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Sabr

  1. 1. SABR Parents Tarbiyyah Session 21st February 2015
  2. 2. MEANING Impossible to comprehend in one English word: 1. Patience 2. Forbearance/Self-control 3. Perseverance 4. Endurance 5. Steadfastness; 6. Restraint
  3. 3. Whatever you have will end, but what Allah has is lasting. And We will surely give those who were patient their reward according to the best of what they used to do. (Surah An-Nahl:96)
  4. 4. O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient. (Surah Al-Baqarah:153)
  5. 5. TYPES OF SABR
  6. 6. APPLICATION OF SABR – OBEDIENCE OF ALLAH Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them - so worship Him and have patience for His worship. Do you know of any similarity to Him?“ (Surah Maryam:65)
  7. 7. APPLICATION OF SABR – SAVING ONESELF FROM DISPLEASURE OF ALLAH “So be patient for the decision of your Lord and do not obey from among them a sinner or ungrateful [disbeliever].” (Surah Al-Insan:24)
  8. 8. APPLICATION OF SABR – SAVING ONESELF FROM DISPLEASURE OF ALLAH “Paradise is surrounded by things which are difficult, whereas hellfire is surrounded by things which are pleasing and glittering” (Tirmidhi)
  9. 9. APPLICATION OF SABR – PRESERVANCE IN THE FACE OF CALAMITY “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.” (Surah Luqman:17)
  10. 10. APPLICATION OF SABR – PRESERVE GOOD FRIENDSHIP “And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life,
  11. 11. WHY CALAMITY ON MUSLIMS? “And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient,” (Surah Al-Baqarah:155)
  12. 12. VIRTUES OF SABR
  13. 13. VIRTUES OF SABR Say, “O My servants who have believed, fear your Lord. For those who do good in this world is good, and the earth of Allah is spacious. Indeed, the patient will be given their reward without account.” (Surah Az-Zumar:10)
  14. 14. VIRTUES OF SABR “How excellent is the case of a faithful servant, there is good for him in everything and this is not the case with anyone except him. If prosperity reaches him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is for him and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him.” (Muslim)
  15. 15. SO A MUSLIM CANNOT COMPLAIN? 1. Complain to Allah Sabr of Hazrat Ayub (AS) 2. Complain to people
  16. 16. WHAT SHOULD BE OUR ATTITUDE? 1. Strengthen, faith and trust in Allah, as the owner and possessor of the entire universe. He who has knowledge, wisdom and justice totally beyond our comprehension. 2. Have the idea that Allah gave everything and so if He wills, he can take this property back. 3. Everything that happens, has been decreed by Allah before the creation of the earth, and so, even if the whole world gathered to benefit or harm a person, it would not happen unless Allah so willed. 4. Realize that difficulties may be an atonement for sins and so persevere through them. 5. In all cases of difficulty, turn to Allah and pray to Him for

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