Channel: Faith IQ
Topics: Islam QA
One of the most important and beautiful topics to study in Islam is Sabr (patience). Having patience is a critical aspect a good Muslim. Are there different types of patience? What types must we be aware?
Shaykh Suleiman Hani answers
What are the different types of patience?
One of the most beautiful topics or subjects to study from the Islamic perspective is that of subject what is oftentimes translated as endurance or patience. Why? Because we find that some scholars classified every type of patients into one of three categories. Number one, patience during the times of hardships or calamities. Number two patience in fulfilling the obligations of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And number three patience against refraining from temptations. Why are these important? If you look at the various examples that fall into these three different categories, you'll find that some people as in Roman law says they have more patience in one area, and they
might have less in another. And so a man for example, might have patience in striving against temptations. But when it comes to calamities, perhaps he has some weakness, and he is not able to deal with it properly or fully. A woman, for example, might have strength and patience and endurance when it comes to calamities and hardships. But then when it comes to fulfilling obligations, for example, she struggles or has some kind of weakness. So when we look at these three categories, patients in times of hardship patients in fulfilling the obligations of a law such as the prayer or fasting, and then you have the patients against temptations, we find that all of these three,
basically they are comprehensive, and they cover every type of struggle and hardship we might endure in this world. So we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to allow us to work constantly on our weaknesses so that we are improving in every type of patience. Why because patience is the key to paradise. Allah subhanaw taala reminds us of the Quran of the importance of patience when he says what Joza whom email Sabo agenda were hurried or the reward for their patience. What they endured in this life is paradise and silk garments. And we find a lot of parents out of reminding us in New Jersey, to whom will Yama be masamoto unknown whom on his own. He's speaking about the believers at the end of Soto
to me known when he says so kinda what tada I have rewarded them because of their patience because of what they endured, and that they are indeed those who are the winners. The real winners are those who are patient and make it to paradise. So my dear brothers and sisters have patience in any of these three areas. Work on the weaknesses as much as possible, and make dua for endurance in everything that you do. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make us amongst the patient and to raise our levels and ranks in Paradise and almost upon what Allah knows best.