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?
What kind of proof would you be looking for to believe in God? People before us wanted more proof of God and they were sent prophets and messengers with miracles to proof His existence yet most still haven’t believed. Arrogance plays a big role here as no matter what you see, hear, or touch will still not suffice. As a believer, the signs and proof of God’s existence is all around us and within us. A simple example is you. Your anatomy. How every single organ operates and functions and how highly sophisticated and articulate they are yet they all work in harmony. That alone has thousands of signs for a Master Creator. But we simply don’t bother pondering and thinking deeply about it. Our arrogance can be so powerful it blinds us from all proof.
Blessed is he who is so busy with his own faults that he becomes unaware of the faults of others.Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings be upon him), al-Bazzaar hadith collection (Twitter)
Do something meaningful, do something difficult, do something that challenges you to change. Too often we become complacent and lazy, coasting through life thinking that the easy life is the good life. When in reality we stagnate, and like stagnent water we spoil.Imran Hussein (Twitter)