So by the permission of Allaah, by returning to the scholars [for guidance] there is salvation from the fitan.
The first thing with which the student [of knowledge] begins with [is] memorisation of the Qur.aan. Then he memorises a short text from every subject, starting with the most important.
And to convey his Sunnah to the ummah is better than to shoot an arrow at the throat of the enemy, because there is no shortage among the people who can do that.
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.
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.
He has a desire to understand matters of the religion, tajweed and tafseer – and wants [some] guidance; so do you advise him with any particular books [to start with]?