Allah Ta'ala says:
"O People of Imaan.' Adopt sabr (patience)."
Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said:
"A Believer is to be marveled because every condition of his is good. This is exclusive to the Believer. If he attains happiness, he makes shukr (is thankful) and if calamity overtakes him, he adopts sabr."
NATURE OF SABR
In man are two conflicting forces. The one force impels him towards Deen and righteousness while the other drives him towards base desires. Asserting the Deeni force and subduing the force of lust is called Sabr. In the state of Sabr, the Deeni force in man asserts its dominance over the lowly force of base desire. Its definition is given as follows:
"Maintaining control of the nafs in the face of such things which the nafs dislikes."
THE TYPES OF SABR
There are three kinds of Sabr.
NI'MAT AND MUSEEBAT
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