Mishaps and Ordeals are Like Hot and Cold Weather

Ibn Al-Qayyim said: “Shaikh Al-Islām Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allāh have mercy on him, once said to me:

Mishaps and ordeals are like hot and cold [weather]: when a slave [of Allāh] knows that there’s no escape from either of them, he doesn’t get angry upon their coming about, doesn’t get distressed, and doesn’t get sad [or depressed].

Source: Madārij Al-Sālikīn, vol. 4, p. 359, as quoted by Dr. ʿAbdullāh Al-Bukhārī. twitter.com/dr_albukhary. 4 Dec 22.