The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:
"When Allah loves a folk, He tests them.
Whoever (among them) is satisfied will have
satisfaction and whoever is dissatisfied will
have dissatisfaction" (4)
(4) At-Tirmidhi (2396) and Ibn Majah (4031)
Jabir Ibn 'Abdillah (may Allah be pleased with him)
said that the Messenger of Allah entered to a woman and said:
"Why are you trembling?" She said: "It is
fever, may Allah not bless it." He said: "Do
not abuse fever. It takes away the sins of the
sons of Adam, just as furnace takes the
badness away from iron." (1)
(1) Muslim (2575).
Abu Sa 'id AI Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
"I entered upon the Prophet (pbuh) when he
had a fever. I put my hand over the velvet and
I felt the heat of fever. I said: "What a strong
fever you have 0 Messenger of Allah!" He
said: "We, the Prophets, our pain is doubled
and this doubles our reward." I said:
"0 Messenger of Allah! Who receives the
severest tests among people?'" He said:
"Prophets." I said: ''Who is next?', He said:
"Righteous people. (In the past, righteous)
men were tested with poverty, that they
found nothing but cleft and sleeveless
garments to wear. And they were tested with
lice, that lice killed them. (Though,) they
liked this more than you like gifts." (2)
(2) Musnad Ahmad (3/94) and Ibn Majah ( 4024 ).
Abu Sa'id reported that a man said:
"0 Messenger of Allah! What do you think
causing these diseases from which we
suffer?" He said: (They are) expiations." (3)
(3) Narrated by Ahmad (3\23) and others.
'Ubay Ibn Ka 'b said: "0 Messenger of Allah!
Even if they are few?"
Abi Umamah AI Bahely said that the Messenger of
Allah (pbuh) said:
"Allah tests you, although He knows best
about your affair, by affliction just as you test
your gold by fire. Some of you come out like
pure gold and these are whom Allah saves
from their sins. Others come out like gold but
lower than these and these are those who
doubt for somewhat, and others will come
out like the black gold and these are those
who subject to Fitnah (seduction, persecution
and the like)." (1)
(1) Transmitted by Tabrani in "Al Kabir."
Abu Hurayrah said that when he went to visit a sick
man, the latter said to him that the Messenger of Allah
"Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He, says:
~'This is my fire, which I empower over My
believing servant in the world to be (instead
of) his share of the Fire in the Hereafter." (2)
(2) Transmitted by At-Tirmidhi (2088) and Ibn Majah (3470).
It was related that Anas Ibn Malik (may Allah be
pleased with him) said:
"The Messenger of Allah stopped at a tree and
shook it until what Allah wished of its leaves
to fall, fell down. He said: "Catastrophes and
pains in causing the sins of my nation to fall
are faster than me in the leaves of this tree to
(3) Al Mundhiri in Al Targhib (4/149) and others).
The Prophet (pbuh) said:
"The invocation of the patient is accepted until
he becomes well." (4)
(4) AI Mundhiri in Al Targhib" ( 4/164).
It was mentioned that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh)
"Whenever a vein causes pain to a believer,
Allah writes for him because of it a good
deed and removes a bad one and raise him
one grade." (5)
(5) Transmitted by al Hakim in Al Mustadrak. ( 1/347) and
The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:
"By Him in Whose hands is my soul,
everything Allah ordains in the fate of a
believer always brings him good. If he has
something good, he shows gratitude; and this
is good for him. If he has something bad, he
holds patience; and this is good for him. This
is never to be but for believers." (6)
(6) Ahmad (6/15) and others.Next Chapter, Chapter Seventeen: Patience as observed by the companions and their successors.