Lessons from the Man Who Faced Every Struggle

A lot of times, if you’re going through some difficulty and you talk to somebody, they tell you, “brother be patient!”

 And you sometimes want to lash out: “What do you mean be patient? Do you even know what I’m going through? Do you understand or realize what I’m dealing with?” “It’s easier said than done!”

Take His Advice to Heart

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But, when the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) tells us to be patient, when he tells us to have hope, when he tells us not to worry, when he tells us to keep the faith, when he tells us to stay strong, when he tells us that everything will be all right… Do you understand how much credibility he has when he says that?

His Unique Patience

 The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was blessed with seven children, six of those children died during his lifetime.

In our own community, a young sister passed away at the age of 21. I spent a couple of days before that with her father, and I was there with him at the funeral as well. Just watching a father pray janazah for his daughter broke your heart, let alone what his heart must be going through.

 Can you imagine the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) own heart was broken like that six times!

Never-ever hear the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, have patience, it’s okay, it’ll be all right, don’t worry about it, forgive them, let it go… and you say, “that’s easy to say!” No. Catch your tongue.

 That man knew more pain than you can even imagine and he was still that optimistic and that bright and that illuminating to everyone around him.

About Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda
Abdul Nasir Jangda is the founder and director of Qalam Institute. He was born and raised in the Dallas area. At the age of 10 he went to Karachi, Pakistan to memorize the Quran. He excelled in his memorization and committed the entire Quran to memory in less than 1 year. He then returned home and continued his school education. After graduating from High School, he went back to Karachi to study the Alim Course at Jamia Binoria. He graduated from the rigorous 7 year program in 2002 at the top of his class and with numerous Ijaazaat (Licenses) in various Islamic Sciences. Along with the Alim Course he concurrently completed a B.A. and M.A. in Arabic from Karachi University. He also obtained a Masters in Islamic Studies from the University of Sindh. He taught Arabic at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2005 to 2007. He has served as an instructor and curriculum advisor to various Islamic schools and Islamic studies programs. He served as the Imam at the Colleyville Masjid in the Dallas area for 3 years. He is a founding member and chairman of Mansfield Islamic Center. Abdul Nasir’s class “Meaningful Prayer” has traveled the country and been taught to thousands of students online globally.His latest projects include Quran Intensive (a summer program focusing on Arabic grammar and Tafsir), Quranic analysis lectures, Khateeb Training, chronicling of the Prophetic Biography at www.qalaminstitute.org, and personally mentoring and teaching his students at the Qalam Seminary.