يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلاَةِ إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ O YOU who have attained to faith! Seek aid in steadfast patience and prayer: for, behold, God is with those who are patient in adversity.
أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّ الْفُلْكَ تَجْرِي فِي الْبَحْرِ بِنِعْمَتِ اللَّهِ لِيُرِيَكُم مِّنْ آيَاتِهِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّكُلِّ صَبَّارٍ شَكُورٍ Are you not aware how the ships speed through the sea by God’s favour, so that He might show you some of His wonders? In this, verily, there are messages indeed for all who are steadfast in patience and deeply thankful to Allah
If gratitude is the door that opens our heart to recognizing Allah’s mercies, then our patience is the key that unlocks that door - and vice-versa. Patience is that which will bring us more mercies from Allah and that which will allow us to enter Paradise because we were grateful for Allah’s mercies. Thinking of it another way, patience is the d…