Some wisdoms behind misfortunes in terms of qadar

Many wisdoms that the mind of man cannot understand are hidden under the troubles and misfortunes that people are exposed to in various stages of life.

As a matter of fact, God Almighty states the following in the Quran:

“…It is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth and ye know not.” (al-Baqara: 216)

Qadar is related to the real causes regarding the preordainment of the troubles and misfortunes; we had explained it previously. Here, we will briefly explain five of those real causes:

1- Some misfortunes originate from the mistakes of people that they made in the past. Those misfortunes take place due to the neglects, mistakes and faults of people. For instance, a person who does not take necessary measures becomes ill; a nation that cheat people while weighing goods are punished by drought… This cause of misfortunes is stated as follows: in the Quran:

“Mischief has appeared on land and sea because of (the meed) that the hands of men have earned that (Allah) may give them a taste of some of their deeds: in order that they may turn back (from Evil).” (ar-Rum :41)

“Whatever misfortune happens to you, is because of the things your hands have wrought, and for many (of them) He grants forgiveness.” (ash-Shura :30)

2- Some misfortunes eliminate some troubles to come or alleviate them. Those misfortunes that prevent bigger misfortunes are, in fact, grants of God Almighty.

This cause of misfortunes is stated as follows in the Quran: “And indeed We will make them taste of the Penalty of this (life) prior to the supreme Penalty in order that they may (repent and) return.” (as-Sajda: 21)

3- Misfortunes prevent life from being monotonous, causing people to appreciate the bounties.

As the rule “Everything is known through their opposites” expresses, if cold did not exist, heat would not be known or understood; if night did not exist, day would not be known; if hunger did not exist, being full would not be known.. Similarly, if life continued comfortably and peacefully, people would not appreciate the comfort and the peace. A person who is not ill, poor or homeless cannot appreciate health, wealth or residence respectively. Thus, misfortunes are touchstones that make people appreciate what they have. That is, misfortunes are guides that actually teach man the importance and value of health and other bounties.

Besides, misfortunes make man perfect spiritually and materially. They develop the endurance and patience of man against the conditions of life. That aspect of misfortunes is also a grant of God Almighty.

4- This world is a place of trial and testing. One aspect of the testing is to measure people’s degree of surrendering and showing consent to the divine preordainment. It can only be done through troubles and misfortunes.

The following hadith of the Prophet explains the issue as follows: “God stated:

“I am God; there is no being else worthy of worshipping except Me. Muhammad (pbuh) is My Messenger. If a person consents to the judgments that I make, shows patience when he suffers a misfortune and thanks Me for My bounties, I will record his name in the book of faithful people. I will resurrect him together with faithful people on the Day of Judgment. If a person does not like the judgments that I make, does not show patience when he suffers a misfortune and does not thank Me for My bounties, he should apply to somebody else not to me!”

5- Misfortunes atone for the sins of a sinful believer. They elevate the degrees of sincere believers.

The Prophet points out to that aspect as follows:

“God eliminates the sins of a believer through every misfortune that he suffers even through a thorn that pricks his foot.”

When it is considered that even when a thorn pricks a believer’s foot, some of his sins are forgiven, it will be definitely be understood better how other illnesses and misfortunes will bring about determination, mercy and assistance.

We find the explanations we have made so far sufficient regarding the issue, “why misfortunes and illnesses pester people”. If you want to find out why God’s mercy and compassion allow misfortunes and illnesses affect people and to know about the details of the issue, you can refer to the 24th Letter of the book called Mektubat (Letters)  written by Badiuzzaman Said Nursi.

Consequently, we should state that under each misfortune, there are sweet fruits of God, who is the most Merciful of the merciful. Therefore, we have to show patience when we face a misfortune and thank God; we have to take refuge in the divine house of God by thinking our weaknesses. To consent to a misfortune is the most important means of attaining the contentment of God. If a person has the honor of attaining His contentment and consent, the hardships and misfortunes he suffers will mean nothing. Stable strategy pip-conflict-checker and pipdeptree pip-conflict-checker is a great tool for quickly determining whether you have any version get essays conflicts

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