Memorising when young

Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 7, Page 5

Ma’mar ibn Raashid said:

I heard (sought knowledge) from Qataadah when I was 14 years old, and there is nothing which I heard during those years except that it [remains with me] as if written in my heart[1].

Translator’s note:
[1] Popular Arab saying:

الحِفْظُ فِي الصِّغَرِ كَالنَّقْشِ عَلَى الحَجَرِ
Memorising when one is young is like etching [something] on stone.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.