Maheem Mughal, London
I noticed that a major portion of my money is invested in books, because honestly books can be so expensive.
But I have never regretted it because not only it is a path of self-improvement for me, books are also my only possession that I can pass down to my next generation. I hope that when I’m gone, all of the books will be appreciated and benefit people who love books as much as I do.
I try to have a book with me everywhere. I put a book in my handbag to be read when I’m outside. I have a book beside my bed to be read before sleeping. I have PDF books to be read when it is not convenient to hold a hardcopy book. Whereas all hardcore books in volumes like Tafsir As-Sa’di, requires suitable time and place coupled with extra focus and dedication.
Amazingly, this method allows me to finish several books in one time. I realized there are so many beneficial books with so little time!
No wonder Ibn al-Qayyim said, “Verily, I wish that I could have the lifetime of Prophet Nuh ‘alayhi as-salam, for knowledge is numerous! The more I acquire the more I benefit and rise.”
That’s why; he used to supplicate to ALLAH:
“O ALLAH, let me achieve what I hope from knowledge, good deeds, and extend my lifetime to accomplish what I love from all that.”