As Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu
فَاصْبِرْ كَمَا صَبَرَ أُولُو الْعَزْمِ مِنَ الرُّسُلِ
“So remain patient like how the strong-willed messengers were patient…”
(Surah Al-Ahqaf 46:35)
Patience is one of the fundamental qualities needed for success in both worlds. Without it, we can easily fail any test sent our way. In this verse, Allah reminds us that when we go through trials, we should remember that the messengers went through worse trials yet they were patient with it so we too should be patient.
Remembering the stories of the prophets and the trials they faced can ease our trials and help us remain strong.
This verse mentions the strong-willed messengers (Ulul Azam Minal Rusul) which refer to the five greatest messengers of Allah, namely Nuh, Ibrahim, Moosa, Eesa and Muhammad (peace be upon them all).
These five are regarded as the greatest due to the trials they faced and overcame and their overall impact on the Dawah. It would be wise to learn their stories and follow their examples.
Source: Verse of the Day Collection by Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar