It is not permissible for a person to be lenient in attending gatherings of knowledge – and exerting himself in doing so…
Studying and busying [oneself] with [seeking] knowledge is [a means to] affirming that which is present [of knowledge] and acquiring that which has been lost [of knowledge].
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.
[During] the day we [will] read from a book, and [during] the night we [will] listen to an audio recording of the people of knowledge.