There is no quality that is harder to adopt than patience, regardless of whether patience is required after separation from a loved one or when unfavorable events occur. It is most difficult to be patient when the period of waiting is prolonged or when hopelessness takes over. During this period, one needs provisions, provisions that vary according to the situation:
- Sometimes you should look at the level of hardship you are bearing and appreciate that things could have been worse.
- Hope from Allah that He recompenses you for your sufferings in this world.
- Keep in mind the reward of the Hereafter.
- Know that anxiety and restlessness are of no use.
Add to this list anything else that may help you be patient during a period of hardship.