The Status Of Patience, By Sh. Saalih Al-Fawzaan
The status of patience is well known in the religion of Islaam, it is half of Eemaan (faith) as Allaah says:
“And We made them leaders guiding by Our command because they were patient and had full certainty in Our signs.” [3:24]
Sp half of the religion of Islaam is made up of patience and the other half (is made up of) certainty. The position of patience in the religion is magnificent and the mere fact that salaah was coupled with it in the verse (1) is also a proof of its magnificence.
[“The Virtues Of Salaat” by Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan, p.31]
(1) This is in reference to Allaah’s saying, “O you who believe, seek assistance with patience and the prayer, indeed Allaah is with those who are patient.” [2:155]