Sunday, 29 September 2013

Patience In Islam

Patience In Islam

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Start In the Name Of Allah The Most Beneficent The Most Merciful

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O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah; that ye may prosper. [3:200]
"And be patient. Indeed, Allah is with the patient" [8:46]

The Arabic word for patience is sabr and it comes from a root word meaning to stop, detain, or refrain. Being in patience is requried in Islam. There are many verses in Quran that speaks about being patinece and thus being more close to Allah.

"O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient." [2:153]

Allah tells us if we are patient and pious, the plot of the enemy cannot do any harm, even if he is powerful, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):
“But if you remain patient and become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious), not the least harm will their cunning do to you. Surely, Allaah surrounds all that they do” [3:120]

Allah tells us that He loves those who are patient, and that is the greatest encouragement. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And Allaah loves As-Saabiroon (the patient)” [3:146]

Allah states that the victory of attaining Paradise and being saved from Hell will be won only by those who are patient,
“Verily, I have rewarded them this Day for their patience; they are indeed the ones that are successful” [23:111]

As Muslims, we should not let our emotions get the better of us. It is certainly difficult for a person to look at the tragedies of the world today and not feel helpless and sad. But believers are called to put their trust in their Lord, and not to fall into despair or hopelessness. We must continue to do what Allah has called us to do: put our trust in Him, perform good deeds, and stand as witnesses for justice and truth.

"Verily man is in loss, except such as have faith, and do righteous deeds, and join together in the mutual enjoining of truth, and of patience and constancy." (103:2-3)
"Be patient, for your patience is with the help of Allah." (16:127)
"And be steadfast in patience, for verily Allah will not suffer the reward of the righteous to perish." (11:115)

Benefits of Patience
- Patience is enjoyed upon the Believers. [16:127]
- That which is opposite to patience is forbidden [68:48]
- Patience is made a condition of success and prosperity [3:200]
- The reward of those who exercise patience is doubled [28:54]
- Patience and emaan are pre-requisites for leadership in religion [32:24]
- Patience is the way to earn the Companionship of Allah [8:46]

Types of Patince
Patience is of three types:
(i) Patience upon obedience – To be patient when finding it hard obeying Allah's rules.
(ii) To be patient when a trouble befalls you
(iii) To be patient when finding it hard to abstain from sins.

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