Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stories of Patience :)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Patience is the key that unlocks the door to serenity, it relieves the grips of misery. When a problem befalls a person what is the usual response you hear? How do they react? There face darkens and they complain crying out to the heavens "Why me"? SubhanAllah, this shows us two things...

1.When a person is at their weakest moment they don't turn to anyone but Allah.

2.It shows this life is nothing but a test and Allah confirms this in Surah Baqarah (2: 155)

"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"

Things aren’t always going to be floating our way in perfect harmony. I was listening to this lecture by Sheikh Ahmed Jibril he said;“If were not in a problem were waiting for one this is the Sunnah of this life. But with the right kind of patience it brings brightness upon us.” It really made me think, usually when everything’s going smooth we don’t even think about Allah (Astaghfirullah). But when one problem occurs were at a lost we don’t know what to do. A misery in this life could be a paved road to the gates of Jennah (paradise). Your probably wondering how? First there’s nothing worse than losing a loved one but if you stay patient and steadfast there will be no reward but Paradise.

Abu Moosa al-Asharee (RA) narrates: Allah’s Messenger, (SAW), said, If the child of a servant (of Allah) dies, Allah questions the angels, Have you taken the life of my servants beloved one?
The angels reply, yes.
Allah then asks them, have you taken the fruit of his heart?
The angels reply, yes we took it.
Then Allah asks them, what did my servant say?
They reply, Alhamdulilah
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un (All Praises are due to God, We are to God, and we are to Him returning)
At that Allah will say, Build a home for my slave in Jannah and call it Bayt-ul-Hamd (The Home of Thankfulness).

Story of ‘Urwah Ibn Al Zubair

‘Urwah Ibn Al Zubair had an operation, and the doctor amputated his leg. One friend came to visit him. ‘Urwah thought that the friend came to pacify him for the loss of his leg. So ‘Urwah told the visitor: If you came to give me condolence for the loss of my leg, I already submitted to Allah with patience to reward me for its loss. The guest told him, I came to inform you that your son fell down in a stable, and the animals stepped over him, and he died one hour ago. ‘Urwah said: O Allah! You took one child, and left me many…You took one organ from my body, and left me many organs…O Allah! You tested me with my body, and you were kind to leave me with good health. You tested me with the loss of my son, but you were kind in leaving me the rest of my children.

How beautiful are these stories of Sabr, wallahi it melts my heart. How many of us could have said that if were in such a calamity? Things happen for us to open up our eyes and realize how precious time is. These events that we may dislike takes place to remind us and to come back to Allah at full speed. Alhamdulilah we may not like a thing but its good for us. Patience is something we need to work on every single day. It doesn’t come easy for most of us, especially me. Just like you work out to build your muscles you should work out to build your patience. It’s the same concept if you don’t do anything and sit at home everyday do you think you can compete in a body-building contest? No, of course you wouldn’t (you could join but you wouldn't place). People prepare for years before entering such a contest. Even when they enter they're so nervous and feel as If they could have worked harder. And after its all over they don’t quit, they keep training for the next event. This example isn’t sufficient because the test of patience in this Dunya is more important than any competition. To show the importance of this topic Sabr (patience) its mentioned in the Quran over 90 times! It is a crucial attribute that all Muslims must have and work on.

The Prophet (Salallahu 'akayhi wa salam) said: “How remarkable is the case of the believer! There is good for him in everything, but this is not the case for anyone except for the believer. When the believer receives any good, he is thankful to Allah, and gets a reward. And when some misfortune befalls him, he endures it patiently, for which he is (also) rewarded".


  1. I love your posts, they remind of the many things I learned regarding Islam. And this post was very helpful as well since I'm a high school student, i'm going to through a lot of pressure but i know i should keep my cool, have faith, be patient.

  2. Thank you (:
    -Easier said than done huh lol? Patience is something we all need. And at times I'm put in these positions where my patience is running low.. Honestly I just try reminding myself and remembering Allah and these beautiful stories of people who worked on their sabr. And making wuduu it really calms you! lol =) okay enough about me. Alhamdulilah you liked this blog.

  3. Salaam dear ukhti,

    JazakAllah khair for the reminder! I almost drove my head into the wall today lol. Take care :)

    Much love <33

  4. Yep, Light of Islam, you're blog is cool! Agree 100% <3 :D

    And I wanted to say that just the other day someone was telling me about how we should be patient and how we should not feel bad when we go through problems cz they make us stronger. So it's a coincidence that you wrote about patience too! :)

    May Allah reward you !

    Lot of love,
    Quick It Girl <3

  5. Oh sorry, I'm back again. I forgot to say - I checked out the links on your sidebar. Very informative. Thanks! :)

  6. Sister Asha please don't hurt yourself =( haha but yeahh ugh I hate those day's. And I found when you yell and get frustrated it just adds to your anger. I read somewhere If your nice or give charity you'll feel better. (in a nonmuslim paper SubhanAllah)
    && I heard if you jump up and down. Lool seriously, weird I know. I recommend the first one but try the second one out too and let me know if it works ;)

  7. Thank you Quick it Girl!! MashAllah who ever told you that was very insightful :)! That's a very optimistic view and true. InshAllah i'll remember that one. && one of the links "The Hidden Truth" is actually my Brothers website. May Allah Reward you guys generously for reading and for the sweet comments! Ameen.

    Lot's and lot's of love to you guys!! <333

  8. Salaam Aleikum,

    True o the last word, we Muslims should take matters seriously and tolerate in patience every trial that hits our way...May Allah give us the strngth to overcome them always in rememberance of Allah our creator.

    Jazaka'Allah Khair for the post sister.

  9. Salaam sister,

    Lol, it is difficult to be nice when you are not in the best mood but yes, isn't it in a hadith too? Ok, I think it might be wrong :S No, i didn't drive my head in the wall but I think I might have punched the wall real hard though lol.

  10. Wa Alakyam Salam Saafir and Asha
    Ameen Ya Rab, It's also a characteristic of the people in Jennah! If that's not an incentive to become more patient I don't know what is.

    Yes I agree! But that is when the test of Sabr is the more important. Alhamdulilah glad to hear that :D the first part I mean...not so much the second one.

  11. Salaamoe alikoem,

    JazzakAllahoekheir for the topic, i had a question.

    Could you reveal the Sources of the Hadiths you used?



Jazak Allah Khair =)