This book is a brief yet extremely beneficial explanation of Shaykh al-Islam Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Wahhab's famous Kitab al-Tawhid. The book, as the title suggests, deals with the subject of worshipping Allah alone without associating partners with Him. The author highlights many matters that have become common among Muslims even though they are clearly acts of shirk or associating partners with Allah. Not only is this book distinguished due to the importance of the subject matter but also due to the methodology adopted by the author for which he is well known. The reader will find that the majority of the book consists of verses of the Quran, ahadith of the Prophet ( ) and sayings of the early Muslims. The explanation presented at the end of each chapter of Kitab al-Tawhid is that of the renowned scholar
About Shaykh Abu Abdu-r-Rahman Nasir As-Sa'di
Allamah Abd Al-Rahman Nasir As-Sa'di born in the city of Unayzah in al-Qasim Saudi Arabia, he was a prominent Islamic scholar, jurist, exegete, and Arabic grammarian with a great interest in poetry who contributed many works on a variety of subjects.
from a young age became engrossed in the attainment of knowledge. His dedication and thirst for knowledge led him to become an authority in many of the Islamic sciences as is evident from the books that he authored.
Initially, he adhered to the Hanbali school of Islamic law (madhab), as did his early teachers. He went on to study the works of Ibn Taymiyyah (d.1328) and Ibn al-Qayyim (d.1350) extensively, and, as he progressed in his studies, he no longer restricted himself to the Hanbali school, but rather followed the course he believed to be proven by the strongest evidences. He was also an expert in tafsir (Quranic exegesis or commentary), having read many books of tafsir and studied it under his teachers; he later authored a tafsir himself.
as-Sa'di died at the age of 69 on a Thursday in the year 1956 (1376 AH) may Allah have mercy on him.