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17 October 2018 CE | 06 Safar 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation


The Reward of Sufferers


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The people who were safe (in this world) will wish on the Day of Resurrection that their skins had been torn with iron combs (in the world), when they see the reward of the people who suffered trials.” [Sunan at-Tirmidhi]

What should our response be when we are faced with grief and distress, by means of which Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) tests His slaves?

“And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Saabiroon (the patient): Who, when afflicted with calamity, say, ‘Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.’ They are those on whom are the Salawaat (i.e. who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His Mercy, and it is they who are the guided ones.” [Surah al-Baqarah: Ayaat 155-157]

When the people who were saved in the world from calamities, misfortunes, imprisonment, tortures, illness, hunger, war and other disasters, see how great is the reward of those who bore with faith what Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) had decreed for them, they will wish that their skins had been torn with iron combs instead, so that they too could have the reward of those who suffered trials.

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