Part 01: Books Recommended by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan in ‘Aqeedah

Question:

With which books would you advise a person who is at the beginning stages of seeking knowledge?

Answer:

We advise him to memorize the smaller books in ‘Aqeedah, for example, ‘Thalaathtul ‘Usool’ and ‘Kashfush Shubuhaat’ and ‘Kitaabut Tawheed’ of Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Wahhaab (Rahimahullaah).

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan


Source:
Sahab
Translated By: Abu Maryam Taariq bin ‘Ali

Part 02: Books Recommended by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan in Tafseer

For the Beginner:

(1) Tafseer al-Jalaalayn by Jalaal ud-Deen as-Suyootee (d. 911) and Jalaal ud-Deen al-Mahalee (d. 864), and
(2) Tafseer al-Baydaawee (d. 658).

Shaykh al-Fawzaan mentioned that despite the shortcomings of both of these books, they explain and clarify many of the phrases and meanings of the Qur’aan.


For the Student of Knowledge:

(3) Tafseer Ibn Katheer (d. 774), and
(4) Tafseer al-Baghawee (d. 516), which the Shaykh called a “good, Salafee tafseer.”


For Everyone (Beginner, Student, Scholar):

Tafseer Ibn Sa’dee (d. 1376). The Shaykh mentioned how it is a great book because it is an easy-to-read, complete tafseer which covers all of the various sciences.


For the Scholars:

(5) Tafseer at-Tabaree (d. 310), which the Shaykh called “The Mother of the Tafaaseer,”
(6) Tafseer al-Qurtubee (d. 671), and
(7) Adwaa’ ul-Bayaan of Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee (d. 1393).

Finally, he mentions (8) Fath ul-Qadeer of Shawkaanee (d. 1250), stating that it is good for both students of knowledge and beginners as well.

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan


Source:
SalafiTalk
Translated By: Abu ‘Abdul ‘Azeez al-Misree

Part 03: Books Recommended by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan in Hadeeth


For the Beginner:

(1) al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah along with the explanation of Ibn Rajab (d. 795), entitled Jaami’ ul-‘Uloom wal-Hikam, as well as
(2) Riyaadh us-Saaliheen, both by an-Nawawee (d. 676).

The Shaykh also mentioned (3) ‘Umdat ul-Akhaam by ‘Abdil-Ghanee al-Maqdisee (d. 600) and made note of the fact that all of its ahaadeeth are in either one or both of the saheehayn (Bukhaareei and Muslim).


For the Student of Knowledge:

(4) Buloogh ul-Maraam by al-‘Asqalaanee (d. 852) along with its explanation Subul us-Salaam by as-San’aanee (d. 1189), and
(5) al-Muntaqa min Akhbaar il-Mustafa by Majd ul-Deen Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 652) along with its explanation by ash-Shawkaanee (d. 1250), titled Nayl ul-Awtaar.


For the Scholars:

The Shaykh mentioned that the most superior and complete “bahth ul-ghazeer” is (6) Fath ul-Baaree Sharh Saheeh il-Bukhaaree by al-‘Asqalaanee.

Finally, the Shaykh mentioned how “al-Usool as-Sittah” along with Musnad ul-Imaam Ahmad should be referred back to by the student of knowledge and the scholar.

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan


Source:
SalafiTalk
Translated By: Abu ‘Abdul ‘Azeez al-Misree