[ALLAH’S Quran – 2:155] “We will afflict you with some disagreeable events and misfortunes to test your faith’s qualities. We will make you experience fear, hunger and loss of wealth and lives, and a diminished yield in the earth’s fruits. But announce, O Muhammad, blissful tidings to the patient and constantly persevering, unwearied in the face of difficulties and hindrances.”

[Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 4, Number 1] “The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “When God wants to be good to someone, He tries him with hardship.” The Prophet also said: “For every misfortune, illness, anxiety, grief, or hurt that afflicts a believer – even the pain caused by the pricking of a thorn – God removes some of his sins.”