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Ways To Be Patient

Patience is of more help to the person who has it than men since aid without the need for any kind of additional equipment and its relationship with the victory is like the head with the body. Patience is one of the best qualities a man can possess; if we take a close look at everything happening around us, we can surely conclude that patience is the solution for them all. Actively try to take yourself less seriously. Allah says:

فَاصْبِرْ عَلَىٰ مَا يَقُولُونَ وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ قَبْلَ طُلُوعِ الشَّمْسِ وَقَبْلَ الْغُرُوبِ

“So be patient over what they say and glorify (the) praise (of) your Lord, before (the) rising (of) the sun and before the setting.” (Surah Qaf 50:39)

The life of this world is a short, temporary life, that will end soon. Bearing the struggles of this life by holding fast to the rope of Allah and being patient, for only a few short years after which a great reward awaits. Work on keeping your cool when facing daily hassles. The best way to practice patience is to make yourself wait. Allah says:

فَاصْبِرْ إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنبِكَ وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ بِالْعَشِيِّ وَالْإِبْكَارِ

“So be patient; indeed, (the) Promise of Allah (is) true. And ask forgiveness for your sin and glorify (the) praise (of) your Lord in the evening and the morning.” (Surah Ghafir 40:55)

For Muslims, this world is not the ultimate goal; rather, it is the afterlife that is the real goal. This doesn’t mean that Muslims are discouraged from enjoying this world or from working hard to achieve success. Actively build a tolerance for being a bit uncomfortable. We all have things in our lives that take time away from what is important. One way of removing stress from our lives is to stop doing those things. Allah says:

الْأَخِلَّاءُ يَوْمَئِذٍ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ عَدُوٌّ إِلَّا الْمُتَّقِينَ

“Friends that Day, some of them to others (will be) enemies except the righteous.” (Surah Az-Zukhruf 43:67)

Always keep in mind when faced with a difficulty, challenge, or obstacle that it is all part of a test. In other words, the Quran and the hadith tell Muslims that God tests believers and that difficulties are a fact of this world. It is better to be mindful of our thoughts and the best way to understand this is to write down what makes you impatient. This will help you slow down and focus on one task at a time and remove those things that stress you out.

Here are some ways to be the patient person you never thought you could be:

  1. Patience is perceived as a more relaxed, friendly person
  2. Patience have stronger mental health, due to less stress
  3. Patience talk to upper management about the issue
  4. Patience can make more rational decisions
  5. Patients are better able to focus on goals
  6. Patience is made a condition of success
  7. Patience can pay off for your wellbeing
  8. Patience brings assured of God’s help
  9. Patience brings power and strength
  10. Patience makes a friend of Allah
  11. Patience is every bit of a virtue
  12. Patience brings guidance
  13. Patience will enter into Paradise
  14. Patience is taqwa for Allah’s help
  15. Patience is the best form of deeds
  16. Patience brings a source of support
  17. Patience be aware of the power of Allah
  18. Patience has a great reward with no limit
  19. Patient ones will receive plenty of rewards
  20. Patience is a means of seeking Allah’s help
  21. Patience has a great status in the sight of Allah
  22. Patience is a virtue, which proceeds worthy goals

Doing good may be easy to do, keeping good may be a little difficult to do. If you are a problem, make sure you stand firm in doing good. For example, you need funds for food expenses. At that time, there are relatives of you to deposit money for the mosque donations. Allah says:

فَإِن يَصْبِرُوا فَالنَّارُ مَثْوًى لَّهُمْ وَإِن يَسْتَعْتِبُوا فَمَا هُم مِّنَ الْمُعْتَبِينَ

Then if they endure, the Fire (is) an abode for them; and if they ask for a favour, then not they (will be) of those who receive favour.” (Surah Fussilat 41:24)

Focusing on the reason behind your impatience can help you shine a spotlight on your impatience. You should remain to carry out the trust you give. Do not even use the money for your own needs. We must remain patient, who knows with you running the mandate, there will be sustenance that awaits in front of you. So please be patient. Allah says:

وجعلنا منهم أئمة يهدون بأمرنا لما صبروا وكانوا بآياتنا يوقنون

“And We made from among them leaders guiding by Our command when they were patient and [when] they were certain of Our signs.“ (Surah  As-Sajdah 32:24)

Thinking and being positive is one way to improve our patients as well. Control our emotions, think and see from the positive side. Inspect the real reasons why you’re feeling impatient. When you acknowledge those reasons, you may be better placed to take control over those feelings and stop stressing about them. It would be nice if we always think positively about everything that happens. Allah says:

وَلَنَصْبِرَنَّ عَلَىٰ مَا آذَيْتُمُونَا ۚ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُتَوَكِّلُونَ

“The messengers said: We will surely be patient against whatever harm you should cause us, and upon Allah let rely those who would rely.” (Surat Ibrahim 14:12)

Allah Almighty says in The Holy Quran:

  • “Verily, Allaah is with patients.” (Al. Baqarah 2: 153)
  • “So be patient with gracious patience.” (Quran 70:5)
  • “…and be patient. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” (Al-Anfal 8:46)
  • “Verily thou wilt not be able to have patience with me!” (Surah Al-Kahf, 67)
  • “But if you endure patiently, verily, it is better for As-Sabirin.”(Quran, 16:126)
  • “Surely, Allah is with those who are As‑Saabiroon (the patient).” (Al-Anfaal 6:46)
  • “Did I not tell thee that thou canst have no patience with me?” (Surah Al-Kahf, 72)
  • “Did I not tell thee that thou canst have no patience with me?” (Surah Al-Kahf, 75)
  • “And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgives that would truly be from the things recommended by Allah.”  (Quran, 42:43)
  • “Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without reckoning.” (Quran, 39:10)
  • “(They are) those who persevere in patience, and put their trust in their Lord.” (Surah An-Nahl, 42)

Life is full of tests and trials that an individual must face with patience. The idea is that when you are challenged and respond with patience, your faith and character become stronger. Your faith becomes stronger because ideally, it would lead you to engage in more worship, asking for God’s assistance. And your character becomes stronger because you are then able to handle struggles in life. Allah says:

واستعينوا بالصبر والصلاة وإنها لكبيرة إلا على الخاشعين

“And seek help through patience and prayer, and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive to Allah …” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:45)

Slightly different from “thinking of the bigger picture,” remembering the goal is a way to move through impatience by keeping a specific reason in mind. Many people do not know the true meaning of patience, how truly patient people are required to behave, or how important this is in Allah’s sight. A believer is that of a fresh tender plant. From whatever direction the wind comes, it bends it. Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ

“O you who believe, seek help through patience and prayer. Verily, Allah is with the patient.” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:153)

Finding a healthy outlet for negative emotions is a useful skill for anyone, and for any unwanted feelings. There are some events in life that are too onerous, too frustrating, and too disappointing to merely take a deep breath and move on. In these rare moments, you can allow yourself to be impatient. But when the wind becomes quiet, it becomes straight again. Similarly, a believer is afflicted with calamities (but remains patient until Allah removes the difficulty). Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اصْبِرُوا وَصَابِرُوا وَرَابِطُوا وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

“O you who believe[d]! Be steadfast and [be] patient and [be] constant and consciously revere Allah so that you may (be) successful.” (Surah Al-Imran 3:200)

The command of prayer is not only made for the reward of God but also to shape the human person, especially the Muslims to be better one of them is patience. Thus, when Muslims have difficult circumstances, it is not unusual for them to respond by simply saying Alhamdulillah or Praise be to God. This phrase embodies both the acceptance of the test and the will to persevere through it. May Almighty Allah make us among those who are patient! Ameen.