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Patience and Gratitude
Patience and Gratitude
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  • Authored by: Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

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Details:  Patience and Gratitude,
An abridgement of
“Uddat as-Sābireen wa Dhākirat ash-Shākireen”
*[A5] Paperback - 82 pages,
*by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah,
Translated by N. al-Khattab,
Published by Taha.

Back in Stock August 2019

Description :

We live in a era of overwhelming Western influence where two major ideas are upheld and promoted. One of these is the expectation of instant gratification, whereby few people are prepared to wait, or work hard, or suffer temporary hardship, to get results. People see a world of wealth and power, depicted on TV and in the movies, and they want it, now. Immediate satisfaction is expected in this world, so how much harder must it be for such people in terms of preparing themselves for the Hereafter!

The other major idea promoted by Western influences is the cult of the superman. Here, too, TV and movies must take much of the blame for filling people’s minds with the notion that the stronger and wealthier you are, the freer you are to do what you like, regardless of the consequences. The idea of the “survival of the fittest” is used to justify destroying the weak. In their quest for independence and superiority, the godless are turning this world into a living hell where competition and conflict prevail. Crime is on the increase, as religion and morality are no longer deterrent forces, and a sense of fear and insecurity is spreading in its wake. Mental illness and psychological disorders are further symptoms of the malaise caused by negative Western influences.

The Islamic way is in sharp contrast to the current trends of the West. Our Creator knows best the make-up of the human psyche, and the guidance of the Qur’ān and Sunnah is in perfect harmony with human nature. Not for nothing is Islam known as dīn al-fitrah (the life transaction of the natural state of man). Muslim scholars and scientists developed an extensive and deep knowledge of human behaviour and psychology, which was firmly rooted in the guidance of the Qur’ān and Sunnah. Centuries ago, scholars developed Islamic concepts by which any person who is seeking strength of willpower, and perfection may be guided. Instead of struggling alone, for no other reason than selfgratification, Islam channels us into seeking perfection for the sake of Allāh, and teaches us to seek His help in doing so. Thus we have important Islāmic ideals such as: ‘ubūdiyyah (being a true slave of Allah), which puts a person in touch with the highest Power in the universe, the Power of Allāh; tawakkul (putting one’s trust in Allāh), concerning which the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, advised,

             “Whoever wishes to be the strongest among men, let him put his
              complete trust in Allāh”; and sabr (patience, forbearance, fortitude),
              which enables a man to face hardship with dignity and to accept times
              of ease without becoming arrogant

Table of Contents :

---Translator’s Introduction,
---Translator’s Note,
---Author’s Prologue.

Chapter [1]: The Definition of Patience
---· What scholars have said about patience
---· Is it better to have patience at a time of difficulty, or to be in a situation that does not require patience
---· Patience and Shakwah (complaint)
---· Opposing forces
---· Further definition of patience
---· Is it possible to obtain the quality of patience?

Chapter [2]: Different perspectives on patience
---· Different degrees of patience,
---· The patience of men and the patience of animals,
---· The patience of jinn,
---· The patience of angels,
---· The patience of man,
---· Different degrees of patience,
---· Different strengths of patience,
---· When patience is needed,
---· Patience in worshipping Allāh,
---· Patience in abstaining from wrong action,
---· Patience at times of trial and adversity.

Chapter [3]: Five categories of patience
---· Obligatory patience (wājib),
---· Encouraged patience (mundūb),
---· Forbidden patience (mahdhūr),
---· Disliked patience (makrūh),
---· Permissible patience (mubāh).

Chapter [4]: Good patience and bad patience
---· Emulating the attributes of Allāh,
---· No contradiction between patience and complaining to Allāh.

Chapter [5]: The patience of noble people and the patience of ignoble people

Chapter [6]: Ways of strengthening patience
---· Knowledge,
---· Action,
---· Strengthening the motive of reason and religion.

Chapter [7]: Man cannot do without patience
---· Patience at a time of adversity is easier than at a time of ease,
---· Patience in worship,
---· Patience in abstaining from committing wrong actions,
---· Patience in adversity and in situations beyond man’s control,
---· Patience in situations which are started by choice, but whose consequences get out of hand.

Chapter [8]: What is the most difficult type of patience?
---· Patience in abstaining from wrong actions of speech and sexual wrong actions.

Chapter [9]: Patience in the Qur’ān

Chapter [10]: Ahādīth about patience
---· Patience at the time of sickness.

Chapter [11]: Sahābah on the virtues of patience
---· The story of ‘Urwah ibn al-Zubayr,
---· Beautiful patience (sabr jamīl - Yūsuf 12:83) and panic.

Chapter [12]: Patience at the time of bereavement
---· Eulogizing and wailing,
---· Saying a few words,
---· The deceased person suffers because of the people’s wailing for him.

Chapter [13]: Patience is half of Īmān

Chapter [14]: Patience and loving Allāh
---· Patience for the sake of Allāh, by the help of Allāh and in accepting the decree of Allāh,
---· Different degrees of patience.

Chapter [15]: Gratitude in the Qur’ān
---· The rewards of gratitude,
---· Iblīs and gratitude,
---· Gratitude and ‘ibādah.

Chapter [16]: Ahādīth on gratitude

Chapter [17]: The Sahābah and Tabi‘īn on gratitude
---· Gratitude of different faculties,
---· Prostration of gratitude,
---· All the good deeds of man cannot pay for one blessing of Allāh.

More Self Development.
Also see Imam al-Ghazali.

*We do not recommend other works of this scholar.

*Dimensions : 21 x 14.8cm.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 05 February, 2013.

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