Why I am Tested With The Hardships?

Perhaps we often hear such question above or maybe we asked ourselves with that question when we faced many hardships in our lives. Yes or No, it’s only you and Your Lord who know yourselves.
I found the answers for that from a book which explained about “Patience and how to face our life better.” All the answers came from Qur’an.

1. Why I’m tested with the hardships, poorness and hunger?
Qur’an said in surah al-Ankabut: 2-3
“Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tried?
But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely make evident the liars.”

2. Why I failed to get my dreams?
Qur’an answers in surah al-Baqara : 216
“………But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah knows, while you do not know.”

3. It’s too hard for me!!
Qur’an said in surah Al-Baqara : 286
“Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. …………”

4. Hopeless at facing the difficulties.
Qur’an surat Al-Imran : 139
So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are [true] believers.

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5. How to face these hardships?
We can see surah Al-Baqara : 45
“And seek help through patience and prayer, and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah ].”

6. What will I get from these hardships?
Qur’an answers with surah At-Taubah: 111
“Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah , so they kill and are killed. [It is] a true promise [binding] upon Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah ? So rejoice in your transaction which you have contracted. And it is that which is the great attainment.”

7. To whom I should ask the help?
Again in surah At-Taubah: 129, Qur’an has given the solution.
But if they turn away, [O Muhammad], say, “Sufficient for me is Allah ; there is no deity except Him. On Him I have relied, and He is the Lord of the Great Throne.”

8. I can’t solve my problems, I can’t pass it!!!
Qur’an answers in surah Yusuf: 87
“O my sons, go and find out about Joseph and his brother and despair not of relief from Allah . Indeed, no one despairs of relief from Allah except the disbelieving people.”

Actually, there’re so many verses in Qur’an showed about the solutions of life, not only it but everything.

“The reminders for me first before others.”

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