Q: Is it permissible to learn the Deen from books only, without learning directly from the scholars, escpecially considering that, since scholars are so few in number, it is difficult for some to go and learn from them? And what is your view regarding the saying, "Whoever's Shaykh is his book, then he
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A questioner asks: 'What is the ruling on joining Islaamic groups and parties?'
Answer: "As for the one who joins the way of the salaf, then this is that which is upon the truth. And whatever differs from that, then it is separation. It is mentioned in the hadeeth