"If Allah loves a people, He tests them. Whoever
is pleased, for him there is pleasure, and whoever is angry, upon him there is
"The most harshly tested people are the Prophets,
followed in succession by those who are best after them.
A man is tested according to his religion. If his
religion is strong with him, his test will be more intense. lf his religion is
weak with him, he will be tested according to the level of his religion.
(Allah's) slave will continually be tested until he is left to walk on the
earth without a mistake (to have to account for)."
"Wonderful is the situation of the believer. All
of his affairs are good (for him)! And this is only for the believer. If good
befalls him, he is thankful, and that is good for him. lf harm afflicts him, he
is patient, and that is good for him."
"And know that if the entire Nation were to
gather upon benefiting you with something, they would only benefit you with
something that Allah has (already) written for you. And if they were to gather
upon harming you with something, they would only harm you with something that
Allah has (already) written for you."
"The righteous ones are tested: first, the best
of them, then the next, and so on."
"The believer is like a tiny branch; the wind
blows it to the right and to the left."