The Road of Sabr and Shukr



 إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَٰتٍۢ لِّكُلِّ صَبَّارٍۢ شَكُورٍۢ

Verily in this are Signs for every (soul that is) patiently constant and grateful ~ Surah Saba 34:19

There are two roads for a believer to reach Allah, ie : Sabr and Shukr >

The road of Sabr is quite difficult and challenging, and although we all have to experience some Sabr in our life, we should desire that Allah Ta’ala make us reach Him through the road of Shukr (by being blessed with the countless favours of Allah Ta’ala and then truly appreciating these bounties and being loyal, sincere, obedient servants of Allah Ta’ala).

We will be tested on the road of Sabr,  and due to our weak Imaan, we may not be able to exercise Sabr over the tests and trials that we will be faced with … Hence, the journey through that road becomes daunting. 

However, both roads of Sabr and Shukr bring about great blessings and reward for the believer.

Both these roads lead to Allah Ta’ala …


Our Beloved Rasulullaah Sallallaahu alyhi Wasallam said:

“How wonderful is the affair of the believer, for his affairs are all good, and this applies to no one else but the believer. If some good happens to him, he is thankful for it and that is good for him. If some harm afflicts him, he bears it with patience and that is good for him.”  (Muslim Shareef)