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Allah places test and trust on converts

It is now a year since I converted to Islam.

In that time, I have undergone many trials.

I have had physical trials including two painful and long-lasting injuries.

I have had emotional trials including the end of my marriage. I have had one terrible near-death experience.

Occasionally, when these trials arrive, I wonder why I am being made to suffer when I am trying hard to be a good Muslim and serve my Creator faithfully.

I then remind myself that our earthly life is nothing more than a test. The nature of our time in the ‘hereafter’ depends on how we perform in this test.

Moreover, Allah has custom-made the content of the test for each of us.

The more difficult the test, the greater would be the reward if we do well.

Well deserved

A high place in Jannah will never be an easy thing to earn; but wouldn’t we all rather have the opportunity to earn such a thing, than have an easy life here on Earth?

We know that we will face many trials throughout our lives. Every trial is a blessing from Allah and an opportunity to prove ourselves to Him.

But how many of us rejoice when these trials arrive?

When Allah sends someone a trial, He is showing His faith in that person. He only sends us trials that He knows we can handle. We should strive to recognise these opportunities, use them to show our faith in Him; and thank Him for this special and valuable type of blessing.

So now, when a good thing happens to me, I say Alhamdulillah.

When a bad thing happens to me, I say Alhamdulillah twice, because I know that Allah has just given me one more opportunity to earn my reward in the life to come.

Source: The New Muslim Project, Auckland

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