Much comfort, makes us forget our purpose, and distracts us from remembering Allah. Often the test we often fail in, is the test of ease. The comfort that makes us forget Allah, is a punishment, even if we experience happiness. True happiness and contentment can only be found by being close to Allah and in full submission to Him.
To keep our nafs from getting out of control, it needs some kind of difficulty or trial.
If we can, sometimes use the car, other times, walk or take public transport.
If we can, sometimes have a grand dinner, other times, eat food that is hard/burned/broken.
If we can, sometimes use really nice clothes, but mostly use ordinary clothes.
If we can, sometimes sleep on the bed, but once in a while sit or sleep on the floor, without cushions.
If we don’t keep our nafs in control at the time of immense joy or comfort, we might not be able to keep our feets connected to the ground.
Our blessings are not given to us because we deserve them, but because of Allah’s MercifulNess. Mainly they are given, to try us, because Allah wants us to be grateful for the favours He gives us.
When we are grateful for blessings, He increases them. Allah dislikes us becoming arrogant or ungrateful.
Being humble and filled with humility, when given an blessing, is the sunnah way of thankfulness.
May Allah preserve us and help us always love and follow the sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him). May Allah cultivate in us the best qualities of the best muslims of all time. And make us of those people He loves the most. May Allah guide us to love each other for His sake. And become each others righteous friends for eternity, where we will be re-united beneath His Throne on the Day of Judgement, and in Firdous. Allah accept our supplication. Allahumma Aameen.