The Inevitable Test*

[3:186] You will certainly be tested, through your money and your lives, and you will hear from those who received the scripture, and from the idol worshipers, a lot of insult. If you steadfastly persevere and lead a righteous life, this will prove the strength of your faith. 

*3:186 After passing the admission tests, the proven worshipers of God ALONE enjoy a perfect life, now and forever. See 29:2-3, 10:62, and 24:55. 

Under all circumstances and situations we need to steadfastly persevere and this will show the strength of our faith. If we resort to patience and trust in God, God will create an exit for us. This emphasizes the importance of leading a righteous life. Because if we live a righteous life we know that anything that happens in our life is for our good. 

[65:2] Once the interim is fulfilled, you may reconcile with them equitably, or go through with the separation equitably. You shall have two equitable witnesses witness the divorce before GOD. This is to enlighten those who believe in GOD and the Last Day. Anyone who reverences GOD, He will create an exit for him. 

Why is it that it is necessary that the believers will be insulted especially during a difficult time in their life while they are being tested?

This is to determine that we truly believe in God and trust in Him, and to prove the authenticity of our belief. People who are not true believers will easily drop out with a little bit of pressure. It is easy to do something when everyone is in agreement with you, it is very difficult to have a firm stand when everyone is against you. God does not want people who are wishy-washy. If we are serious about our belief we should not waver under pressure.

Fair Weather Friends

[29:10] Among the people there are those who say, “We believe in GOD,” but as soon as they suffer any hardship because of GOD, they equate the people’s persecution with GOD’s retribution. But if blessings from your Lord come your way, they say, “We were with you.” Is GOD not fully aware of the people’s innermost thoughts?
[29:11] GOD will most certainly distinguish those who believe, and He will most certainly expose the hypocrites.

An interesting example of this is in the history of Job. During Job’s test his companions at that time were pressuring him to revert and blame God for his misfortunes, but he refused to and passed his test.

Job 2:7-10
7. So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.
8. Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.
9. His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!”
10. He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

[21:84] We responded to him, relieved his adversity, and restored his family for him, even twice as much. That was a mercy from us, and a reminder for the worshipers.

[38:43] We restored his family for him; twice as many. Such is our mercy; a reminder for those who possess intelligence.

[6:43] If only they implored when our test afflicted them! Instead, their hearts were hardened, and the devil adorned their works in their eyes.

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