Trials! May 20, 2009Posted by shadows15 in Amazing Quotes!, Contemporary Issues, Gems and Jewels.
“He whom Allah has predestined to enter Paradise, the reasons which will cause his entrance shall spring from calamities; and he whom Allah has predestined to enter the Hellfire, the reasons which will cause his entrance shall spring from lusts.” – Ibn Al-Qayyim
This piece of wisdom from Imam ibn-al Qayyim just amazed me. When a person is tested, there are many things that stem from this trial although he may dislike it. One of them is his need for Allah as well as his supplications which will be sincere which will ultimately bring him closer to Allah.
As for the one who is not tested and is given the good things in this world, he continues to indulge in desires until he is left alone heedlessly following every whim till death approaches him and he wakes up from this sleep.