Enduring diseases

Q: The following Hadith is related by Al-Bukhari: I was informed by `Abdullah ibn Yusuf who was informed by Al-Layth who said that he was informed by Ibn Al-Had on the authority of `Amr, the freed slave of Al-Muttalib on the authority of Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) who said that he heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) stating: Allah stated, "If I deprive my servant of his two beloved things (i.e., his eyes) and they remain patient, I will allow them to enter Jannah (Paradise) in compensation for them." The same Hadith is narrated by Ash`ath ibn Jabir and Abu Zhilal on the authority of Anas from the Prophet (peace be upon him).O my brothers in Allah's Cause! I lost my right eye as a result of being hit with a stone when I was eleven years old. My question is whether Allah will reward me in Jannah in compensation for my lost eye though my left eye, all praise be to Allah Alone, is well?

A: Losing your right eye is undoubtedly an affliction that you have to believe was predestined by Allah and you must endure its difficulty with patience for Allah's Sake. On the other hand, you have to long for the reward of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He). We hope that Allah does not deprive you from the reward which is mentioned in the Hadith quoted above though its wording refers to those who lose both eyes as their affliction is severer.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.