“…You want to be my student; this is what you have to do.
You have to take a decision; I’m devoting this life that Allah has given to me. So others will work and buy their Mercedez Benz motor car, and they are going to have lovely homes… and you will not have that. You will have a little house, and you might be renting all your life. But the sacrifice that you make of the Duniya, is what is required in order to persue knowledge, and to emerge tomorrow as a scholar of Islam who will preach the Deen….
You can begin by reading my books and listening to my lectures. Many of the things I now teach you, I did not have anyone to teach me…”

Transcribed and posted by Deenuzzaman Choudhury from Malaysia 2011 Lecture Tour.