When people say they are believers, they are tested.

By God!

This is God's immutable law: God subjects believers to all kinds of tests in this world.

Sometimes, God tests believers by giving. And sometimes he tests them by not giving or by taking away from them what he may have already given them.

God says he does that to separate the wheat from the chaff.

And to differentiate between those who are Real and True Believers and those who are sham; those who are faking belief; and those who are making false and convenient claims.

And those who want to have it both ways.

Those who may want to play it "safe."

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"Two kinds of people live on God's earth – among all the millions of other kinds that there are:

A) Those who get things done.
B)  Those who talk about getting things done.

The first kind: Doers.

The second kind: Talkers.

While Islam cares about all kinds of people, including the talkers, Islam has a particular soft spot for the doing type.

Here may be a clue to the difference: between doing and talking about doing.

Doing tells us where people’s hearts really are.

And it tells us what people’s true priorities are.

Doing tells us what people really like to do.

Talking tells us what people like to talk about when they finished doing what they were out to do, what they really wanted to do.

Or when they have nothing really to do.

So, talkers talk, while doers do – they do what they really want to do.

Doing gets things done.

Talking fills time and makes us feel good. It also creates the illusion of doing.

Often, talking becomes a substitute for doing.

Islam, of course, values both types, even though, clearly, it is partial to the doing type." (Dr. Pasha)