TESTS AND TRIALS
“We shall most certainly test you with a measure of fear, hunger, and decrease in wealth, life and crops. And, convey good news to the Saabireen (patient ones). They are those who, when a misfortune strikes them, say: ‘Verily, we belong to Allah, and unto Him shall we return.”
The Mu’min’s reaction when struck by calamity and hardship, according to the Hadith, is to recite the hamd (praise) of Allah and to adopt sabr (patience). Sabr is the minimum Waajib (compulsory) degree of acceptance of the Will and Decree of Allah Ta’ala. The weakest Muslim is required to inculcate this minimum degree of conformity with the Will of Allah.