Is God one who likes to see us go through hardship and suffering without purpose? The answer to that is absolutely no. God gives His greatest test to His greatest servants and that yields the greatest reward for them.
Allah is going to give us our share of blessings and our share of Trials and we’re not really going to be able to understand in this life why we got that customized selection of blessings and trials. – Shaykh Omar Suleiman
Patience in Times of hardship is the ability to still stay focused keep things in perspective and remain grateful, but it’s not, you know a person knows or doesn’t approach Allah subhana Tada in the interest of that reward and think that the only way to attain that reward is to suffer.
Don’t think that Allah can’t give you the reward of suffering without you actually suffering, Allah does not need the suffering in order to give you the reward right?
Don’t ask Allah for the punishment or don’t ask Allah for the trial, ask Allah for the reward without the trial. if the trial comes then Allah will give you a reward upon reward in sha Allah
As you know, we are going through unprecedented times across the globe and we know that gaining or getting closer to the almighty is a sign of the mercy of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.
The answer those whom when Calamity strikes, when disaster strikes, when negativity strikes, they are the ones who say they make a declaration with firm conviction and belief, they say Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
Helplessness is a sign of the power of the almighty because when human beings become helpless it points towards the greatness of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and his Power. So ultimately we have to still return to Allah- Mufti Menk