Hardships in a Muslim's life.

Q : Does Allah not love me? Why do I face so many adversities?

A: Whenever Allah wills good for a person,He subjects him to adversity. [Bukhari]

Q : How can adversity be good for me?

A : Indeed amazing are the affairs of a believer! They are all for his benefit; If he is granted 

ease of living he is thankful; and this is best for him. And if he is afflicted with a hardship, he 

perseveres; and this is best for him. [Muslim]

Q : I still don’t understand?

A : An ailment is intensified for the righteous. Whenever a believer is afflicted by a hardship,

whether it is a thorn or more, a sin is taken off from him because of it, and he is elevated by one 

rank (in Jannah). [Ahmad]

Q : Please elaborate on that?

A : A Muslim is not afflicted by hardship, sickness, sadness, even if pricked by a thorn, but Allah 

(SWT) expiates his sins because of that. [Bukhari]

Q : Can you give me another example?

A : The most in their suffering among the people are the prophets, then the best, then the (next) 

best. One is afflicted in accordance with his faith. If his faith is firm, his affliction is hard, and if 

his faith is weak, his affliction is light. Indeed, one would be so much subjected to adversity until 

he walks among the people without any sins. [Ahmad and At-Tirmidhi]

Q : And how much will I be rewarded 
for the suffering in my life?

A : The amount of reward is in accordance with the amount of suffering. When Allah loves some 

people, He tries them (with affliction). He who then is content (with Allah’s decree) has achieved 

the acceptance (of Allah), and he who is dissatisfied (with Allah’s decree) will attain the anger 

(of Allah). [At-Tirmidhi]

Q : Okay, now I understand. One last question, 
when will the suffering stop?

A : Hardships continue to befall a believing man and woman’s body, family, and property, until 

they meet Allah (SWT) burdened with no sins. [Tirmidhi].

Source : Islamic Reflections.

As you can see, all the hurdles in life happens for a reason. Despite the pain you're going 

through, remember that Allah  is there by your side. What's left is for YOU to remember HIM as

our creator. Seek him whenever you're happy or sad. Insha Allah you'll feel content whenever 

you're down! 

p.s : 6 more days to RAMADHAN...! Can't wait for it. Let's strive to be a better person! =D

Liyana Yamin,

24th Shaaban 1433.

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