Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Can one read books written by non-Muslims on Islam e.g. Islamic history – quran translations etc
Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,
One should learn the fundamentals and essentials of one’s deen through reliable Sunni sources. After this, one will have the understanding and awareness to understanding and distinguish things.
Before this, one should avoid all non-Muslim and non-Sunni sources, lest one’s understanding be shaken. Weak fires are put out by the wind; strong fires simply strengthened.
Imam Abu Hanifa (Allah have mercy on him) said, “Fiqh is to know one’s self: what is for it and against it.”