Seeking Knowledge Of Ilm Al-Hal Is Fardh Upon Every Muslim
After learning about the tenets of the Madhhab of Ahl Al-Sunnah from reliable people and believing in them, it is necessary for all male and female Muslims to acquire further knowledge enough for them to abstain from bad characters and habits and adorn themselves with good characters.
Every Muslim need to teach their families Ilm Al-Hal (basic necessities of Islam) and safeguard them from all that which do not comply with Islam. The same is true for one’s all dependants. Firstly, they need to teach them about the belief of Ahl Al-Sunnah, then the Fiqh knowledge, Akhlaq (manners), and Muamalat (transactions) such as trade. To know all the mentioned is Fardh Al-Ayn (compulsory for all).
It is not possible to learn the Din direct from the Tafsir and translations of Qur’an or Hadith Al-Sharif for those who don’t have sufficient Islamic knowledge. It is not a suitable act to refer common Muslims to Tafsir and translations of Qur’an in order to learn about Islam. Acquiring a Tafsir book and reading it is not the first necessity for a Muslim. Because, knowledge of Tafsir is not Fardh Al-Ayn. It is the field of the Ulama (scholars).
Any Muslim who is not an Alim in Din is primarily required to read the books pertaining Aqaid (belief), Fiqh and Akhlaq written by scholars of Ahl Al-Sunnah, learning them and the necessities of religion at large.
Learning Ilm Al-Hal (necessities of religion) is compulsory upon every Muslim which, for instance, includes how to perform Wudhu, Salah, obligation to pay Zakah and so on.
Having studied for many years, Muslim Scholars recorded the Ahkam (rulings) which they derived from Qur’an Al-Karim and Ahadith Saharif. A Muslim should read the (Fiqh) books written for his Madhhab (like Hanafi, Shafii, Maliki and Hanbali) and learn about his Din from them. In any case, it is possible for every Muslim to learn the necessary information about their religion by reading a Fiqh book.
They need to associate with the practicing Ulama.
Abu Hurayra (Radhiyallâhu Anhu) once said: “It is dearer to me to be in a gathering of knowledge for an hour and learn the necessities of my religion than spending the Night of Qadr in Ibadah.”