“Do you suppose that you will enter Paradise untouched by the suffering endured by the men of Faith who passed away before you? They were afflicted by misery and hardship and so convulsed that the Messenger (SAW) and the believers with him cried out: ‘When will Allah’s help arrive?’ They were assured that Allah’s help was close by.” Surah Al Baqarah, 214
We go through so many trials, each thinking our own burden’s aren’t alike to any other person on the Earth and that we’re under enormous troubles alone. The truth is that everybody has obstacles and trials to overcome in one way or another, and a Muslim doubly so. A Muslim should know that their responsibility of delivering the message and living in this life will not come as easy sailing. The afterlife is earned, the price is the life of this world.
We sometimes take it for granted that we are Muslim and that Jannah is guaranteed. That type of thinking breeds arrogance, ignorance and laziness. We need to keep in mind the bigger picture as often as we can. Our little worlds are not all that exist… there are others around us, There is an entire world out there which we need to interact with and take into our world view.
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? – Rumi