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Office of the Mufti

Patience and Resilience in Facing Challenges

  • Prophet Ayyub (a.s.) was a prophet who was blessed by Allah (s.w.t.) with great wealth and luxuries that never made him arrogant. In fact, he used his wealth to help others, and he showed his gratitude by constantly being in the remembrance of Allah (s.w.t.).
  • One day, Allah (s.w.t.) tested Prophet Ayyub (a.s.) by taking away his wealth, his children, and he was afflicted with a long-term illness. However, Prophet Ayyub (a.s.) never once blamed Allah (s.w.t.). Instead, he bore these hardships with patience and resilience.
  • Let us ponder upon the reaction displayed by Prophet Ayyub (a.s.) when he was greatly tested. He did not once blame his Lord for his distress, and he remained patient and resilient even as he lived through his challenges.