20 Quranic Ayah and Hadiths on Sabr/Patience.

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Glad tidings to the Sabireen (One who does Sabr at the face of difficulties).Here are some Quranic Ayah and hadeeths on the excellence of exercising Patience /Sabr.

  1. Allah Almighty says, “those who control their rage and pardon other people. Allah loves the do good-doers,” (3:134)
  2. and the Almighty says, “Make allowances for people, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant.” (7:199)
  3. The Almighty says, “Good action and bad action are not the same. Repel the bad with what is better and, if there is enmity between you and someone else, he will be like a bosom friend. None will obtain it but those who are truly steadfast. None will obtain it but those who have great good fortune.” (41:33-34; 41:34-35)
  4. Allah says “Therefore do thou hold Patience,- a Patience of beautiful (contentment). “(70-3)
  5. Allah says”Peace unto you for that ye persevered in patience! Now how excellent is the final home!”(13-24)
  6. Those who persevere in patience, and put their trust, in their Lord and Cherisher. (Quran :29-58)
  7. “I have rewarded them this Day for their patience and constancy: they are indeed the ones that have achieved Bliss…(23-111)
  8. O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah; that ye may prosper.(Quran 3-200)
  9. And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint,- none but persons of the greatest good fortune.(41-35)
  10. But indeed if any show patience and forgive, that would truly be an exercise of courageous will and resolution in the conduct of affairs. (42-43)
  11. And We shall try you until We test those among you who strive their utmost and persevere in patience(47-31)
  12. Now await in patience the command of thy Lord: for verily thou art in Our eyes: and celebrate the praises of thy Lord the while thou standest forth,(Quran 52-48)
  13. Then will he be of those who believe, and enjoin patience, (constancy, and self-restraint), and enjoin deeds of kindness and compassion. (90-17)
  14. Those who show patience, Firmness and self-control; who are true (in word and deed); who worship devoutly; who spend (in the way of Allah); and who pray for forgiveness in the early hours of the morning. (3-17)
  15. Rejected were the messengers before thee: with patience and constancy they bore their rejection and their wrongs, until Our aid did reach them: there is none that can alter the words (and decrees) of Allah. Already hast thou received some account of those messengers. (6-34)
  16. “And if there is a party among you who believes in the message with which I have been sent, and a party which does not believe, hold yourselves in patience until Allah doth decide between us: for He is the best to decide.(7-87)
  17. Jacob said: “Nay, but ye have yourselves contrived a story (good enough) for you. So patience is most fitting (for me). Maybe Allah will bring them (back) all to me (in the end). For He is indeed full of knowledge and wisdom.”(12-83)
  18. “No reason have we why we should not put our trust on Allah. Indeed He Has guided us to the Ways we (follow). We shall certainly bear with patience all the hurt you may cause us. For those who put their trust should put their trust on Allah.” (14-12)]
  19. So persevere in patience; for the Promise of Allah is true: and whether We show thee (in this life) some part of what We promise them,- or We take thy soul (to Our Mercy) (before that),-(in any case) it is to Us that they shall (all) return.(40-77)
  20. And the messengers whom We sent before thee were all (men) who ate food and walked through the streets: We have made some of you as a trial for others: will ye have patience? for Allah is One Who sees (all things). (25-20)

Hadith on excellence of exercising Patience.

  1. Ibn ‘Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to Ashajj ‘Abdu’l-Qays, “You
    have two qualities which Allah loves: forbearance and steadiness.” [Muslim]
  2. ‘A’isha reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah is kind and loves kindness
    in every matter.” [Agreed upon]
  3. ‘A’isha reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah is kind and loves kindness and gives
    for gentleness what he does not give for harshness nor for anything else.” [Muslim]
  4. ‘A’isha reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Whenever kindness is in a thing it adorns
    it, and whenever it is removed from anything, it disfigures it.” [Muslim]
  5. Abu Hurayra said, “A bedouin urinated in the mosque. The people moved towards him and the Prophet, may Allah bless him
    and grant him peace, said, ‘Let him be and pour a bucket or pail of water onto his urine. You were sent to make things easy and
    not to make them difficult.'” [al-Bukhari]
  6. Anas reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Make things easy for people and do not
    make them difficult. Give good news to people and do not frighten them away.” [Agreed upon]
  7. Jarir ibn ‘Abdullah said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, ‘Whoever is deprived
    of kindness is deprived of all good.'” [Muslim]
  8. Abu Hurayra reported that a man said to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “Advise me.” He said, “Do
    not get angry.” He repeated his request several times and the Prophet said, “Do not get angry.” [al-Bukhari]
  9. Abu YaÕla Shaddad ibn Aws reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah has prescribed good for everything. So when you kill, kill well. When you sacrifice, sacrifice well. Each of you should sharpen the edge of his knife and should calm down his sacrificial animal.” [Muslim]
  10. ‘A’isha ra said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was never given a choice between two matters without taking the easier of them, as long as it was not a wrong action. If it was a wrong action, he was the furthest of people from it. The Messenger of Allah did not take revenge for himself in respect of anything unless it violated the sanctity of Allah. Then he would take revenge for the sake of Allah Almighty.” [Agreed upon]
  11. Ibn Mas’ud reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Shall I tell you who is unlawful for the Fire – or the one for whom the Fire is unlawful? It is unlawful for everyone who is easy, flexible, modest and uncomplicated.” [at-Tirmidhi]

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