An Explanation of The Four Rules Regarding Shirk
The book consists of several scholarly explanations of the classical work on Tawheed and Shirk. “The Four Rules”, which was written by the Imaam and Mujaddid of the 13th century, Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhab, may Allah have mercy on him.
It is called “The Four Rules” because it consists of four fundamental issues which on can use to distinguish a believer from a disbeliever and a polytheist from a monotheist. This treatise is considered one of the imaam’s more significant works. Even though it may e more concise than some of his other works, it is just as comprehensive in terms of the information covered and points of benefit discussed.
Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan said, “If you come to learn and understand these rules, it will become easier for you to afterwards understand the Tawheed that Allah sent His messengers with and revealed the books upon, and it will become easier for you to understand the shirk that Allah warned against and whose danger and harm in this life and the Hereafter He spoke about.”
In an effort to bring the most benefit to the English reader, translations of eight separate explanations of this monumental work have been included in this present publication. It is hoped tat the inclusion of all these explanations will provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of this book and the subjects it covers.