Some of the brothers – who are not well-versed [on the topic] – have asked about a comprehensive book on ‘aqeedah that they can suffice with.
If a person were to [carefully] ponder over the Qur.aan, then therein is [sufficiency in] what will refute every innovator’s innovation.
And many of the intellectuals become atheists because of their intellect, and [as a result he] looks upon others as despicable, and sees others as nothing worthy of note…
Indeed, their tribulations came about from these books which they turned to, and left the narrations of the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his companions.
Keeping away from the hadeeth of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is the root of tribulation! [there was a time when] the student of knowledge would read the [collection of] six books of hadeeth, the Muwatta, and then progress to reading the masaaneed and more.