Allāh tests his slaves with defeats and trials, in order to distinguish between the believer and the hypocrite, because if the believers were to be victorious continuously in all events, then even those who did not want it would enter Islam. So if in some incidents, some types of trials were to occur, the believer who truly desires Islam in prosperity and adversity, in ease and in hardship, will become distinct from those who are not like that.
As lockdowns were announced due to the pandemic, a Ḥadīth regarding the reward of martyrdom for the one who remains at home, has been widely circulated. The Shaykh clarifies regarding it’s condition.
“O brother stand up! Collect donations to buy water”, He said: “This is not our way but I have a very good way”, They said: “What is it?”, He said: “Give me a Qufl (lock)”
An advice on Being Patient upon Seeking Knowledge during the meeting with the brothers in Egypt