The sweetness of Sabr (Patience) outlives grief. Patience is a cup every person has to drink from. There are some types of grief that weigh on the heart, that if they were to be felt by a mountain, that mountain would crumble to the ground…

When The _Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (peace be upon him)_ lost his beloved son Ibrahim, he held his small body in his arms and said “The eyes send their tears and the heart is saddened, but we do not say anything except that which pleases our Lord. Indeed, O Ibrahim, we are bereaved by your departure from us.” Then he turned his face towards the mountain before him and said, “O mountain! If you were as sorrowful as I am, you would certainly crumble into pieces! But we say what *Allah* has ordered us: (we are the servants of Allah and we will return to Him; we thank *Allah*, the Creator of the Universe).” 

(Ibn-i Sa’d, Tabaqat v.1, p.131-144)
 The human heart is just a small, fragile piece of flesh – but with Sabr (patience), it is able to carry the kind of pain that would cause a mountain to disintegrate. Allah Ta’ala says;
*”Oh you who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy. Vie in such perseverance, strengthen each other, and be pious, that you may prosper.”*

 (Qur’an 3:200)

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