If there is a meaning to life, there must be a meaning to suffering.
We all have our share of suffering in life. Regardless of age, gender, religion, we all go through ups and downs. But why do we have to suffer for certain things in our life? Why can’t we get them in the first place if after some pain and suffering we will eventually have it?
Probably because we learn the importance of certain things in life by suffering and pain. We learn to be thankful to Allah. We become stronger this way. Suffering makes us stronger
It is important because if there is no suffering we won’t know how to be thankful in life. We won’t pray.
Allah has stated Surah Ash-Sharh:
94:5 -“فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا”
“For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.”
Your life has its own meaning and it’s up to you to find it in any given moment.
With suffering, you learn perseverance, with perseverance you build character, with the character you learn to always act and aim for a better outcome
It makes you value even a small achievement and happiness. We human beings are the byproduct of our circumstances and sometimes these hardships and suffering really teach us a good lesson and make us realize the true value of life.
Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Said:
“Pain in the body is often a signal of something wrong, which we can cure by remedial measures. Our duty is to find out our own shortcomings and remedy them. If we try to do so in all sincerity of heart, Allah will give us guidance.”
What today’s generation needs to understand is that you don’t have to invalidate people’s struggles just because you have been through worse. It doesn’t mean that someone else can’t feel what they are feeling just because you have had a worse experience than them.
What we can do is be kind to each other.