I have observed that pious people face the worst hardships. Why is that? What is the principle of trials and tribulations?
There is my personal view which I haven’t discussed with any scholar yet. So it is all my personal feeling. I just want your comment if what I feel could be correct or this is against Quran and Sunanh.
My feeling sometimes (after looking into all the difficulties that humans have to pass through in this world) is that it could be possible that Allah is not, let's say, instructing directly for all these sufferings…
Mufti Shafī' quotes the following narrative while interpreting the story of Ayyūb in Surah al-Anbiyā:
اشد الناس بلاء الانبياء ثم الصالحون ثم المثل فالامثل
Is a person not tested through trial has less dignity in the eyes of Allah? Please explain.
The Holy Qur’ān and the Ahadith show that man is tested for two main reasons. Firstly he is tested when he abandons the path of truth. Secondly Allah Almighty tests him to elate his spirits in the religion like He does to the prophets. Please illuminate the whole matter in the light of the Holy Qur’ān and the Sound Ahadith.