Patience

O you who believe, be steadfast; be supreme in steadfastness…

(The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 3, Verse 200)

Patience is truly a virtue that is seldom found in people these days.  I myself, have been in situations where I lost my patience or my temper.  Through a learning process of reading and understanding did I realize that true patience is a characteristic displayed in the face of difficulty and in every moment of life. This would  require a great deal of  determination and consistency during the times of ease and hardship I was living.

  Today, I have accepted that patience is a lifelong endeavour. Probably one that will never go away for any moment that we face in our daily lives.

The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 14, Verse 1, thus drawing attention to the Quran’s attribute of bringing people from darkness to light. The Qur’an defines patience as one of the paths that lead people from darkness to light and as an attribute of morality that is superior to, wide-ranging, and very different from the daily behaviour of many people.

In the Stories of the Prophets, a book that I am currently reading, I ponder on the many moments of patience in the lives of the Prophets. Alhamdulillah, the showed patience while teaching the  religion. Their lives were examples of leading a moral life. They never deviated from their devotion to Allah, and were patient people who sought only His approval.

Reading these stories and seeing how I was able to make reference to their lives to the life we live today is an amazing connection to trying to focus on gaining patience.

May Allah  guide us all to the right path… and may HE give us patience.

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One response to this post.

  1. Masha Allah well organized thoughts

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