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complaining to Allaah

Source: Madaarij us-Saalikeen; Sabr; Volume 1, p. 559
Translator’s note: Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) mentioned that there are some objections to the book Madaarij us-Saalikeen, such as having a trace of Sufism, as Ibn ul-Qayyim wrote it before the Salafi Manhaj became clear to him [refer to silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor tape no. 437]; however, the Arabic text for the following translation has been checked and approved by Shaykh Maahir al-Qahtaanee (hafidhahullaah)

“Complaining (to Allaah) does not contradict patience”

Shaykh Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) comments:

“And complaining to Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, does not contradict patience. For indeed Ya’qoob, ‘alayhi ssalaam, promised to have good patience, and if a Prophet promises, he doesn’t break it. Then he said: ‘I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allaah.’ Likewise Ayyub – Allaah informed that He found him to be patient, despite his saying: ‘Distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy.’ Rather, complaining about Allaah contradicts patience, not complaining to Allaah, as one saw a man complaining to another of his need, so he said: ‘You are complaining about the One who has mercy on you to the one who doesn’t have mercy on you?'”

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asaheeha translations

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Allaah’s reward for patience

Source: Tafseer as-Sa’dee

“And (remember) Ayyub (Job), when he cried to his Lord: ‘Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy’ / So We answered his call, and We removed the distress that was on him, and We restored his family to him (that he had lost) and the like thereof along with them as a mercy from Us and a Reminder for all those who worship Us”
~ Surat ul-Ambiyaa, 21:83-84

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) comments:

“{as a mercy from Us} upon him, since he had been patient and was pleased, so Allaah rewarded him with a reward in the worldly life before the reward of the hereafter; {and a Reminder for all those who worship Us}, meaning, We made him an example for those who worship Us, those who benefit from lessons. So if they see the trial that had befallen him, then what Allaah rewarded him after it came to an end, and if they look at the cause, they will find it to be patience. This is why Allaah praised him with it in His saying: ‘We found him patient. How excellent a slave! Verily he was ever oft-returning in repentance (to Us)!’, so that (the slaves of Allaah) would take him as an example when hardship befalls them.”

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asaheeha translations

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