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The believer lives under the awareness that whatever we have or enjoy is ultimately a gift on loan to us from Allah
"We belong to God, and to Him shall we return"
Rationalising the reason for tests and calamities and explaining the required attitute of the believer towards them
Many people are slaves to their whims and desires and are not true slaves of Allah. They say that they are slaves of Allah, but when they are tested they turn on their heels and lose out in this world and in the Hereafter, and that is an evident loss.
Friday Sermon given at the Holy Mosque in Makkah, Shawwaal, 20, 1422: When one reflects over the crises that Islaam has underwent in its long history, one will find out that, regardless of the civilization, light, justice and fairness that nations and communities had enjoyed under the rule of Islaam, these crises had significantly weakened the Islaamic civilization in a way that has been a cause of joy for its enemies. However, these crises has its positive impacts. It has reawaken the Muslims, afforded them the opportunity to examine themselves and created in them stronger determination and hope....