بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Imaam An Nawawee had an endless thirst for knowledge and it could be guessed from his daily practice of studies. He used to read daily twelve lessons and write an explanation and commentary for every lesson and made important additions.
Whatever book he read, he’d put down marginal notes and explanations regarding it. His intelligence, hard work, love, devotion, and absorption in his studies amazed his teachers and they became fond of him and began to praise him and admire him.
According to Imaam Adh Dhahabee (rahimahullaah), Imaam An Nawawee’s concentration and absorption in academic love gained proverbial fame. He devoted all of this time for learning and scholarship. Other than reading and writing, he spent his time contemplating on the interacted and complex issues and in finding solutions.
Allaah conferred upon him the gift of fast memory and depth of thought. He who makes the right use of his boon, there remains no doubt in his sagacity and discernment. Imaam An Nawawee (rahimahullaah) made full benefit of his God-given qualities and potentialities and earned the highest degree of honor.
Source: Riyaadhus Saaliheen
Vol. #1 – Eng. Version, Page #7
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