The wise person knows that the most blessed of days is a day on which he increases in virtue and knowledge.
[As an ummah], we are in a time of great trials and tribulations, and nothing can save us from these trials and tribulations except Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala, and thereafter beneficial knowledge.
A man narrated [a story] to me, that in their town there was a blind man who knew the time of Fajr had arrived [just] by the smell [in the air]; yes, [just] by its smell – without actually [being able to] see it!
By Allaah, were the hearts sound (pure), they would be saddened at missing out [from goodness to be attained]. How many are the hours which pass by us, and we are prevented from benefitting from them?
Do not be misled by the actions of the people, because the actions of the people could be based upon [their] ignorance.
If it were not for the scholars transmitting the knowledge, and teaching the people – generation after generation, the people would have all perished.