Patience is the moderate steadfastness against misfortunes. It is also defined as to compel oneself to stand the necessities of the Sharia including the matters to do and the matters not to do. It indicates wisdom, broadmindedness, high morality, and great steadfastness. In more than seventy places in the holy Quran, God refers to and praises patience. He promises the patient of His contentment and liking:

 “Allah loves those who have patience (3:146).”

He promises He should always support them:“Allah is with those who have patience (8:46).”

He promises He should grant them abundance rewarding:

“Allah will recompense the deeds of those who have exercised patience, without keeping an account (39:10).”

He promises He should confer upon them with a variety of kindness: “We shall test you through fear, hunger, loss of life, property, and crops. (Muhammad), give glad news to the people who have patience and in difficulty say, “We are the servants of Allah and to Him we shall all return.” It is they who will receive blessings and mercy from Allah and who follow the right guidance. (2:155-7)”  

Imam al-Baqir (a) said:
Paradise is surrounded by misfortunes and patience. He who shows steadfastness against misfortunes of this world will be in Paradise. Hell, likewise, is surrounded by lusts and appetites. He who allows himself to have these lusts and appetites will be in Hell.” 

“In his final hours, my father embraced me to the chest and said, ‘son, stand the right even if it is bitter, for if you do it you will be granted your rewards without interrogation.” 

 Imam as-Sadiq (a) said: “The rank of patience for faith is as same as the rank of the head for the body. When there is no patience, there will be no faith.”  

“The believer who shows steadfastness against misfortune that befalls him will be given the rewards of one thousand shahids.”

  One may ask how people of patience are given the rewards of one thousand shahids who are the heroes of patience in the fields of jihad? To answer this wonderment, we say that people who practice patience deserve the rewards of those shahids although God will grant them more rewards.

Amir ul-Mu’minin (a) said: “He who is not saved by steadfastness will surely be killed by impatience.” 

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One Response to “PATIENCE – I”

  1. $$--EelZz--$$ Says:

    i dont know why this world is full of envy and hate instead we could just live life normally without any murders but some muslims and christians are always fighting and cant be polite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “if today was your last day tomorrow was too late could you say good bye to yesterday? would you live each moment like your last donate every time you have would you forgive you enemies? would you get the one you dreaming of swear up and down to God above that you finally fall in love”

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