What does the “patience” that is mentioned in Ayahs 45 and 153 of Surah Al-Baqarah refer to?

SHAFAQNA – In Ayahs 45 and 153 of Surah Al-Baqarah, Allah (SWT) said: “Seek help through patience and Salaat.” It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: The patience refers to fasting. When a person faces severe difficulty or hardship; fast, because Allah (SWT) said: Seek help through patience; meaning through fasting [1].

[1] Tafseer Qomi, Vol. 1, page 46; Tafseer Ayyashi, Vol. 1, page 44, Hadith 41; Tafseer Noor-ul-Thaqalayne, Vol. 1, Page 76, Hadith 182.

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