abu sa'eed al khudri

مَنْ يَتَصَبَّر يُصَبِّرْهُ الله

— The Messenger of Allah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Translation: “Whoever exerts himself to have patience and pushes himself, when he doesn’t think he can be patient anymore, Allaah will grant him success and Allaah will make him patient because of his struggle.”

[Source: Collected by Ahmad in his Musnad (3/12) from the narration of Aboo Sa’eed al-Khudree. It was also collected by al-Bukhaaree (1469) and Muslim (1089) with a longer wording. The narration found in the Musnad opens with the quoted wording]

Translated by Abul-'Abbaas Moosaa Richardson who added: 'The translations may seem a bit lengthy for only a few words in Arabic, but they are heavy Arabic phrases employing lots of linguistic devices.’