Ramadhaan 2022 - Day 20
Imām al-Qurṭubī رحمه الله has said:
The event relating to Sayyidnā Yaʿqūb عليه السلام proves that it is wājib upon every Muslim when faced with distress or pain in the case of his person, children, family or property that he or she should seek redress from it by resorting to patience (ṣabr) at its best and by becoming resigned to and content with the decree of Allāh Taʿālā – and follow the example of Sayyidnā Yaʿqūb and other blessed prophets عليهم السلام.
Ḥaḍrat Ibn ʿAbbās رضي الله عنه has said: Allāh Taʿālā conferred upon Sayyidnā Yaʿqūb عليه السلام the reward of Shuhadā’ (martyrs in the path of Allāh) for his ṣabr. And, in this Ummah too, whoever observes patience whilst in distress shall receive a similar reward.
[Maʿāriful Qur’ān, Volume 5, Page 144-145]