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“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
Rumi
“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
― Rumi
“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
― Rumi
“But listen to me. For one moment
quit being sad. Hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
around you.”
― Rumi

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Seared with scars

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

-Kahlil Gibran

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‘How many calamities have there been which were so severe and impossible to remove… yet within less than a single moment, they were lifted.

~ Ibn Hibban

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It is reported from `Umar رضي الله عنه that he used to praise Allaah سبحانه وتعالى for tests and trials and when asked about it he said,

“I was not touched by testing except that Allaah bestowed on me four favours: that it wasn’t a test in my Deen, that it was not greater than me, that it was not greater than what befell me, and that I was not deprived of being contented and patient, and that I hope for the reward from Allaah.”

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Imam ibn Al Qayyim said:

“The ibtilaa’ (testing) of the believer is like medicine for him. It cures him from illness. Had the illness remained it would destroy him or diminish his reward and level (in the hereafter). The tests and the trials extract these illnesses from him and prepare him for the perfect reward and the highest of degrees (in the life to come).”

Calamities, trials and tests are signs of love from Allaah for the believers. They are comparable to a cure; although it may be bitter, you accept it because it is from the one whom you love; and to Allaah belongs the best example.

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The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“The magnitude of the reward is proportional to the magnitude of the affliction. When Allaah سبحانه وتعالى loves some people, He tests them. He who is content (with Allaah’s decree) will receive the Pleasure (of Allaah سبحانه وتعالى); and he who is discontent will attain the wrath (of Allaah سبحانه وتعالى).”[10]

Related by at-Tirmidhi

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Where there is pain, cures will come;
where there is poverty, wealth will follow.
Where there are questions, answers will be given;
where there are ships, water will flow.
Spend less time seeking water and acquire thirst!
Then water will gush from above and below.
-Rumi

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