The many instances of Ibn Taymiyyah's exemplary patience have amazed all
those who have come to know of the trials he endured in upholding the
traditions of the salaf.
This book is a translation of Qa'idah fī 'l-Sabr which is included in
Jami' al-Masa'il, a collection of Ibn Taymiyyah's shorter works compiled
by our respected Shaykh, the Muhaqqiq Muhammad 'Uzair Shams. Although
the treatise is short, it nonetheless contains much benefit and lessons
and illustrates Ibn Taymiyyah's psychological disposition which
strengthened him during his trials and tribulations, and furthermore
allowed him to find peace and contentment in situations where most would
only fall into despair and depression. Perhaps it will direct us
similarly when we face inevitable times of hardship and difficulty.