Patience is needed in the following areas of life: 1). By worshiping Allah and following His commandments, 2). Abstaining from wrongdoing, 3). By accepting the decree and decision of Allah (qadâ 'wa qadr). This is the advice given to Luqman when he told his son: "O my son, establish a regular prayer, order what is right and forbid what is wrong, and patiently endure the constancy that is what you want, for this is steadfastness (on purpose) in (conduct of) matters " (Surat Luqman 31:17).
"Alla-humma inni a'udhu bika minal-jubni wal- bukhl, wa a'udhu bika min an uradda ila ardhalil-'umur,wa a'udhu bika min fitnatid-dunya, wa a'udhu bika min fitnatil-qabr (O Allah, I seek refuge with You from cowardice, miserliness and from being sent back to a feeble age; and, seek refuge with You from thetrials of this life and those of the grave)."