On the authority of ‘Aisha (رضي الله عنها) the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said:
“لا يصيب المؤمن شوكة فما فوقها إلا رفعه الله بها درجة و حط عنها خطيئة”
“A believer is not harm by a thorn and that which is above it except that Allah raises him one level and takes away from him a sin.”
Narrated in Bukhari and Muslim
This Hadeeth reminds us that whenever harm befalls us it is not because Allah wishes to humiliate us but rather, through this harm we may receive, Allah wishes only to ennoble us and make us better than we were before we were inflicted with such a harm.