The Dealings of the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, with those undergoing disasters and afflictions
The wisdom of Allah dictates that this life will not be void of grief and distress. Whoever wishes to remain healthy and safe at all times without facing any afflictions has not known the meaning of “being held accountable” and has not understood the meaning of submission, for humankind in this life will no doubt be tested, either in their wealth, body, or family.
One of the most beneficial means to put the fire of trials is by following into the footsteps of others who have been tested (and persevered), and to know that there are disasters in every household. If one were to search, he would not find a person that has not been tested; either that test would be that they lost a loved one, or that something undesirable happened to that individual.
This is why it is important to analyze how the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, dealt with people going through disasters and afflictions.