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This is Why Patience is a Great Virtue with Great Rewards

O My servants who have believed, fear your Lord. For those who do good in this world is good, and the earth of Allah is spacious. Indeed, the patient will be given their reward without account.
(Surah Zumar)

Patience is meant to hinder one from being highly impatient and displeased; holding the tongue from complaining and the body parts from harming himself or others.

Patience is mentioned in several places in Quran and Sunnah of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), reflecting the virtues and greatness of patience itself. In the Arabic language, patience (sabr) simply means to confine or contain.

Patience is considered as best from deeds and has the great reward confined to it, with no limit. Allah said in the Quran:

O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient. (Surah Baqarah)

Indeed, there is great reward only for those among us who are patient with the decree of Allah. In this world, we all tend to face many difficulties, trials and sufferings but we have to be patient because Allah loves those who have Patience in a difficult time. Undoubtedly, patience requires immense self-control.

As Islam and its book, the Quran, are entitled to be a complete code of life and guides us in every sphere of life; it teaches us to be patient in difficult situations such that we have strong belief in Allah that He will never leave us alone.


Allah (SWT) has initiated to those facing difficulties that He is with them by guiding and supporting them, and granting them a clear victory. Allah (SWT) said:

And obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute and [thus] lose courage and [then] your strength would depart; and be patient. Indeed, Allah is with the patient. (Surah Anfal)

From this verse of the Quran, we can decipher that no matter what the situation is, we should be faithful and patient as Allah (SWT) is with us.

Moreover, if we don’t get the reward of Patience in this world, we should not become hopeless. This is because the reward will surely be granted to us in the Hereafter. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

Whoever persists in being patient, Allah will make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing better and greater than patience.
(Al-Bukhari)

He also said:

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

This indicates that patience and gratitude are not only practiced in ease. However, for one to be truly patient and grateful, they must embody these virtues even in the most difficult times.

Being patient makes us avoid stressing out with a behavior that does nothing for us. Moreover, the patient behavior leads one to make better decisions and helps with compassion. It is true that all the calamities we face and the troubles which come our way are the character builders, which make us stronger than before.

May Allah (SWT) gives us and our fellow Muslims the strength to face difficulties with Patience! Ameen.

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