A scholar of the past mentions two reasons why students fail to progress in seeking Ilm:
- Due to intellectual incapability. This person asks Allah for help.
- Due to a poor methodology of studying.
This is the main reason people don’t get far as they jump from book to book, teacher to teacher and don’t settle or take a teacher as a guide, especially when first seeking Ilm.
A scholar of the past mastered a lot of the Islamic sciences in only 6 years!