I was doing a group tadabbur on surah alBaqarah ayat 153. It talks about sabr (patience) and solat. These two are important characteristic of the mukminin: sabr and solat.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ ﴿١٥٣﴾
Wahai orang-orang yang beriman, jadikanlah sabar dan solat sebagai penolongmu, sesungguhnya Allah beserta orang-orang yang sabar. (al-Baqarah: 153)
Written in Ibnu Katsir, sabr comes in 3 different ways:
1) Sabr when fighting against the nafs to leave behind those wrongdoings that Allah has forbids us to do.
2) Sabr while doing the good deeds. To remain persistence in doing the good deeds.
3) Sabr when facing the turbulence in life which comes in many faces.
Those are sabr. It's easier said than done. Only few of us is successful with this. But we should strive for with Sabr, Allah guarantees protection.
Wallahu a'lam. Wassalam.