‘an-nee mas-sa-ni-yaD-Dur-ru wa ‘AN-ta ‘Ar-Ha-mur-raa-Hi-meen.
“Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy.”
Surah Al-Anbiya (21:83)
Interpretation of the meaning (Tafsir Ibn Kathir):
Allah tells us about Ayyub (Job), and the trials that struck him, affecting his wealth, children and physical health:
The Prophet Ayyub had plenty of livestock, cattle and crops, many children and beautiful houses, and he was tested in these things, losing every thing he had. Then he was tested with regard to his body, and he was left alone on the edge of the city and there was no one who treated him with compassion apart from his wife, who took care of him. It was said that it reached the stage where she was in need, so she started to serve people (to earn money) for his sake.
When Allah tested Ayyub, upon him…
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