Thursday, May 17

Ahadith about Patience

Umm Salamah said: I heard the Prophet (SAAS) saying, “There is no Muslim afflicted with calamity who says ‘To Allâh we belong and to Him is our return; O Allâh reward me for this calamity and compensate me with what is better for me,’ but Allâh will compensate him with what is better for him.” (Muslim)

Abû Mûsâ al-Ash‘arî said: The Prophet (SAAS) said: “When a child of a man dies, Allâh 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.’ The He asks: ‘What did My slave say?’ They tell Him: ‘He praised You and said: “To Allâh we belong and to Him is our return.” ’ Allâh says: ‘Build a house for him in Paradise and call it Bait al-hamd (the house of praise)’.” (At-Tirmidhî, Ahmad and Ibn Hibbân)

Anas (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAAS) said: “Allâh said: ‘If I test My slave by depriving him of his two precious ones (meaning the eyes or eyesight), and he faces that with patient perseverance, I shall compensate him with Paradise.’ ” (al-Bukhârî)

From Â’ishah (RA) via ‘Urwah and az-Zuhri: “The Prophet (SAAS) said: ‘No affliction befalls a Muslim but Allâh forgives his wrong actions because of it, even if it be no more than a thorn’.” (al-Bukhârî and Muslim)

Sa‘d ibn Abî Waqqâs (RA) said: “I asked the Prophet (SAAS) 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’.” (al-Bukhârî)

Anas (RA) narrated that a son of Abû Talhah (RA) fell ill and died one day when Abû Talhah was away from home. When Abû Talhah’s wife realized that her son had died, she covered him with a blanket, and left him lying by the wall. Abû Talhah came home and asked how the boy was, and his wife told him: “He has calmed down and I hope he is resting,” so Abû Talhah thought that 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, he wife told him that his son had died. So Abû Talhah went and prayed with the Prophet (SAAS), then told him what had happened. The Prophet (SAAS) responded by saying, “May Allâh bless this last night of yours.” A man from Ansâr said, “I have seen nine children of the man who was born as result of that night, and all of them have read the Qur’ân.” (al-Bukhârî)

Abû Sa’îd al-Khudrî (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAAS) said: “No-one can be given a better an more abundant gift than patience.” (al-Bukhârî and Muslim)

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