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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah
Fatwah of Shaikh Muqbil (rahimahullaah) concerning reading the older books of an individual who was once upon the correct minhaj, then went astray
Question: Those whom were once upon the correct methodology, then deviated, is it permissible to listen to their audio recordings, or read their books that were authored before they went astray?
Answer by Shaikh Muqbil (rahimahullaah):
Source: Tuhfatul Majeeb, pg. 209, via http://salafee.multiply.com/
[There was this note that the admin/moderator of that site allowed on the bottom:
It should be understood that with regards to abandoning a person's books or tapes, the scholars should be referred to, meaning one should seek advice from the scholars before making this decision. It's possible the scholars would still advise one to read a person's books because of the benefit present in them, also because it's possible the person has returned to the straight path, etc. Therefore, it is important that a person refers back to the scholars in this matter and not take it as a general principle in every case. BarakAllahu feekum.]
Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk
If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.