As Salaamu Alaikum,
I hope everyone is feeling refreshed, recharged, and ready to attack the week. I’m not, but that’s ok. Here are a few Ahadith to encourage you all and myself to practice sabr (patience). These were taken from one of my all time favorite books “The Way to Patience and Gratitude, Uddat As-Sabirin Wa Thakhirat Ash-Shakirin,” by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya (pg 122).
Al-Zuhary said that ‘Urwa narrated that ‘Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
“Whenever a catastrophe happens to a Muslim, Allah will expiate his sins by it, even if a thorn pricks him.” (Al-Bukhari 6059, Muslim 1062)
‘Aishah said: “The Prophet (saw) said:
“Whenever a thorn pricks a believer, Allah will raise him a grade and decrease one of his sins by it.” (Muslim 2572)
So when you find yourself in a thorny situation just be cool. It may be that Allah wants to test you so that he can reward you for your patience.