13 May 2014

High Station

For a certain believer, Allah ordains a high position that he cannot achieve by himself. So Allah afflicts him with some physical or material distress or grief from within his family, whereby he is granted the good fortune of being patient. Thus, Allah raises him to the high station originally decreed for him.
- Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم
(compiled in Abu Dawud and Musnad)