From the Islam Image Quotes series: Islamic Wisdom, Sayings and Quotes
“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient.” (Al-Qur’an 2:155)
“Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such (trial) has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until (even their) messenger and those who believed with him said, “When is the help of Allah?” Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near.” (Al-Qur’an 2:214)
“You will surely be tested in your possessions and in yourselves. And you will surely hear from those who were given the Scripture before you and from those who associate others with Allah much abuse. But if you are patient and fear Allah – indeed, that is of the matters (worthy) of determination. (Al-Qur’an 3:186)
“And it is He who has made you successors upon the earth and has raised some of you above others in degrees (of rank) that He may try you through what He has given you. Indeed, your Lord is swift in penalty; but indeed, He is Forgiving and Merciful. (Al-Qur’an 6:165)
“Your wealth and your children are but a trial, and Allah has with Him a great reward.” (Al-Qur’an 64:15)
Earthly challenges and difficulties will persist until the soul is released from the body and mind. Earthly turbulences however, become subtle and mild when the Ruh (spirit/soul) rules supreme within the heart.
~Excerpt from: A Letter from Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri: To All Who Love Humanity and Who Seek Peace