Friday High Five: Patience and Gratitude.

Faith is compose of two halves; patience and gratitude.

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud is reported to have said: “Faith has two parts, half is patience and the other half is thankfulness,” (Al-Tabarani 8544)

Allah (swt) has joined both virtues in numerous verses in The Quran:

‘And we certainly sent Moses with Our signs, [saying], “Bring out your people from darkness into the light and remind them of the days of Allah.” Indeedin that are signs for everyone patient and grateful.’ [Quran 14:5]

‘If He willed, He could still the wind, and they would remain motionless on its surface. indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful.’
Faith consists of statement, deed and intention altogether. They ultimately revolve around performing an act or leaving it. [Quran 42:33]

Performing an act means doing so in accordance with Allah’s command and this is the essence of thankfulness. The latter, which is leaving an act, is to be patient/steadfast in resisting sinful deeds.

The whole religion lies in these two items; doing what is commanded and abandoning what is prohibited.

May Allah grant us the ability to be thankful by doing what pleases Him and the Patience to resist from that which He has prohibited.

{source: Imam ibn Qayyim’s Udaat al Sabirin wa Dhakhirat al Shakirin}

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