“Allah does not want difficulty for you, but He wants to purify you, and to complete His favor upon you, that you may be grateful.” (end of Quranic verse 5:6)

This is one of my favorite verses because Allah (swt) is reminding us that He does not want us to suffer, but He wants to PURIFY us. He wants the best for us! Even though we face so many hardships in this life, we must remember that they are there to purify us and make us better people!

When we are wondering why life seems so difficult sometimes, let us remember this verse–that we are supposed to be growing in some way from our difficulties.

Even though this part of the verse comes in the context of washing oneself before prayer (the beginning of the verse), this verse still means that Allah (swt) does not want difficulty for us. A hadith that corroborates this idea of every hardship being a means of purifying us (making us closer to Allah) is:

“No fatigue, nor disease, nor anxiety, 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.”
The Prophet Muhammad as recorded in Bukhari and Muslim



    Asalamu Alaikum, my dear Sheimah. It is evident that Allah (swt) has given you direction ,to share the knowledge that He has endowed you with. We can all benefit from your words of wisdom. Maasha-Allah

    1. ssumer (Post author)

      Thank you for your kind words my beloved Um Naimah. Of course, I am indebted to our Shaykh Harun for my knowledge of Islam.

  2. saeed

    Masha Allah, that show us that Allah loves us that is why Allah doesn’t want us to suffer we should be grateful to him, the most merciful.

  3. Muslim scholar

    The Quran is the greatest guide on how to structure your life. No other book presents such a complete system involving all aspects of human life and endeavor. The Quran also points out the way to secure everlasting gladness in the afterlife.

    1. Sheima (Post author)

      I totally agree. JazakAllah khair for your comment


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