(Truly, Allah defends those who believe.)
(Qur’an 22: 38)
In other words, He protects them from evil, both in this
world and in the Hereafter. In this verse, Allah enlightens us, warns us, and gives
us glad tidings. He repels evil from the believers in proportion to their
faith. The evil of the disbelievers, the evil whispers of the Devil, the evil
in their own selves, and the evil of their deeds --- all of these does Allah
ward off from the true believers. When calamity falls, its burden will be
lightened from them. Every believer has a share in this divine protection. Yet
it varies according to one’s level of faith: some will receive less, others
Among the fruits of faith is that it gives solace to
the believer in times of hardship.
(….and whosoever believes in Allah, He guides his
hearth…) (Qur’an 64: 11)
This refers to the believer who is afflicted with
hardship, who knows that it is from Allah and that it was written for him. He
is satisfied and submits his will to what has been predestined for him.
Thus, the fatal blow of hardship will lose its effect
on him because he knows that it came from Allah and that he will be rewarded
for his patience.