Allah clearly mentions in the Quran : “Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tested” ? (Qur’an 29 :2)
Trial and tests are the key to success. If there is nothing to reach to, as a challenge or to nurture ones ability and strength while making it evident then there would be no gain growth or process which will outshadow ones existence in this world. To nourish the child’s brain so as to recognize his ability and skills the university conducts a test or a challenge, similarly to put man in to struggle means to test his ability and his strength to over come his weaknesses. Also the trials and calamities give us a clear picture of reality, the truth and the falsehood become evident, then we understand the wisdom behind it. And every individual has to go through that process of test.
As each of us have our own unique sense (our own universe) which makes us different from other human beings. We are One, yet we are separate. Very strange! and you will only be taken to task for what you do. You won’t be asked about what others do on the Day of Decision. Hence,Trials prepare the believers to prevail on earth. So there is wisdom behind the trials. It’s befallen on every Prophet if we see Abraham and Ismail AS how Abraham AS was given an order to sacrifice his son which was a great trial.. Allah put the trial on Abrahim AS. That was just a test how Allah raises the level of the believer. Similiarly, when Yusuf AS was thrown into the well he was all alone and suffered but no one knows what Allah had planned for him in the future. Later, we all know Yusuf AS became the chief of Egypt.
The Prophet pbuh said: “Amazing is the affair of the believer, verily all of his affair is good and this is not for anyone except the believer. If something of good/happiness befalls him he is grateful and that is good for him. If something of harm befalls him he is patient and that is good for him”. (Saheeh Muslim)
Trials make our heart, soul and intellect wise and stronger, as challenges empower us. We get a better grip on our emotions, learn to endure patience, it increases our self control and mental stability leading us to make a right choice of our free will. Like a flower which needs to struggle through the surface to grow and bloom in its best form, the soul too needs to to be tested and toughened to obtain the wise path to the knowledge of true peace and contentment to live life on this earth in its best and perfect form.
Allah gives us the solution how to come out with the trial in the holy Quran : “And seek help in Patience and Prayers and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for humbly submissive to Allah” [Quran chapter 2, Verse 45]
We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges. And Challenges and Trials draw us closer to Allah. It’s upto us how to go through the challenges of life, there are only two option, either we can win or lose it, become a victim of the circumstances or we can rise up to conquer the challeges. It all depend on our trust with Allah the strong faith, the strong we rely on Him.
It’s a promise of Allah : “As for those who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely guide them to Our Paths (right way)”. (Quran 29 :69)
“Whoever Strives Shall Succeed.”