Don’t pray for God to take away/ease people’s hardships because hardships are a tool we can use to become closer to God. It is the time we can fully implement our knowledge by becoming people of action. Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) said, “O you who carry knowledge around with you; are you only carrying it around with you? For surely knowledge belongs to who ever knows and then acts accordingly, so that his action corresponds to his knowledge.” Instead of praying for ease of hardships and trials (which are promised by God), one should pray for the patience to endure and overcome them.

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