The most powerful word that becomes my life guidance.
Sabr is about holding back yourself in doing and avoiding something. Based on what I’ve read, in Islam, sabr is divided into three categories;
- Sabr in the obedience to Allah. One should be persistent in the good deeds that he or she is doing, be focused, and have sabr to do them in the best possible way.
- Sabr in not disobeying Allah. Interactions with people will create scenarios wherein there is the possibility to commit sin. Thus staying away from sins requires sabr. It’s important to have sabr when the opportunity for sins arises.
- Sabr in accepting Allah’s will. Life is about accept and learn. Allah sends small difficulties that one should bear with patience and strive for Allah and be thankful to Him.
I know, it’s easier said than done. But I always want to have super extra sabr package in myself because I believe that having sabr will lead you to happiness.
Those are the ones who will be rewarded with the highest place in heaven for what they patiently endured.
(Q.S Furqan Verse 75)