Fatwa By Shaykh Fawzan 2009
On Sept 11, 2009, I asked Sheikh Saleh al Fowzan the following question:
Is it recommended for the Muslims who reside in Western countries and do not understand Arabic, to read the translated books of the scholars, such as the books of Sheikh Ibn Baaz, Sheikh Uthaymeen and others, and is it recommended for those Muslims to read these books in groups?
The Sheikh responded:
Yes, this is allowed. This is knowledge being made easy for them. They should read these books in their language, all praise be to Allah. And they are allowed to read the books alone or in groups.
Mustafa George DeBerry
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,