Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:
Not everyone who adorns himself with the Sunnah is a Sunnee. However, during the times of trials and tribulations, you will come to know the (true) men. And the protected one is the one who Allah has protected. Continue reading
The Imaam, Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (may Allah preserve him) stated:
Whoever leaves off the Sunnah during the time of trials and tribulations is destroyed along with those who are destroyed. The trials and tribulations are similar to the flood water and nothing saves from it except holding on to the Sunnah.
Sufyaan ath-Thawree (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:
There is no weapon for the Shaytaan against the human similar to the fear of poverty. When it (i.e the fear of poverty) falls into the heart of the person, he prevents the truth (from being manifested), he speaks with the (evil, lowly) desires and he has the thoughts of evil about his Lord.
Source: Al-Mughnee ‘an Hamlil Asfaar, 4/32
Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (may Allaah have mercy upon him) stated:
Whoever from amongst them is patient upon these trials, he attains salvation from that which is greater than it. Whoever is afflicted by these trials falls into that which is more evil than it. If he follows that up with sincere repentance (then he will be safe). If not, then he will be upon the path of those who are destroyed. Based upon this the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stated: “I have not left after me a trial more harmful than the women upon the men.” Therefore the servant is tested by way of his desires in the life of this world. He’s also tested by the portion of the soul that commands with evil, his devil (that accompanies him) who seeks to mislead him and beautifies (for him evil). He’s also tested by his companions and that which he witnesses, regarding which his patience is Continue reading