17 Benefits of Tribulation

#PRAYFORMH370: My heartfelt prayers go out to the families and passengers aboard flight MH370, and to everyone affected. For us Muslims, this is the time to increase our remembrance of Allah SWT and all His blessings upon us. Prophet Muhammad’s (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The closest the Lord is to the servant is in the final depths of the night. If you can be of those who remember Allah at that time, then be!” [Tirmidhi]. 

For us who still have our family members and friends by our side, let’s intensify our thankfulness and gratitude to Allah SWT; and reflect upon the benefits of tribulation. We all know that Prophet Muhammad, (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him), was someone who went through incomparable hardship, and yet he had more forbearance than anyone else.

In a powerful and condensed commentary on the treatise of the seventh century scholar ‘Izz ibn Abdus-Salam, Hamza Yusuf reveals 17 benefits of tribulations for those who would see them. Please click here for the lecture. May we all benefit from it.

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