رَبِّ ابْنِ لِى عِندَكَ بَيْتاً فِى الْجَنَّةِ
'My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Jannaah'
(At-Tahreem 66:11)


Showing posts with label Patience. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Patience. Show all posts

Friday, June 30, 2017

Reflecting upon the patience of Yoosuf ( عليه السلام)


Ibnul-Qayyim رحمه الله said: I heard Sheikh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله say: 

((The patience of Yoosuf عليه السلام against compliance to the wife of Al-‘Azeez in her matter was more complete than his patience over his being thrown into the well by his brothers and his being sold off as well as their separating him from his father. For these affairs passed him whilst he had no choice in them, he was not secure from them; the servant is in no position in them except to have patience. As for his patience from committing sin; then that was practicing a patience of choice and waging a war upon the Nafs (inner-self/soul). 

Friday, May 8, 2015

What is Sabr?

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By Imâm Ibnul Qayyim 

The Meaning of Patience!
In the Arabic language, 'Sabr' means ‘to hold fast, cease, or choke’. For example, in Bedouin Arabic, to say 'one has been killed by sabr,' means one is choked to death. Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى says,

وَاصْبِرْ نَفْسَكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ رَبَّهُم بِالْغَدَاةِ وَالْعَشِيِّ يُرِيدُونَ وَجْهَهُ
"Moreover, keep yourself patient in the company of those (humble believers) who call upon their Lord (with devotion) in the morning and in the evening, desiring (only) His Face."
(Al-Kahf 18:28)

Sabr in this verse means to ‘hold onto’.

Thus, Sabr means to hold oneself from anxiety (jaza) and anger (tasakhkhut) , to hold one’s tongue from complaint, and to hold one’s body from disgraceful movements.

It is of three types: Patience in obeying Allaah (namely, perseverance), patience in avoiding Allaah’s disobedience (namely, resolve), and patience in Allaah’s tests. The first two of these are related to voluntary acts, over which we as humans have control. The last pertains to what happens to us (by Allaah’s decree) wherein we have no choice.

The Patience of the Prophet Yusuf عليه السلام

I have heard Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله say:
“(The Prophet) Yusuf’s patience in resisting the temptation of the minister’s wife was higher than his patience regarding his brothers’ throwing him into the well and separating him from his father, for the latter happened to him without his choice. In such cases, a servant of Allaah has no option but patience. But his perseverance in avoiding the seduction (of the minister’s wife) involved his choice and pleasure (resulting from his volitional obedience to Allaah), and struggling against his self.

Which type of Patience is Better?


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Ibnul Qayyim رحمه الله wrote:

Here there is an issue which people debated about:

Which type of patience is better – patience in refraining from sin or patience in obeying Allaah?

One group of people suggested that the former is better, and they said that patience in refraining from sin is the attitude of the Siddeeqeen, as some of the Salaf said,

‘Good deeds are done by righteous and immoral alike, but no one has the power to refrain from sin except a Siddeeq’,

and because the motive to commit sin is greater than the motive to stop being obedient – because the motive to commit sin is pleasure, but the motive to stop being obedient is laziness and sloth; and undoubtedly the motive to commit sin is stronger.

Patience...!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Beautiful Hadith about Patience


Narrated Abu Huraira that  Allaah’s Messenger صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said,

The example of a believer is that of a fresh tender plant; from whatever direction the wind comes, it bends it, but when the wind becomes quiet, it becomes straight again. Similarly, a believer is afflicted with calamities (but he remains patient till Allaah removes his difficulties.) And an impious wicked person is like a pine tree which keeps hard and straight till Allaah cuts (breaks) it down when He wishes.”
(Bukhari)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"I saw from the affliction is that the believer makes dua ..."

 
Ibn al-Jawzee  رحمه الله said,

"I saw from the affliction is that the believer makes dua & receives no response (for it), so he repeats the dua & the period becomes long but still he sees no sign of the answer (for the dua), so it is necessary for him to know that this is from the affliction that requires (him) to have patience (as well)."

Friday, February 28, 2014

Having Patience simultaneously with awaiting Allaah’s reward

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Sheikh Uthaymeen رحمه الله said,

“If the person’s attitude towards ordeals follows a course of patience without awaiting Allaah’s reward, a considerable amount of his sins shall be forgiven. But, if he maintains patience simultaneously with awaiting Allaah’s reward, he shall reap a reward besides the forgiveness of sins. Awaiting Allaah’s reward means: to believe that the patience one endures during the ordeal shall be compensated with a reward from Allaah. This implicitly reflects one’s trust in Allaah, Who, in return, will grant him what he besought from Him."


Commentary on Sahih Muslim: 342.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Fruits of Patience

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Discontentment is a trait of an impatient individual whose very own intolerant disposition prevents them from receiving rewards from Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى. Moreover, their sinful behavior leads them to being overwhelmed by their difficulties. Consequently, they are besieged by two afflictions: problems in their religion caused by their unhappiness and the weight of the hardship that befell them in the first place.

To the contrary, the truly patient believer controls him or herself at the onset of their difficulty. Yes, they do not like that this calamity has happened to them, but they patiently control themselves. He or she refrains from uttering anything or doing anything that would anger Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى. Nor does this believer harbor ill-feelings in their heart towards the Most Wise. In spite of their trials and mishaps, this person is patient. The contented one is at ease and totally calm during their adversity as though nothing has occurred.

Friday, September 28, 2012

So They Know...

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“And We gave him (back) his family, and along with them the like thereof, as a mercy from Us and a reminder for those who understand.“
~ Surah Saad, 38:43

Shaykh Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) comments:

“{And as a reminder for those who understand}: meaning, for those of intellect so they know that the end result of patience is relief, a way out and ease.”

Source: Tafseer Ibn Katheer p. 456

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Patience in Times of Calamities

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                             Imaam Abdur Rahman As-Sa’dee (rahimahuAllaah)

“And We will surely test you with something of fear, hunger, and loss of wealth, lives, and fruits…But, give glad tidings to the patient. Those who, when they are afflicted by a calamity say: ‘Indeed we belong to Allaah, and indeed to Him we will return.’ Those are the ones upon whom are Salawaat from their Lord, and they receive His mercy. And it is those who are the rightly guided.”
 [al-Baqarah: 155-157]

Allaah informs us that His slaves must be tested with trials, in order to manifest and differentiate between those who are truthful and those who are liars, between those who are patient and those who are impatient. This is the way Allaah deals with His slaves, because if the people of faith (Imaan) were not tested and they were left to remain in good times and happiness there would be confusion which is corruption. However, the wisdom of Allaah necessitates differentiating the good people from the evil people. This is the lesson and benefit of trials. So these trials are not to lose the Imaan of the believers, nor to turn them away from their religion. Never would Allaah cause the believers to lose there Imaan.

These calamities, tests, and trials MUST occur, as The All-Knower, All- Acquainted has informed us. And just as He informed us, they happen. Whenever they befall, people are divided into two categories:
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