Reading & Excessive remembrance of Allah SWT

A mureed wrote:

“For the previous few days I am having doubts about the advantages of reading religious books recommended. For a novice (like myself) isn’t zikir and shugal more important to create strong bond with Allah SWT than reading books?

Sayyidi wa sanadi Hazrat Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani sahib db replied:

“Reading religious book with correct intention is also a form of zikir (remembrance of Allah SWT).

کل مطیع للہ فھو ذاکر”

Islahi khutoot