Mutoon (pl. of matn) or texts are usually short but contain many meanings and important principles of knowledge which are written about in brief terms to make it easy to memorize them and focus on issues of knowledge. Imam al-Bukhaari (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: al-Khaleel ibn Ahmad said: "Words may be made brief in order to memorize them and made long in order to understand." - Khalq Af’aal al-‘Ibaad, no. 244.