Almighty. Heal the wounds we have collected and kept inside for so long. Grant us success in this world and the Hereafter. Don’t let our achievements get to our heads. Guide us and show us a way out of our difficulties. Aameen.Mufti Ismail Menk – Twitter
Cultivate the habit of making gratitude an attitude; a way of life. When you’re able to appreciate the Almighty’s blessings, no matter how small, you’ll be much happier.Mufti Ismail Menk (Twitter)
Do not let the feeling of being overwhelmed by everything bad happening in the world stop you from changing someone’s life for the better.Dr. Omar Suleiman (Twitter)
You’ll be hurt, you’ll be in pain. You’ll fall. That’s part of life. But as long as you get hold of yourself and get back up again, you’ll be fine. Don’t waste time. Don’t dwell too long on your mistakes. Learn from them and keep going. Life goes on.Mufti Ismail Menk (Twitter)
A man asked the Prophet, “Which Islam is best?” The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “To feed the hungry and to greet with peace those you know and those you do not know.”Hadith # 28 from Sahih al-Bukhari collection
There’s a type of worldly punishment called istidraaj. It’s when your prosperity increass but that ends up corrupting you further. According to Imam Sufyan at-Thawri the indicator for this is when a person’s blessings increase but they decrease in gratitude- May Allāh protect usAsim Khan (Twitter)
When you forget that you need Allah (God), He puts you in a situation that causes you to call upon Him. And that’s for your own good.Unknown author
True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love, and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness, and greed.Dalai Lama
A man who does not bend to the winds of change is a man that you can be proud of.Unknown author
So to summarize, we can say that sufferings occur to teach us that we must adhere to Allah’s natural and moral laws. It is sometimes to punish those who violate Allah’s natural or moral laws. It is to test our faith in Allah and to test our commitment to human values and charity.
Whenever we encounter suffering we should ask ourselves, “Have we broken any law of Allah?” Let us study the cause of the problem and use the corrective methods. “Could it be a punishment?” Let us repent and ask forgiveness and reform our ways. “Could it be a test and trial for us?” Let us work hard to pass this test.
Believers face the sufferings with prayers, repentance and good deeds. The non-believers face the sufferings with doubts and confusions. They blame Allah or make arguments against Him.
May Allah keep us on the right path.Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, Why Does Allah Allow Suffering and Evil in the World?