What are the virtues of having sabr in the time of hardship?
sabr = patience
- Unity Of GodLv 47 years agoFavorite Answer
In this day and age, no one can understand the importance of sabr more than Ahmadi Muslims after they are severely persecuted, martyred, discriminated against in education/work/social, forbidden to say 'Assalamo alaikum' and more. Just like the companions of the holy prophet (saw) were, even our beloved prophet (saw) himself.
The following is taken from the Friday Sermon delivered by the 5th Khalifa of the Promised Messiah (as) on 12 November 2010:
"Sabr means not to let out a word of complaint or annoyance
for the hardships that one faces in the way of Allāh, and to strive in His path
with high resolve and steadfastness while seeking His help through prayers. He
who bears every hardship for the sake of Allāh and overcomes all temptations
and keeps away from sin is the one who truly practices sabr."
"...Sabr is also a kind of worship. Allāh says that those who
practice sabr will be rewarded beyond measure, which means that they will be
granted limitless bounties. But this promise is only for those who hold on to
sabr. When a man devotes his life in the cause of another and is tormented for
his sake, the one he serves will ultimately avenge him and destroy the
tormentor. The same will happen in the case of our Jama‘at which is serving the
cause of Allāh.
"Bearing sorrow and anguish strengthens one’s
faith, and nothing is more powerful than sabr."
"...Only those who are humble and meek can practice sabr, the
arrogant cannot. Allāh says that those who are humble and steadfast and offer
prayers are the ones who truly believe that they will return to their Lord. The
patience and prayers of the believers make them even more humble. They never
waver in their resolve and are willing to lay down their lives rather than impair
their relationship with God. They believe that this world is transitory and that
they will ultimately have to meet their Lord. Hence, they find it essential to
follow His commandments and would rather court death than deviate a hair’s
breadth from His injunctions. Today it is the distinction of an Ahmadī that he
strives for piety with humility and meekness and does not hesitate to lay down
his life for it. They are the people who have been promised mercy and blessings
from their Lord".
- RuchjatLv 77 years ago
Salam The virtues of having sabr in time of hardship just like done by prophet Ayub s.a.Allah at last will help the related person Allah is near the sabr person so Allah will hear his/her duas. Sabr/patience does not mean being silent or just sitting idle without any effort and duas to Allah for overcoming or solving its problem.
- PUNJABILv 57 years ago
Well sabr (Patience) gives you a chance to accept the reality of the hardship. It's the only way out - you can't figh it or cry about it. As soon you accept the reality then your brain jumps from (feeling bad) to (Thinking of ways to get you out of that situation) pretty quick. That's why patience is very important.
- Anonymous7 years ago
every one so far has great ways of explaining it
but no matter what, allah is gonna reward you . Say if you really wanted some thing and it would hold the key to ur future i.e education but you couldn't get it but you were waiting and waiting with out no complaint then allah will give you the education soon because you waited
and that's the reward and by having patience you at heart will be satisfyed
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- 7 years ago
Have you ever heard of Prophet Ayub (Job)? He had everything in life - he praised God. God took it all away from him and gave him diseases - he still praised God.
God gave everything he had back to him - due to his patience.
Sabr (Patience) is the key to life - both in prosperity and in hardship
- 7 years ago
Idk but when you trust in God you'll have patience because you trust Allah will make it easier and things will get better.