Hadith on Strength: Patience and Compassion in Times of Loss

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 1283
Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet (ﷺ) passed by a woman who was weeping beside a grave. He told her to fear Allah and be patient. She said to him, “Go away, for you have not been afflicted with a calamity like mine.” And she did not recognize him. Then she was informed that he was the Prophet (ﷺ) . so she went to the house of the Prophet (ﷺ) and there she did not find any guard. Then she said to him, “I did not recognize you.” He said, “Verily, the patience is at the first stroke of a calamity.”

  • The meaning of this hadith for today is that in times of difficulty and loss, it is important to exercise patience, trust in Allah, and seek solace in Him. It reminds us to approach those who are grieving with empathy and compassion, offering support and comfort. Additionally, the hadith highlights the importance of humility and accessibility in our interactions with others, regardless of our own status or position.