All Praise is due to Allaah, we praise Him, and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah, the Most High, from the evils of our own selves and from our wicked deeds. Whomsoever has been guided by Allaah, none can misguide him, and whomsoever has been misguided by Allaah, none can guide him. I bear witness that there is no true god worthy of being worshipped except Allaah, alone, without partner or associate. I further bear witness that Muhammad is His true slave and Messenger. May Allaah, the Exalted, bestow His peace and blessings on the final Prophet Muhammad, upon his good and pure family, and upon all of his noble companions.
"O ye who believe! Fear Allaah (by doing all that He ordered and abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He should be feared, and die not except in the state of Islaam (as Muslims with complete submission to Allaah)" (3:102)
" O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam) and from him He created his wife, and from them both He created many men and women; and fear Allaah through Whom you demand your mutual (rights) and (do no cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship). Surely, Allaah is ever an All Watcher over you" ( Qur`aan 4:1).
" O ye who believe ! Keep your duty to Allaah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth, He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whosoever obeys Allaah and His Messenger, he has indeed achieved a great success" (Qur`aan 33:70-71).
Know that the most truthful speech is that of Allaah's Book (the Qur`aan), and that the best of guidance is that of Muhammad, sall Allaahu alayhi wa sallam. The worst of evils are innovations (foreign to the true teachings of Islaam), and every innovated matter (in religion) is a Bid'ah, and every Bid'ah is a misguidance, and every mean of misguidance is in the Fire of Hell.
This is an introductory book for every Muslim. It is a summary of basic Islaamic beliefs and acts of worship. We ask Allaah by His Names and Attributes to accept this work and make it a benefit for those who read it and/or distribute it.
Khalid Al-Awadh and Dr. Saleh As-Saleh