As-salāmu ʿalaykum anon, look at it this way:
Ṣabr requires forbearance and the ability to tolerate whatever Allāh ﷻ has written for you, the diligence to carefully and persistently endure the test, the steadfastness to continue on despite setbacks, and all without complaint.
The Prophets عليه السلام faced tests. They’re models for us:
ʾĀdam عليه السلام was sent to this Earth where he became the father of mankind and the first Prophet of ‘Islām.
Ayyūb عليه السلام was sent to prison and preferred it there.
Nūh عليه السلام lost his tribe after 600 years of calling his people to the Oneness of Allāh ﷻ.
ʾIbrāhīm عليه السلام was asked to sacrifice his son and from whose lineage many prophets were born.
And finally, our beloved Muḥammad ﷺ lost 3 wives and 3 children and is the Seal of the Prophets.
When we ask for patience we are given the opportunity to be patient. When we are patient we are increased in patience. It’s cyclical. Practice patience and be rewarded.
“We shall certainly test you by afflicting you with fear, hunger, loss of properties and lives and fruits. Give glad tidings, then, to those who remain patient; those who when any affliction smites them, they say: ‘Verily, we belong to Allah, and it is to Him that we are destined to return.’ Upon them will be the blessings and mercy of their Lord, and it is they who are rightly guided.”
day 157 of drawing Pedro Pascal everyday because i really like his face
every time im like “i have improved a lot with watercolors/inkwash”, i get cocky and end up not being so good at watercolors/inkwash. oh well…. (i really have been drawing him for 157 days i did the math)