Affliction Is Our Destiny: Tests of Life

Misconceptions, trials and calamities have become inescapable.

Allah could simply have made unbelievers dwelling on another planet.

They could have been placed in one specific continent or at a specific period of time.

But Allah, with His infinite wisdom,

has ordained that we all, unbelievers and believers, live together at the same time, in the same place.

The most accurate explanation of this is that the unshakable faith is only strengthened by challenges.

Moreover, the true believers only deserve paradise by means of good deeds and sacrifice,

No one will enter paradise unless they pass very difficult tests.

In this life, man takes all his opportunities.

An example of this is Hitler who killed 50 million people, these are his opportunities!

He managed to kill 50 million people just to maintain his rule.

In this life we’ve all got the power in our hands to do whatever we want.

Life is a test, as Allah says, “We are ever putting (mankind) to the test” (Al-Mu’minun 23:30) It means test is the first cause we are here.

Allah says, “(He) who created death and life to test you (as to) which of you is best in deed” (Al-Mulk 67:2)

I don’t believe a man could enter Paradise without test.

So, the ultimate success is not never being put to test but passing the test.

The rich is tested by his richness. Did he become arrogant, greedy and self-seeking? Did his heart harden? He doesn’t care about others, does he?

The poor, likewise, is tested by his poverty. The powerful is tested by his power, and the weak by his weakness.

The handsome by his handsomeness, the ugly by his ugliness, etc. Everyone is tested what he is given.

If Allah gives you health, use this health in obeying Him

Doing good deeds, offering night prayer and daily prayers, and performing Hajj.

If you have disability, be patient.

Patience is no less than thankfulness.

The believer’s two wings are: patience and thankfulness.

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