Ash-Shaykh Muqbil, may Allaah have mercy upon him, was asked the following question,


“Is it permissible for us to listen to the tapes, to read the books or to listen to the previous lectures of those who were considered to be upon the correct Manhaj then they deviated from it?”


“I do not advise to read their books nor listen to their tapes. I am astonished of the immense statement of Shaykul Islaam Bin Taymiyyah, may Allaah have mercy upon him. when he said, “Verily if Allaah was not to create al Bukaari and Muslim, his Deen would have not been lost (i.e. it will be preserved).” End quote.

Indeed Allaah, Subahana The Most High, has preserved the Deen. Allaah, The Most High said:

{إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ}

“We have sent down the Dhikr and surely we will guard it (from corruption)” [9/14]

So I advise that one should stay away from their books, their tapes and from attending their lectures”. End quote. [Reference: Tuhfatul Mujeeb, page: 209, print: Daarul Athaar]

Translated by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr