Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
What is the Prophetic response to trials?
The first thing that helps us to deal with trials is to know that Allah is the one who sends us trials. Also, trials are part of the nature and reality of life. The good is a test, and the bad is a test. The believer’s approach of understanding these trials manifests in the coolness of his attitude.
Allah Most High mentions the best way to respond to trials in the Quran, “And seek help through patience and prayer; and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allāh].” [Quran, 2:45] Likwise, the prophet supplication for trails is: يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيْث
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, a distinguished scholar in the Islamic sciences, is the Founder and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance. He studied under renowned scholars globally for ten years, beginning in Damascus and continuing in Amman, Jordan. Notable mentors include Shaykh Adib al-Kallas and Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi. After completing his studies, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in 2007 and established SeekersGuidance, which is dedicated to spreading reliable, relevant, and inspiring Islamic knowledge online and on the ground.