"…complaining to people, either directly, through our words, or indirectly, through the way we look and behave. This is contradictory to patience."
[Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah. “Uddat as-Sâbireen wa Dhâkirat]
SubhanAllah! This is a great reminder wallahi. Usually people won’t directly show impatience but through the way they look and behave you can tell. Which will then cause others to ask, “what’s wrong?” and then we’ll tell them and bam, we destroy our patience! Something to think about. And may Allah make us of the patient. Ameen!
I advise Muslims to steer clear of these organizations like ISNA, ICNA, etc. that promote biddah, and openly call the Muslims to sins like free mixing, music, taking from deviants, calling to unity upon falsehood, etc.
They do not benefit us, rather they are only concerned with ‘entertainment’ and trying to justify their actions by using society and the time we live in as an excuse.
“Among the great calamities which can inflict a person is that he knows that he is negligent (in his religious duties) but he does not mind it nor does he grieve over it.”
[Abdullaah Ibn Mubaarak / Source: Shu`ab al-Imaan (2/271) of Imaam al-Baihaqee]
There are millions in their Grave wishing to come back to life, only to prostrate to Allaah one more time.
Prioritize with your Salah.
The One Who Is Tested
The one who is tested should understand that whatever calamity has befallen him has happened with Allaah’s knowledge and was decreed by Him fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth.
“Do you not know that Allaah knows what is in the heaven and earth? Indeed, that is in a Record. Indeed that, for Allaah, is easy.” [Soorah al-Hajj (22): 70]
“No disaster strikes upon the earth or among yourselves except that it is in a register before We bring it into being – indeed that, for Allaah, is easy – In order that you not despair over what has eluded you and not exult [in pride] over what He has given you.” [Soorah al-Hadeed (57): 22-23]
Once a person understand that whatever befalls him happens with the knowledge of Allaah and by His Decree, then he must have faith, be patient, accept it and submit to the will of Allaah.
Source: Excerpt from ‘The Jinn and Human Sickness’ by Abul Mundhir, Page 132
أَمَّنْ هُوَ قَانِتٌ آنَاء اللَّيْلِ سَاجِدًا وَقَائِمًا يَحْذَرُ الآخِرَةَ وَيَرْجُو رَحْمَةَ رَبِّهِ قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَالَّذِينَ لا يَعْلَمُونَ إِنَّمَا يَتَذَكَّرُ أُوْلُوا الأَلْبَابِ
Is one who is devoutly obedient during periods of the night, prostrating and standing [in prayer], fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord, [like one who does not]?
Say, “Are those who know equal to those who do not know?” Only they will remember [who are] people of understanding.
[Surat az Zumar 39;9]
قُلْ إِنِّي أَخَافُ إِنْ عَصَيْتُ رَبِّي عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ
Say, “Indeed I fear, if I should disobey my Lord, the punishment of a tremendous Day.”
[Surat az Zumar; 39:13]
أَن تَقُولَ نَفْسٌ يَا حَسْرَتَى عَلَى مَا فَرَّطتُ فِي جَنبِ اللَّهِ وَإِن كُنتُ لَمِنَ السَّاخِرِينَ
Lest a soul should say, “Oh [how great is] my regret over what I neglected in regard to Allah and that I was among the mockers.”
وَالَّذِينَ اجْتَنَبُوا الطَّاغُوتَ أَن يَعْبُدُوهَا وَأَنَابُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ لَهُمُ الْبُشْرَى فَبَشِّرْ عِبَادِ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَمِعُونَ الْقَوْلَ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ أَحْسَنَهُ أُوْلَئِكَ الَّذِينَ هَدَاهُمُ اللَّهُ وَأُولَئِكَ هُمْ أُوْلُوا الأَلْبَابِ
But those who have avoided Taghut, lest they worship it, and turned back to Allah - for them are good tidings. So give good tidings to My servants; Who listen to speech and follow the best of it. Those are the ones Allah has guided, and those are people of understanding.
[Surat az-Zumar 39; 17-18]
وَلاَ تَتَمَنَّوْا مَا فَضَّلَ اللَّهُ بِهِ بَعْضَكُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ لِّلرِّجَالِ نَصِيبٌ مِّمَّا اكْتَسَبُواْ وَلِلنِّسَاء نَصِيبٌ مِّمَّا اكْتَسَبْنَ وَاسْأَلُواْ اللَّهَ مِن فَضْلِهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا
And do not wish for that by which Allah has made some of you exceed others. For men is a share of what they have earned, and for women is a share of what they have earned. And ask Allah of his bounty. Indeed Allah is ever, of all things, Knowing.