It is not permissible for a person to be lenient in attending gatherings of knowledge – and exerting himself in doing so…
It is befitting for the student of knowledge to protect and preserve his time, because [sometime] in the future he will [reflect over this and] regret the time he has wasted.
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.
If it were not for the scholars transmitting the knowledge, and teaching the people – generation after generation, the people would have all perished.
And this summary compilation is the most beloved of the books to Shaykh al-Albaanee – as mentioned in the book “علماء و مفكرون عرفتهم”.