One of the greatest people to walk on this Earth was the prophet Ayyub (as). Allah had blessed this prophet with many good things in life. Ayyub had good health, lots of money, a loving family and a good living. He was very grateful to Allah for everything Allah had blessed him with.
Allah decided to test Ayyub (as) by taking away all these things from him including his health. Ayyub (as) became ill and his body became riddled with insects and disease. In fact, all his body was afflicted apart from his heart and his tongue.
Ayyub still remained grateful to Allah as well as being patient and pious. He would spend his time in worshipping Allah and never complained to anyone about his situation nor did he grumble.
The people became worried that this illness might be passed onto them so they banished him from this town. Ayyub had to move far away from the town in the place where people dumped their rubbish. His family and friends had left him and he became a very poor and lonely person with only his wife to look after him.
Even in this state, Ayyub still continued to worship Allah and remained a good person. He never complained but instead was grateful to Allah for whatever little Allah had given him. He remained in this state for many years.
Ayyub made a prayer and Allah cured him of all his illnesses. Allah restored his life with double the blessings as before! Ayyub (as) had passed this test from Allah by showing gratitude in life.