Aboo Dardaa said:

Of the insignificance of this world to Allaah is that He is not disobeyed except in it, while what is with Him cannot be obtained except by abstaining from it. Engage yourself in what will benefit you more. Keep away from what is in peoples’ hands you will be the wealthiest of them; do not lose hope in Allaah’s mercy lest you are disgraced; always remember Allaah’s favour on you and drive away your distress by being pleased with Allaah’s decree, for however long the night may be, it will be followed by the dawn.

Supplicate to Allaah. He will give you relief and if you are patient Allaah will provide a way out for you. Ponder over the story of Prophet Ya’qoob who lost a son for a long period and yet did not lose hope of relief from the Al-Miighty One, but rather said,

Maybe Allaah will bring them all (back) to me.

  • Selected from: Trials by Shaykh `Abdul-Muhsin bin Muhammad Al-Qaasim, SalafiTalk

Al-Asma’ee said, “Al-Fudayl saw a man complaining to another so he said,

‘O So and so! Are you complaining about the one who shows you mercy (Allaah) to one who does not show you mercy (man)?!

~ Al-Siyar (8/439)

Hamdoon al-Qassaar said,

No one despairs from a calamity except one who suspects His Lord.

~

~ al-Siyar (13/51)

Ibn Qayyim said:

If Allaah ta’aala intends good for the needy slave He trials him with something in order to bring him down and to lower his neck in humiliation and to decrease his importance to himself. However if Allaah intended for him (the slave) anything other than good He (Allaah) would have left him alone and his vanity and pride and this is the deception which necessitates his destruction.

al-Waabil as-Sayyib min Kalim at-Tayyib

Translated by Umm Yahya

“The divine decree related to the believer is always a bounty, even if it is in the form of withholding (something that is desired), and it is a blessing, even if it appears to be a trial, and an affliction that has befallen him is in reality a cure, even though it appears to be a disease!

Unfortunately, due to the ignorance of the worshiper, and his transgressions, he does not consider anything to be a gift or a blessing or a cure unless he can enjoy it immediately, and it is in accordance with his nature.

If he were only given a little bit of understanding, then he would have counted being withheld from as a blessing, and the sickness as a mercy, and he would relish the trouble that befalls him more than he relishes his ease, and he would enjoy poverty more than he enjoys richness, and he would be more thankful when he is blessed with little than when he is blessed with a lot.”

  • Transcribed from: Madarij al-Salikeen 2/215-216, Ibn Qayyim rahimahullaah.

Abu Hurairah (radiallaahu ‘anhu) related that the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said,

“Woe to the Arabs from an evil that is indeed neartrials like pieces of the dark, black night. In the morning, a man will be a believer, but in the night, he will be a disbeliever. People will sell their religion for a paltry, worldly sum. At that time, one who is adhering to his religion will be like one who is grasping on embers,” or he said, “on thorns.” (Ahmad)

 

  • Transcribed from: Book of the End – Great Trials & Tribulations | By Al-Hafidh Ibn Kathir Dimashqi | Translated by: Faisal Shafiq

 

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