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Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere,

Pervez writes:

“But in establishing this system great obstacles and hardships will have to be faced (since vested interests would not allow it to be established easily). In facing these difficulties, keep two things in mind: firstly- do not lose your steadfastness or courage of conviction and secondly – no matter what way your opponents choose to follow, you should the path prescribed for you by Allah. This way you will be greatly strengthened. During the struggle for the establishment of the divine system one should be prepared even to face death. If someone dies in this struggle, he should not be considered dead (3:168) for he has attained eternal life even though it cannot be perceived through the senses.” (Exposition of the Quran, pg. 69-70)

See also:

Is Islam a Psychology of ease or difficulty? – Islamic Web Library


Pervez, Ahmad (2010). Exposition of the Quran. (p. 69-70).

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