Pearl of Islaam
In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
"Alif-Lam-Mim.These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: We believe; and will not be tested.And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allah knows all that before putting them to test) ."Soorah al-Ankaboot, Ayah 1-3)
Tempetations are invetiable in the life of Muslims. In order to proparly understand it, we must examine how Allah Subhanahu wa-ta'ala defined them in Surah Al Ankabut, for which many Mufassirs say that it is Surah of tempetations. In its narrations it is desribed how Prophets Nuh a.s, Ibrahim a.s, Lut a.s., Suhaayb a.s., and Mussa a.s conforted with different life difficulties and temptations.
Is it reasonable to think that we are Mum'ins ( belivers) only because we utter words and say; "We believe." Even if we are sincere and honest in our words, we should not think that we will not be tested with difficulties.It is rulling that Mumins( belivers) are tested always with difficulties and that is why we should not think that they are happening only to us.
They are Sunnah of all world and they were happening to those people who lived before
Allah's Messanger Mohammed sallahu alayha wa saalam said: How strange is the matter of a believer, there is good in all his affairs, and this is only for the believer. If something good happens to him and he is grateful, then this is good for him, and if a calamity befalls him and he is patient, then this is also good for him.(Saheeh Muslim)
Allah subhanahu wa teala sais:
"The likeness of those who take Auliya' (protectors and helpers) other than Allah is as the likeness of a spider, who builds (for itself) a house, but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider's house; if they but knew." ( Surah Al Ankabut, Ayah 41)
This is a clear message for those who ask help on other places, before turning to Allah and asking His help.Why spider house is the most weak?Before her weakness is not reflected only in thin filament but in social aspect as well.Namely after male impregnates the female, she kill and eat him.Than, when spiders become mature they kill their mother. Mumin ( Beliver) will not be left of Allah Subhanahu wa-ta'ala , therefor we should rely only on Him,be persistent in our Ibadaah, patiente and gratefull to Him for our tempetations and difficulties.