ADVICE FOR THE YOUTH IN THE BEGIN STAGES OF UPRIGHTNESS
By: Shaykh Abdul Aziz Aali Shaykh
Asalaamu alaikum may Allaah treat you well and the muslim benefit from your knowledge; the questioner asks: for the youth that are in the being stage of uprightness (upon the truth); what do you advise him with? And how does he know the people who are upon the sound Manhaj from those who are upon an evil Manhaj?
I advise him with the fear of Allaah and the praising of Allaah for saving him from misguidance and going astray and guided him to the straight path. (Also) let him search for the scholars who are adhering to the legislation (of Islam); and let him read their books and be diligent in gaining understanding of the religion of Allaah.
Let him distance himself from those who don’t have ability to be apparent in front of the people; And their followers are only hidden and concealed. Certainly these are the things that diverts from the upright inclination. These people desire that their evil affairs be concealed; so let him distant himself from these people. Let him search for a scholar that possesses taqwa; and he will give him insight and direct him.
He should read much of the Quran, Sunnah and the books of creed.
I ask Allaah that He prepares him for the possession of knowledge and that he is taken by his hand to what’s good.
Translator: Abu Anas Atif Hasan
Posted with Permission from : Al-Binaa Publishing | Durham NC