The Virtue of Patience

The religion of Allah Taa'la is 100% complete and was brought to us by the best of mankind, the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). Allah Taa'la used the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) to perfect this religion of His, meaning that the Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was the perfect example for us to follow.

The Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him taught us what to do in every stage in life. This is one of the qualities that makes the religion of Islam very unique and standout from other religions which are practiced in many parts of the world.

The religion of Islam tells us what to do as soon as we open our eyes in the morning and throughout the remainder of the day and night till we close our eyes and go to sleep. For this and many other reasons the religion of Islam is the most complete.

Not only is this religion complete on telling us how to live our lives, but there is reward for all the good deeds we do and punishment for all the sins we commit.

I would like to discuss the rewards and virtues of one particular good deed: Patience. First I would like to put forward an example of the Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) being patient.

The story takes place in the city not far away from Mecca , known as Ta'if. The Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) went there to preach Islam to the locals. The Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) approached the leaders of Ta'if and called them towards Islam. Not only did the leaders reject the call to Islam but they reacted in such a way that they set young children upon the Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) to taunt him, stone him and chase him out of Ta'if.

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) bled till his footwear was drenched in blood. The Angel Jibra'eel [Gabriel for you Christians] (Alayhis Salaam) came to the Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) and said, “If you wish, then I will give the order for two angels to crush the residents of Ta'if between the two mountains in which it lies.” The Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) replied in the negative and said, “I am hopeful that their descendants will accept Islam.”

Allahu Akbar. This was the patience of the Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him)!


(Abu Daoud says, read it all HERE.)

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