All things are created with wisdom and with an ulterior purpose.
In consort with this ulterior purpose, there are benefits for the believers
in all happenings. Because Allah is on the believersâ€™ side and does not
let them down.
Encounters in life may at first seem unfavourable for the believers.
However, one should understand that even seemingly e events, for example, a
plot of hatched against them by the unbelievers, will ultimately turn out well
for them. Allah will sooner or later let them savour His beneficence so, believers
should be completely sure that there is goodness in all.
There are many examples of this kind of situation in the Qurâ€™an;
the life of Yusuf (Joseph) is one of the most remarkable. In his childhood,
Yusuf had been thrown down to the bottom of a well by his brothers. He was later
rescued and then accused and imprisoned, even though he was innocent. For a
person without faith, these incidents may be thought of as the greatest misfortunes.
Nevertheless, Yusuf always kept in mind that these could only happen under Allahâ€™s
ection and that all would certainly turn out for the better. And this proved
to be true. Allah turned the “disasters” to good account; Yusuf
was released from prison and in time became one of the governors of that land.
The situation with Yunus (Jonah) was no different.
He fled to a laden ship, where, to retain his place, he drew
lots. When the draw proved unfavourable, he was thrown into
the sea where he was swallowed by a gigantic fish. The Qurâ€™an
informs us that he was rescued and was sent to a “nation
a hundred thousand men or more,” only because he had glorified
“Had he not been of them who glorify Allâh, He
would have indeed remained inside its belly (the fish) till the Day of Resurrection.
But We cast him forth on the naked shore while he was sick, And We caused a
plant of gourd to grow over him. And We sent him to a hundred thousand (people)
or even more. And they believed; so We gave them enjoyment for a while.”
(Surat as-Saaffat, 37:143-148)
All these examples given in the Qurâ€™an teach us that the
events which seems to be a “misfortune” are not really so for the
believer. If he puts his trust in Allah, seeks refuge in Him and asks help only
from Him, then nothing will be a matter of regret for him. Allah does create
certain difficulties, but they are only to put man to the test and to strengthen
believersâ€™ loyalty and faith.
The opposite holds true for the unbelievers. Nothing in this life
can be good for them. Things that strike them as delightful or pleasant are
indeed “misfortunes”, and these will increase their torment in the
Hereafter. Anything that they achieve unjustly is entered in their record, and
for this they will ultimately be responsible. On this score the Qurâ€™an
records Allahâ€™s commandments:
“And let not those who covetously withhold of
that which Allah has bestowed on them of His Bounty think that it is good for
them. Nay, it will be worse for them; the things which they covetously withheld
shall be tied to their necks like a collar on the Day of Resurrection. And to
Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is Well Acquainted
with all that you do.” (Surat Aal-e-Imran, 3:180)
TAKEN FROM "THE MORAL VALUES OF THE
QUR'AN" BY HARUN YAHYA, GOODWORD PRESS, INDIA, 1999