If there is one key takeaway you could take from the Quran, it would be that this life is a test which will constantly require you to be patient. Yes, patience is one of the most beautiful gems from the Quran. It has been reiterated over and over again through its pages, through instances from the lives of Prophets and the righteous slaves of Allah. Think about the countless times Allah teaches us how to be patient, the rewards of being patient and the beauty of this uncommon virtue. From Nuh (peace be upon him) to Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him), every Prophet of God was tested in a way that he had to show patience. Why? For us to learn the beauty of it. Here are a few Quranic verses which speak highly about patience and those who show patience.
Gems from the Quran – Patience
- And be patient over what befalls you.
The Quran, Surah Luqman 31:17
A clear commandment that the best way to deal with a calamity is to remain patient. It is not easy to be patient. In fact, it is excruciatingly painful. But by being patient, you earn the perks of Allah being on your side. And with Allah on your side, the outcome can be nothing but beautiful.
- So be patient with gracious patience.
The Quran, Surah Al Ma’rij 70:05
When you show patience, do it gracefully. Do not keep showing people or repeating that you are being patient. Showing off steals the beauty of this virtue. Be gracious in your conduct. The reward for beautiful virtues is beautiful.
- And be patient, for your patience is but from Allah.
The Quran, Surah An- Nahl 16:127
Patience is a virtue from Allah, exalted by Allah and rewarded by Allah. This concise verse from Surah An – Nahl links this virtue directly with the Lord of the heavens and the earth.
- Indeed, Allah is with the patient.
The Quran, Surah Al – Anfal 08:46
The best reward people of patience get is this. Allah says that He is with them. Do you know what that means? It means He lightens their burden for them, He helps them sail through the hard times of life and when they are through, He rewards them.
- And Allah loves the patient.
The Quran, Surah Al- Imran 03:146
The best form of love in this world and the afterlife is the love of Allah. And Allah Himself says that He loves those who are patient. What bigger rewards can one possibly expect.
- Be patient; indeed, the best outcome is for the righteous.
The Quran, Surah Hud 11:49
The best rewards in this life and the hereafter are reserved for the patient. The verse is a clear testament to this.
- So be patient. Indeed the promise of Allah is truth.
The Quran, Surah Ar Rum 30:60
The gems from the Quran (such as this) are written as clear commandments. There is no doubt that Allah is asking you to be patient through the hardships of your life. So do you follow His command?