Hadith on Trials: If Allah intends good, He punishes him in this world

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If Allah intends good for his servant, he hastens the punishment for him in this world. If Allah intends evil for his servant, he withholds punishment for his sins until he appears on the Day of Resurrection.

In another narration, the Prophet said, “Verily, with greater rewards come greater trials. If Allah loves a people, he will test them. Whoever is content will be pleasing to Allah, and whoever is displeased will be displeasing to Allah.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2396

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِعَبْدِهِ الْخَيْرَ عَجَّلَ لَهُ الْعُقُوبَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِعَبْدِهِ الشَّرَّ أَمْسَكَ عَنْهُ بِذَنْبِهِ حَتَّى يُوَافِيَ بِهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ

وفي رواية أخرى قال إِنَّ عِظَمَ الْجَزَاءِ مَعَ عِظَمِ الْبَلَاءِ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ إِذَا أَحَبَّ قَوْمًا ابْتَلَاهُمْ فَمَنْ رَضِيَ فَلَهُ الرِّضَا وَمَنْ سَخِطَ فَلَهُ السَّخَطُ

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