Patience and Gratitude: An Abridged Translation of Uddat al-Sabirin wa-Dhakhirat al-Shakirin
By: Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (691/1292 - 751/1380) ابن قيم الجوزية
Patience and Gratitude is an abridged translation of Uddat al-Sabirin wa-Dhakhirat al-Shakirin, a work which is well known in the Arab world but which has been inaccessible to English speaking Muslims until now. In this book, the author explains the Islamic concept of sabr (patience, fortitude) and its counterpart, shukr (gratitude), in a practical fashion which shows how these important spiritual values may be incorporated into everday life. Although written over six senturies ago, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah's words are still relevant - perhaps even more so than ever - today.