Why good people suffer?


Why good people suffer?

By-Nina Hanson

Why good people suffer? Allah says in the Holy Quran in Chapter 67 Surah Al Mulk verse 2: He Allah created death and life that He may test you, to see which of you is the best in deeds.
Allah Taala created man on this earth to test him whether he is obedient and grateful, or denies his Lord and is ungrateful. He puts man through good and/or bad conditions to see what is his reaction.
Thus, the life of this transient world is merely a testing period and a place to do deeds; only in the life of the Hereafter the real results will be declared by the One Who is All Knowing and Well-Aware of everything. Neither is this world a place for full rewards, nor is this world a place for complete punishments; but a place for doing deeds.
At times, when one does evil deeds, Allah Taala may, if He so Wills, warns him with a punishment in this world, so that he may realize his mistake and amend his conduct; and at times Allah Taala if He so Wills, punishes a whole community so they may serve as a warning to mankind, and at times He extends the ‘rope’ of the evil-doers and does not punish them in this life at all, so that they may get a full recompense for their evil deeds only in the Hereafter. Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imraan verses 185-186:
185 Every soul shall have a taste of death! And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the fire, and admitted to the Gardens will have attained the object of life : for the life of this world is but goods, and chattels of deception. 186 Ye O Believers shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions, and in your selves; and ye shall certainly hear much that will grieve you from those who received the Book before you Jews and Christians, and from the ‘mushriks’ those who worship many gods . But if ye persevere patiently and guard against evil, then that will be a determining factor in all affairs.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imraan verses 185-186:
141 Allah’s object also is to purge those that are true in faith, and to deprive of blessing those that resist faith.
142 Did ye O Believers think that ye would enter heaven without Allah testing those of you who strove hard in His cause and remained steadfast?
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 214: Or do ye O Believers think that ye shall enter the Gardens of Bliss without such trials as came to those who passed away before you? They encountered suffering, and adversity, and were so shaken in spirit that even the Messenger and the believers who were with him, cried out: When will come the help of Allah? Ah! Verily the help of Allah is always near! CONTINUE READING DOWN BELOW


  • Nina Hanson Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.548 Narrated by Abu Huraira
    The Messenger of Allah Taala said, If Allah wants to do good to somebody, He afflicts him with trials.
    Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 1562 Narrated by Sa’d
    When the Prophet peace be upon him was asked which people suffered the greatest affliction, he replied, The Prophets, then those who come next to them in Taqwa, then those who come next to them in Taqwa . A man is afflicted in keeping his religion. If he is firm in his religion his trial is severe, but if there is weakness in his religion it is made light for him.
    Ibn Mas’ud said: I visited the Messenger of Allah Taala while he had a fever. I exclaimed: ‘O Messenger of Allah! You have a high fever! He said: My fever is as much as two amongst you might have I asked: ‘Is it because you have a double reward? He replied: Yes, that is right. No Muslim is afflicted with any hurt, even if it is no more than the pricking of a thorn, but Allah wipes off his sins because of it, and his sins fall away from him as leaves fall from a tree.
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  • Nina Hanson Verily, We shall put you to test with some fear, and hunger, and with some loss of wealth, lives, and offspring. And Muhammad peace be upon him convey good tidings to those who are patient, who say, when inflicted by hardship, Verily we are of God and verily to Him shall we return;” upon them is the blessings of Allah and His mercy. 2:155
    There are innumerable miseries, accidents, floods, earthquakes; fires, robbery, war, riot, famine, epidemics‑all such things have effect upon our lives: We are being tested as how we react to them. Does our faith remain unshaken? It should be mentioned here that sometimes suf­fering and disaster is used not as a test, but as a warning to sinners or a punishment for transgres­sors.
    Examples of such warnings may be found in the. traditions of the Prophet such as the following: When Allah is displeased with a people and yet does not want to wipe them out completely, the prices go up and up, life‑span becomes shortened, trade brings no profit and the land bears less fruits. And examples of sufferings as punishment may be found in the stories of Pharaoh Fir’awn, Nimrod Namrud, people of Prophets Lot (Lut), Shu’ayb, Noah (Nuh) and Salih. It will not be out of place to mention here that the outright destruction like that of the people of Lot, Pharaoh and Nimrod has been removed from the Muslim ummah as a respect to the Holy Prophet who was a mercy to the universe. But the suffering to warn the transgressors continues. However, one should always remember that God, in His mercy and grace, has hidden the true purpose of a? particular suffering from our eyes. Therefore, we should never say that, for example, a certain person suffering from a chronic disease is a sinner who is undergoing punishment. Why?
    Be­cause, he may be a good person undergoing a hard test for his virtues. So we should never judge anybody by his apparent affluence or poverty, by his good or bad luck, by his physical strength or weak­ness, by his fortune or misfortune. We should, in­stead, concentrate upon our own spiritual and moral upliftment

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    • Nina Hanson For the believer, however, God plays a substantive role. Prophet Muhammad, who suffered the deaths of 11 children, taught that when bad things happen to good people or to any people to maintain patience while expressing grief, and to maintain trust in God. In a famous letter he wrote to one of his companions, M’uaz bin Jabal, when M’uaz’s son died, Muhammad wrote, If you get to know, how much return and recompense has been granted to you for your loss then this loss would appear very meager in your eye. In other words, for believers, this life is both sacred and transitory to the next life, in which pleasure exists independent of suffering, and we will be recompensed for what was taken from us in this life.
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    • Nina Hanson Allah’s Messenger sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:
      Trials will continue to befall the believing man or woman in himself, his child and his wealth until he meets Allah with no sin on him. Tirmidhi 2399 . Islam teaches the endurance of suffering with hope and faith. The faithful are not counseled to resist it, or to ask why. Instead, they accept it as God’s will and live through it with faith that God never asks more of them than they can endure. However, Islam also teaches the faithful to work actively to alleviate the suffering of others. Recognizing that they are the cause of their own suffering, individuals work to bring suffering to an end. In the Islamic view, righteous individuals are revealed not only through patient acceptance of their own suffering, but through their good works for others. And if suffering is a consequence of unbelief, then good works will relieve pain.
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    • Awwal Nasiru Ma sha Allah
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    • Kashif Ahmed Verily true jazakallahu khairan
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    • Nina Hanson Kashif Ahmed Wa Antum fa Jazaakum Allaahu Khayran
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    • Nina Hanson Faiz Tck Wa Antum fa Jazaakum Allaahu Khayran
    • Nina Hanson Baba Adamu Wa Antum fa Jazaakum Allaahu Khayran
    • Baba Adamu AMEEN YAA ALLAH.
    • Muhammad A L Gaye Mashaalla ,Ameen
    • Fazal Rahman Men aina ante ya okhti nina
    • Soraya Sory Thank you sister may ALLAH swt give you the reward of your effort for all your best statements abut our Lord ALLAH swt and his Deen (Islam) Salamlikum.
    • Hassan Abdulrahman Adeola jazakallahu khyran
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    • Hamidi Kr Shadab Ur right Nina Hanson,Allah guide all of us our every action and reaction please Allah
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