Surely! To Allah we belong

This is my 50th post and I wanted to write something else but with the gloomy scenario around, I decided to share a few verses from the Quran which may give some perspective to us in these testing times. These verses talk about the calamities befalling on human beings, their preferred reaction and the resulting favours of the Lord of the Universe on such people

And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient ones), (Al Quran 2:155). Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.” (Al Quran 2:156). They are those on whom are the Salawat (blessings) (i.e. who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His Mercy, and it is they who are the guided-ones (Al Quran 2:157)