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Our hadith of the day: Patience☆

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Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) passed by a woman who was crying over a grave and said, “Fear Allah and be patient.” She said, “Away from me! My calamity has not befallen you and you are not aware of it.” The woman was later told that it was the Prophet (PBUH) (who had advised her). She came to his door where she found no doorkeeper. She said, “(I am sorry) I did not know you.” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Patience is (becoming) only at the first (stroke) of grief”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Another narration in Muslim says: The woman was crying over her son.

This hadith tells us what patience really is. When a calamity befalls a person, what is befitting is for one to be patient by calling on Allah (i.e to help him) and if necessary, one’s close companions who would be of help to the situation. The one who wails loudly, and the one who complains at every opportunity, then later resolves to patience, are not counted amongst those who have been patient.

May Allah (swt) make us among the patient ones, ameen.

☆Qur’anic Gems☆ Day 25. Ramadhan 1435.

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Surah Ash-Shura, Verse 43:
وَلَمَن صَبَرَ وَغَفَرَ إِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ لَمِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ
And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgives (the wrong done to him) that would truly be from the things recommended by Allah.

In a similar verse in the previous surah, Allah says; “the Good and the evil can never be equal”. Repel (the evil) with that which is best”. [41:34]

That is: the good deed will always be superior to the evil deed, therefore have patience, overlook & forgive, and continue to do good (to that person) for indeed you will be superior in the eyes of Your Lord.

Ibn abbas (ra) said about the above verse:”Allah commands the believer to be patient when they feel angry, to be forbearing when confronted with ignorance, and to forgive when mistreated”.

Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, used to say ” There is no better punishment for one who has disobeyed Allah with regard to you, than your obeying Allah with regard to him”.

Indeed it is considered that all the wrong man does, does it out ignorance of His Lord. So praise be to Allah that has counted us not among the ignorant, and treat the ignorance of the ignorant with patience. Surely “patience is the best gift a bel

May Allah (swt) increase us in all good, and gift us with more gems from His Glorious book, ameen.

Humble plea to please include our brothers & sisters in damboa, borno state in our duas, who have been subjected to severe torment by the so called boko haram sect, who have also taken over their village. The media might be silent, but our duas will be with them isA .

Hadith of the day

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[Muslim]
On the authority of Abu Malik Al-Harith bin Asim Al-Ashari said that the messenger of Allah said: “Purity is half of faith. alhamdu-lillah [Praise be to Allah] fills the scales, and subhana-Allah [How far is Allah from every imperfection] and alhamdu-lillah [Praise be to Allah] fill that which is between heaven and earth. Prayer is light; charity is a proof; patience is illumination; and the Quran is an argument for or against you. Everyone starts his day and is a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or bringing about its ruin.”

Be Patient & Humble

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Call to good, and be patient if they don’t listen. Strive to be humble and remember the time when you were lost and misguided, and it was purely by His Mercy & Grace that you could walk on the Path of Light.

Most of all, refrain from passing conclusive judgements on others! We have not been made lords over others to decide their fate on the Day of Judgement.

It says in al-Saheeh that a man said: “By Allah, Allah will not forgive So and so. Allah said: ‘Who is the one who swore by Me that I will not forgive So and so? I have forgiven So and so and I have cancelled out your good deeds.”

(Muslim)

Patience; have you got it?

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Written by ·Fatimah M·

وَسَارِعُوا إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالْأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ
“And hasten towards forgiveness from your Lord, and to Jannah as vast as are the heavens and the earth; prepared for Al-muttaqun.” [Q3:133]

الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ فِي السَّرَّاءِ وَالضَّرَّاءِ وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

“Those who spend (benevolently) in prosperity as well as in adversity, and those who swallow (their) anger and pardon men; and Allah loves the doers of good (to others). [Q3:134]

Importance of patience;

“Patience is a virtue”, a common phrase. But how common is this virtue? How common is patience? Clearly, not very common.

Allah asks us to run, to hasten towards forgiveness, towards jannah and Allah compares the expanse of jannah to that of the heavens and the earth together and He-mighty and exalted is He- says, all this is prepared for ‘Al-muttaqun’.

Further more, He describes the qualities of these people. They are those who spend out of their wealth, time, enetgy and all provisions, when it is easy and when it is difficult. Those who SWALLOW THEIR ANGER and PARDON MEN, and Allah emphasizes the goodness in this, “Allah loves al-muhsinin(those who excel in the religion).”

What is patience?

According to Ibn Qayyim, “the original meaning of this word is: “to prevent and to subdue or arrest.” Thus, Sabr means to restrain the soul from worry, control the tongue from complaining and restrain parts of the body from striking the face, tearing the clothes and so on.”

Patience in the Qur’an;
وَاصْبِرْ نَفْسَكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ رَبَّهُم
“Restrain yourself with those who call upon their Lord.” [Q18:28]
فَصَبْرٌ جَمِيلٌ
“So, beautiful endurance is most becoming.” [Q12:18]َ

…on patience;
Al-Junayd bin Muhammad was asked about it and his answer was that it was: “to swallow bitterness without showing any sign of a frown.”

Abu ‘Uthman explained the word as-sabbaar as; “a person who has trained himself to meet any adversity.”

Finally;
Its important to note that Allah says *swallow anger*, food for thought.

A glimpse of this virtue, patience. Have you got it?