"[This] is a highly beneficial book to all Muslims. It gives basic requirements for the foundation of their Aqeedah (creed) and Ibadah (worship). It struck me that this small but informative book would be of immense benefit for non-Arabic speaking Muslims, spread all over the world, if translated into another foreign language. While translating this book, it dawned on me that the Sheik has written this book, primarily for the Arab speaking Muslims and thus has written most of the information very briefly. But this is not the case with non-Arab Muslims, whose knowledge of Islam is mixed with their local cultures and practices, resulting in deviations from the pure Islamic monotheism."-Preface
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