After [being blessed with] eemaan, the worshipper [of Allaah] has not been blessed with anything better than intellect.
So those who have [sound] knowledge of the religion of Allaah do not pay any attention to fitnah – even if the people created a drama [over it].
[There are] three [categories of people] in whom [should these habits] exist, then Allaah fills their heart with eemaan…
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.