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October 4, 2010


Article: Patience in Times of Calamities

by Umm Muawiyah

Assalamu Alaikum.

[For those of you who’ve subscribed to my Tafsir blog, I’ve already put up this article there a long time ago.]

A couple of weeks ago, at the beginning of Ramadan, I was really down in the dumps due to an ongoing problem. I really felt like I was at the end of the rope.

I remembered an article I had on patience so I decided to read through that. And subhan Allah, it really changed my outlook and gave me a lot of hope, alhamdulillah.

It was the tafsir (explanation) of a few ayaat (verses) of Surah Al-Baqarah:

“And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Saabirin (the patient ones, etc.). Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.” They are those on whom are the Salawaat (i.e. blessings, etc.) (i.e. who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His Mercy, and it is they who are the guided-ones.” [Surah Al-Baqarah (2) :155-157]

I thought perhaps someone out there might be down in the dumps today and might need cheering up, so I thought I would share this once more.

Here’s the article: Patience in Times of Calamities

I hope that it helps, insha-Allah.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. aliya
    Oct 5 2010

    asslam-o-alikum sister,
    Jazak Allahu khair for sharing this article it was very helpful. By the way, we love all the posts from you. keep up your good work. either we leave comments or not but be sure we are reading them and benefiting from them all inshAllah.

    • Umm Muawiyah
      Oct 5 2010

      Wa Alaikum Assalam.

      Wa iyaaki.

      Alhamdulillah, I’m glad that it is of some benefit, and jazakillahu kheira for the encouragement.

  2. Aliya
    Oct 5 2010

    Asalaam alaykum

    A great reminder!!! I liked this as a strong encouragement for instilling patience in ourselves regardless of the situation at hand.

    Jazakillahu kheira

    • Umm Muawiyah
      Oct 5 2010

      Wa Alaikum Assalam.

      I’m glad that it was helpful, alhamdulillah. And yes, you’re right, we always need to have patience.

      Wa iyaaki.


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