ليس المقصود أن تقرأ ، ولكن المقصود أن تفهم ، والله أعلم .

“The intended purpose is not that you just read ; rather the purpose is that you understand. And Allaah knows best.”

  

And he also said

 

بعض طلبة العلم لا يعرفون كيف يمسكون الكتاب ؛ فتراهم يمسكونه كأنهم على غضب منه .

“Some students of knowledge don’t know how to [even] hold a book; thus you will see them holding it as if they are angry with it.”

 

The Muhaddith of Madina , shaykh Hammaad al-Answaaree (rahimahullaah) 

 

Source : ‘A collection on the biography of al-Allaamah,  the Muhaddith , shaykh Hammaad al-Answaaree (rahimahullaah) ; his history, his statements, and his travels’ : Vol. 2 /559 & 569

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