05-30-2020, 08:58 PM
Ayat 20 of Surat Furqan in the Holy Qur'an reads:--
"We have made some of you as a trial for others.
Will you have patience?" (25:20)
Take a careful look around and you will see that Allah Ta'ala tries the poor person by seeing the rich person and wondering why he is not like him; tries the ill by seeing the well; tries the lowly by seeing the noble; tries wives with husbands, and husbands with wives, tries parents with children and children with parents; tries teachers with students who go bad.
All these tests apprise those tested that what they really want is not in the hands of other people to give, but only in Allah's. Sheikh Ibn 'Atta'illah said:--
"He has only made annoyance appear at their hands so that you might not rest contented with them.
He wants to make you tired of everything, so that you may not be distracted from Him by anything." (Hikam (8), 63:235)
This is the point of all our pain and disappointment, whether from ourselves or others: that it be a means to Allah. As Sheikh al-Buzidi said: "Everything you want is found in the Eternity of Allah."
06-21-2020, 02:34 PM
Jazakh Allah khairReply
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