EXCELLENCE OF THOSE WHO HAVE PATIENCE

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The Holy Quran mentions excellence of those who have patience: .
♡ And indeed We shall give those who have patience such a reward which befits the best of their deeds. ♡
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(Part 14, Surah An-Nahl, Ayah 96)
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♡ Those who have patience will be paid their full reward, uncounted. ♡
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(Part 23, Surah Az-Zumar, Ayah 10)
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Worldly calamity and difficulty is often a great blessing for a Muslim.
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It is stated: Allah عزوجل says,
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‘When I want to have mercy on any bondman, I punish him in the world to give him the requital [i.e. return] for his wrongdoing, sometimes by inflicting him with diseases, by putting his family into some form of distress, sometimes by poverty and destitution; and if some of his sins still remain, then I subject him to severity at the time of death.
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When he eventually meets Me, he is as free from sins as he was on the day when his mother gave birth to him.
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I swear on My Honour and Glory, when I intend to punish someone, I give him the requital for his every virtue in the world; sometimes in the form of good physical health, sometimes by increasing his sustenance, sometimes by the well-being of his family; if some good deeds are still left, then I make death easy for him.
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Thereafter, when he meets Me, none of his virtues is left to save him from hellfire.’
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(Sharh-us-Sudoor, pp. 28)
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● Do not boast of comforts! ●
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Dear Islamic brothers!
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If we have a car, a splendid house, good health, huge wealth and other comforts and luxuries, we should not boast of them but rather we should fear the Hidden Plan of Allah عزوجل , thinking that these comforts and luxuries might be the requital of our good deeds in the world and we might face severe torment in the Hereafter for our sins.
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Similarly, in case of experiencing any illness, poverty, problem for our life, wealth or offspring, we should have patience, thinking that this problem might be a means of comfort in the Hereafter.
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We pray to Allah عزوجل to grant us the goodness of both the worlds.
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May Allah عزوجل grant us the privilege of remaining pleased with His will and having patience at the time of calamity; and may He protect us from complaining

 

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