The Principle of Patience
The many instances of Ibn Taymiyyah’s exemplary patience have amazed all those who have come to know of the trials he endured in upholding the traditions of the salaf. This book is a translation of Qa’idah fī ‘s-Sabr which is included in Jami’ al-Masa’il, a collection of Ibn Taymiyyah’s shorter works compiled by our respected Shaykh, the Muhaqqiq Muhammad ‘Uzair Shams. Although the treatise is short, it nonetheless contains much benefit and lessons and illustrates Ibn Taymiyyah’s psychological disposition which strengthened him during his trials and tribulations, and furthermore allowed him to find peace and contentment in situations where most would only fall into despair and depression. Perhaps it will direct us similarly when we face inevitable times of hardship and difficulty.