Sitting Closely in the Gatherings of Knowledge and not Being Distant
by The Albaani Site
Translated by Ahmed Abu Turaab
Shaikh al-Albaani said, “It is obligatory upon the students of knowledge to come close in the circles [of knowledge] and not to be distant. For this outward coming together affects [a person] inwardly. And the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم encouraged this in many hadiths. For he صلى الله عليه وسلم would order the people to come together and sit closely in the gatherings of knowledge, because this bodily closeness has an affect in bringing the hearts together and [bringing about] mutual love and harmony, which must be realised in the heart of every Muslim.”
Silsilatul-Hudaa wan-Noor, Adabul-Majaalis.