My attitude towards life has totally changed. I have taken Dunya (world) out of my heart and placed it in my hands! It is now much easier to leave it.
For all those who suffer from any trials and tribulations, I pray for you every time I pray for myself. Whatever occurred to you could not have missed you and what missed you could never have reached you. Rewards are only for those who are patient with the Decree of Allah ﷻ. I want to let you know how rewarding the life of righteousness is in such painful conditions. We should be aware of the real mission that Allah made us for. Indeed, difficult times come with proportional rewards and the true believers are those who stand up again in trials despite the pain, only for the sake of Allah ﷻ.
I want to share with you these touching words of the truthful, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: “One amongst the inhabitants of Hell, who had lived a life of ease and pleasure in the world, would be made to dip in the Hell Fire only once on the Day of Resurrection. Then he would be asked: ‘O son of Adam, Did you find any comfort. Did you get any blessing?’ He would say: ‘By Allah, no, my Lord!’ Then a person, from the inhabitants of Paradise, who had led the most miserable life (in the world), would be made to dip once in Paradise and it would be said to him: ‘O son of Adam, did you face any hardship or experience any distress?’ he would say: ‘By Allah! No never have I experienced any hardship or distresses.” [Sahih Muslim, No. 6738]
Being thankful is a high level of patience across turbulences. The person who thanks Allah ﷻ for the tests which has struck him knows that these calamities are expiation for his sins and perhaps, a cause for an increase in his good deeds.
The Prophet ﷺ said: “There is no affliction which strikes the Muslim except that Allah expiates with it (sins), even with a thorn that may poke him.” [Bukhari and Muslim]
I pray to Allah to make us from those who have patience upon hardships and those who are thankful for His blessings.
[Excerpted from The Life of Enas Rady]