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Podcast: The Fruit of Patience is Always Sweet | Dr. Yasir Qadhi

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Our Prophet Muḥammad ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) is told in the Qur’ān:  “Be patient like the strong prophets of old were patient.”  Allāh tells our Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him), “Look at the stories of those before you.  Through the trials of the previous prophets, your own chest will become affirmed, and you will get hope and optimism.”  One of the stories that Allāh reminds our Prophet Muḥammad ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) about is the story of Ayyūb.  Allāh calls him His slave and His servant.

I want to talk about patience because this is the month of patience.  Our Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said, “The month of Ramadan is the month of patience.”  Our Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said,

“If you can conquer fasting, fasting is half of all patience.”

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If you can perfect your fasting, then you have perfected 50% of patience.  The rest of patience will be through other things.  Patience (ṣabr) is a part and parcel of our life.  Allāh subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) in Sūrat’l-Muddaththir, the first surah to come down after iqra’, Allāh tells the Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him), “Be patient for the sake of your Lord.”  Being patient for Allāh is part of īmān.

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Sh. Dr. Yasir Qadhi is someone that believes that one's life should be judged by more than just academic degrees and scholastic accomplishments. Friends and foe alike acknowledge that one of his main weaknesses is ice-cream, which he seems to enjoy with a rather sinister passion. The highlight of his day is twirling his little girl (a.k.a. "my little princess") round and round in the air and watching her squeal with joy. A few tid-bits from his mundane life: Sh. Yasir has a Bachelors in Hadith and a Masters in Theology from Islamic University of Madinah, and a PhD in Islamic Studies from Yale University. He is an instructor and Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib, and the Resident Scholar of the Memphis Islamic Center.

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