Ta’leemul Haq (Teachings of Islam) is a basic Hanafi textbook on the laws of taharah, salat, janazah, haj, etc, used widely throughout the Islamic schools of England and South Africa.
The Grand Mufti of Darul Uloom Deoband Hadhrat Mahmood Sahab (Rahmatullah Alayhi) wrote about this book,
“Glory be to Allah and Salutations on the Holy Prophet Mohammed, (S.A.W.) Masha-Allah this publication called ‘Talimul Haq’ has been written on a very good pattern. In it, the basic beliefs, practices, character and devotional aspects (of a Muslim’s life) have been explained.
If children read, understand and practice accordingly then Insha-Allah their lives can be moulded according to the Sunnah and they will be safe from ignorance and being led astray.
May Allah reward the writer and accept his service and grant as many people as possible the ability to have benefit from the publication.”
Hadhrat Maulana Yunus Patel Sahab (damat baraktuhum) from South Africa writes in his foreward about the impact and success this brook brought to the Muslims of his time and area:
“Sezela is peaceful little village on the South Coast of Natal. The magnificent sugar mill here had brought people of different faiths to this little village. It was the late Hajee Ebrahim E. Patel who drew up Hajee Shabbir Ahmed’s attention to the lack of any Islamic Mission work in this area. In the year 1968 it was at Sezela that Hajee Shabbir Ahmed, son of the late Soofi Ebrahim Desai of Umzinto commenced an effort to impart basic Islamic knowledge to both the adults and the chileren of the area. This effort proved a great success and within a short time other villages and towns like Lawson Estate, Malagazi, Renishaw, Park Rynie, Ixopo, Umkomaas, ets., could also boast of having a little Madrase for their pupils.”
Unfortunatly Muslims today are stick lacking basic knowledge of Deen, although you see almost everyone discussing complex Fiqh & ‘Aqidah questions. This authentic compilation on the fundamentals of Islam is really a must read for every Hanafi walking on this planet, no matter if men, women or children.