It’s true that due one’s competency, the given tasks may be completed despite all those vices growing in one’s heart and mind. However, will they just end there? No, because though we got the forgiveness from Allah upon our sincere repentance, we still have to seek forgiveness from the human being too, should there any mistakes we have made against her or him. Otherwise, we’ll keep on tailing her or him in the Hereafter only to reconcile the unsolved worldly matters before we can enter the paradise. We don’t want this to happen on ourselves, did we? Hence, let’s start nurturing our soul to be at least PATIENT in every single thing happen to us.
Somebody may ask, out of numbers of virtues, why patience? It is simply because:
- With no sign, we may be invisibly ‘mutated’ into a stranger if our temper is not controlled by the patience
- We require patience to guard us from doing those vices which are very much liked by the devils creatures
- We need patience to learn new things in order to keep up with the fast track we are in
- Patience is a friend that will help us to make a way through the depressive conditions
- Resistance against any hardship will be developed by patience and this in turn, will make us a stronger and more persevere person
- Patience lets our mind and heart to function optimally and wisely
- To be patient is to practice the prophet’s sunnah!
In fact, it may be easier said than done but it’s not unworthy to try it. The chapters of history of da’wah, for instance, have proven that many have stumbled along the struggle. That is why, in Al-Quran, Allah has promised lots of indescribable rewards to the small quantity of individuals who are successfully categorized into the people of patience, as-sobiruun. A strong man is not a fit body builder, but a strong man is the one who can control his anger.
Please refer to these Quranic verses – Surah Al-Kahfi: 28, 66-69, Surah Taha: 132, Surah Luqman: 17, Surah Al-Anfal: 45, Surah Al-Baqarah: 45, Surah Al-‘Asr.