Refer People Back to the Imams and Scholars

Shaikh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī, may Allāh protect him, said:

I refer the youth to the books of the imams of the Sunnah to drink from them directly, not to take from the recordings of so-and-so and the writings of so-and-so, [but to] only take knowledge from the [very] sources of its waters and [to] go back to the scholars about anything difficult or ambiguous to them.

Majmūʿ Al-Fatāwá li-l Al-Shaikh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī, vol. 14, p. 362.