This book consists of several scholarly explanations of the classical work on Tawheed and Shirk. “The Four Rules”, which was written by the Imaam and Mujaddid of the 13th century, Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab, may Allaah have mercy on him.
It is called “The Four Rules” because it consists of four fundamental basics which one can use to distinguish a believer from a disbeliever and a polytheist from a monotheist. This treatise is considered one of the Imaam’s more significant works. Even though it may be more concise than some of his other works, it is just as comprehensive in terms of the information covered and points of benefit discussed.
Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan said: “If you come to learn and understand these rules, it will become easier for you to afterward understand the Tawheed that Allaah sent His Messenger with and revealed His books upon, and it will become easier for you to understand the Shirk that Allaah warned against and whose danger and harm in this life and the Hereafter He spoke about.”
In an effort to bring the most benefit to the English reader, translations of eight separate explanations of this monumental work have been included in this present publication. It is hoped that the inclusion of all these explanations will provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of this book and the subjects it covers. About the Author: The various authors who have explained this treatise consist of some of the well known and respected people of knowledge of this era, alive and deceased, and all of whom are from Saudi Arabia.
May Allaah reward them for their efforts. A brief biographical account of each author has been included before each treatise within this publication.
- Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Baaz
- Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan
- Shaykh Saalih Al-Luhaydaan
- Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ar-Raajihee
- Shaykh Ahmad An-Najmee
- Shaykh Zayd Al-Madkhalee
- Shaykh Saalih Aali Shaikh
- Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ar-Rayyis