Who is Imam Nawawi?

Abu Zakaria Mohiuddin Yahya Ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (1233–1277) (Arabicأبو زكريا يحيى بن شرف النووي‎), popularly known as al-Nawawian-Nawawi or Imam Nawawi (631–676 A.H. / 1234–1277 CE), was a Sunni Muslim author on Fiqh and hadith.[2] His position on legal matters is considered the authoritative one in the Shafi’i Madhhab. He was born at Nawa near DamascusSyria. As with many Arabic and Semitic names, the last part of his name refers to his hometown.