"Whomever Allaah gives provision and he thinks that Allaah is not testing him, has no wisdom"

From Tafsir ibn Kathir (abridged. English Translation, published by Darussalaam) Vol 3. page 348:

Al-Hasan Al-Basri (rahimahullah)said,

“Whomever Allaah gives provision and he thinks that Allaah is not testing him, has no wisdom. Whomever has little provision and thinks that Allaah will not look at (provide for) him, has no wisdom.”  

He then recited the Ayaah,

“So, when they forgot (the warning) with which they had been reminded, We opened to them the gates of every (pleasant) thing, until in the midst of their enjoyment in that which they were given, all of a sudden, We took them to punishment, and lo! They were plunged into destruction with deep regrets and sorrows.” (Al-An’am 6:44)

He added,

“By the Lord of the Ka’bah! Allaah deceived these people, when He gave them what they wished, and then they were punished.”

Ibn Abi Haatim recorded this statement.

[Ad-Durr Al-Manthur 3:270, Ibn Abi Haatim 4:1291]

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