وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, Who say, when afflicted with calamity: “To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return” Surah Al-Baqarah 2:155/156
In this world we may claim ownership, but in reality, everything belongs to Allah. Whatever Allah gives us, belongs to Him. Whatever Allah takes away, belongs to Him. Our lives, wealth, children, material possessions, all belong to Allah.
Everything has a fixed time and when its time expires, it returns to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.
We have to repeatedly remind ourselves, that we will go from this world taking nothing of the material possessions of this ephemeral world. We will depart with our hands bare!
When Anything is Taken Away from Us, or a Loss Occurs, Then One Should Immediately Read :
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’oon
To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return