The Wonderful Library & Islamic Resource Center

World of Islamic Dawah: Islamic Library & Resource Center
 
HomePortalGalleryCalendarFAQSearchRegisterLog in

As-Salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Welcome guests - Please check our Portal for updates and news.

Share | 
 

 Seek help in Patience and As-Salah (Surah Al-Baqarah 2: 153)

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Safiyyah
Bookroom Assistant
Bookroom Assistant
avatar


PostSubject: Seek help in Patience and As-Salah (Surah Al-Baqarah 2: 153)   Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:25 pm

As Salamu Alaikum


Seek help in Patience and As-Salah


(Surah Al-Baqarah 2: 153)







The Virtue of Patience and Prayer



After Allah commanded that He be appreciated, He ordained patience and prayer. It is a fact that the servant is either enjoying a bounty that he should be thankful for, or suffering a calamity that he should meet with patience. A Hadith states:

Amazing is the believer, for whatever Allah decrees for him, it is better for him! If he is tested with a bounty, he is grateful for it and this is better for him; and if he is afflicted with a hardship, he is patient with it and this is better for him.

Allah has stated that the best tools to help ease the effects of the afflictions are patience and prayer. Earlier we mentioned Allah's statement:

And seek help in patience and As-Salah (the prayer) and truly, it is extremely heavy and hard except for Al-Khashi’in [i.e., the true believers in Allah] (Surah Al-Baqarah 2: 45)


There are several types of Sabr ـ patience: one for avoiding the prohibitions and sins, one for acts of worship and obedience. The second type carries more rewards than the first type. There is a third type of patience required in the face of the afflictions and hardships, which is mandatory, like repentance.

Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam said, "Sabr has two parts: patience for the sake of Allah concerning what He is pleased with (i.e., acts of worship and obedience), even if it is hard on the heart and the body, and patience when avoiding what He dislikes, even if it is desired. Those who acquire these qualities will be among the patient persons whom Allah shall greet (when they meet Him in the Hereafter; refer to Surah Al-Ahzab 33:44), Allah willing.''


Source: Tafsir ibn Kathir (Abridged)
Back to top Go down
 
Seek help in Patience and As-Salah (Surah Al-Baqarah 2: 153)
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Wonderful Library & Islamic Resource Center :: Quran Section :: O you who believe!-
Jump to: