There are people who think that the affluent people of the world are put through
lesser trial since they have wealth and riches to play about. They do not have
to worry about their food and shelter. The luxuries of life open their arms for
This perception is not true. The Almighty has created this world as a trial and
test for all of us. Every one of us undergoes this trial in some form or the
other. It is not that only the poor and the needy are put through this test.
Affluence also is a form of trial. Here the trial is to test a person regarding
his attitude towards the Almighty. He is tested on whether he shows gratitude to
the Almighty on His favours and blessings. As such, since a person generally
tends to forget his Lord if he is blessed with an affluent life, this trial is
perhaps tougher than that of a person who is put through the trial of poverty
and adverse circumstances; in such circumstances, a person tends to remember the
Lord more – or at least, has more opportunities for this remembrance.
Moreover, affluence is just one form of comfort a person may have. There are
people who maybe affluent and very rich, but still have various forms of mental
worries, troubles and tribulations.
Besides, having a strong relationship with the Almighty, the best way to fight
out the ups and downs of life is to always look at people who are worse off: a
cursory glance would bring many to our mind. One will begin to realize what one
actually has in contrast with millions of others. Where others have been
deprived, he would find himself blessed with many favours.