Awn on Trials: Allah sends trials as medicine, like doctors and parents

Qurrah reported: ‘Awn, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, Allah compels his servant into a trial in the same way as caretakers do to their sick and their children. They say: Drink this, for in the end it will be good for you.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 5703

عَنْ قُرَّة عَنْ عَوْنٍ رحمه الله قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَيُكْرِهُ عَبْدَهُ عَلَى الْبَلاءِ كَمَا يُكْرِهُ أَهْلُ الْمَرِيضِ مَرِيضَهُمْ وَأَهْلُ الصَّبِيِّ صَبِيَّهُمْ عَلَى الدَّوَاءِ وَيَقُولُونَ اشْرَبْ هَذَا فَإِنَّ لَكَ فِي عَاقِبَتِهِ خَيْرًا

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