The following words are ascribed to Anusherwan: "Calamity in this life is of two kinds. The first kind allows for a way out:worrying is its remedy. The second kind permits for no solution or way out:patience is its cure." It is also said that, "Whoever follows patience, success will follow him." It has also been said: "Strive to remain alive by seeking out death. For how … [Read more...] about What the Wise Say about Patience.
Those who meet hardship with a strong bearing and a patient countenance are in the minority. But we must consider this, though it may seem obvious:if you or I will not be patient, then what else is there for us to do? Do you have an alternative solution? Do you know of any provision that is better than patience? Those that achieve greatness have to surmount an ocean of … [Read more...] about Patience Is Most Fitting.
Ibn Mas'ood (may Allah be pleased with him) is related to have said: "Relief and aid are from faith and contentment. Anxiety and grief are from doubt and anger. He also used to say: "The patient one achieves the best of aims." Abban ibn Taghlab said: "I heard a Desert Arab say, 'One of the noblest of characteristics becomes manifest when one is afflicted by a trial and … [Read more...] about A Few Words on Patience.