Whoever abandons good will be tested with evil: Imam al-Sa’di

Imam al-Sa’di mentions in his tafsir of the story of the people of Babylon in surah al-Baqarah:

ولما كان من العوائد القدرية والحكمة الإلهية أن من ترك ما ينفعه، وأمكنه الانتفاع به فلم ينتفع ، ابتلي بالاشتغال بما يضره ، فمن ترك عبادة الرحمن ، ابتلي بعبادة الأوثان ، ومن ترك محبة الله وخوفه ورجاءه ، ابتلي بمحبة غير الله وخوفه ورجائه ، ومن لم ينفق ماله في طاعة الله أنفقه في طاعة الشيطان ، ومن ترك الذل لربه ، ابتلي بالذل للعبيد ، ومن ترك الحق ابتلي بالباطل. ـ

“So it is from the ordained consequences and divine wisdom that whoever abandons what benefits him – while he is able to take benefit from it but does not – will be tested with being distracted and busied with what harms him.

So whoever abandons the worship of the Most Merciful and Compassionate (al-Rahman, i.e. Allah), he will be tested with the worship of idols.

And whoever abandons the love of Allah and directing one’s fear and hope towards Him, he will be tested with the love of other than Allah and placing his fear and hope in other than Him.

And whoever does not spend his wealth in obedience to Allah, he will spend it in obedience to the Shaytaan.

And whoever abandons humility towards his Lord, he will be tested with humiliation towards the slaves [of Allah].

And whoever abandons the truth, he will be tested with falsehood.

[Taysir al-Kareem al-Rahman pg. 54]

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