There are many authentic Hadith On Patience And Perseverance, however, this post will be looking at some of the beautiful hadiths.
May Allah Grant us success.
Hadith On Patience In Arabic And English
عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ مَرَّ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم بِامْرَأَةٍ تَبْكِي عِنْدَ قَبْرٍ فَقَالَ ” اتَّقِي اللَّهَ وَاصْبِرِي”. قَالَتْ إِلَيْكَ عَنِّي، فَإِنَّكَ لَمْ تُصَبْ بِمُصِيبَتِي، وَلَمْ تَعْرِفْهُ. فَقِيلَ لَهَا إِنَّهُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم. فَأَتَتْ باب النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَلَمْ تَجِدْ عِنْدَهُ بَوَّابِينَ فَقَالَتْ لَمْ أَعْرِفْكَ. فَقَالَ ” إِنَّمَا الصَّبْرُ عِنْدَ الصَّدْمَةِ الأُولَى.”
Translation In English
Anas Bin Malik, Radiyallahu Anhu said that, the Prophet (peace be upon him) passed by a woman who was weeping beside a grave.
He told her to fear Allah and be patient. She said to him,
“Go away, for you have not been afflicted with a calamity like mine.” And she did not recognize him.
Then she was informed that he was the Prophet (SAW), so she went to the house of the Prophet (SAW) and there she did not find any guard. Then she said to him, “I did not recognize you.” He said,
“Verily, the patience is at the first stroke of a calamity.”
Hadith On Patience And Perseverance
Narrated by Imam Muslim,
Abu Yahya Suhaib bin Sinan reported that the Messenger of Allah II said,
“How wonderful is the case of a believer; good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If there is prosperity attends him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him.”
Hadith on patience and perseverance in Arabic
وَعَنْ أبي يَحْيَى صُهَيْبِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ الله ﷺ: عَجَباً لأمْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِ إِنَّ أَمْرَهُ كُلَّهُ لَهُ خَيْرٌ، وَلَيْسَ ذَلِكَ لأِحَدٍ إِلاَّ للْمُؤْمِن: إِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ سَرَّاءُ شَكَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْراً لَهُ، وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ ضَرَّاءُ صَبَرَ فَكَانَ خيْراً لَهُ.
Hadith On Sabr In Arabic
Sabr is an Arabic word that means restriction or detention. Sabr is an Arabic term that means to detain, to refrain, and to stop.
In Islam, It involves not allowing one’s soul to descend into despair and terror, as well as not shredding one’s clothes in anguish.
Here is the Hadith on sabr in Arabic as well as in English translation.
عن أبي مالكٍ الحارث بن عاصمٍ الأشعري رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: (الطهور شطر الإيمان، والحمد لله تملأ الميزان، وسبحان الله والحمد لله تملأان – أو تملأ – ما بين السماء والأرض، والصلاة نورٌ، والصدقة برهانٌ، والصبر ضياءٌ، والقرآن حجةٌ لك أو عليك، كل الناس يغدو، فبائعٌ نفسه فمعتقها أو موبقها)؛
Abu Malik Al Harith bin Asim Al Ash‘ari reported that the Messenger of Allah SAW said:
“Wudu (ablution) is half of Salah, the utterance of Alhamdu lillah (all praise belongs to Allah) fills the Scales; the utterance of Subhanallahi Wal hamdulillahi (Allah is far removed from every imperfection and all praise belongs to Allah) fills the space between the heavens and the earth.
And Salat (prayer) is light; and charity is the proof of Faith; and patience or endurance is light, and the Qur’an is a plea in your favour or against you. Every person departs; he either ransoms it or puts it into perdition.”
The Prophet (SAW) described patience as illumination in this hadeeth.
That is, it illuminates (the path) for the individual when darkness becomes overwhelming and sufferings become aggravated.
So, if he is patient, patience will be an illumination for him, guiding him towards the truth.
Hadith About Being Patient
With regard to the many ahadeeth which speak about the virtue of patience, they include the following:
Abu Saeed al Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet SAW (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“…whoever is patient Allah will bestow patience upon him, and no one is ever given anything better and more generous than patience.”
Umm Salamah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah say:
“There is no Muslim who is stricken with a calamity and says what Allah has enjoined
‘Verily to Allah we belong and unto Him is our return.
O Allah, reward me for my affliction and compensate me with something better’, but Allah will compensate him with something better.”
Lexically, patience means restraint. However technically, it means controlling oneself regarding these three things:
- Upon obedience to Allah.
- From the prohibitions of Allah.
- Over Allah’s preordainments he finds painful.
These are the three categories of patience mentioned by the people of knowledge.
The first matter:
For the person to be patient upon obedience to Allah because obedience is heavy on the soul and could be difficult upon the soul.
It may as well be hard on the limbs such that the individual could be feeble and weary.
Likewise, it may involve some difficulties in the aspects of wealth such as in the matters regarding the Zakaat and Hajj.
So, acts of obedience may involve some stress for the soul and body, and therefore requires patience and endurance.
Allah the Exalted says:“
O you who believe! Endure and be more patient (than your enemy) and guard your territory by stationing army unit permanently at the places where enemy can attack you.”
The second matter:
Patience regarding Allah’s prohibitions by the individual’s avoidance of whatever Allah has forbidden him from.
This is because the Soul Inviting to Evil encourages sins; thus, the individual would restrain his soul.
For instance; lying and cheating in dealings, unlawful consumption of wealth through usury or other means, zina, drinking alcohol, stealing and similar other numerous sins.
The individual should hold back himself and not commit these inequities.
This certainly requires endurance and restraining the soul and personal desires.
As for the third matter:
Patience over the preordainments of Allah he finds painful because Allah’s preordainments may be suitable (for the servant) or painful for him.
Those he finds suitable require gratitude; and giving gratitude is from the acts of obedience. So, being patient regarding that is from the first category of patience.
As for those he finds painful; that is., they bring discomfort to the individual.
So he may be tested on his body or in his wealth when he loses them. He may equally be tested regarding his family and his community.
The aspects of tests are diverse and they all require patience and endurance.
So, the individual should be patient regarding the things that are prohibited to him such as expressing distress with the tongue, the mind or limbs.
This is because the individual has four conditions during a trial:
- The first condition: that he scorns.
- The second condition: that he is patient.
- The third: that he is pleased.
- The fourth: that he is thankful.
These are four states the individual comes in when he is befallen with a trial.
Allah Knows Best