Patience on Hardship Reward

A woman once came to the Prophet Dawood (David) (may the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) and said, “Oh Prophet of Allah, is your Lord just or unjust?” Prophet Dawood said, “Woe to you, woman, indeed He is Most Just who never acts unjustly.”

He then asked her, “What is your story?” The woman said to Prophet Dawood, “I am a widow, I have three daughters, and I sustain for them from what I weave with my hands.

Yesterday, I wrapped my yarn in a red cloth and went with it to the marketplace, intending to sell it and use the proceeds to buy provisions for my children.

But while I was walking to the marketplace, a bird suddenly swooped down and took my yarn and my cloth, after which it flew away.

I sat there in a sad and miserable state, faced with the reality that I owned nothing that I could use to provide for my children. “As the woman was with Prophet Dawood (may the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) telling him her story, someone knocked on the door asking permission to enter.

Permission was given and ten men entered, they were all traders, and each one of the ten men had 100 dinars in their hand.

They said, “Oh Prophet of Allah, give this money to someone who is deserving of it.” Prophet Dawood (may the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) asked, “What prompted you to bring this money?” They said, “Oh Prophet of Allah, we were travelling in a sea vessel, when the waves began to roar tempestuously, and our ship began to sink.

Then suddenly, as if out of nowhere, a bird came and dropped a red cloth that contained yard inside of it. Using those materials, we worked to repair the hole in the ship that was causing us to sink. Not much time passed before the winds and waves calmed down and the hole was repaired. We then made an oath to Allah that each one of us would give 100 dinars in charity.

This is that money, which you may give as a charity to whomsoever you please.” Prophet Dawood (may the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) turned and said to her, “A Lord Who does business for you on land and in the sea, yet you make Him out to be unjust!” then he gave the women the entire 1000 dinars and said, “Spend it on your children.

Your Lord does all for your own good even if you thought it wrong.

Rest your heart, if there was no misery, then prophet Yusuf would have been pampered in his father’s lap. However, with the scourge he became the ruler of Egypt.

Be certain there is something waiting for you after your patience to impress you and make you forget the bitterness of agony.

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