Direction is one of the most crucial things a student of knowledge must have. When I arrived in Saudi Arabia about 5 years ago for my journey of seeking knowledge, I was clueless! I had no idea what I should start with, where to stop, or if there even was a stop. All I knew was that Talabal-ilm is a righteous deed :). I thought you just read, read, read, & read some more, until one day you just become an Aalim.
This isn’t just a problem that occurred in my own life; rather it is a recurring issue in the lives of most students. “The Knowledge Blueprint” is a lecture which I formulated over my course of education through constant interactions with several of the Ulema about this subject. I have had the opportunity to deliver this lecture several times in my life, to both individuals and groups. It was recorded two years ago, but I misplaced that recording, only for it be refined further and presented to you in a more recent recording (in March, 2011).
I ask Allah to forgive the mistakes within it, and reward me + those who benefit from it! Ameen!