We deserve everything that we've been given in life.
Both good and bad.
You failed your exam. You deserved it.
Allah (swt) is teaching you not to give up hope. to keep going until you finish. to try harder.
You had a car accident and lost a body part. You deserved it.
Allah (swt) is telling you not to take your life for granted. to remember Him always. to fear Him. fear death.
You are just really happy. for no reason. You deserve it.
Allah (swt) is showing you that He loves his slaves. that He is pleased with you and wants you to thank Him. He is giving you a beautiful gift, a gift of happiness.
Everything in life is a lesson for us all. You just have to look harder. Think deep.
Anything that befalls on us, be it pleasure or hardship, happens so that we remember Allah (swt).
The next time you break your expensive watch, your $2000 camera, your iphone; or your handbag, shoes, clothes decide that it's time for you to move on; or someone accidentally bumps into you on the street or steps on your foot; or you simply forgot to take the rubbish out after being told countless times by your Mum; or you left the lights on after leaving home...Instead of saying:
Say for instance you have a baby. The baby is your heart and soul. It's all you think about, night and day. One small thing happens to your child, you become frantic. You go nuts. You are so attached to the baby, you forget that the baby does not belong to you. It belongs to Allah (swt). and He can take it away from you any time He wants. Nothing in this world belongs to us. I mean, NOTHING - except our emaan.
Ok, so maybe it's not a baby, but your brand new car. Or the new job that you just started. Or your Husband, the love of your life. You love it so much that you can't sleep at night. Ask yourselves this, do you love these things more than you love Allah (swt)? These things are all dunya things. Yes, even babies. Think about it.
Be in this world as though you are a stranger. Cause you will never know when you're going to leave it.
Are you ready?