How those before you dealt with blessings and trials

Wahb ibn Munabbih 110 AH (may Allah have mercy on him) said, إِنَّ مَنْ كَانَ قَبْلَكُمْ كَانَ إِذَا أَصَابَ أَحَدَهُمْ بَلَاءٌ عَدَّهُ رَخَاءً ، وَ إِذَا أَصَابَهُ رَخَاءٌ عَدَّهُ بَلَاءً “Verily, there were those before you, when a trail befell them, they counted it as a blessing, and when a blessing befell them they counted…

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Going through trials is the way of the Prophets

Wahb ibn Munabbih 110 AH (may Allah have mercy on him) said, مَنْ أُصِيبَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنَ الْبَلَاءِ ، فَقَدْ سُلِكَ بِهِ طَرِيقُ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ عَلَيْهِمُ الصَّلَاةُ وَ السَّلَامُ “Whoever is afflicted with a trial then indeed they are following the path of the Prophets alayhim as-Salaah was-Salaam.” Taken from Hilyatul Awliyaa by Abu Na’eem 4/56