Bismillah- Allah, The Most Powerful, is al-Qabid; the one who constricts and withholds. Every soul will be tested in this life; in some way or another. When tests come to our doorsteps, we need to respond with patience and gratitude. We should know with certainty that Allah will reward us for patience in those trials. We should also know that with hardship comes ease, and that although we might be tested in one aspect of our lives, there are soo many blessings and bounties we are experiencing daily that we would never be able to count them, even if we were to sit for weeks at a time.