وَ اَمَّاۤ اِذَا مَا ابْتَلٰىہُ فَقَدَرَ عَلَیۡہِ رِزْقَہٗ ۬ۙ فَیَقُوۡلُ رَبِّیۡۤ اَہٰنَنِ ﴿ۚ۱۶﴾

And if He tests him and restricts his livelihood – thereupon he says, “My Lord has degraded me!”

Tafsir Rooh al-Bayaan                                                                                              تفسیر روح البیان                                                

عن ابى هريرة رضى الله عنه قال لقد رأيت سبعين من أصحاب الصفة ما منهم رجل عليه ردآء اما إزار واما كساء قد ربطوه فى أعناقهم فمنها ما يبلغ نصف الساقين ومنها ما يبلغ نصف الكعبين فيجمعه بيده كراهة ان ترى عورته

 فتأمل هل تكون هذه اهانة لخواص عباد الله

 فالمؤمن اما فى مقام الشكر او فى مقام الصبر

 قال عليه الصلاة والسلام الايمان نصفان نصف صبر ونصف شكر

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah – may Allah be pleased with him – is reported to have said:  I have seen the 70 people of Suffah.  Some of them have a single sheet of cloth on their body, some only have lower garment, some only cover their body with a cloth ganging down their necks, some have sufficient garment covering only half their calves while some have it covering upto their ankles and they walk while holding their garments with the fear of accidentally revealing their private parts.

So ponder whether this qualifies as disgrace for the special servants of Allah?!

A believer only in one of the two states:

  1. The state of gratitude
  2. The state of patience

Hadeeth:  The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – has stated:  Iman has two halves; one half is patience and other half is gratitude.

Tafsir Rooh al-Bayaan of Imam Isma’eel Haqqi ibn Mustafa al-Istanbuli Hanafi t D. 1127 A.H.

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