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Patient Perseverance

Patient Perseverance

Issue 72 September 2010

Ramadan has taught that to achieve the target of completing the fasts one has to be steadfast in adversity. The month is a living testament to the many exhortations in the Qur’an and the sayings of the Prophet to have sabr – patient perseverance, and there is reward in this, “Give glad tidings to those who exercise patience when struck with adversity and say, ‘Indeed, we belong to God and to Him is our return.’ Such ones receive [the] blessings and mercy of their Lord, and such are the guided ones.” (Qur’an 2:155)

 

28. Patience is often lost when we try to do too many things at once. Slow down, focus and prioritise.

 

29. Try and establish what makes you lose patience. Are there any patterns to your loss of patience? Can you eliminate those things?

 

30. Inculcate hope and a positive mental attitude. The Qur’an reminds us that an attribute of Iblis is that he lost hope. Do this by focusing on small blessings in your life, and write them down.

 

31. God’s delays are not necessarily His denials. Maybe you have to learn something before the adversity will be removed. List what lessons you are learning from the current adversity and how it is benefiting your character.

 

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