Times of Difficulties and Calamities were methods testing a believer.
As part of our Islamic faith, we believe that all matters are in the hands of Allah. However, for some of us our faith can get shaken during times of trials and hardships. It is during those times though that we should remind ourselves that a believer’s position and rank is raised in front of Allah and that such a hardship may very well be a sign of Allah’s love for the believer. This can help us in maintaining and even strengthening our faith.
"Without doubt We shall test you until We know those who struggle and are patient among you, and make clear your news." (Quran 47 Verde 31)