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فَٱصْبِرْ صَبْراً جَمِيلاً
-Al-Ma‘ârij ( المعارج )

Tafsir al-Tustari

So be patient with comely patience (ṣabran jamīlan).That is, [with] contentment (riḍā) and without complaining (shakwā); for truly, complaints are a [form of] tribulation (balwā), and any claim to patience (ṣabr) that is accompanied by it [complaint] is merely a claim. [This notwithstanding], God, Exalted is He, has servants who complain through Him, from Him and to Him (bihi minhu ilayhi), as a proof of their restrainingtheir natural self (nafs al-ṭabʿ) from turning its attention to anything other than the One for whose sake the patient show patience. His words, Exalted is He:

Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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