During the last ten days of Ramadan a senior scholar and a salik presented a letter informing about his daily schedule. He had come to stay for 3-4 days.
Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah protect and preserve him) asked him to tell it verbally as they walked towards home.
He informed in detail about his daily recitations, etc. They included reading of Dalail al Khayarat.
After he was done Sayyidi instructed,
‘Include recitation al Hizb al Adham, at least for the length of stay here.’
And what about reading books?’
He informed that he had read parts of Islahi Khutbaat.
Sayyidi instructed, ‘Start reading Islahi majalis now regularly.’
Ramadan 1436/July 2015 Darul Uloom Karachi
This high lights the importance of regular reading of text recommended by the Shaykh.
This is essential for a seeker. It increases his knowledge, provides motivation and insight into his/her own deficiencies. All of these facilitate his progress.