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?
By Sumayya Anis
I chose this topic almost as a reminder for myself because a lot of new things are happening right now. This past month, I’ve been trying to adapt to:
A change of home; I’m now in London.
A change in circumstance; I took a gap year so literally had a year of chilling and now I have copious amounts of reading.
And a change of friendship circles which obviously comes with new beginnings.
I know a few of us are in the same position and how easy it is to get anxious with the pace of change. So I felt that we should reflect and consider why change can actually be beneficial for us all.