By: Sheikh Ahmed Najmi
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"I'm weak in my reading the books of benefit and when I begin to read some of the books of `Ilm (knowledge) I feel weakness and boredom; so what is your advice for me, and what is the correct path in reading the books which contain beneficial knowledge; benefit us (those seeking reward)?"
It is a must for the one who seeks knowledge to purify his intention for Allah the Lord of the worlds, and make his seeking the `Ilm (knowledge) being only for the purpose and goal of obtaining the pleasure of Allah; and in order to know the truth, to act by it, and to know falsehood so as to refrain from it.
To act by that, which he has learned from knowledge within in himself, and to try and teach what he has learned from knowledge to others.
To safeguard what he has learned by memorizing it, and reviewing the `Ilm (knowledge) so it does not escape him.
To be steadfast in learning what he does not know, so to add knowledge on top of knowledge.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."