And from his character in seeking knowledge is that he seeks it whilst being in the state of neglect and forgetfulness. He only seeks the knowledge which his desire calls him towards.
From the Important Principles of Salafiyyah for every Salafi to Know, is knowing the difference between declaring someone to be an innovator, and warning from someone. And to know when each is used.
Success is most often attained by way of small yet consistent steps. The Arabs have a proverb which states, “A little which is consistent is better and far more in quantity than a lot which suddenly stops.”
Righteous actions are only according to righteous intentions, and a good intention does not make something which is futile correct. This is because intentions alone cannot make an action correct, but rather complying with the Sharee’ah (Prescribed Laws) must be added to that.
Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam has been characterised with two tasks: ta’leem (teaching) and tazkiyah (purification).
So, our misfortune lies in the absence of these two matters from our lives, and that he who calls to them, persisting in this and refusing to be pre-occupied from them by anything else, then he is upon the correct manhaj (methodology) and upon the Straight Path.
In this book, the Shaikh discusses seven etiquettes that a Muslim, and in particular a student of knowledge, should abide by with regard to books.
(1) Arranging and Organizing Books
(2) Acquiring the Most Accurate Editions of books
(3) Keeping One’s Books Clean and Tidy
(4) Recording the Points of Benefit found in Books
(5) Lending books Out to Others
(6) Reviewing and Inspecting One’s Books
(7) Preserving and Safeguarding One’s Books