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{ وَجَآءُوا عَلَىٰ قَمِيصِهِ بِدَمٍ كَذِبٍ قَالَ بَلْ سَوَّلَتْ لَكُمْ أَنفُسُكُمْ أَمْراً فَصَبْرٌ جَمِيلٌ وَٱللَّهُ ٱلْمُسْتَعَانُ عَلَىٰ مَا تَصِفُونَ }

Yet, comely patience! He said:Patience with contentment (riḍā).He was asked, ‘What is the sign of this?’ He replied, ‘It is not to regret what has happened.’ Then he was asked, ‘How can one attain comeliness of patience (tajammul bi’l-ṣabr)? He said:By knowing that God, Exalted is He, is with you, and by the comfort of the [concomitant sense of] well-being (bi-rāḥat al-ʿāfiya). Patience may be compared to a bowl which has patience at the top and honey underneath. Then he said:I am amazed at the one who is not patient. How can he not show patience whatever the situationmight be (li’l-ḥāl), when the Lord of Might says: Surely God is with the patient [8:46]?His words, Exalted is He:


Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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