If I had to choose a favourite topic or subject out of the book “Introduction to Islam” it would have to be the section that focused on “Hisba”. I found it most interesting. I was once a person who thought I knew it all and had Islam figured out. Only to discover I don’t know as much as I thought I knew.
I would study something to a minor degree and walk around “correcting” people I found to be in error. Most of the times, if not all, I had little knowledge of the details to the situation. And even less knowledge as to what fatwa was on such issues.
Reading the mentioned section enlightened me as to what I need to know and consider before trying to correct others. It showed me just how much I was lacking in the knowledge of the Deen.
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Reason being that if I don’t know about a specific thing, I could be giving out false information and unintentionally be misleading others. And I have to answer to Allah for such thing.
All in all, the whole book was informative. Yet the “hisba” section stood out to me. And because of it I am on the path to making myself more knowledgeable concerning the path that I have choose to walk.
Darrel – Islam 99 Student
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