Sunday, December 25, 2005

Is there blessing in pain?

I was watching the news the other night and they had a toddler on a segment who could not feel pain. She could not be left alone in her house. She had to always wear a helmet and body gear for fear she would harm herself. This started me thinking because I have a toddler. When she first discovered that she could climb on the couch, she had no fear. After she fell a few times she learned to be more careful. She loves to play with our cat. At first she would do anything to him. She would pull his ears or his tail. She learned very fast that he has nails and sharp teeth. She now is a little more careful how she plays with him. If she could not feel the pain all of these actions could cause her grave injuries. After seeing this girl on television, I realize that Allah and His Ultimate Wisdom gave us the feeling of pain as a protection for us in this life. Allah also gave us another blessing associate with pain.

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that."

This hadeeth is a huge encouragement for us when we are experiencing pain. Whatever the reason the pain, whether it is from sadness or sickness, and the extremity of the pain is not of concern. It is all a cause for removal of our sins InshAllah. Therefore, if we are experiencing pain we should realize the ultimate benefits of it all.

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