Patience means the ability to stay calm and accept a delay or something annoying without complaining. Being patient saves us from problems and brings many benefits. Islam teaches us to be patient.
Allah says in the Quran:
“Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [2:153]
“Those who are patient and do righteous deeds; they will have forgiveness and great reward.” [11:11]
All the Prophets had patience and Allah rewarded them. Ibn-e-Kathir narrates a story: “Job (Ayoob) was a rich person, with much land and many animals and children – all of which were lost- and soon he was struck with disease as a test from Allah. However, he did not complain and remained steadfast and patient in his prayers to Allah, so Allah eventually relieved him of the disease, gave him double the money he lost, and raised to life twice the number of children who had died.”
Impatience brings many problems. Suppose you have a fight with your best friend and in anger say that you are no longer friends, his heart will be broken. When you are cooled down, you think of it calmly and realize that it was all your fault and you have without any reason broken his heart. But now it is useless to cry over spilt milk. So think of the consequences and tell yourself to be patient, to achieve success in this world and the next. Remember, for every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness. Don’t forget that the fruit of patience is always sweet. Patience is the key to success.