Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam has been characterised with two tasks: ta’leem (teaching) and tazkiyah (purification).
So, our misfortune lies in the absence of these two matters from our lives, and that he who calls to them, persisting in this and refusing to be pre-occupied from them by anything else, then he is upon the correct manhaj (methodology) and upon the Straight Path.
In this book, the Shaikh discusses seven etiquettes that a Muslim, and in particular a student of knowledge, should abide by with regard to books.
(1) Arranging and Organizing Books
(2) Acquiring the Most Accurate Editions of books
(3) Keeping One’s Books Clean and Tidy
(4) Recording the Points of Benefit found in Books
(5) Lending books Out to Others
(6) Reviewing and Inspecting One’s Books
(7) Preserving and Safeguarding One’s Books
If the people were to come to know of this act of worship that he was engaged in, he would quickly leave that area and move on to the next place in order that he would be once again hidden from the people.
This mirthful youth Mus’ab bin ‘Umair, caressed and pampered, the talk of the ladies of Makkah, the jewel of its clubs and assemblies: is it possible for him to be one of the legends of faith?
Who can be a more bigger fool than one who fools others for the sake of fooling, without realizing that it is he himself who is being fooled because he cannot fool those two angels who write down every hasanaat (good deeds) and every sayi’aat (bad deeds) both major and minor of every individual, day in and day out.