A little boy was telling his Grandma how "everything" was going wrong – trouble at school, problems with relatives, health, friends...
Meanwhile, Grandma was baking a cake. She asked her grandson if he would like a snack, which, of course, he did.
"Here, have some cooking oil."
"Yuck" said the boy.
"How about a couple of raw eggs?"
"Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?"
"Grandma, those are all yucky!"
Grandma replied: "Yes, all those things taste bad on their own, but when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!”
Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But each of life’s troubles and each period of affliction is an ingredient that will prepare the most wonderful Paradise. As the raw cake needs to be baked, we need to exercise patience, and steadfastness on Allah’s chosen religion, in order to harvest the fruit of the trouble.
This hadith has been sent to me by dailyhadith.