What is the meaning of the statement of ibn Sirīn, ‘Indeed this religion is knowledge, so look towards whom you take your knowledge from’, and is it necessary to know the condition of the person in order to take knowledge from him?

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān

Yes, this is what we have mentioned to you previously. Knowledge is not taken from books, cassettes, websites or the internet. Rather knowledge is taken directly from the scholars. This is [how it is sought], likewise it is not taken from all of the scholars neither. The student of knowledge should choose one who is trustworthy with regards to his knowledge and religion, then he should learn from him.