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Chapter 3
ﺮﺒﺼﻟا بﺎﺑ
Patience and Perseverance
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"O you who believe! Endure and be more patient.."
. (3:200)
"And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad
tidings to As-Sabirun (the patient)"
. (2:155)
"Only those who are patient shall receive their reward in full, without reckoning.''
"And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgives, that would truly be from the things recommended by
"Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly, Allah is with As-Sabirun (the patient).''
"And surely, We shall try you till We test those who strive hard (for the Cause of Allah) and As-Sabirun (the
There are numerous Verses of the Noble Qur'an inculcating patience and extolling it.
َلﺎَﻗ ُﻪْﻨَﻋ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲِﺿَر ﱢيﺮﻌْﺷﻷا ﻢِﺻﺎَﻋ ِﻦْﺑ ِثِرﺎَﺤْﻟا ٍﻚِﻟﺎَﻣ ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳَر َلﺎَﻗ
َناﺰﻴﻤْﻟا َﻸْﻤَﺗ ﻪﱠﻠﻟ ُﺪْﻤَﺤْﻟاَو ، نﺎَﻤﻳِﻹا ُﺮْﻄَﺷ ُرﻮُﻬﱡﻄﻟا
تاَﻮﻤﱠﺴﻟا َﻦْﻴَﺑ ﺎَﻣ ﻸْﻤَﺗ ْوَأ ِنﻶْﻤَﺗ ﻪﱠﻠﻟ ُﺪْﻤَﺤﻟاو ﷲا َنﺎَﺤْﺒُﺳو
َﻚْﻴَﻠَﻋ ْوَأ َﻚَﻟ ُﺔﱠﺠُﺣ ُنﺁْﺮُﻘْﻟاو ، ٌءﺎَﻴِﺿ ُﺮْﺒﱠﺼﻟاَو ، ٌنﺎَهْﺮُﺑ ُﺔَﻗَﺪﱠﺼﻟاو ، ٌرﻮﻧ ِةَﻼﱠﺼﻟاَو ِ
،وُﺪْﻐَﻳ سﺎﱠﻨﻟا ﱡﻞُآ
ْوَأ ، ﺎﻬُﻘِﺘْﻌُﻤﻓ ُﻪَﺴْﻔَﻧ ٌﻊِﺋﺎِﺒَﻓ
ﺎَﻬُﻘِﺑﻮُﻣ «
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Abu Malik Al-Harith bin Asim Al-Ash`ar (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that: The Messenger of
Allah (PBUH) said:
"Wudu' is half of Salah; the utterance of (Al-hamdu lillah - all praise belongs to Allah) fills the
Scales of good actions; the utterance of (Subhan Allah wa Al-hamdu lillah) (Allah is far removed from every
imperfection and all praise belongs to Allah) fills the space between the heavens and the earth, and Salat (prayer) is
light; and charity is the proof of Faith; and endurance is light, and the Qur'an is a plea in your favour or against you.
Every person departs; he either ransoms it or puts it into perdition".
1. Piety in all forms is meritorious. And Faith means Faith in its perfect form. Some people are of the opinion that
here Faith means Salat. Purification is essential for Salat and this is the reason it is regarded as half of Salat.
2. Excellence of the remembrance of Allah.
3. Inducement for concentration on Salat because it is a light which provides guidance to a Muslim at every step and
prevents him from obscenity and unlawful actions.
4. Sadaqah signifies a Muslim's sincerity and devotion.
5. The praiseworthiness of patience. It is a strong weapon of a Muslim which provides him with steadfastness.
6. The Qur'an is a means of salvation as well as destruction for a Muslim. If one acts upon its orders, it becomes a
means of his salvation; if he shuns them, it ruins him.
7. One should not leave oneself idle but keep it busy - busy in some noble work, otherwise it would tend to evil
which will eventually ruin him.
8. One should spend this transitory earthly life in the obedience of Allah.
ﷲا َلﻮُﺳَر اﻮُﻟَﺄَﺳ ِرﺎَﺼﻧﻷا َﻦِﻣ ًﺎﺳﺎَﻧ ﱠنَأ ﺎَﻤُﻬْﻨَﻋ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲِﺿَر ﱢيِرْﺪُﺨﻟا ٍنﺎَﻨِﺳ ﻦْﺑ ﻚِﻟﺎَﻣ ﻦْﺑ ٍﺪﻴﻌَﺳ ﻲﺑأ ْﻦَﻋَو
َأ َﻦﻴِﺣ ْﻢُﻬَﻟ َلﺎَﻘَﻓ ، ُﻩَﺪْﻨِﻋ ﺎَﻣ ﺪِﻔَﻧ ﻰﱠﺘَﺣ ، ْﻢُهﺎَﻄْﻋَﺄَﻓ ُﻩﻮُﻟَﺄَﺳ ﱠﻢُﺛ ، ﻢُهﺎﻄْﻋَﺄﻓ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ
ِﻩِﺪَﻴِﺑ ٍءْﻲَﺷ ﱠﻞُآ َﻖ
َﻣَو ، ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﻪِﻨْﻐُﻳ ِﻦْﻐَﺘْﺴَﻳ ْﻦَﻣَو ﷲا ُﻪﱠﻔِﻌُﻳ ْﻒِﻔْﻌﺘْﺴﻳ ْﻦَﻣَو ، ْﻢُﻜْﻨَﻋ ُﻩَﺮِﺧﱠدأ ْﻦَﻠَﻓ ٍﺮْﻴَﺧ ْﻦِﻣ ْﻦُﻜَﻳ ﺎَﻣ
ُﻩْﺮﱢﺒَﺼُﻳ ْﺮﱠﺒَﺼَﺘَﻳ ْﻦ
ِﺮْﺒﱠﺼﻟا َﻦِﻣ َﻊَﺳْوَأَو ًاﺮْﻴَﺧ ًءﺎَﻄَﻋ ٌﺪَﺣَأ َﻰِﻄْﻋُأ ﺎَﻣَو
ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ٌﻖَﻔﱠﺘُﻣ
Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that: Certain people of the Ansar asked the
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) and he gave them; then they again asked him and he gave them until all what he
possessed was exhausted. Then the Prophet (PBUH) said,
"Whatever wealth I have, I will not withhold from you.
Whosoever would be chaste and modest; Allah will keep him chaste and modest and whosoever would seek self-
sufficiency, Allah will make him self-sufficient; and whosoever would be patient, Allah will give him patience, and
no one is granted a gift better and more comprehensive than patience".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Besides describing generosity, kindness, munificence and nobility of the Prophet (PBUH), he has
been ordained by Allah to adopt patience, contentment and self-respect and to avoid anyone's favour.