Posts Tagged ‘sabr’


One of the Salaf said, “When I am afflicted with calamity, I praise Allāh four times: I praise Allāh for it not being worse than it is, I praise Allāh for nourishing me with the ability to bear it patiently, I praise Him for granting me the accord to say, ‘To Allāh we belong and to Him we return,’ and I praise Him for not making the tribulation in my religion.”

Looking to relief through patience is an act of worship since tribulation never remains forever.

Patiently bear every calamity, take heart,

Know that harm never endures forever.

Be patient, just as the nobles were patient:

It is a fleeting event; here today, gone tomorrow. 

If the most severely afflicted person were to be dipped but once in the bliss of Paradise and then asked, “Have you ever seen calamity?” He will reply, “My Lord, no!” [1]


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“This day and age is a day and age of being gentle, of being patient, and of having wisdom. It is not a day and age of being harsh and strict. The majority of the people are in a state of ignorance and neglect influenced by the worldly affairs of this life. So it is necessary to have patience and it is necessary to be gentle until the call has reached and been conveyed to the people and that they come to understanding. We ask Allah to grant everyone guidance.”

ash-Shaykh Bin Baaz (rahimahullah) | Majmoo’ Fataawaa Vol. 8 pg 376 and Vol. 10 pg 91

Translated by: Aboo ‘Imraan al-Mekseekee| Retrieved from: al-Qawl us-Sadeed 

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Insight from the Prophets

On Tawheed, Books of Guidance, and Sabr

Since the beginning of time, Allaah ta’ala sent Prophets to the people to guide them aright, to show them the correct path, and relentlessly call them to it. They all came with the same message, that is, to worship Allaah alone and associate no partners with him. This call to tawheed was at the foundation of their da’wah and still remains to be today, for those who wish to be messengers of the messengers – continuing to propagate their call. We take from their example, wishing to emulate them in this aspect. Shaykh Ibn Baaz also advises us in this regard: “So this [tawheed] is the most fundamental principle, and the greatest understanding. It is the first thing that the writers should write about, and it is what the callers to guidance, and what the supporters of the truth should focus on. It is the most important science that they should grab onto with their molar teeth, and it should be spread amongst all societies, until they know its reality, and until they distance themselves from whatever opposes it.” And this reality of beginning your call with tawheed is something we learn by examining the lives of the Prophets, seeking to inherit the same wisdom today and letting the call live and flourish, in the hearts and [on the] tongues of the people.


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