Ahadith about Patience

The virtues and blessings of patience are mentioned in many ahadith including the following:

Umm Salamah, may Allah be pleased with her, said, ‘I heard the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him saying:

“There is no Muslim affected with calamity who says, ‘To Allah we belong and to Him is our return; O Allah reward me for this calamity and compensate me with what is better for me,’ but Allah will compensate him with what is better for him.”

She said, “When Abu Salamah died, I said, ‘Who is there amongst Muslims that is better than Abu Salamah? His household was the first to migrate to the Messenger of Allah!’ Anyhow, I said what the Prophet, peace be upon him, taught us to say, and Allah compensated me with the Messenger of Allah. The Prophet, peace be upon him sent Hatib ibn Abi Balta’ah to ask for my hand in marriage on his behalf, but I told him that I had a daughter, and that I was a very jealous woman. The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said: ‘As far as her daughter is concerned, I shall pray to Allah to make her independent, and I shall pray to Allah to take away her jealousy.’ So I married the Messenger, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.” (Recorded in Muslim)

Abu Musa al-Ash’ari said: The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said:

“When a child of a man dies, Allah asks the angels, ‘Did you take the soul of My slave’s child?’ They reply, ‘Yes.’ He asks them, ‘Did you take away the apple of his eye?’, and they reply ‘Yes.’ He then asks them, ‘What did my slave say?’ They tell Him, ‘He praised You and said, ‘To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.’ Allah says, ‘Build a house for him in Paradise and call it bait al-hamd (the house of praise).’” (Recorded in at-Tirmidhi)

Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings fo Allah be upon him, said:

“Allah said, ‘If I test My slave by depriving him of his two precious ones (meaning his eyes or eyesight), and he faces it with patient perseverance, I shall compensate him with Paradise.” (Recorded in al-Bukhari)

Narrated Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her: “The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said:

 ‘No affliction befalls a Muslims but Allah forgives his wrong actions because of it, even if it be no more than a thorn.’” (Recorded in al-Bukhari)

 Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas, may Allah be pleased with him, said: ‘I asked the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, ‘Who among the people are most severely tried?’ He said:

“The Prophets, then the right acting people, and so on down through various categories of people. Man will be tested according to the strength of his faith. The stronger his faith, the more severe his trial, and the weaker his faith, the lighter his trial. The believer will be continually tested until he walks on earth with all his wrong actions forgiven.” (Recorded in al-Bukhari)

Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that a son of Abu Talhah fell ill and died one day when Abu Talhah was away from home. When Abu Talhah’s wife realised that her son had died, she covered him with a blanket, and left him lying by the wall. Abu Talhah came home and asked the boy was, and his wife told him, ‘He has calmed down and he is resting’, so Abu Talhah thought the child was getting better. That night he slept with his wife and in the morning he got up and performed ghusl. When he was about to go out his wife told him that his son had died. So Abu Talhah went and prayed with the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and told him what happened. The Prophet, peace and blessings fo Allah be upon him, responded by saying, ‘May Allah bless this last night of yours.’ A man from the Ansar said, ‘I have seen nine children of the man who was born as a result of that night, and all of them have read the Qur’an.’ (Recorded in al-Bukhari)

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:

“No-one can be given a better gift than patience.” (Recorded in al-Bukhari and Muslim)

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