The Prophet (Blessings and
Peace be upon him) said:
"No soul dies until it
takes its full portion of Provision and until it reaches its appointed time of
Therefore why the ambition
and why the covetousness?
(Everything with Him is in
[due] proportion.) (Qur'an I3: 8)
(And the Command of Allah is
a decree determined.) (Qur'an 33: 38)
Bearing hardship atones for
The Messenger of Allah
"Worry, anxiety, pain,
fatigue, sickness or even a thorn that pricks him --- when a believer is
afflicted with any of these, Allah grants him pardon for some of his sins (through
or because of those afflictions)."
This reward is for the one
who is patient, who seeks his reward with Allah, who repents to Him, and who
knows that all his dealings are solely with Allah, the Most Gracious.
"Don't receive what
time brings except with indifference, As long as your soul is a companion for
your body, Whatever you are happy with is fleeting, And sadness revives not
lost loved ones."
(In order that you may not
be sad over matters that you fail to get, nor rejoice because of that which has
been given to you) (Qur'an 57: 23)