40+ Islamic Quotes on Patience (Dua for Sabr) 

Hardships of life are difficult to face alone, and a good believer may find themselves needing patience Islamic quotes to overcome the difficult times. Patience, also known as sabr or sabar, is amongst the highest virtues someone can achieve according to Islam. Allah asks us to be patient and practice dua when faced with pain and a broken heart to heal.

Down below, you will see our list of hand-picked, beautiful, and inspirational patience (sabr) Islamic quotes to help you through hard times. We hope these patience duas and Islamic quotes will help you find your inner peace.

Patience – Beautiful Islamic Quotes

Quran, as Allah’s gift and guide to humanity, has many beautiful teachings on sabr. We have also curated patience in Islam in quotes and hadiths. Here are the most beautiful Islamic quotes about patience:

  • “O you who have believed, persevere and endure and remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be successful.” (Quran, 3:200)
  • “And when they went forth to [face] Goliath and his soldiers, they said, “Our Lord, pour upon us patience and plant firmly our feet and give us victory over the disbelieving people.” (Surah Baqarah Ayat 250)
  • “Oh my son, keep up the prayer, and command beneficence, and forbid malfeasance, and (endure) patiently whatever may afflict you. Surely that is (an indication of true) resolve concerning His Commands” (Quran, 31:17)
  • “Surely, Allah is with those who are As‑Saabiroon (the patient)” (Quran, 8:46)
  • “And We made from among them leaders guiding by Our command when they were patient and [when] they were certain of Our signs.” (Quran, 32:24)
  • “[As luqman said to his son] O my son, establish prayer, enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and be patient over what befalls you. Indeed, [all] that is of the matters [requiring] determination.” (Quran, 31:17)

Patience – Inspirational Islamic Quotes

Allah in His infinite wisdom has granted us many teachings and sayings either through the Holy Book of Quran or the sayings of the Prophet to help us in our times of need. We have created a list of inspirational Islamic quotes on patience for practicing sabr and dua as Allah requests from us.

  • “And bear with patience, and your patience is only because of the help of Allah – and do not grieve over them, nor feel distressed by their evil plans” (Quran, 16:127)
  • “Seek help with patience and prayer – though this is hard indeed for anyone but the humble” (Quran, 2:45)
  • “How many of the prophets fought (in Allah’s way), and with them (fought) large bands of [religious] men? But they never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah’s way, nor did they weaken (in will) nor give in. And Allah Loves those who are firm and steadfast” (Quran, 3:146)
  • “And We made from among them leaders guiding by Our command when they were patient and [when] they were certain of Our signs.” (Quran, 32:24)
  • “And be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin.” (Quran, 8:46)
  • And those who are patient, seeking the countenance of their Lord, and establish prayer and spend from what We have provided for them secretly and publicly and prevent evil with good – those will have the good consequence of [this] home… (Quran, 13:22)

Islamic Quotes on Patience During Difficult Times

We all have difficult times in our lives as life is full of hardships that tests our faith in One and Only Allah. Patience in hard times is essential as being a virtuous follower of Islam requires one to practice sabr. We have compiled very important Islamic quotes on patience during hard times, see them below:

  • “Desires make slaves out of kings and patience makes king out of slaves.” (Imam Ghazali)
  • “Even if the closest people in your life go against you, as long as you trust Allah and have patience, He will raise your status and open doors for you in the darkest moments. Trust Allah.” (Surah Yusuf)
  • “And Allah Loves Those who endure patiently.” (Anonymous)
  • “It is difficult to be patient but to waste the rewards for patience is worse.” (Abu Bakr)
  • “A moment of patience in a moment of anger, saves a thousand moments of regret.” (Ali Ibn Abi Talib)
  • “Only have faith, patience and courage. This is but the beginning, but surely you will succeed for Allah is with you.” (Abdul-baha)
  • Narrated Anas bin Malik: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “Allah said, ‘If I deprive my slave of his two beloved things (i.e., his eyes) and he remains patient, I will let him enter Paradise in compensation for them.”. (Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 70 Hadith 557)
  • Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger said, “If Allah wants to do good by somebody, He afflicts them with trials.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari 5645)
  • “Make dua. Allah hears you. Have patience and He will answer at the right time.” (Anonymous)

Islamic Quotes on Patience During Pain

Pain is an inescapable part of life, however, as the believer seeks relief and comfort of the pain through dua and patience, they are always rewarded by Allah. We have compiled some Islamic patience quotes on pain and difficult times:

  • “Verily! I have rewarded them this Day for their patience; they are indeed the ones that are successful.” (Quran, 23:111)
  • “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 Ourselves and a Reminder for all who worship Us.” (Quran, 21:83-84)
  • “Never a believer is stricken with a discomfort, an illness, an anxiety, a grief or mental worry or even the pricking of a thorn but Allah will expiate his sins on account of his patience.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
  • “Therefore, endure with graceful patience.” (Quran, 70:5)
  • Narrated Samurah ibn Jundub: The Prophet (peace be upon him) named our cavalry “the Cavalry of Allah,” when we were struck with panic, and when panic overtook us, the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) commanded us to be united, to have patience and perseverance; and to be so when we fought” [Sunan of Abu-Dawood – Book 14 Hadith 2554].
  • “In trusting Allah, remember that what’s best for you might be what’s most painful.” (Shaykh Omar Suleiman)
  • “Every love outside of His (Allah’s) love, is pain.” (Rumi)

Islamic Quotes on Patience With a Broken Heart

Difficult times of life can sometimes break our heart. Even in the toughest times, it is essential to remember that Allah is always with us and through only Him are we able to practice patience to heal the wounds of our broken heart. Here are some Islamic quotes about patience in times of heartbreak:

  • “Call on your Lord when your heart is brittle, that is a time when it’s in pieces and the Light of Allah can fill the gaps. That is why Allah is with the brokenhearted.” (Hamza Yusuf)
  • “Peace be upon you for what you patiently endured. And excellent is the final home.” (Quran, 13:24)
  • “Allah is with those whose hearts are torn.” -Imam Ghazali
  • “Those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts are fearful, and [to] the patient over what has afflicted them, and the establishers of prayer and those who spend from what We have provided them.” (Quran, 22:35)
  • “If Allah has written for you happiness, no one can steal that from you, and if He has written for your heart to break, then no-one can mend it but He, so always put your trust in Allah.” (Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni)
  • “The fastest way to heal a broken heart is to find someone better to love, and love more. Know that sometimes heartbreak happens just to push you to Allah.” (Yasmin Mogahed)

Allah Quotes on Patience

  • “Now Allah has lightened your (task), for He knows that there is weakness in you. So if there are of you a hundred steadfast persons, they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a thousand of you, they shall overcome two thousand with the Leave of Allah. And Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.)” (Quran, 8:66)
  • “[Moses] said, ‘You will find me, if Allah wills, patient, and I will not disobey you in [any] order.” (Quran, 18:69)
  • “O believers! Seek comfort in patience and prayer. Allah is truly with those who are patient.” (Quran, 2:153)
  • “He (Ya‘qūb) said, ‘Rather, your inner desires have seduced you to something. So, patience is best. Hopefully, Allah may bring them all together. Surely, He is the All-Knowing, All-Wise.” (Quran, 12:83)
  • Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet (ﷺ) passed by a woman who was sitting and weeping beside a grave and said to her, “Fear Allah and be patient.” (Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 1252 In-book reference : Book 23, Hadith 15)
  • “Allah is the ultimate in patience. He is all patient to the limit. He never hastens and never hurries. He is the Steadfast. He is the Preserving. The One of perfect timing”. (As-Sabur)

Sabar Quotes in Islam

Sabr (or sabar) is one of the most essential concepts of Islam as it stands for patience. Practicing dua, meaning prayer to Allah, and sabr strengthens one’s faith and helps him through difficult times. That is why we have brought together the most beautiful sabr quotes in Islam to help you practice sabar and dua to connect with Allah.

  • “And if We give man a taste of mercy from Us and then We withdraw it from him, indeed, he is despairing and ungrateful. But if We give him a taste of favor after hardship has touched him, he will surely say, ‘Bad times have left me.’ Indeed, he is exultant and boastful – Except for those who are patient and do righteous deeds; those will have forgiveness and great reward.” (Quran, 11:9-11)
  • “And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient.” (Quran, 2:155)
  • “And be patient, for indeed, Allah does not allow to be lost the reward of those who do good.” (Quran, 11:115)
  • “What wealth I have, I will not hoard from you. Whoever has forbearance, Allah will help him. Whoever tries to be independent, Allah will enrich him. Whoever tries to be patient, Allah will give him patience, and no one is given a better or vaster gift than patience.” (Muwatta Malik Arabic reference: Book 58, Hadith 1850)
  • “I’ll be patient until even patience tries of my patience.” (Imam Ali)
  • “Sabr is not remaining quiet and letting anger build up inside you. Sabr is to talk about what’s bothering you without losing control of your emotions.” (Nouman Ali Khan)
  • “Patience is that the heart does not feel anger towards that which is destined and that the mouth does not complain.” (Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya)

Tips to Not Lose Patience During Difficult Times

Tip #1: Practice Shukr, Be Grateful To Allah

One thing I always keep in mind whenever I face difficult times as a Muslim is the concept of “shukr”. Shukr is the Arabic term meaning gratitude or thankfulness towards all the good that Allah gave us. Even when facing hard times, one should be grateful to Allah because He gave us our lives, He gave us a family and most importantly, He gave us our faith. Through dua and prayer we show our gratitude to Him and keep patient as our faith is tested.

It is crucial to remember there are people in the world with little to no access to basic needs like food, water or shelter and we should be thankful to Allah that we have our basic needs met. Remember: Allah believes in us and He has a plan for all of us; that is why patience through shukr is an act He loves.

Tip #2: Be Humble And Honest To Yourself

Another crucial life lesson and a teaching of Islam is humility. As long as one remains humble and honest about their needs, they will see life in a new light. Are you upset you couldn’t get the shoes you wanted? Ask yourself if you truly needed them. Ask yourself why you didn’t get them if Allah truly willed you to have them. Honesty to self keeps one’s will tamed and it is recognized to be one of the greatest virtues by the Messenger to Allah as well. A good follower of Islam should always remember that this world is temporary, so it would be foolish to lose patience over worldly affairs. Remember, patience is an act that leads to Jannah.

Tip #3: Share Your Pain

Our last tip is all about being open with your loved ones and sharing your feelings. It is incredibly easy to feel alone during difficult times, so sharing your feelings with your close family or relatives will help remind you that you are in fact never alone – your family is with you and Allah is within your heart. Patience and healing through the joyful feeling of being surrounded by your loved ones and watched over by Allah Himself will benefit you in the long run too, as it strengthens your relationship with your family and the All Mighty Allah.

We hope our Islamic quotes on patience can help you in difficult times, pain and heartbreak. Remember to keep practicing sabr (patience) and opening your hands for dua, as Allah Himself said in the Holy Quran: “Endure with graceful patience.” (70:15)

Asma Ahmed

I identify myself as a quodophile and linguaphile, a lover of quotes and all things language. My eagerness to learn new things has helped me become fluent in several languages and still crave more knowledge. My passion for words, literature, and wisdom is evident in my writing, where I constantly explore the beauty and power of quotes as well as the meaning and context behind them. With India being my home, I am constantly seeking inspiration from its diverse cultures and languages. But my journey goes beyond the borders of the country, in which I explore global cultures and languages to create a connection between the readers and the messages of the quotes I collect. I believe words have the power to change perspectives, evoke emotions, and guide people. In my free time, I can be found scouring books, articles, and social media for new quotes to add to my collection. I am forever on the lookout for new wisdom to share with the world.

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