‘With the highs and lows of life, we may need to ask for a helping hand...there is no shame in that.’
Our very own Campus Director Dr Sara Saigol recently featured in BBC Radio 2’s ‘Pause for Thought.’
She reflected on the symbolism of hands.
By Mariyah Aseri, adapted from an article by Chaimaa Elazrak
“Whoever persists in being patient, God will make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing better and greater than patience.” (Al-Bukhari)
Sabr is an Arabic word which translates as “Patience”. But Sabr means much more than just patience. Sabr is endurance, forbearance, steadfastness & perseverance. Sabr is something we often ask Allah for, especially when we face hardships in life. We’re frequently reminded in the Quran of the virtues and beauty of sabr - of “صبر جميل” a beautiful patience. But is patience really beautiful? How can patience be beautiful when the very essence of patience entails enduring tough times?