7. Muslims get Rewards for helping Muslims who have been Afflicted by Calamity. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The likeness of the believers in their mutual love, mercy and compassion is that of the body; when one part of it suffers, the rest of the body joins it in staying awake and suffering fever.” Narrated by al-Bukhari, 6011; Muslim, 2586.
8. Allaah erase Punishment of the Hereafter with Trials. Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
إِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِعَبْدِهِ الْخَيْرَ عَجَّلَ لَهُ الْعُقُوبَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِعَبْدِهِ الشَّرَّ أَمْسَكَ عَنْهُ بِذَنْبِهِ حَتَّى يُوَافِيَ بِهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ
If Allaah intends good for his servant, then he hastens the punishment for him in this world. If Allaah intends evil for his servant, then he withholds punishment for his sins until he appears on the Day of Resurrection.
Muslim should never wish to be put to trial! Why?! He is not sure of success!
رَبَّنَا لَا تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
Our Lord, make us not a trial for the unbelievers and forgive us, our Lord. Verily, You are the Almighty, the Wise. Q60:5. Abu Bakr reported: The Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
لَمْ تُؤْتَوْا شَيْئًا بَعْدَ كَلِمَةِ الْإِخْلَاصِ مِثْلَ الْعَافِيَةِ فَاسْأَلُوا اللَّهَ الْعَافِيَةَ
You will not be given anything after sincere faith as good as security, so ask Allaah for security. Musnad Aḥmad 11. Miqdad ibn Al-Aswad reported: The Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
إِنَّ السَّعِيدَ لَمَنْ جُنِّبَ الْفِتَنَ إِنَّ السَّعِيدَ لَمَنْ جُنِّبَ الْفِتَنِ إِنَّ السَّعِيدَ لَمَنْ جُنِّبَ الْفِتَنُ وَلَمَنْ ابْتُلِيَ فَصَبَرَ فَوَاهًا
Verily, the blessed person is one kept away from trials. Verily, the blessed person is one kept away from trials. Verily, the blessed person is one kept away from trials. How good is one who is afflicted but bears it patiently! Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4263.
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
سَتَكُونُ فِتَنٌ الْقَاعِدُ فِيهَا خَيْرٌ مِنْ الْقَائِمِ وَالْقَائِمُ خَيْرٌ مِنْ الْمَاشِي وَالْمَاشِي فِيهَا خَيْرٌ مِنْ السَّاعِي مَنْ تَشَرَّفَ لَهَا تَسْتَشْرِفْهُ فَمَنْ وَجَدَ مَلْجَأً أَوْ مَعَاذًا فَلْيَعُذْ بِه
There will be tribulations during which a sitting person will be better than the one standing, and the one standing will be better than the one walking, and the one walking will be better than the one running, and whoever exposes himself to these tribulations will be destroyed, so whoever finds a place of protection or refuge should take shelter in it. Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6670.
To be cont…. in shaa Allaah
May Allaah grant us understanding. We seek refuge with Allaah from trials and tribulations, both visible and hidden. We ask You (to enable us) to do good deeds and avoid evil deeds, and to love the poor, and (we ask You) to forgive us, have mercy on us and accept our repentance without subjecting us to trial.