Medicine for the Soul
Subject: Patience and Perseverance
Allah, The Most Exalted says:
“O you who believe! Endure and be more patient..”. (Qur’an-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)”. (Qur’an-2:155)
The Noble Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) is reported to have said:
“Allah, The Exalted says:’I have no reward other than Jannah for a believing servant of Mine who remains patient for My sake when I take away his beloved one from among the inhabitants of the world”.(Hadith-Bukhari).
“How wonderful is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity attends him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him”.(Hadith-Muslim).
Note: A Muslim is required to behave in poverty and prosperity, affluence and hardship, in the manner stated in this Hadith. It means that to forget Allah in prosperity, rather than being thankful to Him for His Favour is defiance of His Orders. Similarly, it is unbecoming of a Muslim that in troubles and turmoil, rather being patient, he tends to weeping and crying, grousing and grieving against the Will of Allah