“4. I say to my friends especially and all other Muslims in general, with utmost emphasis that acquiring religious knowledge and teaching it to one’s children is an absolute personal obligation (farez e ‘ayin).
It may be done by (learning from) books or by association (suhba, with the pious). Without this (essential knowledge) it is impossible to be saved from religious calamities (fitin), which are abundant these days,
Do not be negligent and lazy in this at all.”
Ma’asir e Hakeemul Ummat ra , page 483