A harsh truth we must all accept is that pain is an unpreventable part of life. Not one single person is free from it. Even the Prophets of Allah, Peace Be Upon Them, were tested with pain. Our beloved leader Muhammad (ﷺ) was tested the most out of all the Prophets.He had to endure different trials and tribulations that the average person would fall from. Prophet Muhammad is also the most beloved of Prophets to Allah SWT.
Why were the Prophets severely tested by Allah SWT?Shouldn't they be tested the least? Not really. Allah SWT says in the Quran: "Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: “We believe” and not be tested?" (29:2). Allah tests us to see if we truly follow what He tells us to. It’s easy to fall between the cracks and become impatient and start asking the question, “why me?” Allah (swt) will only give us what we can handle. The more we are tested, the closer we get to Allah SWT.
Here are some helpful ways of dealing with pain that Islam teaches us about:
1. Tahhajud (night prayer).
Praying in the third part of the night is something that Allah loves and highly encourages us to do. The more you talk to Allah late at night, the more connected you will be to Him - and the stronger you will become. The pain that seems so inevitable during the day is suddenly so calming when we talk to our creator.
Allah SWT talks to us through His written word. The Quran is both the perfect guide, as well as, the best source of inspiration for a believer. Reading and connecting with the Quran on a daily basis will increase your love of Allah, strength and faith.
3. Making dua:
Allah SWT tells us in the Quran :Is it not He Who responds to the distressed one, when he calls on Him, and Who removes the evil" (27:62). Allah is in complete control. He is the only one able to grant us what we want. Never stop making dua. Never stop asking Him for help and guidance.
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Written by Gheed Al Nassan