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What is the best and most suitable way of studying a subject?
Date 20 August 2018 & Clock 10:18
Question 42:With due respect to Ayatollah Sheikh Muhammad Jawad Fazel Lankarani, my question is: What is the best and most suitable way of studying, understanding and comprehending a subject? I would like to request you to give me a piece of advice so that I may use it as a torch in my life. Thank you very much indeed.
Answer 42: Thank you for your sincere message. Certainly, you know that there are different methods for studying in different fields of sciences. Although we do not deny the existence of some common methods, obviously one should discover the special methods and benefit from them in their respective areas. When you are studying, you should not engage your mind with things which are irrelevant to your study. Empty your mind from those matters and concentrate your attention to such an extent that there should be nothing in your mind other than understanding and comprehending the subject. Try to improve your motivation and interest. You should know that you will never a get a chance to study again. You should give importance to studying and its sign is to enjoy studying and feel not tired. Before you try to keep a point in your mind, try to understand it well. If it is difficult to understand, do not get disappointed. Take it easy and simple. Think about it deeply and make your mind active. Try to analyse a scientific subject and separate preliminaries from the focal point. If you succeed in analysing the subject, then it would be easy to understand and learn it. Be in search of truth when studying about a subject. There are facts behind the apparent meanings of words. I pray to Almighty Allah to grant you success in understanding and learning scientific secrets and religious realities. I am not in a position to advise you but you know that no occupation is more important than seeking knowledge and dealing with scientific issues. Let's pray to God, Who is the Infinite source of knowledge, to ignite the light of knowledge in our hearts – insha Allah.