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!
He was extremely fond of knowledge, and would read extensively, such that when he was in his youth, he would read 800 pages a day, and read 2,000 volumes in the moonlight.
So by the permission of Allaah, by returning to the scholars [for guidance] there is salvation from the fitan.
It is befitting for the student of knowledge to rectify his intention [solely for the Sake of Allaah], for indeed the loss of [a] sincere [intention] prevents the acceptance of [righteous] actions.
And to convey his Sunnah to the ummah is better than to shoot an arrow at the throat of the enemy, because there is no shortage among the people who can do that.