? Many students left their homelands and journeyed far only to find their addictions to television, movie theatres, music, and other things calling them back. Surely, you must wean yourself from the things that you know are wrong now, migrating from what Allaah prohibited within your own city, so that your migration to seek knowledge in another land will be successful.

    Do you have patience? Do you strive through deeds that are unappealing or do you abandon them once the difficulties come? Surely, seeking knowledge at times does not have the same appeal that it had before you began. I mean, for example, the student who is excited about studying the Sciences of Hadeeth will one day find himself memorizing the biographies of narrators - when and where they lived, who they met and studied from, who met and studied under them, when and where they died, what did the Imaams of Hadeeth say about them, etc. The student studying Fiqh will find himself memorizing information like the amount of zakaah due on 91 camels, 50 sheep, or $3000 worth of merchandise. Or he may memorize who gets one-sixth of a deceased's wealth, or who gets one-third, etc. Seeking knowledge is hard work that requires long hours of reading and memorization! It is often not as fun as it seemed in the beginning, nor will you always have the same zeal! Do you have the patience to stick with it over the years?

    People who go to conferences often get tired of going to lectures on the second or third day! That is at a conference, with powerful speeches that speakers prepared well in advance! The student of knowledge's life is like that every day, except the lectures he attends do not have that conference feel, that high-energy vibe, rather they are everyday presentations that require consistent attentiveness, active note-taking, and review time later. The enthusiasm that carries one through a conference is not going to last here. The student of knowledge must have exemplary patience to last over many years. Students can not expect to learn the details of the Deen in a just a year or two.

    Can you get by in rough living circumstances? The Islamic universities like those in Saudi Arabia tend to have Western-style living conditions, but other places may not have anywhere near the things you are used to. A person may say that this does not matter, but the reality is that many students could not continue their studies in places like Yemen because of the extremely difficult living conditions. A two-week or one-month visit to the place you want to study at will help you decide if you can live there long term or not.

    Do you have any skills or qualifications that would help you earn money during your studies? How will you get by financially? Have you saved any money? Becoming certified to teach ESL (English as a Second Language) does not take long, nor is it too expensive, and it is very useful in 'Arab countries. A qualified ESL teacher can earn over $25 an hour in many places in Saudi Arabia, working part-time. Degrees in general are helpful, so if you are currently studying in a university, then finishing your studies is highly advisable, as that degree may be what helps you to stay abroad for the length of your Islaamic studies.

    If you are considering studying Islam abroad, then please consider this advice carefully. I hope that you find it beneficial, and Allaah knows best.

    May Allaah Most High make the author from the firmest of the people upon this advice.

    This article was taken from BAKKAHnet (www.bakkah.net)

    FOOTNOTES

    [1] written by Abul-'Abbaas

    [2] an authentic hadeeth collected by Al-Bukhaaree (71) and Muslim (1037) on the authority of Mu'aawiyah (may Allaah be pleased with him)

    [3] an authentic hadeeth collected by Aboo Daawood (3641) and and At-Tirmithee (2683) on the authority of Aboo Ad-Dardaa' (may Allaah be pleased with him), Al-Albaanee authenticated it in Saheeh Sunan Abee Daawood (2/407)

    [4] from the same hadeeth mentioned in Footnote #2

    [5] the meaning of Soorah Faatir (35):28

    [6] an authentic hadeeth collected by Al-Bukhaaree (1) and Muslim (4904) on the authority of 'Umar ibn Al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him)

    [7] an authentic hadeeth collected by Muslim (7400) on the authority of Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him)

    [8] an authentic hadeeth collected by Ahmad #23630 (39/39) on the authority of Mahmood ibn Labeed (may Allaah be pleased with him), Al-Albaanee authenticated it in Silsilatul-Ahaadeethis-Saheehah #951.

    [9] an authentic hadeeth collected by Ibn Maajah, Ibn Hibbaan, and Al-Bayhaqee, on the authority of Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him), Al-Albaanee authenticated it in Saheeh At-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb (#107).



    TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING

    What should the intention of the student of knowledge be?

    What is the danger of showing off?

    Do you think someone who can not keep regular attendance at masjid classes should leave his country to start studying Islam abroad?

    NEW
    A Site Dedicated To Students of Knowledge


    Came upon this site last night, a site which is pretty nice, small and compact yet provides alot of information for students of knowledge who are just starting out.

    The sites has two main interesting parts that concern mainly students of knowledge, that I know of, one being the Guidance on Seeking Knowledge and the Memorization Tools (Mutoon with Tashkeel).

    Guidance on Seeking Knowledge

    This section is further divided into other sections, which inlcude articles or questions to scholars, sub sections are, with a few examples from each,:-


    Knowledge and its Importance



    Advice on Seeking Knowledge



    Permission to Seek Knowledge



    Manners of Seeking Knowledge



    Books of the Student of Knowledge



    Benefits from at-Ta'seel fee Talab-il-'Ilm of Shaykh Muhammad 'Umar Bazmool


    Obstacles in the Path of Knowledge

    The following are explanation of ten points from the book "Obstacles in the Path of Knowledge", by Shaykh 'Abdus Salaam Burjiss (rahimahullaah).

    Memorization Tools (Mutoon with Tashkeel)

    This section has basically a table which is divided with the text and audio of some of the works, all divided catagories.


    'Aqeedah (Creed)

    Fiqh (Jurisprudence)

    al-Lughat-il-‘Arabiyyah (The ‘Arabic Language)

    al-Usool (Principles)

    Mustalah-ul-Hadeeth (Sciences of Hadeeth)

    The site has other things also, but from brief browsing the above seems like the best parts. Alhamdulillah.


    Edit:May something 22? Hmm, dont know, but here's a good link:

    As Salaam Alaykum,

    The Methodology of Seeking Knowledge

    By The Eminent Sheikh Salih Ibn Abdul Aziz Ali Sheikh




    Translated by:

    Abu Az Zubayr Shadeed Muhammad

    1428/4/23 corresponding to Thursday May 10th 2007

    Prepared for the new student of knowledge to preserve him from making the same mistakes as those who came before him. We ask Allah to give him success in his studies. If there was any good in this translation then it was from Allah and if there were any mistakes then it was from myself and the Shaytan.



    I've been meaning to post this for a while, I love this, may Allah make it a benefit for you.

    Download


    From other members in this thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by Faizah View Post
    Ibn 'Uthyameen's booklist for students of knowledge

    Question: We would like some advice about the books which the seeker of Islamic knowledge should obtain, study and refer to.

    Answer: Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)

    Praise be to Allaah.
    1 – ‘Aqeedah (basic tenets of faith):

    1- Thalaathat al-Usool
    2- Al-Qawaa’id al-Arba’ah
    3- Kashf al-Shubahaat
    4- Al-Tawheed
    These four books were written by Shaykh al-Islam Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab (may Allaah have mercy on him).
    5- Al-‘Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah which deals with Tawheed al-Asmaa’ wa’l-Sifaat (The Oneness of the Divine names and attributes). This is one of the best books written on this topic, and it is worth reading and studying.
    6- Al-Hamawiyyah
    7- Al-Tadmuriyyah
    These two books are more comprehensive than al-Waasitiyyah. These three books were written by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah.
    8- Al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhaawiyyah, by Shaykh Abu Ja’far Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Tahhaawi
    9- Sharh al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhaawiyyah by Abu’l-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Abi’l-‘Izz
    10- Al-Durar al-Saniyyah fi’l-Ajoobah al-Najdiyyah, compiled by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Qaasim (may Allaah have mercy on him)
    11-Al-Durrah al-Madiyyah fi ‘Aqeedah al-Firqah al-Mardiyyah by Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Safaareeni al-Hanbali.
    This book contains some general statements which go against the madhhab of the salaf, such as his saying, “Our Lord is not an essence or an attribute or a physical entity, exalted be He.”
    Therefore the seeker of knowledge has to study it with a shaykh who is well versed in the ‘aqeedah of the salaf, so that he can explain the general statements in it that go against the ‘aqeedah of the righteous salaf.


    2 – Hadeeth

    1- Fath al-Baari Sharh Saheeh al-Bukhaari, by Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani (may Allaah have mercy on him).
    2- Subul al-Salaam Sharh Buloogh al-Maraam, by al-San’aani, and his book combines betweeb hadeeth and fiqh.
    3- Nayl al-Awtaar Sharh Muntaqaa al-Akhbaar by al-Shawkaani
    4- ‘Umdat al-Ahkaam by al-Maqdisi. This is an abridged book; most of its ahaadeeth are narrated in al-Saheehayn so their authenticity does not need to be researched.
    5- Al-Arba’een al-Nawawiyyah, by Abu Zakariyya al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him). This is a good book because it includes etiquette and a good methodology, and important basic principles, such as the hadeeth, “Part of a person’s being a good Muslim is his leaving alone that which does not concern him.”
    (Narrated by Imaam Ahmad, 1 – 201; al-Tirmidhi, 2318; classed as hasan by al-Nawawi in Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, 73; classed as saheeh by Ahmad Shaakir in al-Musnad, 1737)
    This principle – if one made it the path upon which one walks – would be sufficient. Another principle is given concerning when one should speak, “Whoever believes in Allaah and the Last Day, let him say something good or else remain silent.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, Kitaab al-Adab; Muslim, Kitaab al-Luqtah, Baab al-Diyaafah).

    6- Buloogh al-Maraam, by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani. This is a very useful book, especially because it mentions the narrators, and quoted the opinions of others scholars, who said whose hadeeth is saheeh and whose is da’eef, and he comments on the hadeeth to say whether they are saheeh or da’eef.
    7- Nukhbat al-Fikr by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani. This is considered to be a comprehensive work. If the seeker of knowledge understands it completely then he will have no need of many other books of mustalah (the science of hadeeth). Ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him) has a useful way of writing, which involves examining every issue in depth and categorizing the topics he discusses. If the seeker of knowledge reads it he will find it stimulating, because it is based on making one think. I say: it is good for the seeker of knowledge to memorize it because it is a useful summary of the science of mustalah (science of hadeeth).
    8- The Six Books (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Muslim, al-Nasaa’i, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah and al-Tirmidhi). I advise the seeker of knowledge to read them often, because that will serve two purposes: reviewing the main sources of Islam and reviewing the names of hadeeth narrators. If you often review the names of hadeeth narrators, then whenever you come across the name of one of the narrators of al-Bukhaari in any isnaad, you will know that this is one of the narrators of al-Bukhaari, so you will benefit from this knowledge of hadeeth.

    3 – Books of fiqh:

    1- Aadaab al-mashiy ila’l-Salaah by Shaykh al-Islam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab (may Allaah have mercy on him)
    2- Zaad al-Mustaqni’ fi Ikhtisaar al-Muqni’ by al-Hajjaawi. This is one of the best texts of fiqh. It is a blessed book, brief and comprehensive. Our shaykh, ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sa’di (may Allaah have mercy on him) told us to memorize it, even though he had memorized the text of Daleel al-Taalib.
    3- Al-Rawd al-Murbi’ Sharh Zaad al-Mustaqni’ by Shaykh Mansoor al-Bahooti
    4- ‘Umdat al-Fiqh by Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him)
    5- al-Usool min ‘Ilm al-Usool. This is an abridged book which serves as an introduction for the seeker of knowledge.

    4 – Faraa’id (laws of inheritance)

    1- Matn al-Rahbiyyah by al-Rahbi
    2- Matn al-Burhaaniyyah by Muhammad al-Burhaani. This is a useful and comprehensive abridged book dealing with all the laws of inheritance. I think that al-Burhaaniyyah is more comprehensive than al-Rahbiyyah in some ways, and it gives more information. Audio of both.

    5 – Tafseer

    1- Tafseer al-Qur’aan al-‘Azeem by Ibn Katheer (may Allaah have mercy on him). This book is good for tafseer based on reports and it is useful and trustworthy. But it does pay much attention to matters of grammar and style.
    2- Tayseer al-Kareem al-Rahmaan fi Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sa’di (may Allaah have mercy on him). This is a good, easy and trustworthy book, and I recommend it.
    3- Muqaddimah Shaykh al-Islam fi’l-Tafseer. This is an important introduction.
    4- Adwaa’ al-Bayaan by al-‘Allaamah Muhammad al-Shanqeeti (may Allaah have mercy on him). This is a comprehensive book covering hadeeth, fiqh, tafseer and usool al-fiqh.

    6 – General books on some subjects:

    1- On (Arabic) grammar: Matn al-Ajroomiyyah. This is an abridged book.
    2- Also on Arabic grammar: Alfiyyah Ibn Maalik; this is a summary of the science of grammar.
    3- On Seerah (Prophet’s biography): The best book that I have seen is Zaad al-Ma’aad by Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him). This is a very useful book in which he mentions the biography of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) from all angels, then he discusses many rulings.
    4- Rawdat al-‘Uqalaa’ by Ibn Hibbaan al-Busti (may Allaah have mercy on him). This is a useful book despite its brevity. He compiled a large amount of useful material and stories of the scholars, muhadditheen and others.
    5- Siyar A’laam al-Nubalaa’ by al-Dhahabi. This book is very useful and the seeker of knowledge should read and refer to it.

    From Fataawa al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (rahimallah), Kitaab al-‘Ilm, p. 92
    Last edited by Umar001; 05-23-2008 at 02:40 PM.


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    SUBHANALLAH! I just posted a thread about this. I LOVE IT! BARAKALLAHU FEEKI AKHHIIIII!!!
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    jazakallah khair bro, more of these would be very useful.

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    jazakAllah khair bro, the timetable sounds beautiful


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    [NEW]

    So You Want To Travel For Knowledge??



    What You Must Know Before You Go[1]

    www.bakkah.net

    Important advice for those who may undertake the role of the student of knowledge - those who want to leave behind their homeland, perhaps family, jobs, homes, college studies, or important positions in their communities

    In the Name of Allaah, the Most-Merciful, may His Salaah and Salaam be upon His final Messenger Muhammad, to proceed:

    Verily from the most rewarding ventures a person can undertake is to pursue knowledge of Allaah's Deen. The ones who are favored with understanding of the Religion, not only does Allaah want good for them, as the Prophet of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:

    "If Allaah wants good for someone, He gives him understanding
    in the Religion."
    [2]

    But he inherits directly from the noble prophets of Allaah, as the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:

    "Verily the prophets do not leave behind deenaars or dirhams (money), rather they leave behind knowledge, so whoever gets hold of it, gets a great amount of good." [3]

    And he becomes like the full moon compared to the rest of the stars, as the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:

    "The example of the scholar compared to the worshipper is like the difference between the full moon and the rest of the heavenly bodies." [4]

    And he lives his life with the true fear of Allaah that He deserves, as Allaah says [5]:

    ( Verily the ones who (truly) fear Allaah from among His Servants are the scholars )

    Upon hearing this verse, the Muslim who wants to fear his Lord and earn His Pleasure says to himself, "I want to be a scholar!"



    The Intention of the Student of Knowledge


    On the authority of 'Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, he heard the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) saying:

    "Verily actions are only by their intentions, and every person shall have only what he intended." [6]

    The student of knowledge must intend to seek knowledge for Allaah's Face, fearing His Punishment and seeking His Reward only. For if he seeks knowledge to become famous or to take a position leading the people, or to have the people speak well of him, then his intention is corrupted, his foundation is faulty, and his seemingly righteous actions will only be a source of agony in the Hereafter, even if it was partially for Allaah's sake. Allaah says, in a hadeeth qudsee:

    "I am free of needing an associate! Whoever does a deed (intending it) for Me along with someone else, I have abandoned him and his shirk." [7]

    And indeed the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) was very worried about members of his nation showing off, as he said:

    "Verily what I fear most for you is minor shirk."

    The companions replied, "O Messenger of Allaah, what is minor shirk?"

    He (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) answered:

    "Ar-Riyaa' (showing off), for verily Allaah, Blessed and Exalted, will say on the Day He rewards His Servants for their actions, 'Go to those in the Dunyaa you used to show off for! See if you find any reward with them!'" [8]

    This danger is present in all our deeds, so we can never put our guard down against a corrupt intention. We must take the time to inspect our heart, and re-inspect it time after time, especially when it comes to an affair as tremendous as seeking knowledge. For verily the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) knew about the dangers that the student of knowledge would encounter and warned us accordingly:

    "Do not seek knowledge to compete with the scholars, nor to argue with the foolish people, nor to gain control of gatherings; for whoever does that - the Fire, the Fire!" [9]

    So know, with certainty, the one who does not purify his intention, even if he seeks knowledge for 50 years and dies without getting the fame he intended, his place is the Fire! And all the hard work he did in his life will be a source of agony for him in the Hellfire! So take heed of this warning now and correct your intention in seeking this knowledge.

    The student of knowledge should intend to:

    1. Worship Allaah by seeking knowledge of His Deen, seeking His Pleasure alone
    2. Rid himself and others of ignorance, implementing what he learns without delay at every stage
    3. Command all those around him (his family, neighbors, fellow students, etc.) to perform the obligations in Islaam that he learns about, as he does them himself
    4. Recommend all those around him to practice the recommended deeds in Islaam that he learns about, as he does them himself
    5. Discourage those around him from doing the disliked deeds in Islaam that he learns about, as he avoids them himself
    6. Forbid those around him from doing the prohibited deeds in Islaam that he learns about, as he avoids them himself
    7. Be patient with the harms that reach him because of this work

    If these things are found in the heart of the seeker of knowledge, then every step along his path will be a source of happiness for him on the Day of Judgement. If he becomes famous and the people gather around him, asking him to lead and teach them, then his intention will be what separates him on the Day of Judgement from the one who sought these things with a corrupt intention.



    The Reality of Being a Student of Knowledge


    Many people hear about the virtues of the student of knowledge and want to drop what they are doing to become one. However, it must be known, that not everyone is fit to be a student of knowledge. Whoever intends to take this path, before leaving his home, work, and family, let him think about the lifestyle that awaits him.

    Here are some questions you can ask yourself:

    Do you know that you will be studying every day for at least six hours? Even the lightest study schedules, like those found in the Islamic universities, demand at least six hours a day of reading. More serious and active students would consider six hours a day to be quite a weak and empty schedule. But let us think about the easiest schedule - six hours a day. Are you studying at home at least six hours a day consistently? If not, why do you want to leave your country to do it somewhere else?

    Start with the Qur'aan and whatever books you have about Islaam, and study them for at least six hours a day. Is this a schedule you want to live by? Can you keep this up for years?

    What about your lifestyle? Are you doing things that you know you should have stopped a long time ago? Are there luxuries that you indulge in that you could not do without? Many students left their homelands and journeyed far only to find their addictions to television, movie theatres, music, and other things calling them back. Surely, you must wean yourself from the things that you know are wrong now, migrating from what Allaah prohibited within your own city, so that your migration to seek knowledge in another land will be successful.

    Do you have patience? Do you strive through deeds that are unappealing or do you abandon them once the difficulties come? Surely, seeking knowledge at times does not have the same appeal that it had before you began. I mean, for example, the student who is excited about studying the Sciences of Hadeeth will one day find himself memorizing the biographies of narrators - when and where they lived, who they met and studied from, who met and studied under them, when and where they died, what did the Imaams of Hadeeth say about them, etc. The student studying Fiqh will find himself memorizing information like the amount of zakaah due on 91 camels, 50 sheep, or $3000 worth of merchandise. Or he may memorize who gets one-sixth of a deceased's wealth, or who gets one-third, etc. Seeking knowledge is hard work that requires long hours of reading and memorization! It is often not as fun as it seemed in the beginning, nor will you always have the same zeal! Do you have the patience to stick with it over the years?

    People who go to conferences often get tired of going to lectures on the second or third day! That is at a conference, with powerful speeches that speakers prepared well in advance! The student of knowledge's life is like that every day, except the lectures he attends do not have that conference feel, that high-energy vibe, rather they are everyday presentations that require consistent attentiveness, active note-taking, and review time later. The enthusiasm that carries one through a conference is not going to last here. The student of knowledge must have exemplary patience to last over many years. Students can not expect to learn the details of the Deen in a just a year or two.

    Can you get by in rough living circumstances? The Islamic universities like those in Saudi Arabia tend to have Western-style living conditions, but other places may not have anywhere near the things you are used to. A person may say that this does not matter, but the reality is that many students could not continue their studies in places like Yemen because of the extremely difficult living conditions. A two-week or one-month visit to the place you want to study at will help you decide if you can live there long term or not.

    Do you have any skills or qualifications that would help you earn money during your studies? How will you get by financially? Have you saved any money? Becoming certified to teach ESL (English as a Second Language) does not take long, nor is it too expensive, and it is very useful in 'Arab countries. A qualified ESL teacher can earn over $25 an hour in many places in Saudi Arabia, working part-time. Degrees in general are helpful, so if you are currently studying in a university, then finishing your studies is highly advisable, as that degree may be what helps you to stay abroad for the length of your Islaamic studies.

    If you are considering studying Islam abroad, then please consider this advice carefully. I hope that you find it beneficial, and Allaah knows best.

    May Allaah Most High make the author from the firmest of the people upon this advice.

    This article was taken from BAKKAHnet (www.bakkah.net)

    FOOTNOTES

    [1] written by Abul-'Abbaas

    [2] an authentic hadeeth collected by Al-Bukhaaree (71) and Muslim (1037) on the authority of Mu'aawiyah (may Allaah be pleased with him)

    [3] an authentic hadeeth collected by Aboo Daawood (3641) and and At-Tirmithee (2683) on the authority of Aboo Ad-Dardaa' (may Allaah be pleased with him), Al-Albaanee authenticated it in Saheeh Sunan Abee Daawood (2/407)

    [4] from the same hadeeth mentioned in Footnote #2

    [5] the meaning of Soorah Faatir (35):28

    [6] an authentic hadeeth collected by Al-Bukhaaree (1) and Muslim (4904) on the authority of 'Umar ibn Al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him)

    [7] an authentic hadeeth collected by Muslim (7400) on the authority of Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him)

    [8] an authentic hadeeth collected by Ahmad #23630 (39/39) on the authority of Mahmood ibn Labeed (may Allaah be pleased with him), Al-Albaanee authenticated it in Silsilatul-Ahaadeethis-Saheehah #951.

    [9] an authentic hadeeth collected by Ibn Maajah, Ibn Hibbaan, and Al-Bayhaqee, on the authority of Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him), Al-Albaanee authenticated it in Saheeh At-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb (#107).



    TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING

    What should the intention of the student of knowledge be?

    What is the danger of showing off?

    Do you think someone who can not keep regular attendance at masjid classes should leave his country to start studying Islam abroad?


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    Thanks for providing such information and links

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    Question: We would like some advice about the books which the seeker of Islamic knowledge should obtain, study and refer to.

    Answer: Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)

    Praise be to Allaah.
    1 – ‘Aqeedah (basic tenets of faith):

    1- Thalaathat al-Usool
    2- Al-Qawaa’id al-Arba’ah
    3- Kashf al-Shubahaat
    4- Al-Tawheed
    These four books were written by Shaykh al-Islam Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab (may Allaah have mercy on him).
    5- Al-‘Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah which deals with Tawheed al-Asmaa’ wa’l-Sifaat (The Oneness of the Divine names and attributes). This is one of the best books written on this topic, and it is worth reading and studying.
    6- Al-Hamawiyyah
    7- Al-Tadmuriyyah
    These two books are more comprehensive than al-Waasitiyyah. These three books were written by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah.
    8- Al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhaawiyyah, by Shaykh Abu Ja’far Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Tahhaawi
    9- Sharh al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhaawiyyah by Abu’l-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Abi’l-‘Izz
    10- Al-Durar al-Saniyyah fi’l-Ajoobah al-Najdiyyah, compiled by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Qaasim (may Allaah have mercy on him)
    11-Al-Durrah al-Madiyyah fi ‘Aqeedah al-Firqah al-Mardiyyah by Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Safaareeni al-Hanbali.
    This book contains some general statements which go against the madhhab of the salaf, such as his saying, “Our Lord is not an essence or an attribute or a physical entity, exalted be He.”
    Therefore the seeker of knowledge has to study it with a shaykh who is well versed in the ‘aqeedah of the salaf, so that he can explain the general statements in it that go against the ‘aqeedah of the righteous salaf.


    2 – Hadeeth

    1- Fath al-Baari Sharh Saheeh al-Bukhaari, by Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani (may Allaah have mercy on him).
    2- Subul al-Salaam Sharh Buloogh al-Maraam, by al-San’aani, and his book combines betweeb hadeeth and fiqh.
    3- Nayl al-Awtaar Sharh Muntaqaa al-Akhbaar by al-Shawkaani
    4- ‘Umdat al-Ahkaam by al-Maqdisi. This is an abridged book; most of its ahaadeeth are narrated in al-Saheehayn so their authenticity does not need to be researched.
    5- Al-Arba’een al-Nawawiyyah, by Abu Zakariyya al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him). This is a good book because it includes etiquette and a good methodology, and important basic principles, such as the hadeeth, “Part of a person’s being a good Muslim is his leaving alone that which does not concern him.”
    (Narrated by Imaam Ahmad, 1 – 201; al-Tirmidhi, 2318; classed as hasan by al-Nawawi in Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, 73; classed as saheeh by Ahmad Shaakir in al-Musnad, 1737)
    This principle – if one made it the path upon which one walks – would be sufficient. Another principle is given concerning when one should speak, “Whoever believes in Allaah and the Last Day, let him say something good or else remain silent.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, Kitaab al-Adab; Muslim, Kitaab al-Luqtah, Baab al-Diyaafah).

    6- Buloogh al-Maraam, by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani. This is a very useful book, especially because it mentions the narrators, and quoted the opinions of others scholars, who said whose hadeeth is saheeh and whose is da’eef, and he comments on the hadeeth to say whether they are saheeh or da’eef.
    7- Nukhbat al-Fikr by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani. This is considered to be a comprehensive work. If the seeker of knowledge understands it completely then he will have no need of many other books of mustalah (the science of hadeeth). Ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him) has a useful way of writing, which involves examining every issue in depth and categorizing the topics he discusses. If the seeker of knowledge reads it he will find it stimulating, because it is based on making one think. I say: it is good for the seeker of knowledge to memorize it because it is a useful summary of the science of mustalah (science of hadeeth).
    8- The Six Books (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Muslim, al-Nasaa’i, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah and al-Tirmidhi). I advise the seeker of knowledge to read them often, because that will serve two purposes: reviewing the main sources of Islam and reviewing the names of hadeeth narrators. If you often review the names of hadeeth narrators, then whenever you come across the name of one of the narrators of al-Bukhaari in any isnaad, you will know that this is one of the narrators of al-Bukhaari, so you will benefit from this knowledge of hadeeth.

    3 – Books of fiqh:

    1- Aadaab al-mashiy ila’l-Salaah by Shaykh al-Islam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab (may Allaah have mercy on him)
    2- Zaad al-Mustaqni’ fi Ikhtisaar al-Muqni’ by al-Hajjaawi. This is one of the best texts of fiqh. It is a blessed book, brief and comprehensive. Our shaykh, ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sa’di (may Allaah have mercy on him) told us to memorize it, even though he had memorized the text of Daleel al-Taalib.
    3- Al-Rawd al-Murbi’ Sharh Zaad al-Mustaqni’ by Shaykh Mansoor al-Bahooti
    4- ‘Umdat al-Fiqh by Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him)
    5- al-Usool min ‘Ilm al-Usool. This is an abridged book which serves as an introduction for the seeker of knowledge.

    4 – Faraa’id (laws of inheritance)

    1- Matn al-Rahbiyyah by al-Rahbi
    2- Matn al-Burhaaniyyah by Muhammad al-Burhaani. This is a useful and comprehensive abridged book dealing with all the laws of inheritance. I think that al-Burhaaniyyah is more comprehensive than al-Rahbiyyah in some ways, and it gives more information. Audio of both.

    5 – Tafseer

    1- Tafseer al-Qur’aan al-‘Azeem by Ibn Katheer (may Allaah have mercy on him). This book is good for tafseer based on reports and it is useful and trustworthy. But it does pay much attention to matters of grammar and style.
    2- Tayseer al-Kareem al-Rahmaan fi Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sa’di (may Allaah have mercy on him). This is a good, easy and trustworthy book, and I recommend it.
    3- Muqaddimah Shaykh al-Islam fi’l-Tafseer. This is an important introduction.
    4- Adwaa’ al-Bayaan by al-‘Allaamah Muhammad al-Shanqeeti (may Allaah have mercy on him). This is a comprehensive book covering hadeeth, fiqh, tafseer and usool al-fiqh.

    6 – General books on some subjects:

    1- On (Arabic) grammar: Matn al-Ajroomiyyah. This is an abridged book.
    2- Also on Arabic grammar: Alfiyyah Ibn Maalik; this is a summary of the science of grammar.
    3- On Seerah (Prophet’s biography): The best book that I have seen is Zaad al-Ma’aad by Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him). This is a very useful book in which he mentions the biography of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) from all angels, then he discusses many rulings.
    4- Rawdat al-‘Uqalaa’ by Ibn Hibbaan al-Busti (may Allaah have mercy on him). This is a useful book despite its brevity. He compiled a large amount of useful material and stories of the scholars, muhadditheen and others.
    5- Siyar A’laam al-Nubalaa’ by al-Dhahabi. This book is very useful and the seeker of knowledge should read and refer to it.

    From Fataawa al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (rahimallah), Kitaab al-‘Ilm, p. 92

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    woww very useful thread.

    jazakallah khair .


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    Jazak'ALLAH Khair for posting this sis. Insha'ALLAH will be very useful and beneficial.

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    Are all the links to ibnothaimin leading to books in arabic?


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    Jazak'Allahu khayr. Extremely Useful.

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    All these books are so soo beautiful subhanAllah. Makes me cry..

    Jazaakillaah khair for the links Shaheedah.

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    All these books are so soo beautiful subhanAllah. Makes me cry..
    Come onnnnnn, we didn't make it to cry .

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    Very helpful post indeed. Jazaak Allah khair...


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    With some english links


    Question: We would like some advice about the books which the seeker of Islamic knowledge should obtain, study and refer to.
    Answer:
    Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)
    Praise be to Allaah.
    1. ‘Aqeedah (basic tenets of faith):
      • Shaykh al-Islam Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab (may Allaah have mercy on him).
      • Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah.
        • Al-‘Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah (Principles of Islamic Faith ) which deals with Tawheed al-Asmaa’ wa’l-Sifaat
          • This is one of the best books written on this topic, and it is worth reading and studying.
        • Al-Hamawiyyah
        • Al-Tadmuriyyah - These two books are more comprehensive than al-Waasitiyyah
      • Al-Tahhaawiyyah
        • Al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhaawiyyah, by Shaykh Abu Ja’far Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Tahhaawi
        • Sharh al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhaawiyyah by Abu’l-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Abi’l-‘Izz
      • Al-Durar al-Saniyyah fi’l-Ajoobah al-Najdiyyah, compiled by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Qaasim
      • Al-Durrah al-Madiyyah fi ‘Aqeedah al-Firqah al-Mardiyyah by Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Safaareeni al-Hanbali. -
        • This book contains some general statements which go against the madhhab of the salaf, such as his saying, “Our Lord is not an essence or an attribute or a physical entity, exalted be He.” Therefore the seeker of knowledge has to study it with a shaykh who is well versed in the ‘aqeedah of the salaf, so that he can explain the general statements in it that go against the ‘aqeedah of the righteous salaf.
    2. Hadeeth
      • Fath al-Baari Sharh Saheeh al-Bukhaari, by Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani
      • Subul al-Salaam Sharh Buloogh al-Maraam, by al-San’aani,
        • his book combines between hadeeth and fiqh.
      • Nayl al-Awtaar Sharh Muntaqaa al-Akhbaar by al-Shawkaani
      • ‘Umdat al-Ahkaam by al-Maqdisi.
        • This is an abridged book; most of its ahaadeeth are narrated in al-Saheehayn so their authenticity does not need to be researched.
      • Al-Arba’een al-Nawawiyyah, by Abu Zakariyya al-Nawawi.
        • This is a good book because it includes etiquette and a good methodology, and important basic principles, such as the hadeeth, “Part of a person’s being a good Muslim is his leaving alone that which does not concern him.” (Narrated by Imaam Ahmad, 1 – 201; al-Tirmidhi, 2318; classed as hasan by al-Nawawi in Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, 73; classed as saheeh by Ahmad Shaakir in al-Musnad, 1737). This principle – if one made it the path upon which one walks – would be sufficient.
        • Another principle is given concerning when one should speak, “Whoever believes in Allaah and the Last Day, let him say something good or else
          remain silent.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, Kitaab al-Adab; Muslim, Kitaab al-Luqtah, Baab al-Diyaafah).
      • Buloogh al-Maraam, by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani.
        • This is a very useful book, especially because it mentions the narrators, and quoted the opinions of others scholars, who said whose hadeeth is saheeh and whose is da’eef, and he comments on the hadeeth to say whether they are saheeh or da’eef.
      • Nukhbat al-Fikr by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani.
        • This is considered to be a comprehensive work. If the seeker of knowledge understands it completely then he will have no need of many other books of mustalah (the science of hadeeth). Ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him) has a useful way of writing, which involves examining every issue in depth and categorizing the topics he discusses. If the seeker of knowledge reads it he will find it stimulating, because it is based on making one think. I say: it is good for the seeker of knowledge to memorize it because it is a useful summary of the science of mustalah (science of hadeeth).
      • The Six Books (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Sahih Muslim, al-Nasaa’i, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah and Tirmidhi).
        • I advise the seeker of knowledge to read them often, because that will serve two purposes: reviewing the main sources of Islam and reviewing the names of hadeeth narrators. If you often review the names of hadeeth narrators, then whenever you come across the name of one of the narrators of al-Bukhaari in any isnaad, you will know that this is one of the narrators of al-Bukhaari, so you will benefit from this knowledge of hadeeth.
    3. Books of fiqh
      • Aadaab al-mashiy ila’l-Salaah by Shaykh al-Islam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab
      • Zaad al-Mustaqni’ fi Ikhtisaar al-Muqni’ by al-Hajjaawi.
        • This is one of the best texts of fiqh. It is a blessed book, brief and comprehensive. Our shaykh, ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sa’di (may Allaah have mercy on him) told us to memorize it, even though he had memorized the text of Daleel al-Taalib.
      • Al-Rawd al-Murbi’ Sharh Zaad al-Mustaqni’ by Shaykh Mansoor al-Bahooti
      • ‘Umdat al-Fiqh by Ibn Qudaamah
      • Al-Usool min ‘Ilm al-Usool.
        • This is an abridged book which serves as an introduction for the seeker of knowledge.
    4. Faraa’id (laws of inheritance)
      • Matn al-Rahbiyyah by al-Rahbi
      • Matn al-Burhaaniyyah by Muhammad al-Burhaani.
      • This is a useful and comprehensive abridged book dealing with all the laws of inheritance. I think that al-Burhaaniyyah is more comprehensive than al-Rahbiyyah in some ways, and it gives more information.
    5. Tafseer
      • Tafseer al-Qur’aan al-‘Azeem by Ibn Katheer
        • This book is good for tafseer based on reports and it is useful and trustworthy. But it does pay much attention to matters of grammar and style.
      • Tayseer al-Kareem al-Rahmaan fi Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sa’di
        • This is a good, easy and trustworthy book, and I recommend it.
      • Muqaddimah Shaykh al-Islam fi’l-Tafseer.
        • This is an important introduction.
      • Adwaa’ al-Bayaan by al-‘Allaamah Muhammad al-Shanqeeti
        • This is a comprehensive book covering hadeeth, fiqh, tafseer and usool al-fiqh.
    6. General books on some subjects:
      • On (Arabic) grammar: -
        • Matn al-Ajroomiyyah. This is an abridged book.
        • Alfiyyah Ibn Maalik; this is a summary of the science of grammar.
      • On Seerah (Prophet’s biography)
        • Zaad al-Ma’aad by Ibn al-Qayyim -
          • The best book that I have seen. This is a very useful book in which he mentions the biography of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) from all angels, then he discusses many rulings.
        • Rawdat al-‘Uqalaa’ by Ibn Hibbaan al-Busti
          • This is a useful book despite its brevity. He compiled a large amount of useful material and stories of the scholars, muhadditheen and others.
        • Siyar A’laam al-Nubalaa’ by al-Dhahabi.
          • This book is very useful and the seeker of knowledge should read and refer to it.

    From Fataawa al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (rahimallah), Kitaab al-‘Ilm, p. 92




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    [6] Question: What are the books you recommend a young person that is starting out in his Islaamic studies to read?

    Answer:
    If he is a novice, then from the books of Fiqh, we advise him to read "Fiqh As-Sunnah" of Sayyid Saabiq, while seeking assistance from some of its references, such as "Subul-us-Salaam (the ways of Peace & Safety) " (of Imaam As-Sana'aanee, rahimahullaah). And if he looks into "Tamaam-ul-Mannah" (of Al-Albaanee) then that will be stronger for him.
    And I advise him to read "Ar-Rawdat-un-Nadiyyah" (of Sideeq Hasan Khaan).

    As for the subject of Tafseer, then he should habitually read from the book "Tafseer Al-Qur'aan-ul-'Adheem" of Ibn Katheer – [chm file download ]even though it is somewhat long – for it is the most authentic from the books of Tafseer today.
    Then, on the subject of religious exhortation and heart-softening narrations, he should read the book "Riyaad-us-Saaliheen" of Imaam An-Nawawee. [ pdf version] [Daeef hadeeth in Riyadh us Saleheen - Albanee ]
    Then, with regard to the books related to Creed, I advise him to read the book "Sharh Al-'Aqeedat-ut-Tahaawiyyah" of Ibn Abee Al-'Izz Al-Hanafee. And he should seek assistance, also, from my comments and explanations to it.
    Then, he should make it his customary practice to study from the books of Shaikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah and his student Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah, may Allaah have mercy on them. For I hold them to be from the rare and unique Muslim scholars that have treaded upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (righteous predecessors) in their understanding, while having Taqwaa and righteousness. And we do not purify anyone over Allaah.
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    JazakAllaah Bro abdurrahman.med, excellent links!

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    NEW
    A Site Dedicated To Students of Knowledge


    Came upon this site last night, a site which is pretty nice, small and compact yet provides alot of information for students of knowledge who are just starting out.

    The sites has two main interesting parts that concern mainly students of knowledge, that I know of, one being the Guidance on Seeking Knowledge and the Memorization Tools (Mutoon with Tashkeel).

    Guidance on Seeking Knowledge

    This section is further divided into other sections, which inlcude articles or questions to scholars, sub sections are, with a few examples from each,:-


    Knowledge and its Importance



    Advice on Seeking Knowledge



    Permission to Seek Knowledge



    Manners of Seeking Knowledge



    Books of the Student of Knowledge



    Benefits from at-Ta'seel fee Talab-il-'Ilm of Shaykh Muhammad 'Umar Bazmool


    Obstacles in the Path of Knowledge

    The following are explanation of ten points from the book "Obstacles in the Path of Knowledge", by Shaykh 'Abdus Salaam Burjiss (rahimahullaah).

    Memorization Tools (Mutoon with Tashkeel)

    This section has basically a table which is divided with the text and audio of some of the works, all divided catagories.


    'Aqeedah (Creed)

    Fiqh (Jurisprudence)

    al-Lughat-il-‘Arabiyyah (The ‘Arabic Language)

    al-Usool (Principles)

    Mustalah-ul-Hadeeth (Sciences of Hadeeth)

    The site has other things also, but from brief browsing the above seems like the best parts. Alhamdulillah.


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    Asslamoalaikum

    May Allah make easy ways for people living in the west and he guides all of us to the right path. ameen.

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