Channel: Faith IQ
Topics: Islam QA
How can we differentiate between having patience and complaining about a situation? What does each exactly mean? Does Sabr actually translate into patience?
Shaykh Suleiman Hani answers.
What is the difference between slabit and chukwa? What is translated as patience and complaining?
One of the things to keep in mind is that the concept and the idea of patience and the word patience itself is not the greatest translation for somebody in the Arabic language. Why because solid as we know it is to refrain or detain or stop something from happening in the religious context, it's to hold oneself back from something that is detrimental. So during times of hardship, for example, you are holding yourself back and refraining from seeing or doing that which is displeasing to Allah. As for complaining, there are two different types of complaints there is complaining to a loss of Hannah wattana and the example that we have is from the Quran in NEMA escuela bethey were Hosni in a
law yahood alehissalaam said I complained of my grief and my hardship to Allah subhana wa Tada. So you are asking upon Allah subhana wa tada? Are you allowed to say, Oh Allah, I call upon you and I am weak and I'm complaining to you of my weakness. It is permissible based on some authentic narrations as well, and Allah knows best but with regards to the second type, it is complaining about our problems, our decrees our issues to other people. Where are the guidelines here? We want to be consistent with our gratitude to a law, but at the same time we realize yes it is permissible to go ask for advice from other people it is permissible to speak about our problems, but not in a
way in which we are complaining about our fate, our blessings and so on and so forth. Rather in terms of seeking advice from those who have experienced or those who can relate or those who can advise us and be there for us. But generally speaking we complain of our problems to a loss upon Allah tala asking him with our weakness for health because he is on loss of Hannah Montana The Exalted and unlock knows best