Importance and rewards of patience in Islam

Thursday, July 4, 2019 / 0 Comment(s)

Patience means to endure a tough thing or situation without complaining. It is also called sabr. Being patient is not easy and it takes a lot of courage to do sabr. There is great importance and rewards of patience in Islam which we all should know being a Muslim.

How we can do sabr in tough times?

In tough time, a person doesn’t understand how to respond as the heart aches constantly and no way to get our of the trouble is seen. In such situation, a person doesn’t know how to be patient. For being patient in hard times, one needs to get closer to Allah (SWT) and recite Quran with translation in case one doesn’t understand Arabic. The words of Allah heal a person and give hope and he/she can start to be patient after connecting with the One who created him/her. Moreover, a depressed person should read about how Prophet (SAWW) and other prophets of Islam remained patient in tough times and he/she can follow their footsteps which will help a lot in shaa Allah.

Furthermore, knowing about rewards and importance of patience in the religion of Islam also makes a person to do sabr. Also, when a person trusts Allah and accepts what’s happening as His will and that He is the best of Planners then a person becomes patient.  

Moreover, praying salat and offering tahajjud and then making dua after prayers by putting your trust in Allah alone that he will take you out of this misery and whatever will happen will be for your good, give great peace to heart and mind plus patience comes along. Also, seeking Allah’s forgiveness in hard times ease the situation.  However, being patient is not easy and depending on a person, every person may follow different ways to achieve sabr.

Importance of patience in Islam:

There is great importance of patience in the religion of Islam as there is a mention of sabr in both Quran and Ahadees.

“And seek help in patience and As-Salah and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for humbly submissive (to Allah).” [Quran, 2:45]

“…And endure patiently whatever may befall thee…” (31:17)

“The real patience is at the first stroke of a calamity.” (Bukhari)

“As-Sabr (the patience) is illumination.” (Muslim 223)

Thus, the importance of patience in Islam can clearly be understood by the above mentioned verses of the Holy Quran and Ahadees of the Holy Prophet (SAWW).

Rewards of sabr in Islam:

As it is very hard to do sabr, thus, the rewards of being patient and enduring things with beautiful patience are many that can be understood by reading the following points;

Allah is with the patient:

“…Surely, Allah is with those who are As‑Saabiroon (the patient).” (al-Anfaal 8:46)

In the above mentioned verse, it is stated that Allah is with those who are patient and it is surely a great reward for being patient.

Reward of highest place in Paradise:

“Those will be rewarded with the highest place (in Paradise) because of their patience. Therein they shall be met with greetings and the word of peace and respect.” (Quran, 25:75)

In the above mentioned verse of the Holy Quran, it is clearly stated that because of their patience, the people will be rewarded with the highest place in Paradise.

Paradise as a reward for being patient at the death of friend or relative:

Holy Prophet (SAWW) said, “Allah says, “I have nothing to give but Paradise as a reward to my salve, a true believer of Islamic Monotheism, who, if I cause his dear friend (or relative) to die, remains patient (and hopes for Allah’s Reward).”’ (Al- Bukhari )

For being patient at the deaths of friends or relative also gives a person a great reward of Heaven.

Thus, the importance and rewards of patience in Islam are many which can be clearly understood by reading Quran and knowing Sunnah and understanding both of them. 


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