Author: Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymin
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Al-Hidaayah (UK)
About the Book:
This short essay is adopted from a sermon that was delivered by the author. In it the Sheikh discusses the seriousness of committing sins and the effects that they have upon us. He highlights the point that every time a disaster strikes us we are quick to conclude that it was due to political, economic or some other materialistic reason. However the author very clearly suggests that we ought to look towards our own sins first, since calamities befall us as a result of them. Plenty of verses are quoted from the Qur’an to substantiate this argument.
About the Author:
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymin (1925-2001 CE) was one of the most prominent Saudi Islamic scholars of the latter half of the twentieth century. Born in Saudi Arabia, he memorised the Qur'an at an early age and studied under some of the well-known scholars of the time including: Abd ar-Rahman as-Saa'di, Muhammad Ash-Shanqeeti, and 'Abd al-'Aziz ibn Baaz. During his many years of study, he became world renowned as a reviver of Salafi dawah and his knowledge in fiqh.