الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد
Shaikh Sulaimaan bin ‘Abdillaah bin Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab (rahimahullaah) said:
“So if you say; what then is permissible for a person to read from these authored works in the madhaahib (schools of thought)?
It is said: what is permissible from that is to read them on the basis of seeking assistance through them upon the understanding of the Book and the Sunnah, as well as depicting the issues – and thus they are from the class of books which are instrumental (as a tool). As for them in of themselves being the vanguard over the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), as the judge between the people in that which they differ in, being the one invited to judge/prevail over it without the seeking of the judgment of Allaah and His Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam); then there is no doubt that that is incompatibly contrary to Eemaan – opposed to it.