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Question: Which textbooks are appropriate for teaching absolute beginners in purity and prayer?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Good textbooks for teaching absolute beginners in purity and prayer include al Maqasid (tr. Shaykh Nuh Keller) in Shafi’i Fiqh, Ascent to Felicity (tr. Shaykh Faraz Khan) in Hanafi fiqh, al Murshid al Muin (Diwan press) in Maliki fiqh, and Hanbali Acts of Worship by (tr. Shaykh Musa Furber) in Hanbali fiqh.

Before teaching any of these books to others, you should first study it yourself with a qualified teacher and be given permission to teach.

I pray this helps.


Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Editor Notes: SeekersGuidance offers a complete curriculum of Islamic Studies, from the basics to advanced learning; taught by qualified scholars; completely free. See: https://seekersguidance.org/islamic-studies-curriculum/

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language

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