PATIENCES ENCOURAGES ACHIEVEMENT.
Modern science discovered that the upper crust of the brain produces a chemical substance, which is called'androphine'.They realised that this substance increases in the human blood when people try to be more patient and determinate to acheive a specific task. Scientists maintain that these chemical substances help to increase individual ability to endurance and to stop the feelings of pain while facing obstacles and hardships. They callled these substances the 'opiums of the brain'.
This is the scientific explaination of patience, but what does Qur'an say about it? In general, the value of patience is often linked, in Qur'an, and from life experience, to faith in God. believing people are more likely to be patient than non-believers. However, this is not the issue, but my point is to make a logical approach between the scientific and Qur'anic explaination of patience.
God says in the Holy Qur'an:
"And We made from among them leaders guiding by Our command when they were patient and [when] they were certain of Our signs” [as-Sajdah 32:24]
God talks in this verse about the value of patience and edurance as a motivation for achievement and success, of course by the help of God, the Almighty. In another verse in chapter Al anfal, God confirms the same link between patience and achievement, when He says, while talking to believers in the battle of Badr:
"Now, Allah (God) has lightened [the hardship] for you, and He knows that among you is weakness. So if there are from you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you a thousand, they will overcome two thousand by permission of Allah (God). And Allah (God) is with the steadfast."(66)
God implies here that Man has been created weak. However, patience is a natural defense mechanism against weakness, which means that people who endure obstacles and pains are more likely to overcome their weakness than others. So throughout this process of endurance, the efforts of the body doubles, and, as a result, become more productive. Hence, endurance and patience, are also explained in the light of Qur'an as motivation for more production and even victory, because it is a natural defense mechanism that Man is supposed to devellop within him to overcom pain and obstacles to acheive his end.
At last God says in the Holy Qur'an:
These shall be granted their reward twice, because they are steadfast…”
this means that patience has its reward in both life, and most of all the after-life. It is a value which is tied with victory and acheivement, and this is exactely what the scientific statement maintains.
*Qur'an: see www.tanzil.info
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