How to Get Sound Understanding

Al-Ḥāfiẓ Abū Ḥātim Al-Bustī, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

If Sound Understanding were to have had parents, one of the them would definitely have been Patience¹ and the other, Verification.²

Rawḍah Al-ʿUqalāʾ, p. 45, as quoted by Shaikh ʿAbdullāh Al-Bukhārī.

¹including perseverence (trans.)
²which involves not rushing, but instead taking time to check and confirm (trans.)

Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff