Patience is to hold one’s soul from being impatient and displeased, holding the tongue from complaining and the body parts from harming himself or others. The patience is mentioned at many places in Quran and Sunnah of the beloved Prophet (SAW), which shows the virtues and greatness of Patience. In the Arabic language, (Sabr) Patience means to confine or contain.Allah Almighty says in Holy Quran:
“Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without Hisaab (without limit, calculation, and estimation).”(Quran, 39:10).
“Surely, Allah is with those who are As‑Saabiroon (the patient)” (Quran, 8:46).
“And We made from among them leaders guiding by Our command when they were patient and [when] they were certain of Our signs.” (Quran, 32:24)
Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without reckoning.” (Quran, 39:10)
“And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgives that would truly be from the things recommended by Allah.” (Quran, 42:43)
“Verily, Sabr(Patience) is to faith what the head is to the body. The body perishes without the head, and so also when Sabr goes, faith also disappears”
Holy Prophet (SAW) has said following words on Patience
“The believer who mixes with people and bears their annoyance with patience will have a greater reward than the believer who does not mix with people and does
not put up with their annoyance”
“Whoever persists in being patient, Allah will make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing better and greater than patience.” (Al-Bukhari)
“The real patience is at the first stroke of a calamity.”
[Sahih Al Bukhari]
“Never a believer is stricken with a discomfort, an illness, an anxiety, a grief or mental worry or even the pricking of a thorn but Allah will expiate his sins on account of his patience”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
“Do not wish for an encounter with the enemy. Pray to Allah to grant you safety; (but) when you encounter them, show patience.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].