Treasure of Patience
Allah says in Quran in Surah Baqrah, verse 155
وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوفْ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الأَمَوَالِ وَالأنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ
“And We will surely test you (all) with something of fear and hunger and loss of property, lives and fruits; but give glad tidings to the ( steadfast) patient”
Que- Why has Allah tested us?
Ans- Allah tests us to examine that who are his patient slaves. ( Extracted by Surah Ankabut 1-3)
👉Sabr – Sabr is an Arabic word, which means heart contentment in whatever situation befalls on you by Allah, right from the moment you indulges in till the end, with your tongue and action. This is made clear in Quran:
فَاصْبِرْ صَبْرًا جَمِيلًا
So be patient with beautiful patience.
(Surat Al-Ma’arij 70:4)
Also mentioned in Hadith by Muhammad saw :
إِنَّمَا الصَّبْرُ عِنْدَ الصَّدْمَةِ الْأُولَى
Verily, patience is at the first strike.
Source: Sahih Bukhari 1223, Grade: Sahih)
Abu Malik Al- Ash’ri reported: The Messanger of Allah saw, said!
Patience is Illumination
Sahih Muslim- 223
Many verses have been revealed in the Qur’an emphasizing the verses of patience. Some of them are below:
أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ
👉 O you who believe, seek help through patience and prayer. Verily, Allah is with the patient.
(Surat al-Baqarah 2:153)
👉 “And Allaah loves As-Saabiroon (the patient)”
[Aal ‘Imraan 3:146]
👉 Surely, Allaah is with those who are As‑Saabiroon (the patient)”
Even Allah guaranteed big rewards for Patience.
Verily, I have rewarded them this Day for their patience; they are indeed the ones that are successful”
🍁Rewards for Patience also narrated in a hadith-
Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
وَمَنْ يَتَصَبَّرْ يُصَبِّرْهُ اللَّهُ وَمَا أُعْطِيَ أَحَدٌ عَطَاءً خَيْرًا وَأَوْسَعَ مِنْ الصَّبْرِ
Whoever would be patient, then Allah will make him patient. There is no gift that is better and more comprehensive than patience.
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī
So, Allah loves those who recite the verses when he is in trouble-
ٱلَّذِينَ إِذَآ أَصَٰبَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُوٓا۟ إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّآ إِلَيْهِ رَٰجِعُونَ
Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.”
Surah Baqrah- 156
Consequently, keep Patience if you are tested by Allah to get the favours and blessings of Allah. May Allah give us strength to face difficulty and bestows beautiful patience upon us.