Reblogged from skycloudsky
Some benefits and wisdom of trials and calamities decreed by Allah
1 – To attain true submission and servitude (‘uboodiyyah) to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds by turning to him for forgiveness and help
2 – Trials prepare the believers to prevail on earth
It was said to Imam al-Shaafa’i (may Allaah have mercy on him):
3 – Expiation of sins
al-Tirmidhi narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Trials will continue to befall the believing man or woman in himself, his child and his wealth until he meets Allaah with no sin on him.”
Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (2399), classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 2280.
4 – Attainment of reward and a rise in status
'Aa'ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The believer is not harmed by a thorn or anything greater, but Allaah will raise him in status thereby, or erase a sin thereby.”
5 – Calamities provide an opportunity to think about one’s faults and shortcomings and past mistakes.
6- Removes the false notion of arrogance, self-sufficiency and other similar traits which are not made or suited for a mud-made slave but for the All powerful, All mighty , Lord of the Universe - Allah
Ibn Hajr said: Yoonus ibn Bukayr narrated in Ziyaadaat al-Maghaazi that al-Rabee’ ibn Anas said: A man said on the day of Hunayn: “We will never be defeated today for lack of numbers.” That upset the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and then they were defeated. Also see Ibn al-Qayyim said in Zaad al-Ma’aad (3/477)
7- To strengthen the people’s faith
When a believer withstands and endures the trials with patience and turning to Allah, he receives help and thus his faith strengthens and his rank increases.
8 – Calamities remind you of the great blessings of good health and ease.
This calamity shows you in the clearest way the meaning of health and ease that you enjoyed for many years, but did not taste their sweetness or appreciate them fully.
Calamities remind you of blessings and the One Who bestows them, and cause you to thank and praise Allaah for His blessings.
O Allah … Make the Qur’an the spring of my heart, the light of my breast, the dispeller of my sorrows, the eraser of my anxieties and worries … Aaameen
O Allah … ! Bestow mercy upon me through the great Qur’an. Make it for me the leader, the light, the guide, the mercy.Oh Allah .. ! Remind me by it what I have forgotten, and teach me by it what I know not. Enable me that I read it by night and by day. Make it an argument in my favour. O Lord of the worlds.