The reward for illness and hardships

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. Sayyidina Abii Sa'iid Radiyallahu ‘Anhu narrates from Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam: "Any Muslim who experiences any hardship, discomfort, worry, sorrow, grief, and distress, even n thorn prick, but Allah will make it an atonement (or his sins." - Bukhaarii, Muslim, Mishkaat.

2. Sayyidina Jaabir Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said to Sayyiditina Ummi Saa-ib Radiyallahu 'Anhaa: "Do not curse fever, for it removes the sins of Banii Aadam (offspring of Aadam ‘Alayhis Salaam) in the manner that a furnace removes rust from iron." - Muslim, Mishkaat.

3. Sayyidina Anas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu narrates that I heard Nabi Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam say: "When I afflict my bondsman with his two beloved possessions, he then exercises patience, I will grant him Jannah in lieu of it. His two eyes are meant (here)." – Bukhaari, Mishkaat.

4. Sayyidina Anas Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "If a Muslim is afflicted with a bodily affliction (illness etc.), it is said to the angel (who records his pious deeds), continue recording the pious deeds he committed in his state of good health. If Allah grants him recuperation, He will cleanse him. If Allah grants him death, He will forgive and have mercy on him." – Sharhus Sunnah, Mishkaat.

5. Muhammad bin Khaalid As-Salamii narrates from his father, who narrated from his grandfather that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "When a bondsman is going to be granted a certain status from Allah, which he cannot reach through his own deed. Allah Ta‘aala afflicts him with some calamity in his body, or to his wealth, or children, then grants him sabr (patience), until he reaches that status which has been determined for him." – Ahmed, Abu Daawud, Mishkaat.

6. Sayyidina Jaabir Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Ally hi Wasallam said: "When the afflicted ones are given reward on the day of qiyaamah (judgement), the healthy ones will wish that their skins were cut with scissors in the world (so they may also attain the same rewards)." – Tirmithi, Mishkaat.

7. Ummul Mu-miniin, Sayyiditina ‘Aa-i-shah Radiyallahu 'Anhaa says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "When the sins of a bondsman increases, and he does not possess deeds which will atone for it, Allah Ta'aala will afflict him with sorrow to expiate for those sins." – Ahmed, Mishkaat.