What was the reason for separating the life of Holy Prophet (pboh) into a time of trials and a time of great victory?

God Almighty divided the life of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, into two phases: one phase of hardship and calamities and sufferings, and the other of victory; so that during the phase of sufferings those high moral qualities might be illustrated which come into play at such times, and during the phase of victory and authority those high moral qualities might be illustrated which cannot be displayed in the absence of authority. Thus both these types of qualities were perfectly illustrated in the life of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, by his passing through both these phases and conditions.

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