Umm Salamah (may Allah be pleased with her) related
that she heard the Prophet (bpuh) say,
"When a Muslim is afflicted with a calamity, and
then says what Allah orders him to say: 'Truly! To Allah we belong and truly,
to Him we shall return,' and, 'O' Allah, reward me in my calamity and
compensate me with that which is better than it (i.e. better than what was lost.
A loved one, for example),' then Allah will compensate him with that which is
better than it."
An Arab poet said:
by Allah, no calamity Lasts, no matter how large it is, If it descends today,
do not succumb to it, And don't complain too much when your foot slips, How
many noble people have been tried through disaster! They were patient and
vanished and went away. My soul was attached to this world and was stubborn, But
when it witnessed my patience, it yielded."