patience in islam

{ وَاصْبِرْ ْ} أي: احبس نفسك على طاعة الله، وعن معصيته، وإلزامها لذلك، واستمر ولا تضجر.
{ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُضِيعُ أَجْرَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ ْ} بل يتقبل الله عنهم أحسن الذي عملوا، ويجزيهم أجرهم، بأحسن ما كانوا يعملون، وفي هذا ترغيب عظيم، للزوم  الصبر، بتشويق النفس الضعيفة إلى ثواب الله، كلما ونت وفترت.

My dear seeking sister, you will meet a lot of men in your life. Please don’t settle. Wait. Wait for the one you would want your sons to be like. Find him, and then wait for him if you have to.
Wait for the one that treats you like a queen. The one you can depend on to protect and take care of you.
Wait. Wait if you have to.
—  Yasmin Mogahed

“You’ll never truly understand a verse until something in your life makes you see it and appreciate it in a whole new way.”

I was feeling so down for the past week because of something. Today, i opened the Qur'an to a random page and subhanallah. Of all the surah’s in the Qur'an it could’ve opened to, and it opened to Surah Yusuf. And i found myself crying because of the ayaats i was reading.

Sometimes, things don’t go the way you wanted it to and it hurts. But you just have to find the strength to push the pain aside and remind yourself He is the best of Planners. And He will never leave you empty handed.

What is to come is better than what was.

“So patience is most fitting.”

[Surah Yusuf: 83]

You must be patient. Even if the pains of waiting and wishing and praying tire you, be patient. Even when long periods of time pass by and others are blessed with what they have been praying for; while you still wait, be patient. For Allāh does not waste the effort of the doers of good. He delays His response only to hear you call to Him more, be patient; for what awaits you is sweeter than the bitterness of longing.