Patience And Gratitude
By Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
Translator : Nasiruddin al-Khattab
Paperback 80 pages
ISBN : 9781897940617
Publisher : Ta-Ha Publishers, UK
An abridgement of the original work entitled, “Uddat As-Sabirin Wa Dhakhirat Ash-Shakrin” by Ibn Qayyim.
About The Book
Author explains the Islamic concept of sabr (patience) and its counterpart shukr (gratitude), in a practical fashion.
This work deals with the closely-related topics of patience and gratitude. Although often translated as “patience”, the Arabic word sabr has a broader and deeper meaning than the English. Depending on the context, it may mean fortitude, patience, equanimity, forbearance, patient endurance, etc. Shukr may be translated as “gratitude” or "thankfulness". As is shown in the book, patience and gratitude are two sides of the same coin, closely-related attitudes which the Muslim should seek to foster in every aspect of his or her life.
About The Author
Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah was born into a scholarly and virtuous family in 691 AH/ 1292 A.D. At that time Damascus was a centre of literature and thought.
Many schools were located there and he studied and graduated under the protection, direction and sponsorship of his father. He was particularly influenced by his Shaykh and teacher Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, and also by Ibn ash-Shirazi amongst others.
Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya died in the city of Damascus the year 751 AH/1350 C.E.,when he was scarcely 60 years old, and was buried at the cemetery of Bab- al-Saghir, near the grave of his father - Rahimahuma Allah
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