Tuesday 11 June 2024

Selected verses from Al-Qurʾān about Sabr "صبر " / Patience

Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. This one facet of man's mindset often keeps him anxious, jittery and restless, despite the fact that he knows (in man a case) that he cannot change things or hurry these up as per his wishes or priorities. It will not be wrong to say that this extremely important characteristic of our life is lacked by most of us. 

We come across such display of impatience / lack of Sabr when halted on a red light for longer than the stipulated time or when stuck in a traffic jam and drivers behind start honking. Or when waiting in queue behind a person taking too long at the cash counter or an ATM machine and many of us start to mutter our discontentment for the delay being so caused.

Even many a Muslim exhibit anxiety when their prayers are not answered and get into depression. They forget that what we wish or want for ourselves may not be good or be inappropriate for us in the eyes of our Lord, and he delays our prayers till a better time or a better replacement of what we have been praying for. 

That is why in the Quran, "Sabr" (patience) is highly emphasized and is regarded as a virtue that believers should strive to embody. Sabr encompasses endurance, perseverance, steadfastness, and the ability to remain firm in the face of adversity.  

"O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient." Surah Al-Baqarah (2:153)

Thus, sabr is essential for spiritual success and is repeatedly linked to faith, prayer, and the overall moral and ethical conduct of a believer. Patience is presented not only as a personal virtue but also as a means of attaining Allah’s support and love.

Herein under are some of the selected verses about Sabr / Patience. However, do not miss to watch the video below which explains Sabr and how it can be attained:

You may now watch the video below in which Yasmin Mogahed explains the concept of Sabr in Islam:

May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 

وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

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For more Selected Verses, please refer to our reference page: Selected Verses from the Qur'anYou may also refer to our Reference Pages  and Understanding Al Qur'an for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.

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