The wise person knows that the most blessed of days is a day on which he increases in virtue and knowledge.
[There are] three [categories of people] in whom [should these habits] exist, then Allaah fills their heart with eemaan…
If it were not for the scholars transmitting the knowledge, and teaching the people – generation after generation, the people would have all perished.
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.
Not to engage in ijtihaad (qualified independent reasoning) when required is [considered] at the [same] level of engaging in ijtihaad (qualified independent reasoning) when not required.