A man passed by al-Miqdaad ibn al-Aswad, one of the most distinguished Companions of the Prophet (SAW). The man said, “How lucky your two eyes that witnessed the Prophet (SAW)”. Ibn al-Aswad profoundly responded by saying,
Why should anyone wish to witness a scene that Allah (SWT) did not wish him to see? He does not know what it would have been like if he had witnessed it or which party he would have been among if he went back in time. By Allah! Allah’s Prophet saw people who were thrown right into Hell, so you should thank Allah that you were spared such a trail and were honored by firm belief in Allah and his Prophet”.