Jumaat, 18 Mac 2011



Very good article about sabr from the perspective of Al-Qur'an. I love to share this with all of you.

Enjoy reading!



Source: http://quranicteachings.co.uk/sabr.htm

SABR has been described in the Quran as one of the great virtues of the believers

What is SABR?

SABR has the following meanings:

Patience: the capacity to endure hardship, difficulty, or inconvenience with calmness, self-control and without complaint

Forbearance: Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation

Composure: A calm or tranquil state of mind

Equanimity: The quality of being calm and even-tempered

Steadfastness: Quality of being, firmly loyal, unswerving and unchanging

Firmness: determination and resolution

Perseverance: Steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose

Endurance: The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress

Self-constraint & Self-control: fettering, shackling of various urges, violent emotions and bad desires

In the Quran, SABR has been used in all the above meanings at different places as well as in the following meanings:

- To maintain patience, composure, equanimity, self-control and endurance in the face of difficulties, hardships, stress or inconveniences that may come in living and doing things in the way Prescribed by Allah

- To maintain determination, resoluteness, steadfastness and perseverance in abiding by Allah’s commands

- To steadily adhere to the statutes of the Quran

- To maintain constancy with Allah

In 70:5, Allah commands:

Faisbir sabran jameelan

Which means:

- Persevere with the beautiful perseverance
- Be patient with a beautiful patience
- Be steadfast with the best steadfastness

Allah says in the Quran:

-O you who believe ! Be steadfast and be supreme in your perseverance [3:200]

-For your Lord’s [cause], be patient and steadfast [74:7]

-For every hardship, there is a relief or ease [94:5-6]

-Allah does not impose on any self any more burden that it can bear [2:286]

When to show SABR?

- In harm, injury, mischief, damage, poverty, bodily affliction, distress, lack of means of subsistence, misfortune, calamity, a state of pressing want [show patience, endurance, equanimity and adherence to the Laws of Allah] [2:177]

- In the state of war [show steadfastness] [2:250]

- In fear

- In hunger

- In case of loss of money

- In case of loss of lives

- In case of loss of fruits [of your toil] [show patience, endurance, equanimity and adherence to the Laws of Allah][2:155]

- On whatever may befall [of calamities] [show patience, endurance, equanimity and adherence to the Laws of Allah] [22:35]

- In the face of rejection [show patience and endurance][6:34]

- When people make you a laughing stock for your True convictions [show equanimity and composure] [23:110-111]

- In seeking your Lord’s Countenance [show steadfastness and perseverance][13:22]

- When wealth, fortune, plenty or ease comes after poverty, misfortune, scarcity, or hardship [show equanimity and adherence to Allah’s laws][11:9-10]

- While waiting for Allah’s judgment [and results of your actions] [show patience, calm and tranquility of mind] [7:87]

- In sexual matters [show Self-constraint and self-control] [4:25]

What are the Rewards for SABR?

- Glad tidings [2:155]

- Allah is with those who are Sabireen [2:153, 2:249, 8:46, 8:66]

- Allah loves Sabireen [3:146]

- Allah’s salawat [blessings] and Rahmat [2:157]

- The help of Angels [i.e. the Forces of nature], (as a result of SABR and TAQWA[3:125]

- The reward in full, without reckoning [39:10]

- Double reward (as a result of SABR, repelling evil with good and spending in the cause of Allah ) [28:54]

- The best reward [11:115, 12:90, 16:96]

- Leadership (of nations) [32:24]

- Goodly residence in this world and much better reward in the hereafter [16:41-42]

- The highest place and paradise [13:23-24, 25:75, 29:58, 76:12]

- Success (in the both worlds)[24:111]

- A good end (result)[13:22]

- Victory over the disbeliever enemy even if the enemy is double in number [Twenty believers who are SABIROON [steadfast] can defeat two hundred of those who are disbelievers. A hundred believers who are SABIROON [steadfast] can defeat a thousand of those who are disbelievers] [With limited means and power a thousand steadfast believers can defeat two thousand disbelievers and a hundred steadfast believers can defeat two hundred disbelievers] [8:65-66]

- Inheritance on the Earth [7:128, 7:137]

- No harm from the disbeliever enemy (as a result of TAQWA and SABR) [If SABR[steadfastness] is combined with TAQWA [Careful observance of duties assigned by Allah and the Commanders of the government established in the name of Allah and a sound protection against the enemy], the enemy cannot do any harm ] [3:120]

- Enemies may also become close friends by SABR [41:34-35]

Rabu, 16 Mac 2011


Assalammualaikum wbkt,


A little reminder for me and you.


I would like to share with you about how meaningful/beautiful is the doa we recites in our solah. We actually recites a lot of doa in solat (but sometimes we just didnt realize that we are actually making doa). Due to our own weaknesses, we sometimes portrays that solat is less important as compared to other jobs and we sometimes less focus/ less or lost concentration in our solat. This is something that we have to acknowledge (that the satan is everywhere during our solah - indeed they send us the best general/ brigidier general/ captain etc to disturb us, to make us half sleep, to make us suddently busy - when we are performing solah).


Have you experienced, for example, when you are performing solat, then our mind suddently racing about a lot of things (oh, I have to do this and that after this, oh I need to clean the kitchen, oh I have to cook and prepare food for lunch, or I have to read this etc etc) while we are actually performing solah!. But suddently, right after the solah, we feel that we actually dont really need to think about all these things because they are basically routine and practically not very important. Hey, we do cooking everyday, so what's the problem with cooking for lunch, we doing house chores every day so whats the problem with that - we are actually thinking about something rubbish in our solat. I dont like to be hypochrite, but I have to admit it happened to me as well. Many many times!


Right, let us put some effort to perform better solat everyday. Let us focus on one dua we recite during our prayers. Especially during "duduk antara dua sujud" - i dont know what to say that in english "sitting between two prostration" - sounds weird right. But no problem. Go on.


In our "duduk antara dua sujud" we recite this doa everyday - and it is dedicated to ourself. Of course there are some little differences, some hadith said our prophet recite "rabbigfirli" and some said longer than that "rabbigfirli warhamni" etc etc. We are not going to discuss about this matter - let the syeikh in this area study more about this. What I intend to focus is about something we practice everyday (but sometimes we disregarded it - sadly!) - (I didnt mean to blame you, but i am actually compaining myself!)

We recite this doa in our "duduk antara dua sujud":

Rabbigfirli (My Lord, forgive me)

We did a lot of sin every day. Really. I am probably make more than 200 sin this morning. Really! But we sometimes just didnt realize it!. It doesnt mean that - "oh, I didnt perform zina, I didnt consume alcohol - so basically I didnt do lot of mistakes so basically I think I dont have a lot of sin". This is ridiculous.

Yes, of course (most) if not all of us not perform zina, but sometimes we engage in back biting (mengumpat), slandering (memfitnah), degrading others (merendah-rendahkan orang lain) and sometimes we just didnt realize it. For example - we laugh at certain people yang makan budu for example and we think that we are more modern, more affluent, so this is actually the act of degrading others - and it is sinful. (Minta maaf lah kalau ada orang terasa, this is just an example- by the way I admit that I eat budu sometimes ;-) and enjoy it too!). Or we sometimes make jokes about the types of car our friends drive, the types of kampung he is coming from, prejudice against certain ethics/races, the style of their cloth, or they funny way he/she speak, their accent etc, their job for example- if they are working as rubber tapper we do think that we are better because we are "white collar" etc, and we sometimes enjoy make fun of others because WE think that WE are simply better than others. This is dangerous!. Because this is the act of SATAN, who downgraded NABI ADAM - he think that he is better than NABI ADAM because he was created from fire and NABI ADAM was created out of clay. We might commit sin bigger than zina everyday, but just we didnt realize it. So in oour prayer, we have to strive for Allah's forgiveness. Humble ourself to Allah, admit we make mistake everyday so please Allah for give our sin.

Warhamni (Bless me) -
remember, how great/importance is Allah blessing for us, as I stated in previous posting- it is more beneficial, more valuable than any worldy stuffs - i m serious, more valuable/ more "cool" than iPAD2 of course!

Wajburni (Improve me/ cover my "aib" - weaknesses")
We hope and pray that Allah will improve us everyday - make us better person in ibadah, in character, in judgement, knowledge etc.

Warfa'kni (Increase me in rank - tinggikan darjatku)
Common, I dont need to explain much, but who actually dont want this???

Warzuqni (Give me "rezeki")
Oh yes! rezeki - money, dollar, pound etc etc. good foods, shelter, good kids. etc

Wahdini (Guide me - pimpinlah aku, berilah petunjuk)
We really need this. In surah Al-Kahfi (ayah 17) - "mai yah dillah hu fahual muhtad, wammay yudlil falan tajida lahu waliam mursyida". - "Whom Allah guides is the (rightly guided), but whom He leaves astray never will you find for him a protecting friend". We also recite "ihdinass siratol mustaqim" - show us the right way/ path in al fatihah. Asking for guidance.

Wa'afini (make me healthy - sihatkan aku)

This is very very important. Most people agreed that health is more important than money.

Wak'fu anni (dan maafkanlah aku).
We absolutely definitely need this till the end of our life.

This is very brilliant doa indeed! Really very powerful doa. We can also recite this doa every where- when we are driving, cooking etc. We may have some limitations in memorizing doa in arabic - for certain people like me as I dont have a specific knowledge in arabic - but we can practice this doa as frequent as we can since we recite it in our solat everyday. May this simple reminder beneficial to you and me. Please pray for me, hopefully Allah will make me a sincere person in whatever I am doing, forgive my sin, endow me knowledge and wisdom and join me with the righteous in this world and in the Next. May Allah facilitate our affairs, bless us, and save us from the torment of hell fire.

See u next time :-)