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Why Allah test us with hardship?

A moment of hardship is an opportunity to earn higher ranks, it is an opportunity to be patient and earn Allah’s mercy

Source : Agencies / 21 May 2014

When one faces hardships and tribulations. One should be joyous of the blessing it brings with it

Every hardship and suffering is an opportunity because it is more than what you see.

Allah the Exalted states in Surah Baqarah : 

"And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient. Who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return."Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.

[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving  [Al-Qur'an 67:2]

"Or you think that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty, ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who had faith with him said, 'When will the Help of Allah come?' Yes! Indeed Allah's help is close!" [Al-Qur'an 2:214]

A moment of hardship is an opportunity to earn higher ranks, it is an opportunity to be patient and earn Allah’s mercy and blessing and Allah’s regard for you. The more the suffering and your patience, the more the blessing

As narrated by Tirmidhi and Ibn Maajah :  - The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: 'The greater reward is with the greater trial or the greater the trial or difficulty of test or hardship is then the greater the reward. And when Allah loves a person He will test them. The people as long as they are in good health, good shape, good condition they are covered. You don't know their true character because they are in good situation, they are in good circumstance. As long as they are in a good circumstances they are covered. But if a trial or difficulty or a hardship comes upon them, then you will see their reality. They will go to their reality. The Mu'min will run to his Imaan, the hypocrite will run to his hypocrisy.

A hardship and suffering is a blessing in disguise.It is a moment of test, a test that once you pass with patience, it will grant you rewards more than you can imagine. Once overcome that period of test will then just remain a memory of the past.

One should be joyous! That Allah is testing you! That Allah has given you an opportunity because Allah loves you and wants the best for you.

It is your patience that will get you through, because you have complete faith in Allaah that HE will make it alright. There is nothing worth worrying about when your life is controlled and is in the Hands of Allaah The Almighty, The Compassionate, The Most Loving. Run to Him for help. Run to Allaah to find solace that this time will be over, RUn to HIM for that is what HE is testing you for. 

'As recorded in Buhari and Muslim: The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Whoever Allah wants good for him, he puts them to test. He puts them through difficulties. Like a diamond or some metal that has to be burnt and then that which is bad from it is removed so that you have that which is the pure diamond or the pure gold or whatever. Put them to tests, trials and difficulties." 

One must understand that this world is run by Allah. That one has no control over anything. All that happens is by the will of Allah, you have no power to steer it your way.As we are aware, this world is a place of test. And being so all that is in it is a test. It will last for only so long and then Allah will make it better. No hardship is without purpose, no suffering is without reward. The world will run as Allaah wills it to, there is no point in worrying about what comes as difficult. We only need to beliv and turn to HIM, Belive and have faith, Belive and earn rewards and the Love of Allah. 

We are Muslims, believers in Allah, then why weep at a difficult time? When that time is the chance to get closer to the Almighty and that is the chance to earn more rewards and that is the chance to show the strength of our faith by leaving it all up to Allaah and being Patient.

So welcome your hardships for they are blessings. Know that Allah loves you. That is why He wishes to purify you. Allah loves you and He has given you an opportunity to come close to Him. Allah loves you and that is why He has allowed you to earn more rewards. He loves you and that is why He put you through tribulations to test your faith and love for HIM. Allah loves you and will never abandon you, He just wishes for you to keep your faith strong in Him and earn more rewards.



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