Hadith on Patience: The Virtues of Self-Reliance and Patience

📖Sahih Muslim 1053 a
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported that some people from among the Ansar begged from the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and he gave them. They again begged him and he again gave them, till when what was in his possession was exhausted he said: Whatever good (riches, goods) I have, I will not withhold it from you. He who refrains from begging Allah safeguards him against want. and he who seeks sufficiency, Allah would keep him in a state of sufficiency, and he who shows endurance. Allah would grant him power to endure, and none is blessed with an endowment better and greater than endurance.

  • This Hadith, recorded in Sahih Muslim, narrated by Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (RA), reports that some people from the Ansar begged from the Prophet (PBUH) and he gave to them. This continued until he had nothing left to give, at which point he reminded them that whoever refrains from begging Allah will be safeguarded from want. He also stated that whoever seeks sufficiency will be kept in a state of sufficiency by Allah, and that whoever shows endurance will be granted the power to endure by Allah. The Hadith emphasizes the virtues of self-reliance and patience, and encourages Muslims to trust in Allah’s provision rather than resorting to begging.