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A lesson from the Quran about persevering in times of hardships and trials

A lesson from the Quran about persevering in times of hardships and trials
A lesson from the Quran about persevering in times of hardships and trials

Hardships and trials are part of everyone’s life. The important thing is for us to have the right attitude of trusting Allah and His plans when facing such hardships and trials. During such trying times, always remember that nothing happens without the will of Allah. Second, we may not know that our trials and hardships may be part of a bigger plan of which we may have only limited knowledge. It’s only at a later stage when the bigger plans of Allah reveal themselves to everyone. We can see an example of this from the following verse of Surah Yousuf that when the step brothers of Prophet Yousuf were taking him to throw him into a dark well, Allah revealed to Prophet Yousuf (when he was a child) that,

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So, when they took him away and they all agreed to throw him down to the bottom of the well, (they did so) and We revealed to him: “Indeed, you shall (one day) inform them of this their affair, when they know (you) not” (Quran, Surah Yousuf: 15).

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We learn in later verses of the same surah that Prophet Yousuf later became the king of Egypt. Also, his brothers came to realize the truth of what they had done and their mistakes when they were all brought to Prophet Yousuf’s presence when he was the king. It was at this reunion with his family (when he was also the king of Egypt) that Prophet Yousuf made the following Dua of gratitude to Allah:

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“My Lord! You have indeed bestowed on me of the sovereignty, and taught me something of the interpretation of dreams – the (Only) Creator of the heavens and the earth! You are my Wali (Protector, Helper, Supporter, Guardian, God, Lord.) in this world and in the Hereafter. Cause me to die as a Muslim (the one submitting to Your Will), and join me with the righteous” (Quran, Surah Yousuf: 101).

Let’s, therefore, stand firm in our times of hardship and pray to Allah to make things better later in life.

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24 comments… add one
  • Syed Firasath Ahmed Link Reply


    MashaAllah very well explained…With every hardship there is Ease..

  • Sameena Link Reply

    JazakAllah khair for sharing. Lessons from the Quran help us strengthen our Faith in Allah (SWT). The magnanimity of Yusuf alaihis salaam in forgiving his brothers after all that they had done to him is really admirable. Experiences of this world and its people can so easily make us lose hope and leave us dejected. We need to constantly remind ourselves that our Creator never forgets us and never leaves us helpless. With total trust in Allah, our Wali (Protector, Helper, Supporter, Guardian, God, Lord.) in this world and in the Hereafter, let us also pray that we may live and die as Muslims submitting to His Will – Aameen!

  • Indeed, soothing words from ALMIGHTY through the revelation.

  • assalamu’alaikum
    many events in this world that will reinforce the truth of the Quran. Subhanallah. thanks for the lesson.

  • Bishir Yusuf Link Reply

    Praise be to Allah,this is an important lessons to all muslims.

  • Muhammad Shafeeq Link Reply

    Good Lesson to me. JazakAllah khair for sharing.

  • fatima Link Reply

    The holy Quaran is our guidande , Thanks allah for the benefits of Islam .

  • Aishah Wright Abdullah Link Reply

    As Salaamu Alaikum,

    Allaah is the best of planners. This family has just had three family members pass away surely Allaah will not put more on us than we can bare. Allaah is our protector. I trust in Allaah and I accept what he decrees. Ameen!

  • Naima Link Reply

    Thanks for this wonderful article, I have been in hardship in a foreign country,I kept praying and asking for Allah’s guidance with his miracles he brought me back safely.
    May Allah bless the ones who are in hardship at this very moment

  • Dawud Mansa Abdul-Malik Link Reply

    May Allah azzawsjal grant vision to those of us who cannot see… A beautiful and an enlightening lesson to embrace and undertake.

  • Amina Link Reply

    Beautiful story and reminder of how merciful Allah (SWT) is to his servants.

  • Muhammad Ibn Abu Abaji Link Reply

    Barakallahu fiikh. I have always taken the story of Anabi Yusuf as a lesson: for patience, endurance and hope for Allah’s favours. Since nothing happens without Allah knowledge and endorsement, whatever we face in life, we must agree with it while begging Allah to change the situation for the better. May Allah bless you for the knowledge your have been imparting on us. Ma salam.

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  • Muhammad Sharafat Ali Link Reply

    Jzakallah Khairan. We hope that this message will be continue for us as a guidence of Islamic knowledge.

    Thanks with best regards.
    Muhammad sharafat Ali.

  • Anwar Link Reply

    It is am important message especially considering what we as Muslims are going through today.There must be a bigger plan so we must endure work patience.Algamodulillah

  • Mariam Goodur Link Reply

    I keep on reading Surah Yusuf and its enriching messages have helped me to a very great extent, especially in terms of patience, truth. Besides jealousy is unrewarding in the case of the brothers of Hazrat Yusuf (as). Patience of Hazrat Yusuf (as) and that of his father proves to be profitable, whereas the greediness, jealousy and plot of the brothers of Yusuf (as) turn out against themselves.

  • Saheed B. Abdul Rahman Link Reply

    Alhamdulillah…it’s an heart warming article, Jazakumullahu khairan

  • Magezi Ibrahim Link Reply

    jazak Allah khair for letting us share beautiful stories from the Holly Quran. and a big lesson that benefits us. Ameen.

  • Alveera Khan Link Reply

    MAY ALLAH SUBHANU WATA AALA send abundant peace and blessings upon RASOOL ULLAH SALLALLAHU ALAIHI WASSALAM ,on all messengers and all muslim believers,protect muslims around the world from severe hardships,keep all of us on straight path,give all of us best of both the lives,reward you people with the best for all the enlightening knowledge Aameen.
    Reliance on ALLAH SUBHANU WATA AALA,fearing and loving our ALLAH SUBHANO WATA AALA are the key to success.

  • Papa Link Reply

    His story is one if the most amazing amongst the stories of the prophets.

  • Muhammad Baba Shehu Link Reply

    Assalamu alaykum.
    Longest time to visit here its all as Allah will. may Allah continue to reward you abundantly. thanks for post it remind me this ” When the tough got toughest then success is near” so said scholars of Ussul

  • John Matindo Link Reply

    Salam…Alhamdulilla,Big thanks for letting us read some of the article,something that benefits our well being much….

  • Ahmada Abas Link Reply

    jazakumullahu Khairan fidduniya wal akhirah,
    This is a great lesson to strengthen our tawakkul and swabur as we wait for the will of Allah to come onto us in case we encounter any trials and tests since Allah promissed tests to who have believed sincerely. May Allah test us with those tests that we shall manage to handle as individuals. AMEEN YAA RABBI.

  • jaleelah Link Reply

    jazakhallah khairan! May Allah grant us ease and guide us in time of trial.

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