Has your faith been shaken yet!?

Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):
أَمْ حَسِبْتُمْ أَنْ تَدْخُلُوا الْجَنَّةَ وَلَمَّا يَأْتِكُمْ مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ خَلَوْا مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ مَسَّتْهُمُ الْبَأْسَاءُ وَالضَّرَّاءُ وَزُلْزِلُوا
حَتَّى يَقُولَ الرَّسُولُ وَالَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا مَعَهُ مَتَى نَصْرُ اللَّهِ
أَلَا إِنَّ نَصْرَ اللَّهِ قَرِيبٌ
البقرة/ 214
“Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, ‘When (will come) the Help of Allah?’ Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is near!”[al-Baqarah 2:214].

قال الإمام ابن جرير الطبري رحمه الله :
” فمعنى الكلام : أم حسبتم أنكم أيها المؤمنون بالله ورسله تدخلون الجنة ولم يصبكم مثلُ ما أصاب مَن قبلكم مِن أتباع الأنبياء والرسل من الشدائد والمحن والاختبار ، فتُبتلوا بما ابتُلوا واختبروا به من ” البأساء ” ، وهو شدة الحاجة والفاقة ، ” والضراء ” ، وهي العلل والأوصاب ، ولم تزلزلوا زلزالهم ، يعني : ولم يصبهم من أعدائهم من الخوف والرعب شدة وجهدٌ ، حتى يستبطئ القومُ نصرَ الله إياهم ، فيقولون : متى الله ناصرنا ؟ ثم أخبرهم الله أن نصره منهم قريبٌ ، وأنه مُعليهم على عدوِّهم ، ومظهرهم عليه ، فنجَّز لهم ما وعدهم ، وأعلى كلمتهم ، وأطفأ نار حرب الذين كفروا ” انتهى .
“تفسير الطبري” (4/288) .
Imam Ibn Jareer at-Tabari (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
What this means is: Or do you think that you, O believers in Allah and His Messenger, will enter Paradise without anything befalling you like that which befell those who came before you among the followers of the Prophets and Messengers, of hardship, trials and tests? You will be tested as they were tested, with ” البأساء ” “severe poverty”, which is severe hardship and want, and والضراء “ailments”, which is pain and sickness. But you have not yet been shaken as they were shaken, i.e., you have not yet suffered extreme fear and terror at the hands of your enemy, so that you think that the help of Allah is slow in coming and you say متى الله ناصرنا ؟ “When will Allah help us?” Then Allah told them that His help was near to them, and that He would cause them to prevail over the enemy and defeat them. Then He fulfilled what He had promised them, and made their word supreme, and extinguished the flames of war lit by those who disbelieved.
End quote from Tafseer at-Tabari (4/288)

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