Hadith on Trials: Allah expiates sins through calamities

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 5640
Narrated `Aisha: (the wife of the Prophet) Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “No calamity befalls a Muslim but that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it, even though it were the prick he receives from a thorn.”

  • The meaning of the hadith is that when a Muslim experiences any type of hardship or adversity, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, it is an opportunity for Allah to forgive some of their sins. Even the smallest difficulty, such as the pain of a thorn prick, can serve as a means of expiation for a person’s sins. This hadith highlights the Islamic concept of sabr (patience) and encourages Muslims to maintain their faith and trust in Allah during times of difficulty. It reminds Muslims that everything that happens to them is ultimately for their own benefit and that even the smallest hardships can have a positive impact on their spiritual well-being if they respond to them with patience and gratitude.