SHAFAQNA – Ayah 24 of Surah Al-Ra’ad says: “Peace and greetings (as the reward) be on you who stayed patient; how blissful is the final abode.” Regarding this holy verse, Allamah Tabarsi in “Majma’ul Bayan” mentioned that the angels will say to those patient ones: You will be rewarded greatly by Allah (SWT) for your admired perseverance and patience against difficulties of life and for obedience of God as well as resisting the temptations of the soul and Satan. You will be saved from the fears and preoccupations of the hereafter and you will be in peace, comfort and security on the Day of Resurrection.
It is indicated in the above and other holy verses that paradise is the reward for patience. This reward can be for patience in the way of obedience of God or at the times of difficulties or both. Human being is always experiencing difficulties in life and without patience it is not possible to deal with them. In Ayah 153 of Surah Al-Baqarah, Allah (SWT) says: “O’ you who believe, seek help through patience and Salaat; Allah (SWT) are with those who are patient.”