Have you notice how great leaders and figures have the capability to endure hardship? Take a look at Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X for example.
Both shown great Sabr. Sabr doesn’t only mean patience; rather it is a larger concept. It includes self-control, self-discipline, endurance, persistence and determination as well as acceptance of Allah’s plans.
“O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [surah Al-Baqara 2:153]
Through Muslim figures of the 20th century, Imam Omar Suleiman details how Sabr is the tool to get you through difficult times in your life.
Indeed someone like Muhammad Ali kept progressing in his fight for justice and his faith. Despite the numerous attempts to intimidate him, he persisted and resisted even his own government.
Just like someone as Malcolm X had to endure poverty in his youth, repeated assault while marching peacefully, slander and finally murder. Nevertheless he persevered in his cause even when so many were trying to kill him.
History tells us that the more noble the cause, the harder it will be.
Indeed our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had faced the loss of his people, his children, persecutions, famine, slander and more. Yet he persisted and fought for the cause of Allah (subhana wa taala).