In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Imaam Muhammad ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] said: Indeed, our Shaikh -The Diligent One- Abdur Rahmaan As’Sadi [rahimahullaah] related to me that it has been stated about Al-Kisaa’ee -an Imaam of the people of koofa- that he sought after the knowledge of Arabic grammar but could not [grasp it or was unable to progress]. One day, he found an ant carrying its food whilst ascending a wall. Whenever it ascended, it fell off; but it persevered until it overcame this obstacle and ascended the wall. Al-Kisaa’ee said, ‘’This ant persevered until it reached its goal.’’ So, he persevered until he became an Imaam in Arabic grammar. [ref 1]

Reminder:

A Brief Acquaintance with the Affair of Those Who Deviated Due To Their Erroneous Understanding of the Arabic Language and the Sharee’ah Terms