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 Patience - Surah Ar-Ra’d 13:22-24

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As Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu


وَالَّذِينَ صَبَرُوا ابْتِغَاءَ وَجْهِ رَبِّهِمْ وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَنفَقُوا مِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ سِرًّا وَعَلَانِيَةً وَيَدْرَءُونَ بِالْحَسَنَةِ السَّيِّئَةَ أُولَـٰئِكَ لَهُمْ عُقْبَى الدَّارِ
جَنَّاتُ عَدْنٍ يَدْخُلُونَهَا وَمَن صَلَحَ مِنْ آبَائِهِمْ وَأَزْوَاجِهِمْ وَذُرِّيَّاتِهِمْ ۖ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ يَدْخُلُونَ عَلَيْهِم مِّن كُلِّ بَابٍ
سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكُم بِمَا صَبَرْتُمْ ۚ فَنِعْمَ عُقْبَى الدَّارِ

“And those who are patient, seeking the pleasure of their Lord, and
establish the prayer, and spend secretly and openly out of what we
have provided for them, and repel evil with goodness. They shall
have the good end. Everlasting gardens which they will enter along
with whoever was righteous from their forefathers, spouses and
descendants, and the angels will come to them at every gate (saying)
peace be upon you because you were patient, so how excellent is
your final abode.”

(Surah Ar-Ra’d 13:22-24)


There are so many amazing points in these three beautiful verses, among them are the following. The word Sabr (patience) in mentioned twice in this set of verses, Allah mentions it as a quality of those who get the good end and Allah quotes the angels as mentioning it as the reason for entering Paradise

This double emphasis on Sabr as the quality for success brings home the fact that this life is a test and we will be tested in a variety of manners. It is only with patience that we can attain Allah’s pleasure.

Note that in Islam, Sabr is of three main types: Being constant in doing good, restraining oneself from doing evil and persevering through difficulties. The word Sabr carries all three of these meanings. These verses also mention the importance of being good to those who are bad to us. While Islam allows us to seek justice, it is even more rewarding to forgive, overlook and be kind to those who treat us poorly. This may be difficult to do but the rewards for it are great.

Another beautiful point to note from this verse is that it answers the question as to whether we will be with our families in Paradise or alone.

Allah confirms in this verse that indeed we will be with the righteous among our family in Paradise. This verse soothes the hearts of those of us who have lost loved ones and yearn to see them again. Inshaa Allah if we are righteous, we will be with them forever in Paradise.

Source: Verse of the Day Collection by Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar

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