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How To React When You Face Any Difficulty

Holy prophet s.a.w.w said; “There is no affliction which strikes the muslim except that ALLAH expiates with it (sin), even the thorn that may poke him”. (bukhari and muslim) People react differently when they are tried. Some show patience while some even than feel grateful and thankful to ALLAH.  Now every person shows different levels of anger when they are hurt or they show patience of different levels.


Some people, when hurt, start blaming their fate, in other words they blame ALLAH who wrote this in their fate. they unknowingly commit grave sin by uttering those words of kufr.  Some people, when they are tested start cursing others who, they assume, have caused this harm to them.

There are yet another people who start beating themselves and this is extreme insanity. This type of attitude is not acceptable because every trial comes from ALLAH it is He who decides what should come to face us in what level of life. This thing is well explained in the tradition of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w quoted above.

This kind of attitude is also highlighted in quran in following verse;  22:11
۞"And among mankind is he who worships Allah as it were, upon the very edge (i.e. in doubt); if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face (i.e. reverts back to disbelief after embracing Islam). He loses both this world and the Hereafter."

In contrast, there are people who face problems with brave heart. They accept what has come to them and pray while keeping full trust in ALLAH. such people are grateful to ALLAH in every matter of life. Patience comes not with anger but only when one accepts whatever comes to him.

ALLAh swt say in quran about sabirun;
8:46
“And obey Allah and His messenger, and dispute not one with another lest ye falter and your strength depart from you; but be steadfast! Lo! Allah is with the steadfast.”

Quran and life of Muhammad s.a.w.w are two sources which should be taken as guidance in every matter of life. It is also written in holy Quran that muslims should refer to ALLAH and his messenger s.a.w.w in matters of dispute, and they should hold fast to the rope of ALLAH i.e. his commands.

Those who are grateful to ALLAH even when they suffer a lot, they are true momineen. A tradition describes the state of such people very well.

THE Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah beupon him said, when he was asked which people suffer the most. He said, “The Prophets, then righteous people, then the next best and the next best. A man
will suffer according to his level of faith. If his faith is solid, he will suffer more, but if his faith is shaky, he will suffer less. The believer will keep on suffering until he walks on the earth with no sin.” (reported by
al-Tirmidhi and others).

Suffering, afflictions and trials are to be faced like brave souls not like cowards. We are trried only with as much weight as we can bear. ALLAh swt never has tried nor will he ever do any harm to his people.
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