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The Truth Requires Patience

How could we acquire patience? And how would patience help keep evil away from us? How could we determinedly stay away from temptations?

To acquire peace and tranquility through submitting yourself to the will of the One and Only God, the Creator of us, humans, and of the whole universe is the very meaning of Islam. Thus, to me Muslim is to to bear witness to the unique Oneness of God, worship Him alone following the teachings of His last Prophet (peace be upon him).

Islam in principle is a reference to the pure meaning of monotheism. This is the first logical basis to start from. And the prophets (peace be upon them) came as guidance to humans to show them how to live their life in accordance with the Will of God.

But today, after Prophets, and in a world full of temptations and contradictions, how could we determinedly stay away from Satan temptations and the evil things which are calling us day and night?

This is what the Qur’an warns us about in the words of God Himself:

Did I not enjoin on you, O you Children of Adam, that you should not worship Satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed? (Ya-Sin 36:60)

To acquire this peace we need to get closer to God; to have deep and true faith in Him. And on the way to that we need patience.
So how could we acquire patience? And how would patience help protect us from Satan and evil?

Listen to Sheikh Ibrahim Zidan in this show as he talks about the definition of patience, the different types of patience, and how to maintain patience when calamity strikes.

Watch to know more.


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By Hanif Kruger

BIO for Hanif Kruger

Hanif is the manager at the Assistive Technology Centre of the South African National Council for the Blind with more than 30 years of experience in the assistive technology and IT fields. Hanif’s passion is assistive technology and advocating for key issues affecting people with disabilities and more specifically the blind and vision impaired. He shares his love for Assistive Technologies through sharing information through his work and via social media and relevant events in order to spread the knowledge and awareness around new technologies and the challenges relating to AT for PWDs. A strong believer in the rights of persons with disabilities and the philosophy of “nothing about us without us”, he regularly push for the affordability and accessability of AT and matching the correct assistive technology solutions with a person in order for them to reach their full capacity. Hanif enjoys a good Netflix and Apple TV+ binge but can also be found walking both his guide dogs looking for cookies .

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