“And We shall make a trial of you”

كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ وَنَبْلُوكُمْ بِالشَّرِّ وَالْخَيْرِ فِتْنَةً وَإِلَيْنَا تُرْجَعُونَ

[الأنبياء: 35].

Allah (may He be Exalted) says: “Everyone is going to taste death, and We shall make a trial of you with evil and with good. And to Us you will be returned.” [Surat Al Anbiya’: 35].

قال ابن عباس: “﴿ وَنَبْلُوكُمْ ﴾: أي نبتليكم بالشر والخير، أي بالشدة والرخاء، والصحة والسقم، والغنى والفقر، والحلال والحرام، والطاعة والمعصية، والهدى والضلال”

Ibn `Abbas said: “and We shall make a trial of you,” We try you with evil and goodness i.e., with adversity, prosperity, health, sickness, richness, poverty, lawful, unlawful, obedience, disobedience, guidance and aberrance.”[ Tafsir Ibn Kathir, 3/178.]

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