Concerning Oneself With the Books of the Salaf
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We have noticed that many of the youth give importance to reading the general books of educational/cultural sciences, being affected by them; without attaching importance to the books of Usool (fundamentals). So what is your advice may Allaah grant you success.
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My advice is to myself firstly, then to our brothers from the students of knowledge, that they concern themselves with the books of the people of knowledge from the Salaf. For indeed the books of the Salaf contain within them an abundant amount of good and a great abundance of knowledge. And Barakah (blessing) which is well known.
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Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Translated by Abu Maryam Taariq bin 'Ali