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…
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.
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.
So by the permission of Allaah, by returning to the scholars [for guidance] there is salvation from the fitan.
The first thing with which the student [of knowledge] begins with [is] memorisation of the Qur.aan. Then he memorises a short text from every subject, starting with the most important.