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The Seventeen Benefits of Tribulation

  • You realize the power of Lordship over you
  • You realize your abject servanthood and your complete state of resignation and brokenness before the Will & Power of Allah
  • Sincerity to Allah because you have no place of return in putting off or defending against the calamities except to Him
  • You return to Allah and are suddenly fervent in your desire of your Lord
  • It leads to a humbled state before Allah and more prayers through which you’re calling on Allah
  • You’re forbearing towards the one who has afflicted you (you gain the ability to show forbearance)
  • You get to forgive someone (“and Allah loves those who pardon others”). It is the greatest forgiveness when you forgive people who have caused you great calamities
  • You are patient during the tribulation (“and Allah is with the patient ones”)
  • You can become happy about what’s happening because you’re thinking about all these benefits
  • You can be grateful for the tribulation because of the rewards gained from it
  • The purification that these calamities have from your wrongs and your sins (ex: a believer is rewarded for any pain he experiences, even the prick of a thorn)
  • The compassion that Allah enables you to show to others in tribulation and the ability to help them
  • They give you the Blessing of having the true knowledge of the extent of well-being and what it is
  • Allah has prepared Rewards for the calamities dependent on how you dealt with them
  • What is hidden inside the Blessings of the folds of these calamities (ex: Allah may love a thing you hate and may hate a thing you love)
  • They prevent you from arrogance, evil, pride, and tyranny
  • Contentment

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