Guidance From the Salaf on Patience and Complaining About Calamities
Posted by Abu.Iyaad on Sunday, September, 29 2013 and filed under Salaf
Key topics: Patience Calamities

Al-Dhahabi brings in al-Siyar, the following narrations demonstrating patience in the face of calamity and not complaining:

Shaqiq al-Balkhee said, "Whoever complained of a calamity to other than Allaah, he will not find the sweetness of obedience" (9/315). Hamdoon al-Qassaar said, "No one despairs from a calamity except one who suspects His Lord" (13/51). Mugheerah said, "The eye of al-Ahnaf was lost, and al-Ahnaf said, 'I lost it forty years ago and I have not complained to a single person'." (4/92). Al-Asma'ee said, "al-Fudayl saw a man complaining to another so he said, 'O So and so! Are you complaining about the one who shows you mercy (Allaah) to one who does not show you mercy (man)'." (8/439)

Translated by Abu Iyaad (@abuiyaadsp)