Who Are You Taking Your Deen From?

Allah has granted us this beautiful religion of Islam, and it is our duty to learn and understand what was brought down to us. Abu Hurairah reported the Prophet ﷺ  as saying:
If anyone pursues a path in search of knowledge, Allah will thereby make easy for him a path to paradise; and he who is made slow by his actions will not be speeded by his genealogy. Albani
The journey to seeking knowledge is difficult and there are roadblocks, but by following the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ  and the Book of Allah it is attainable. When attaining knowledge one should not just rely on one source of information, instead should ensure that they have a variety of sources in order to have a better understanding of the deen. There are places where you shouldn’t get your information from, for example social media. This is a trap for those looking to attain knowledge in Islam, as many people who give out information about Islam on social media are not people of knowledge. When on social media and someone posts something that is about the religion do some research about that individual.
Who Are You Taking Your Deen From?
Also books should not be your only source, it is important to attend the mosques and learn directly from the Sheikhs there, as they have gained their knowledge from those that have studied many years. The number one rule when seeking knowledge is to stay away from those that state that they are the only ones on the haqq and everyone else is wrong, as these people have dangerous ideologies.
Narrated Abu Salih reported a narration from Abu Hurairah: “It shall soon be that people are beating the livers of camels (meaning that they are hastening and traveling upon them) seeking knowledge. But they will not find anyone more knowledgeable than a scholar of Al-Madinah.” Al-Tirmidhi