In Surah al-Rad (13:24), Allah, Al-Sabur (The Patient, The Forbearing), in the previous ayats, tells us about the characteristics of the believers and the great reward we will receive in the Hereafter. When the believers enter Paradise, the angels will say to them, “Salamun ‘alaykum (Peace be upon you) for what sabartum (you patiently endured).”Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (a.s.) has told us that he is among those who keep their patience, but the followers of Prophet Muhammad and the Ahlul Bayt are more patient than those. This is because the Prophets and Imams know so much and are patient, while the believers know so much less and are still patient. Subhanallah! Patience comes only from Al-Sabur (see Surah al-Nahl 16:127) and is the key to Paradise. This patience is for the good times and the hard times. It for dealing with calamities, maintaining worship and religious duties and staying away from sin. Those who are patient are also grateful and thankful to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala for whatever good or distress they receive (see Surah Ibrahim 14:5). Imam Husayn (a.s.), in his will to his son Imam Zain al-Abideen (a.s.), said, “O my son! Be patient with the Truth even if it is bitter.” Just like Prophet Ibrahim’s (a.s.) patience in submitting to and obeying Allah’s Commands to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismail (a.s.) and the patience with the difficulty it involved, we too must patiently endure during the ups and downs of life, inshallah. Patience is the characteristic of the believers that will be rewarded without taking an account, an amount without measurement (see Surah al-Zumar 39:10).
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