Patience and Gratitude
Patience and Gratitude is an abridged translation of in the Arab world but which has been inaccessible to English-speaking of sabr (patience, fortitude) and its counterpart, shukr(gratitude), in a practical fashion which shows how these important spiritual values may be incorporated into everyday life. Although written over six centuries ago, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah's words are still relevant-perhaps more so than ever-today.
Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah _1292-1350 CE) was a Muslim Scholar who lived in Damascus, Syria. He studied first under his own father, the qayyim (attendant of the school of al-jawziyyah, and then under the great scholar Ibn Taymiyyah. He compiled and authored many books, including the famous Zad al-Ma'ad(The Provision of the hereafter), and was contemporary of other leading scholars such as Ibn Kathir, Ibn Rajab, and others.