Knowing Sabr: 7 Quranic Verses About Patience

Patience or Sabr is an attribute to which Islam attaches great importance. This article enlists seven Quranic verses about patience or Sabr.

The Quran is beautiful all in all; and there are some verses that directly affect the heart and soothe it in the hour of trial and difficulty. Most of these verses are related, directly or indirectly, to the virtue of patience.

Knowing Sabr: 7 Quranic Verses About Patience


Patience means to exercise restraint from anxiety and remain calm in hardships. It is a virtue which enables us to proceed towards worthy goals and remain unaffected by difficult situations.

Every believer who believes in Allah will be tested. Such tests can come in the form of fear, hunger, illness, some loss in goods or lives or similar provisions. No one can have a completely blissful life without hardships.

But Allah does not burden a soul greater than it can bear. Whenever He afflicts us with some difficulty, He gives us hope too. We are not left alone with trials and hardships. In Surah at-Talaq, verse 07, Allah says:

After every difficulty, Allah will soon grant relief.

Indeed, Allah always helps and provides us with a way out from every difficulty that we face. Our burdens, troubles and difficulties can be removed through prayers, patience and by having complete faith in Allah.

Quranic Verses About Patience

1. The Quran 31:17 (Surah Luqman)

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2. The Quran 70:05 (Surah al-Ma’arij)

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3. The Quran 16:127 (Surah an-Nahl)

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4. The Quran 08:46 (Surah al-Anfal)

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5. The Quran 03:146 (Surah al-Imran)

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6. The Quran 11:49 (Surah Hud)

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7. The Quran 30:60 (Surah ar-Rum)

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Patience or Sabr is the biggest Blessing and Mercy of Allah that He has bestowed upon us. As we can see in the above Quranic verses about patience, it is not just a matter of will-power. Instead, patience as a virtue is Allah’s Gift for us.

Lastly, the rewards of being patience are immense. As such, being¬†patient is one of the best ways to seek Allah’s Mercy.

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