Everything that hurts a believer is a calamity. Tests are like gold. You test gold in fire to test if its real, test its substance. That is the true nature of calamities- to test you. Allah knows your state before and after the test. Your test is for you to learn and others around you. Most of our actions are reactions- control your reactions!

Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi during the “Revelation of the Unseen” by Shaykh Abdal Qadir al-Jilani course in Sheffield,  2009.

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