Sunday, February 27, 2011

Clarifying The Matter That There Is No One More Patient Than Allaah

Clarifying The Matter That There Is No One More Patient Than Allaah
Shaykh Abdur Rahmaan bin Naasir As-Sa'dee (May Allaah have mercy upon him) said: The statement of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) in the Saheeh:

"There is no one more patient than Allaah. They attribute to Him a child and He still cures them and provides for them." 1 

"In this narration the complete unrestricted perfection is established for Allaah from every angle. It is established for Allaah from the angle of the text and intellect in every name, attribute and description. From the categories of the completeness of Allaah is patience. The patience which the Messenger of Allaah mentioned concerning Allaah, there is no equivalent to Him from the affair of patience. The patience of Allaah is a patience that is from the completeness of the strength of Allaah as well as the magnificent power of Allaah. This is in relation to the utmost evil and annoyance that comes from the creation, those whom sustenance is in the hand of Allaah. They have no means of being outside the power of Allaah. All of their sustenance, provisions, necessities and needs are connected to Allaah. There is nothing from it that they can attain except by way of His generosity and from His treasures.  Along with that, which has been mentioned, He cures them, provides for them, and He doesn't cut off His good from them in all situations. Also, to add along with that, He has opened the doors of repentance for them, made its path easy for them and He calls them to it. Allaah has informed them that if they repent, He will remove from them the greatest of sins and bestow upon them tangible bounties. Therefore, glory be to The Most Forbearing and The Most Patient, Allaah and how far is he removed from any imperfections."

Source: Al-Fataawah As-Si'diyyah Aalam al-Kutub pg. 22.

1. Note: The actual wording of the Hadeeth is found in the Saheeh of Imaam Muslim # 7182. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said (what means):
"There is no one more patient upon the harm that he hears than Allaah. They attribute to Allaah an equal and a child but still along with that He provides them, cures them, and gives them that which they need."

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