A man is not [considered to be] from amongst the muttaqoon [الْمُتّقُوْن] until he takes himself to account [to a degree] more than taking his partner to account…
Before [the advent of] electricity, he would go out every moonlit night to read. And in winter, he would go out and sit between two steel barrels for protection against the cold!
Most of what Shaykh Ja’far al-‘Atamee read [in the seeking] of knowledge was by way of the moonlight, because oil was scarce at the time.
The smart and intelligent one is he who does not scrutinise every small and big issue with his family, loved ones, companions and neighbours.