There are lot of things that can be said about patience and its benefits. Us humans in general are always thought throughout our lifetime that we need to be patient and there is always hope. We can understand the importance of patience in Islam by understanding what Umar Ibn Khattab (Radi Allah Anhu), said about patience.
Being a Muslim and a believer of Allah (SWT), we are constantly reminded in the Quran to be patient and the virtues of being patient. There are 90 verses in Quran which states the virtues of being patient and believing in the will of Allah (SWT). One of the verses in Surah Baka’rah of the Quran states about being patient is:
From the above mentioned verse one must understand that at the time of hardships and difficulty, he or she must seek guidance through prayer and by reciting the Quran. By adopting such practices one feels better and submits to the will of Allah which brings him or her closer to the Allah (SWT) who is indeed the provider of the greatest pleasures and calmness.
Allah (SWT) has repeatedly mentioned the benefits of being patient in Quran, because this is one of the key ingredients that takes you closer to Allah (SWT) and most definitely towards the path of success both in this world and the hereafter because Allah (SWT) is the all knowing and knows what is important for us at the given time.
There is no soul on this Earth who hasn’t gone through different rough patches or hardships in their lifetime. But it is the art mastering patience guides them towards their success. We go around in our daily routines and face both happiness and hardships, and when we face hardships, that is the time Allah (SWT) is taking our true test and required us to be patient and submit ourselves to his will and the greater plan.
Allah (SWT) has said in Quran:
So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief (94:5)
In the above mentioned verse of the Quran from Surah Ash-Syar-h summed up the entirety of this world in a beautiful manner. Allah (SWT) never tests a soul beyond what he or she cant handle and has explained that after every hardship there is happiness and ease.
There are also many places in the Quran where Allah (SWT) has despised it when His creation is not being patient and thankful and Allah has shunned such individuals from forgiveness who give up hope and are always complaining about the hardships that Allah has bestowed upon them. Allah says in Surah Hud of the Quran:
Not so do those who show patience and constancy, and work righteousness; for them is forgiveness (of sins) and a great reward. (11:11)
However on the other hand Allah has promised great rewards for those who show great patience when they face hardships in their life. According to the Surah Al-Qssas, verse 54, Allah states:
Twice will they be given their reward, for that they have persevered, that they avert Evil with Good, and that they spend (in charity) out of what We have given them. (28:54)
Being patient and believing that Allah (SWT) is the greatest planners of all in itself brings peace and acceptance of the hardship we are facing at the time. So it is necessary that one should pray to Allah (SWT) and recite the Quran because indeed,
And obey Allah and His Messenger. and fall into no disputes, lest ye lose heart and your power depart; and be patient and persevering: For Allah is with those who patiently persevere. (8:46)