Some books by Shaykh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah

Q 2: What is your opinion on the two books “Minhaj Al-Sunnah” and “Sharh Hadith Al-Nuzul” written by the Shaykh of Islam, Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah be merciful to him)?

A: These two books are among the best books available today. They provide authentic information, evidence, good presentation and are very powerful in terms of supporting truth, refuting falsehood and correctness and authenticity of ‘Aqidah (creed). As far as we know, “Minhaj Al-Sunnah” topped the list of the books that refute Rafidah (a Shi‘ah group denying the caliphates of Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq and ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab and making accusations against them and many other Companions of the Prophet). Similarly, “Sharh Hadith Al-Nuzul” best explains the Hadith that speaks of Allah’s Descent to the Lowest Heaven [in a manner that befits Him].May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!