A Muslim should have a prophetic character, namely akhlakul karimah. As long as we do not have good manners, it has not been said to believe. One of the many akhlakul karimah is patience, because patient is characteristic of Muslim.
Prophet said, “Patience is light,” meaning that patience was the guidance that comes from God. Namely a torch guiding one to know God and His Apostle, and to know and practice His teachings, His commandments and avoid all prohibitions. Hence one who remained upright survive so it can subdue the passions urge continuously, then he was among those who wait.
Sayyidina Ali bin Abi Talib once advised, “One should not be afraid of except to sin, should not expect to his Lord. If learn cannot be ashamed if he did not know. Do not be shy stated” I cannot “. And know that patience in the face all the problems such as the head of the body, and if the head was off from her, then corrupted the agency. Likewise, if the patient off of an matter, the affair is corrupted.”
Patience is the teaching aplenty mentioned in the Qur’an and hadith, so people always directed to always be patient role in his life. Patience is actually the ability to control the attitude, so it can be sincere and willing to accept the conditions at hand in order to get a good reward in the Hereafter.
Allah says in Surah Al-Baqarah:153
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ
“O ye who believe, and teach patience and prayers as your helper, verily Allah is with those who steadfastly persevere.”
To measure the extent to which the levels of one’s faith and patience, then Allah then bestows a test. Only the exam there is a mild and there were heavy.
Test or temptations that are sometimes in the form of benefit, such as possessions, position and so forth. There is also in the form of an unpleasant, such as disaster and suffering. Against the exam, both of which contain the pleasure or misfortune, then the nature of the patient is something that can make the antidote.
Many people assume that it means patience will humble them and submit to the state for granted. Patience means allowing oneself to drift in a state or abandon the attempt without trying to find a way out, without willing to improve and do business.
Actually, such assumption is not true. Patience is meant by religion is sincere in the face of trial or test either way, trying to find a way out that is ihktiar, and persisted for the firm in the faith, and is not reduced deeds executed.
Patience has a great position in Islam, even all religious affairs standing over the patient, namely:
• Patience in running order of Allah Ta’ala
• Patience in away from his ban
• Patience in the face disaster faced.
As between the promise of God for believers who are patient are:
• God will reward him without a count.
• With the disaster (if patient and expect a reward from Allah) God will eliminate sin.
• God will uplift the people are steadfast in the face of temptation of God.
Note: This speech script is not edited. It was presented in Public Speaking Class in State Islamic Institute of Palangka Raya. Perhaps this publication is useful for students/people who are browsing the example of English speech (Islamic English speech).