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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Sheikh Atabek Shukurov

Patience, reward, gratitude and acceptance




“Certainly those who observe patience will be given their reward in full without measure.” The troops 39:10

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Whoever is afflicted in his wealth or health and does not complain; then it becomes Allah’s responsibility to reward him.” Tabarani

Ayyub called out to his Lord, “I have been afflicted with harm and you are the most merciful of the merciful.” The Prophets 21:83



Please note that the Prophet Ayyub (upon him peace) did not complain despite his loss of health, family and wealth

The definition of patience is to withhold yourself in calamities

There are three types of patience/Sabr
1. Restrain yourself in calamities
2. Continue to obey
3. To restrain yourself from sin

Without patience someone will not be able to do much

(We know all the rewards for everything except patience - we do not know the reward of patience except that there is no account for it.)

Jaza’/impatience which is to fail to restrain yourself during tribulations by words or actions

Difficulties are: Expiation (for previous sins), Punishment (remove sins), Raising rank (one of the signs of this is to be comfortable with a problem or worship is easy


Sheikh Abdulqadir Al-Jilani stated about tribulations:
1. If it is punishment then you will not be able to bear it,
2. To be not pleased by it means it was an expiation for minor sins
3. If you are content then it is to increase your rank



Gratitude/Shukr is to be grateful; to know the gifts and accept

The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Whoever is not thankful for a little will not be thankful for plenty.” (Imam Ahmed)

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Whoever does not thank the people has not thanked Allah.” Imam Ahmed and Tirmidhi

By thanking a person you are not doing Shirk, you are just thanking the giver

Rida/Acceptance is:
1) accepting inside but not outside,
2) acceptance internally and externally

2 comments:

  1. JazakAllahuKhairun!

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  2. Anonymous8:19 pm

    Gazakallah Khayran Shaykh..I pray to Allah keep me patient obedient slave and guide me in this world.

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