Patience in Islam
Patience is a great virtue of Islam. It is an excellent power for humankind. Patience and endurance are one of a kind virtue for human character. Without patience, no one can be established in life.
Allah is always with patience people. Whenever you have problems, then pray for help through patience and prayer.
Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, blessings be upon him, said:
“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 1400, Grade: Sahih
Adornment with patience is from the attributes of the peerless peoples-those who meet afflictions with forbearance and determination.
If we are not patient –You and I, what will we do? Do you have a way-out for us other than patience? Do you know any provision we should have except patience?
Allaah’s Messenger-ma Allaah’s peace and blessings are upon him-said:”wondrous is the case of a believer; it is good in all of his affairs, and that is not for anyone but the believer. If he experiences joy, he gives thanks, and that is good for him; and if he experiences adversity, he is patient, and that is good for him”.
Be patient, O wise servant
Perhaps, after your patience, you will not be disappointed
And when every event ends
There is after it, relief which is near.
This is the way of the nobles; they are faced with afflictions, yet, become successful. Some of the people entered upon Aboo Bakr-may Allah be pleased with him while he was ill, and they said: ‘Should we invite a doctor to (attend to) you? He said: ‘The ‘Doctor’ has attended to me.’ They said: ‘So, what did he say? He said: ‘He said: ‘I do what I wish’!
You should endure patiently and your patience is not but from Allaah.Be patient, being hopeful of a way out and a good end, seeking the reward, desirous of the atonement of sins.
Be patient, no matter how the situation gets difficult, and the path gets darkened ahead of you; for help comes with patience, ease comes with distress and with hardship there is a relief.
I read the biographies of the nobles who had gone past in this world and was startled by their great patience and the strength of their forbearance. Affections fell upon their heads like drops of cold water, but they were firm as the mountain and truly steadfast! It is only for a short time; their faces will soon sparkle at the dawn of ease, the joy of triumph and the period of aid.
A person did not get contented with patients alone; rather, the calamities came and face to face with it, he cried out saying:
If you still have, O Time,
Of that by which the eminent is disgraced,
Then, let me have it!!
Therefore, the ethics of Patience is important for benefit in this life and the hereafter. So we should keep patience within ourselves in all of its aspects.