The command to read came to Muhammad SAW at the prime of his life - 40 years. Nonetheless, he utilized the opportunity fully and was able to learn, grow and progress through this life changing habit. The Muslim reader can achieve the same with the right intention and corresponding actions.
Although it took long time, he patiently waited for me. When I reached the office and met him, alhamdulillah, his enthusiasm to study was as before and I now took great pleasure in answering his questions. Allah brings us many paths of achieving His pleasure, and there is no path more worthy than helping a Muslim learn correct knowledge.
Warning against the dangers of extremism, Dr. Philips said, parents, teachers and religious leaders should make sure the youth were properly educated about religion. He explained that extremists use clever propaganda to lure the youths. “Without the proper knowledge of Islam, Muslims end up doing things that are against the very teachings of Islam”.
When Imam Bukhaari had to pinpoint a deviant or a liar, he would only mention the words ‘his credibility is questioned’. He would never blame a person outright even if the masses knew of the person’s evil. It was because of this, Imam Bukhaari was able to make his statement by which he was sure he could stand in front of Allaah with a clear conscience.