The best of life is obtained with patience and the highest position is reached with gratitude.
Patience is the firm horse that never stumbles.
Patience is the basic step to victory and felicity.
Patience is more sufficient to the patient one than the strongest nuclear arsenal.
We have the chance to fly to Paradise on two wings of Patience and Gratitude.
In the hadith of both Bukhari and Muslim; the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "No one had ever been given anything better than patience."
Patience according Al-Khawwash is to adhere strictly to the injunctions of Qur'an and Sunnah.
Man, to complain to Allaah does not contradict patience but complaining about Allaah contradicts patience.
Prophet Yaqoub (AS) did complain to Allaah when he was tested, he said: "I only complain my distraction and anguish to Allaah."
Some may be patient in observing Tahajjud during both hot or cold nights but weak when it comes to lowering of their gazes.
Hence, the best form of patience is that which strikes a balance between advantageous situations and harmful situation.
Patience is called chastity when sexual desires are restrained
Patience is called forbearance when we control our nerves at the time of anger.
Patience is called gracefulness when we are not hasty in our lives.
Patience is called forgiveness when we show magnanimity to our greatest enemies.
Patience is called generosity when we are not being stingy.
Patience is called discretion when we refrain from helplessness and laziness.
Patience is called humility when Allaah honors us and we keep our heads down and embrace the rich and the poor alike with same hug.
Patience is called wisdom when we speak aptly and remain silent aptly.
Patience is called love when we exhibit mercy and compassion towards fellow beings.
Patience is called Justice when we speak the truth even against ourselves.
To have patience means that one's reason and religious incentives are stronger than ones whims and desires.
Patience is called 'Tawaqqul' when we make peace with Allaah's decisions in our lives without a frown on our faces.
What more can I say when Allaah says: "But give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere."
May Allaah infuse and imbibe within our bosoms the great virtue of patience.