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.)
قال الحافظُ أبوحاتم البُستيّ
رحمه اللّه:" لو كان للعقلِ أبوانِ؛ لكان أحدهما الصّبر والآخر التّثبُّت".
(روضة العقلاء)(ص ٤٥).
— أ.د. عبدالله البخاري (@dr_albukhary) September 17, 2020
Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff