Advice regarding seeking ilm for person who stays far from scholars

Question :

I don’t know arabic and i am not fluent in other languages, also there isn’t any ulema where I come from. How do I spend my free time? Which are the books I can learn from? How  can I come up with a proper study schedule? Give me some naseehah, please.

Answer :

The Shaykh hafidhahullah answered by saying,

“Firstly,know that the affair of arabic language is something which is great for one to try and understand.Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says :

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ

‘Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an in order that you may understand.’ (Surah Yusuf 2)

So, the Qur’an is in the arabic language. I advise the individual that he tries to travel and seek knowledge to the lands where he can find scholars and people to teach him.  Also, if he is not able to do so then he tries to gain from the people who speaks his language. That they teach to him the arabic language or that he tries to learn some of the arabic language over there in his country (India). If Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala knows that there’s ikhlaas and sincerity in his heart, He will aid him and teach him.  Allah says :

إِن يَعْلَمِ اللَّهُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ خَيْرًا يُؤْتِكُمْ خَيْرًا

‘If Allah knows any good in your hearts, He will give you something better’ (Surah Anfal 70)

Answered by : Shaykh Abu Ishaaq Al Qaysee hafidhahullah