Tests sometimes serve as a punishing reminder to those who have gone astray and an encouragement for them to return to the correct path. When people deviate, they seldom listen to the advice of those around them. However, when a calamity strikes them or those near and dear to them, it jolts those who still have some faith into recognizing their error. “I will make them taste a lesser punishment before the greater punishment that perhaps they may return [to the right path].” Qur’aan, 32:21. The test of calamities which remind humankind of their deviation may come in the form of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man. Allaah points out that whatever humans suffer at the hands of other humans, they brought upon themselves. However, the suffering is a reminder to return to the path of righteousness. “Corruption has appeared on the land and in the sea because of what man’s hands have earned in order that [Allaah] may make them taste a part of what they have done, and in order that they may return [to the right path].” Qur’aan, 30:41