Good Deed: #25 Be Patient


be patient

  • Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere (2: 155)
  • “I (Allah) have rewarded them this day (Day of Judgment) for their patience and constancy; they are indeed the ones that have achieved bliss” (Sura’tul Mu’minun, 23:111).
  • “(O Muhammad) Say, “O ye my servants who believe! Fear your Lord: good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world. Spacious is Allah’s earth! Those who patiently persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!” (Sura’tul Zumar, 39:10)
  • “By the token of time through the ages; verily man is in loss, except such as have faith and do righteous deed, and join together in the mutual teaching of truth and of patience and constancy” (Sura’tul Asr, 103:1-3)
  • Ata ibn Rabah related that he heard Ibn ‘Abbas say: “Shall I show you a woman of Paradise?”I said: “Yes, indeed.” He said: “A black woman came to the Prophet, peace be upon him, and said: ‘I suffer from epileptic fits, and because of these, (at times) my body becomes uncovered. Would you invoke Allah, the Exalted One, to cure me of this disease? ‘ The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: ‘If you wish, you can be patient and you will attain Paradise (for this suffering). But if you prefer, I will pray to Allah, the Exalted, to cure you of it?’ The woman said: ‘I will be patient,’ then added: ‘I become uncovered (when I have fits), so invoke Allah for me that I do not become uncovered. ‘ So the Prophet, peace be upon him, prayed for her.” [Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, #1a]
  • Abu Yahya Suhaib bin Sinan (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “How wonderful is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity attends him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him”.[Muslim]
  • Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Allah, the Exalted, says: ‘I have no reward other than Jannah for a believing slave of Mine who remains patient for My sake when I take away his beloved one from among the inhabitants of the world”.
  • Abu Sa`id and Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “Never a believer is stricken with a discomfort, an illness, an anxiety, a grief or mental worry or even the pricking of a thorn but Allah will expiate his sins on account of his patience”.
    [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Dr. Imad Bayoon discusses the significance of sabr in the Quran and it’s virtues.

Action Plan

1. Trust that Allah knows best always.

2. If you have a problem, face it and try and solve it and if you can’t solve it leave it in Allah’s power.

3. In  life find out triggers and patterns that make you impatient and have a plan to deal with your impatience.

4.  Learn to relax, take life easy, be still, breathe deeply.

5.Recite duas for anxiety and stress

6. Make Dhikr

    • Ya Saboor – O Patient
    • La ilaha illa anta subhanaka inni kuntu mina- zalimeen There is no God but you.I glorify you.Indeed, I’ve been among the wrongdoers.
    • La haula wala quwwata illa billah There is no power & no strength except thru Allah
    • Hasbiyallahu wa nimal wakeelحَسْبِيَ اللهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ

NB: Always remember when doing a good deed, have the correct intention/niyyah, do it for Allah’s pleasure with sincerity. May all our good deeds be accepted. InshaAllah.

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