The Student of Knowledge and Books
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© Copyright Al-Ibaanah Book Publishing, USAPublished On-Line for Free DistributionFirst Edition: February 2007 Translated by: isma’eel alarcon
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About the Book:
This is a translation of a small on-line booklet called:
[The Student of Knowledge and Books] which was originally a lecturedelivered by Shaikh Saalih bin ‘Abdil-‘Azeez Aali Shaikh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabiaand transcribed by a student of knowledge then made available for free on the internetin Arabic. The source used for this translation was the one found in www.sahab.org.In this book, the Shaikh discusses seven etiquettes that a Muslim, and in particular astudent of knowledge, should abide by with regard to books. The author has done anexcellent job in explaining these general guidelines and points.Indeed this treatise comes at a crucial time since as the English speaking Muslims inthe West increase so does the printed literature that they acquire to learn thefundamentals of their Religion, not to mention those who are able to read and collectbooks in Arabic. Therefore, such a discussion is necessary to provide guidance andadvice on how to acquire, handle, preserve and use these religious books, which arebeing produced at an ever-increasing rate in recent times.It is hoped that this e-book in conjunction with the recently launch Classical KnowledgeSeries publications will provide the English readers with a solid basis on the basics andprinciples of knowledge in terms of seeking it, acquiring it, teaching it and propagating it.
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