In these times of great division and media saturation, this treatise is an essential read to help mankind in general, and Muslims specifically, discern between what is correct and authentic knowledge, from what is misleading.
In this publication, the Shaykh begins by explaining to the readers the reasons why Knowledge of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah is a necessity in our lives.
He further elaborates on the fundamental importance of evidence and proof in the study of Islam and the responsibility we have in staying away from blind following.
Furthermore, in seeking the correct understanding of Islam, he makes clear the status of the Companions when he says, ‘No matter how much an individual excels in intelligence, aptitude and cleverness, he cannot do without the understanding of the Salaf.
Even great Scholars like Shaafi’ee, Malik, Ahmed, Abu Haneefa and others were in great need of referring back to the illustrious companions (may Allah be pleased with them). Ash- Shaafi’ee said: ‘The companions are superior to us in all aspects of knowledge, intelligence and understanding.’’