Hadith on Patience: Allah afflicts him to compensate for his deeds

Al-Jallaj ibn Hakim reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, if a servant is destined for a rank he has not achieved by his good deeds, Allah puts him to trial in his body, or his wealth, or his children.

In another narration, the Prophet said, “Then, Allah makes him patient until he reaches the rank decreed for him.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 3090

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ اللجلاج بن حكيم قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ الْعَبْدَ إِذَا سَبَقَتْ لَهُ مِنْ اللَّهِ مَنْزِلَةٌ لَمْ يَبْلُغْهَا بِعَمَلِهِ ابْتَلَاهُ اللَّهُ فِي جَسَدِهِ أَوْ فِي مَالِهِ أَوْ فِي وَلَدِهِ

وفي رواية أخرى قال ثُمَّ صَبَّرَهُ حَتَّى يُبْلِغَهُ الْمَنْزِلَةَ الَّتِي سَبَقَتْ لَهُ مِنْهُ

3090 سنن أبي داود كتاب الجنائز باب الأمراض المكفرة للذنوب

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