Basic classical texts for the beginning student of knowledge

Here are some basic classical texts for the beginning student of knowledge (like myself).

1.)  ‘Aqida: The Creed of the Imaam of Hadeeth al-Bukhari”; this book can be downloaded here:

A basic, concise and agreed upon text on ‘aqida from one of the Salaf and greatest imaams of hadeeth like the title says.


2.) Tajweed: Tuhfat ul-Atfaal / A Gift for Children; this book can be downloaded here (in Arabic and English):

A poem with the ahkam and qawa’id of tajweed.


3.) Arabic grammar: “al-Ajurumiyyah”; this book can be downloaded here: 

and here:

Your knowledge of Arabic and grammar starts with this book, all the ‘ulama know and use it.


4.) Fiqh: al-Wajeez (in short) or in English “The Concise Presentation of the Fiqh of the Sunnah and the Noble Book” by shaykh Badawi. I have mentioned this book before in my post on Fiqh us-Sunnah. It provides sound proofs from the Qur’an and Sunnah and gives many references to other books; for the hadith-checking shaykh al-Albani is the authority relied upon. Translated by Jamaal al-Din M. Zarabozo.  


5.) Nooraniyyah, this book can be downloaded from this site:


6.) The Madinah Books Series (3) a course for learning the Arabic language, to be downloaded here:


7.) al-Qawl al-Ma’loof fi Sifaat ul-Huroof by shaykh Baysusi, which booklet / poem can be downloaded here:


These books will really help the beginning student of knowledge a lot; several versions and translations of some of these books can be found on the internet. I have realized after a lot of reading the past couple of years I need to start all over again and go back to the basics. These books support me. I compiled this short list after following some lessons by brother Abu Taubah on: He teaches from these books and his lessons are in one word: MASHA’ALLAH. He also teaches tafseer and Arabic language in general and he is providing you with a good basis to build on if you continue to follow his lessons.

May these books benefit the one who reads and studies them.



Filed under Books / library, Texts

3 responses to “Basic classical texts for the beginning student of knowledge

  1. Relwan

    Asalaamu Alaikum,

    Subhanallah! I searched “nooraniyyah” on google after starting the series on Abu Taubah’s website and was lead here! Jazakallahu khair for putting this together!

  2. haruni


    You are most welcome akhi. Hope it is beneficial insha’Allah.



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