Calamity Wipes Sins

Calamities wipe away your sins – Lecture by Abu Talha Dawood Burbank, rahimahullah

Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said, “When Allah desires good for his servant, then he brings forward punishment for him in this world. And when he wishes evil for his servant, then he withholds from him leaving him with his sins until he carries them completely on the Day of Judgement.” [Authenticated by al-Albaani]

Shaykh Al-Islām ibn Taymiyyah said, “Calamities are a blessing [a ni’mah] because they wipe away your sins and they incite you to have patience [sabr] for which you will then be rewarded and calamities necessitate that you turn to Allah and you become submissive to Him and you turn away from the creation.”