Trials are a part of the life of this world, S N Smith


Allah says in Surah Alee Imran 3:142:

أَمۡ حَسِبۡتُمۡ أَن تَدۡخُلُواْ ٱلۡجَنَّةَ وَلَمَّا يَعۡلَمِ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ جَـٰهَدُواْ مِنكُمۡ وَيَعۡلَمَ ٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ
Did you think that ye would enter Heaven without Allah testing those of you who fought hard (in His cause) and remained steadfast?

And in surah al-Ankaboot 29:2-3:

أَحَسِبَ ٱلنَّاسُ أَن يُتۡرَكُوٓاْ أَن يَقُولُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا وَهُمۡ لَا يُفۡتَنُونَ (٢) وَلَقَدۡ فَتَنَّا ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ‌ۖ فَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ صَدَقُواْ وَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱلۡكَـٰذِبِينَ
Do men think that they will be left alone on saying “We believe” and that they will not be tested? (2) We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false. (3)

And in Surah al-Bakarah 2:214:

أَمۡ حَسِبۡتُمۡ أَن تَدۡخُلُواْ ٱلۡجَنَّةَ وَلَمَّا يَأۡتِكُم مَّثَلُ ٱلَّذِينَ خَلَوۡاْ مِن قَبۡلِكُم‌ۖ مَّسَّتۡہُمُ ٱلۡبَأۡسَآءُ وَٱلضَّرَّآءُ وَزُلۡزِلُواْ حَتَّىٰ يَقُولَ ٱلرَّسُولُ وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ مَعَهُ ۥ مَتَىٰ نَصۡرُ ٱللَّهِ‌ۗ أَلَآ إِنَّ نَصۡرَ ٱللَّهِ قَرِيبٌ۬
Or did you suppose that you would enter the Garden without there having come to you the like of that which came to those who passed away before you? Misfortune and hardship befell them, and they were so shaken that the Messenger and those who believed with him said, “When willAllah’s Help come?” Yea, surely Allah’s Help is near.

And in Surah al-Mulk 67:2:

ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلۡمَوۡتَ وَٱلۡحَيَوٰةَ لِيَبۡلُوَكُمۡ أَيُّكُمۡ أَحۡسَنُ عَمَلاً۬‌ۚ وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡغَفُورُ
He Who created Death and Life, that He may try which of you is best in deed: and He is the Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving

We should keep in mind that even the prophets of Allah (peace be upon all of them) went through many difficult trials which we can read about in the Quran, as well as the seerah (bio) of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) which provides many examples of great suffering.  Examples in the Quran of prophets being troubled include the verses 12:110:The messengers despaired and thought that they were deemed liars; 15:97: We know that thy breast is straitened; and 26:3: Perhaps thou dost torment thyself that they are not believers. Indeed, the station of prophethood in the Quran does not mean that they were not subject to human vulnerability to fear, sadness, and discouragement. For example, see Surah al- Anbiyah 21:83, which mentions the story of Prophet Job:  وَأَيُّوبَ إِذۡ نَادَىٰ رَبَّهُ ۥۤ أَنِّى مَسَّنِىَ ٱلضُّرُّ وَأَنتَ أَرۡحَمُ ٱلرَّٲحِمِينَ — And (remember) Job, when he cried to his Lord “Truly distress has seized me But Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful.

We should always have good thoughts about Allah and know that He only wants what is best for us.

We should also know that Allah brings people and circumstances into our lives in many forms, but we don’t always understand the wisdom or purpose of what is taking place because our knowledge is limited.

We cannot claim to know better than Allah what is good for us.

Perhaps He is keeping something from us to protect us from greater harm.

Allah knows and we do not.

We should also keep in mind that while people may be unjust to one another, Allah is never unjust. His plan may not be as we expected, and He may have a different plan than we were hoping for, but always remember His Divine wisdom supersedes our limited perspective.

Always remember, Allah is Al-Adl (The Equitable,  The Impartial,  The Just)

And Allah is never unjust to His servants. (See: Surah al-Hajj 22:10 and Surah al-Jinn 72:13 and Surah Alee Imran 3:108 and Surah al-Anaam 6:115)