THE TEST OF A BELIEVER --Sayyidina Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (
THE TEST OF A BELIEVER
Hazrat Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: ‘I asked: “O Messenger of Allah, which of the people are most sorely tested?”
He ﷺ said: “The Prophets, then the next best and the next best. A man will be tested in accordance with his level of religious commitment. If his religious commitment is strong, he will be tested more severely, and if his religious commitment is weak, he will be tested in accordance with his religious commitment. Calamity will keep befalling a person until he walks on the earth with no sin on him.”’ (Sahih at-Tirmidhi).
Sayyidina Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Qaddas Allahu Sirrahu) gives a commentary on this Hadith. The Shaykh explains that "Allah is always testing His believing servant in proportion to his faith. Thus if a person's faith is very great, and steadily increasing, his trial will be great as well. The trial of a Messenger is greater than that of a Prophet, because his faith is greater. The trial of a Prophet is greater than that of a Abdal, and the trial of a Abdal is greater than that of a Wali. Each is tried according to his faith and certainty, on the basis of this saying of the Prophet ﷺ: "We the Community of Prophets, are the people most severely tried, then others according to the perfection of their faith."
Sayyidina Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Qaddas Allahu Sirrahu) also states that the Sufi masters are the people of love, who love their Lord, and the lover never likes to be far from his beloved."
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(Futuh al-Ghaib of Sayyiduna Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani QSA translated by Muhtar Holland,
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