DO NOT BE SHAKEN by HARDSHIPS
from the book "Don't Be Sad
Hardship strengthens your heart, atones for your sins, and helps to suppress an inclinatiom towards pride and haughtiness. You might remember that in times of hardship you abandoned senseless folly and you remembered
When you were afflicted, others extended brotherly compassion to you, and you became the fortunate recipient of supplications of the righteous. At such times, you wilfully and humbly surrendered yourself to Allah's will and resigned yourself to His decree.
Affliction begets circumspection and provides the afflicted with an early warning against following the path of evil. The one upon whom calamity has fallen can display courage with patience and his circumstances, unlike the one who is drunk with wordly pleasures, permit him to solemnly prepare for a meeting with his Lord.
He is able to pass judgment on this world with an impartial ruling, and thus he will come to know it as something that is not worth pining for. Other points associated with wisdom and benefits of sometimes facing hardship. though they might escape our comprehension. are definitely present and known to the Lord of all that exists.
Pause to think about Hardships
Do not be sad, for sadness will weaken your determination and the quality of your worship...