Higher Faith Gets Higher Test

Don’t worry if your life is hard. The harder your test in this life is, the higher level of religious commitment (faith) that Allah acknowledges you!

A hadith from Mus’ab ibn Sa’d. He said the saying of his father:

يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ , أَيُّ النَّاسِ أَشَدُّ بَلاءً ؟ قَالَ : الأَنْبِيَاءُ , ثُمَّ الأَمْثَلُ فَالأَمْثَلُ , فَيُبْتَلَى الرَّجُلُ عَلَى حَسَبِ دِينِهِ , فَإِنْ كَانَ دِينُهُ صُلْبًا اشْتَدَّ بَلاؤُهُ , وَإِنْ كَانَ فِي دِينِهِ رِقَّةٌ ابْتُلِيَ عَلَى حَسَبِ دِينِهِ , فَمَا يَبْرَحُ الْبَلاءُ بِالْعَبْدِ حَتَّى يَتْرُكَهُ يَمْشِي عَلَى الأَرْضِ مَا عَلَيْهِ خَطِيئَةٌ

I was saying: O Messenger of Allah, which of the people with the sorest trial? He said: ❝The Prophets! Then the righteous, then the next best, then the next best of people. A man will be tested according to his level of religious commitment. If there is some solidness in his religious commitment, he will get more trial. And if there is some weakness in his religious commitment, the test will be lightened for him. Then, a man will continue to get trial until he walks upon the face of the earth with no sin on him❞ [Ahmad, al-Albani says the hadith is sahih].

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