Allah Has Mentioned It 90 Times!

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Imam Ahmad said:

Allah has mentioned patience in the Qur’an in ninety places.”

Here, we will list the different contexts in which patience appears.

 

1. Instruction. Patience is enjoined upon believers:

واصبر وما صبرك إلا بالله

“And be patient for your patience is but by Allah…” [an-Nahl 16:127]

واصبر لحكم ربك

” Await in patience the command of your Lord…” [at-tur 52:48].

 

2. That which is opposite to patience is forbidden:

ولا تستعجل لهم

and be in no haste about them (disbelievers) [al-Ahqaf 46:35].

ولا تهنوا ولا تحزنوا

“So lose not heart nor despair…” [Al ‘Imran 3:139].

ولا تكن كصاحب الحوت إذ نادى وهو مكظوم

“…and be not like the Companion of the Fish [i.e. Yunus [alayhissalaam] – when he cried out in agony” [al-Qalam 68:48].

 

3.Patience is made a condition of success and prosperity:

يا أيها الذين آمنوا اصبروا وصابروا ورابطوا واتقوا الله لعلكم تفلحون

O you who believe, persevere and endure and remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be successful [Al ‘Imran 3:200].

 

4. The rewards of those who exercise patience will be doubled:

أولئك يؤتون أجرهم مرتين بما صبروا

These shall be granted their reward twice, because they are steadfast…” [al-Qasas 28:54].

إنما يوفى الصابرون أجرهم بغير حساب

“…Indeed, the patient will be given their reward without account.” [az-Zumar 39:10].

Sulayman ibn Qasim said that

the reward of every deed is known, except for the reward of patience, which will be like heavy rain.

 

5. Patience and Eemaan are prerequisites for leadership in religion:

وجعلنا منهم أئمة يهدون بأمرنا لما صبروا وكانوا بآياتنا يوقنون

“And We made from among them leaders guiding by Our command when they were patient and [when] they were certain of Our signs. “ [as-Sajdah 32:24].

 

6.Patience is the way to earn the companionship of Allah:

و اصبروا إن الله مع الصابرين

“…and be patient. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [al-Anfal 8:46].

Abu Ali ad-Daqqaq said:

People who have patience are the true winners in this world and the next, because they have the companionship of Allah.”

 

 

7. Allah will reward those who have patience with a threefold reward: blessings, mercy and guidance:

وبشر الصابرين

الذين إذا أصابتهم مصيبة قالوا إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون

أولئك عليهم صلوات من ربهم ورحمة وأولئك هم المهتدون

“…but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere – who say, when afflicted with calamity: ‘To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return’ – they are those on whom [descend] blessings from their Lord, and Mercy and they are the ones that receive guidance” [al-Baqarah 2:155-7].

When people came to offer their condolences to one of the salaf, for some calamity that had befallen him, he said:

Why should I not practice patience, when Allah has promised those who have patience three rewards, each of which is better than this world and everything in it ?

 

8.Patience is a means of seeking Allah’s help:

واستعينوا بالصبر والصلاة

“And seek assistance through patience and prayer…” [al-Baqarah 2:45].

So whoever has no patience has no help.

 

9.Patience and taqwa are conditions for Allah’s help and support:

بلى إن تصبروا وتتقوا ويأتوكم من فورهم هذا يمددكم ربكم بخمسة آلاف من الملائكة مسومين

“Yes, if you remain patient and conscious of Allah and the enemy come upon you [attacking] in rage, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand angels having marks [of distinction] “ [Al ‘Imran 3:125].

 

10.Patience and taqwa are a great protection against the cunning of enemies:

وإن تصبروا وتتقوا لا يضركم كيدهم شيئا إن الله بما يعملون محيط

“…And if you are patient and fear Allah , their plot will not harm you at all. Indeed, Allah is encompassing of what they do.…” [Al ‘Imran 3:120].

 

11.The angels will salute the people of patience in Jannah:

والملائكة يدخلون عليهم من كل باب

سلام عليكم بما صبرتم فنعم عقبى الدار

“…And the angels will enter upon them from every gate, [saying],”Peace be upon you for what you patiently endured. And excellent is the final home.” [ar-Ra’d 13:23-24].

 

12.Allah made it permissible to treat our enemies no worse than they treat us, but He has made it clear that practising patience is better:

وإن عاقبتم فعاقبوا بمثل ما عوقبتم به ولئن صبرتم لهو خير للصابرين

“And if you punish [an enemy, O believers], punish with an equivalent of that with which you were harmed. But if you are patient – it is better for those who are patient.” [an-Nahl 16:126].

 

13.Allah made patience and right actions a condition for forgiveness and great reward:

إلا الذين صبروا وعملوا الصالحات أولئك لهم مغفرة وأجر كبير

“Except for those who are patient and do righteous deeds; those will have forgiveness and great reward.” [Hud 11:11].

 

14.Allah has made patience a standard of courage and determination in the conduct of one’s affairs:

ولمن صبر وغفر إن ذلك لمن عزم الأمور

“And whoever is patient and forgives – indeed, that is of the matters [requiring] determination” [ash-Shura 42:43]

يا بني أقم الصلاة وأمر بالمعروف وانه عن المنكر واصبر على ما أصابك إن ذلك من عزم الأمور

“[Luqman said:] ‘O my son, establish prayer, enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and be patient over what befalls you. Indeed, [all] that is of the matters [requiring] determination.” [Luqman 31:17].

 

15. Allah has promised the believers His support and victory, and has said that they deserve this because of their patience:

وتمت كلمة ربك الحسنى على بني إسرائيل بما صبروا

“…And the good word of your Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel because of what they had patiently endured.…” [al-A’raf 7:137].

 

16.Allah has made patience a condition of His love:

وكأين من نبي قاتل معه ربيون كثير فما وهنوا لما أصابهم في سبيل الله وما ضعفوا وما استكانوا والله يحب الصابرين

And how many a prophet [fought and] with him fought many religious scholars. But they never lost assurance due to what afflicted them in the cause of Allah , nor did they weaken or submit. And Allah loves the patient.” [Al ‘Imran 3:146].

 

17.Allah has made patience a condition of receiving many blessings:

وقال الذين أوتوا العلم ويلكم ثواب الله خير لمن آمن وعمل صالحا ولا يلقاها إلا الصابرون

“But those who had been given knowledge said, “Woe to you! The reward of Allah is better for he who believes and does righteousness. And none are granted it except the patient.” [al-Qasas 28:80].

وما يلقاها إلا الذين صبروا وما يلقاها إلا ذو حظ عظيم

“But none is granted it except those who are patient, and none is granted it except one having a great portion [of good].” [Fussilat 41:35].

 

18.Allah has mentioned that only those who practise patience and gratitude will benefit from the Signs of Allah:

ألم تر أن الفلك تجري في البحر بنعمة الله ليريكم من آياته إن في ذلك لآيات لكل صبار شكور

Do you not see that ships sail through the sea by the favor of Allah that He may show you of His signs? Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful.” [Luqman 31:31].

ومن آياته الجوار في البحر كالأعلام

إن يشأ يسكن الريح فيظللن رواكد على ظهره إن في ذلك لآيات لكل صبار شكور

” And of His signs are the ships in the sea, like mountains. If He willed, He could still the wind, and they would remain motionless on its surface. Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful” [ash-Shura 42:32-33].

 

19.Allah praised Ayyoob [alayhissalaam] for his patience:

إنا وجدناه صابرا نعم العبد إنه أواب

“…Indeed, We found him patient, an excellent servant. Indeed, he was one repeatedly turning back [to Allah]. “ [Sad 38:44].

Allah described Ayyub [alayhissalaam] as excellent because of his patience, so the person who fails to exercise patience when it is necessary will be regarded as a failure and a sinner.

 

20.Allah has given a general ruling that whoever does not have faith and does not belong to the people of truth and patience, is in state of loss. This means that the only true winners are people of patience:

و العصر

إن الإنسان لفي خسر

إلا الذين آمنوا و عملوا الصالحات و تواصوا بالحق و تواصوا بالصبر

“By time,Indeed, mankind is in loss,Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience   “ [al-‘Asr 103:1-3]

Commenting on this surah, Imam ash-Shafi’ee said:

If people thought deeply on this surah, it would provide enough guidance, as man cannot attain perfection without perfecting these two things, his knowledge and his actions, i.e. his faith and right actions. As he is required to perfect himself, so he is required to perfect others, which is joining together in mutual teaching of the truth. The foundation of all this is patience.”

 

21.Allah has mentioned that the main characteristic of those who attain salvation is patience and compassion:

ثم كان من الذين آمنوا و تواصوا بالصبر وتواصوا بالمرحمةأولئك أصحاب الميمنة

And then being among those who believed and advised one another to patience and advised one another to compassion. Those are the companions of the right.” [al-Balad 90:18].

 

22.Allah has mentioned patience alongside the pillars of Islam and Eemaan, as He has mentioned it alongside salah:

واستعينوا بالصبر والصلاة وإنها لكبيرة إلا على الخاشعين

And seek help through patience and prayer, and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah ]…” [al-Baqarah 2:45];

  • alongside righteous actions:

إلا الذين صبروا وعملوا الصالحات أولئك لهم مغفرة وأجر كبير

“Except for those who are patient and do righteous deeds; those will have forgiveness and great reward.” [Hud 11:11];

  • alongside gratitude [shukr]:

إن في ذلك لآيات لكل صبار شكور

“…Verily in this are Signs for everyone who patiently perseveres and is grateful” [ash-Shura 42:33];

  • alongside truth:

إلا الذين آمنوا و عملوا الصالحات و تواصوا بالحق و تواصوا بالصبر

“…Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience. “ [al-‘Asr 103:1-3];

  • alongside compassion:

ثم كان من الذين آمنوا و تواصوا بالصبر وتواصوا بالمرحمة

“…And then being among those who believed and advised one another to patience and advised one another to compassion.…” [al-Balad 90:17];

  • alongside faith:

وجعلنا منهم أئمة يهدون بأمرنا لما صبروا وكانوا بآياتنا يوقنون

“…And We made from among them leaders guiding by Our command when they were patient and [when] they were certain of Our signs” [as-Sajdah 32:24];

  • alongside truth:

والصادقين والصادقات والصابرين والصابرات

“…the truthful men and truthful women, the patient men and patient women…” [al-Ahzab 33:35].

Compiled by Ibn al Qayyim rahimahullah

70 responses to “Allah Has Mentioned It 90 Times!

  1. fulaan

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,

    WOW!

    May Allaah reward you greatly.

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  2. Ahlaam

    Mashaa’Allaah, beautifully compiled!

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  3. Umm Juhayman

    Assalaam ‘alaikum

    SubhanAllah… Jazakillah khairan for putting it together!
    A great reminder for me, best timing to read this… may Allah reward you for reminding me, aameen!
    luv u fillah

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  4. ‘alaykum as salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    aameen wa iyyakum.

    Umm J, I hope the lil one is doing okay. [May He for whoms sake you love me, love you]

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  6. Usman Saleemi

    Mash’Allah, this is a great post, and you are doing a really great job with the site brother. In a few short minutes you have taught me what so many hours of discussion could hardly do. You have my best wishes and I pray Allah is pleased with your efforts and rewards you well, and that you continue with wonderful sight.

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  7. Ahmad AbdulMaalik

    MaashaAll’aah…im really lost for words ..Alhamdulill’aah…very nice effort.All’aah Yajziik….Jazaaan hasanaa..Aamiin

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  8. shabna

    assalamu alaikium
    its rreally a good post . i went through the site at a timme when i was mentally broken and ur effort for describing the importancce of patience n the rewards thereafter really strengthened my heart in an unexplainable manner .

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  9. your brother

    bismillahir rahmaanir raheem

    ameen to all the above du’aas and words of encouragement. may allah have mercy on our brother and make her of the foremost in paradise, ameen.

    jzk bruv =)

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  10. HASHIM SA ID

    assalamu alaiku
    may Allah subahanahuwataala make us to be patience in life ameem

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  11. Abdur Rahamna Hilal

    Assalamualaikum. Jaza’akumullah.

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  12. SHAFI

    Zajakallah-u-khaira,

    Subhanallah,Alhamdulillah ,Allahu akbar,

    Really what u have put together all the verses of QURAN and the sahi ahadith’s made me realized what Allah SWT had kept rewards to be with having patience .

    Really it’s too good for all…. especially for the believers .

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  13. SHAFI

    Zajakallah-u-khaira,

    Subhanallah,Alhamdulillah ,Allahu akbar,

    Really what u have put together all the verses of QURAN and the sahi ahadith’s made me realized what Allah SWT had kept rewards to be with having patience .

    Really it’s too good for all…. especially for the believers .

    by reciting all those my heart become strengthened and more strong.

    zajakallah,
    M.Shafi.

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  14. sameer

    jazaak Allah khair…very very good!

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  15. Mohammad Ramadhan

    May Almighty Allah reward u with Janat -tul firdaws.Ameen.

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  16. May ALLAH grant us the utmost Sabr&make us of the Alsabirun Ameen

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  17. Abu Abdul Mannaan

    ZajakumAllah bil khair
    I wish all the Muslims read this beautiful explanation.

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  18. Abdul Rahim

    Assalamoalaikum. I am glad that that i have come across this ‘patience’; it has increase my patience and I gave a big thank to him compose it and Allah bless him. Jazzal Allah

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  19. khadija

    thank for the enligthment

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  21. Syed Bilal

    Jazakallahu khair… May allah(swt) reward you.

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  22. Assalamu Alaikum.
    Masha’Allah, your blog is entertaining, enlightening and excellent!
    May Allah reward you immensely both in this world and in the Hereafter. Aameen.
    http://yassarnalquran.wordpress.com/

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  23. Allahdulillah, may allah grant us power to remain patient.🙂

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  24. Zahir

    Jazakallah Khair🙂

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  25. hamza

    We need to know what patience means thou.

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  26. Barakallahu fik..

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  27. Obdaullabi

    I would have thought the Arabic and English verses of patience here are sufficient for those who believe and understand the words

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  28. Obdaullabi

    …and Ramadan Mabruk to all -at this blessed time of year!

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  31. SB

    Thanks for this list of patience.

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  32. UmmIsra

    I appreciate this beautiful post May Allah give Ibn Qayim janatul firdows and may we meet him in jannah and may HE SWT reward you GREATLY for your effort and have mercy on all the ummah and make us more patient upon this path inshaa’Allah

    AMEEN..

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  33. Aameen to your beautiful duaa Umm Isra
    and jazaakillahu khayran for such a beautiful duaa

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  34. Mewe

    Jazakullah alf kheir- very beneficial!

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  35. Abdul Aahad

    Jazakullah al kheir- very beneficial – GREAT!!!

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  36. Amazing, Wonderful and Reasonable.
    God Bless You
    Utah Valley University – USA

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  37. mohamed sheikh

    very beneficial!

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  38. Striving Muslimah

    Asalaamu Alaikum wa rahmatuallahi wa barakartu

    Alhumdulilah! Words cannot express how much I needed this right now. Alhumdulilah, Alhumdulilah. May Allah subhana wa ta’ala bless you with great reward for this. I am so grateful. Alhumdulilah

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  39. AL JoEmaR

    ALLAh Ho AKBAR 。。。
    im a muslim
    i die As a muslims…

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  40. raz

    zajakallah kair it was very helpful for my project for madarsa.

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  41. Omar

    Salam Alaikom Warahmatullahe Wa Barakat.

    Very useful post i have learned a lot from it i hope i could learn that earlier.

    May Allah reward you for your efforts and make very patient man.

    Allah Hafez

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  42. May Allah reward you and grant us (the highest level of paradise ) jannatul firdausi Ameen

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  43. Rukayat Ibiwumi Ajetunmobi

    Jazakallahu khyran jazai

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  44. FAYAZ MOHAMED

    Assalamu Alaikum W.W.
    May Allahu subahanhuwathala reward for your effort . I know reward for patience. The content will furthre enhance the knowledge. It really inspires and motivate
    Wassalam

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  45. muslim

    MashAllah wonderful verses and points to remember… Brother who posted thiese verses please i request you to go through the arabic verses bcz there are many wordsw hich are written in different form or words. Kindly recheck. I myself checked many arabic words not exact words according to the quran… Rest everything In shaa Allah correct thnx

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  46. Thank you for informing me. I failed to locate the errors so if you could kindly direct me to where the errors are it will be most appreciated and it will be rectified accordingly in sha Allah.

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  47. Ameen to all the beautiful supplications that have been made above. May Allah grant you all the same and more ameen.

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  48. Umar musa

    Jazallahu khairan

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  49. Wasiu

    (Subr) is word that am sure we’ve all heard many times, we need to know what it means and we need to know what Quran says about Subr, and we need to know what is require of us as muslim when it comes to the word (Subr), some translate it as patience, but let me inform you patient is only a very small part of (Subr) and amazing and supraising how many people do not realize the extent of this word, it include: Forbearance, it include Endurance, it include Steadfastness, it include perseverance it include restraint. All this word term together make the one Subr in Arabic Language.

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  50. Jazaki Allahu khairan…just the information I need for tonight’s halaqa! May Allah bless you with patience

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  51. naseem siddiq

    Alhamdu lillaah.

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  52. Cherine

    Jazaka Allahu kul khayr in shaa Allah.
    May Allah count this article among your best deeds in shaa Allah

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  53. Jameela

    Assalamu ‘Aleykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu!

    Masha Allah tabak Allah may Allah reward you with the best of reward and bless you with the highest of Jannah. May Allah make your site a means for people to draw near to Allah. I really loved it and gain knowledge Alhamdulilah.

    May Allah love brother,
    Assalamu ‘Aleykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu.

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  54. Raeesah Wahab

    May Allah the most merciful, help us all being patient…

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  55. Ameen to your beautiful duaa Raeesah.

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  56. wa alaykum as salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh Sister Jameela

    Ameen to your beautiful du’aas. Ameen Ameen Ameen! Your du’aas made my day. – Jazaakillahu khayran.
    May Allah grant you all that you asked for me and MORE. ameen. So happy to hear you benefitted from this blog – alhamdulillah.

    By the way I am a sister.🙂

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  57. sabiu inuwa turaki

    Thank you may Allah granted you in the day of judgement

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  59. Paramza

    Allah bless you for this wonderful research on patience. “Allah loves those who patiently persevere and are prayerful.” Masha Allah

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  60. reshma

    Masha Allah beneficial knowledge…. may Allah exalt you in knowledge and bless you in dunya and akhirah

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  61. Ameen. Jazaakumullahu khayran for all the comments. Sorry, if I do not reply individually to all of them, but I do read each and every comment and it always makes me happy to know that others are benefitting from the blog.

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  62. Suleiman

    JazakAllahu khaira

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  64. Jamie

    SubhanAllah
    This was very helpful.
    May Allah Reward you
    JazakAllah khairan

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  65. Ahmed Vanderpuijje

    May Allah SWT bless you for all you have made known to me regarding patience and may Allah SWT shower his mercies on all Muslims.

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  66. The virtue in patience the generation begin to discern .

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  68. Alhamdulillam,masha ALLAH may the Creator of the Universe rewards you all.

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  69. Alhamdulillah,masha ALLAH may the Creator of the Universe rewards you all.

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