If Allah ta’ala strikes me with a calamity I will thank Allah ta’ala for four things:

  1. The test was not in my religion;
  2. The calamity could have been worse;
  3. It is an expiation for my sins,
  4. and any loss after losing the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is nothing

Hazrat ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab radi Allahu ‘anhu