The Student of Knowledge has a passion for buying books -Shaykh Khaalid ar-Radaadi

Trying to Follow the Salaf

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

The Student of Knowledge has a passion for buying books

By Shaykh Khaalid ar-Radaadi may Allah preserve him 

The Shaykh mentioned this benefit in the Q&A portion to a lecture he gave to students in the Islamic University of Madinah entitled “How the student of knowledge should specifically build his library”. He said,

What distinguishes the student of knowledge is his library, the attention he gives to his library, and his passion for acquiring beneficial books. I remember some of the Mashayikh and some of the ‘Ulemaa who would sell some of their furniture from their homes in order to buy books out of need. They would sell some of their furniture from their own homes until they were able to buy books!

And I remember in the year 1405 (we are now in 1436[2015]) when the second book fair of the university…

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