Shaykh bin baz (may Allah have mercy upon him) says:
With a hardship there are 3 affairs;
• Being patient with it – It’s obligatory
• Being pleased with it – It’s Sunnah
• Being grateful for it – It’s most virtuous/best
[مجموع الفتاوى ١٣/٤١٣]
|—||Imam Shafi’i, Kitab al-Umm (v. 2, p. 554, no. 591-592)|
Qur’anic Gem: In the last four verses of Surah al Imran, each verse starts with ‘Rabbana’ (O our Lord) followed by a request, thus each verse is in fact a du’a. What is the result? Directly after these four verses Allah says ‘And their Lord responded to them …’
Persist in your du’a, knowing that Allah will respond to you.
— By Shaykh Ahmed Eesa al Ma’sarawi
The scholars have said, ‘None distressed makes this du’a except Allah grants him relief:
la ilaha illa anta subhanak, inne kuntu min adh dhalimeen
“There is no deity worthy of worship but You! Glory be to You! Truly I have been one of the wrongdoers.” [Quran – 21: 87]
Shaykh. ‘Abdul-Muhsin al-Qasim
‘The condition of the one who relies on Allah is like the condition of the one who is given a pound by a King, then it gets stolen from him; so the King says to him: “I have many times as much as that, so don’t worry. When you come to me, I will give you much more than that from my treasures.”
Thus if this person knows the truthfulness of the king’s statement, and trusts him, and knows that his treasures are full of that, then what he missed will not make him sad.’ –
Imam ibn al Qayyim
Sa’eed bin Jubayr narrates: Ibn Abbas died while in At-Ta’if. I witnessed his funeral and then a bird came that I had never seen before.
The bird entered the burial site and we looked and waited to see if it would come out, but we didn’t see it come out of the hole. When Ibn Abbas was laid in the ground, we heard this verse being recited at the edge of his grave but we didn’t know who recited it:
يا أيتها النفس المطمئنة ارجعي إلى ربك راضية مرضية فادخلي في عبادي وادخلي جنتي
O satisfied soul, return to your Lord content and with pleasure. Enter among My servants. Enter among My garden.
Source: al-Mustadrak alaa al-Saheehayn #6312