Saturday, 1 January 2011

Allah will take away his distress and grief, and replace it with joy.

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said, ‘When you visit a sick person, then tell him to make dua for you, because his duas are (accepted readily) like the duas of the Angels.’ (Ibn Majah)

 “While Jibril (alayhi salaam) was sitting with the
Prophet, he heard a sound above him and raised his head. He said, ‘This is a door of heaven which has been opened today and which has never been opened before today. An angel descended from it.’ He said, ‘This is an angel who has descended to earth who has never descended before today.’
He gave the greeting and said, “Give the good news of two lights which you have been given and which no Prophet before you was given: the Fatiha of the Book and the end of Surah al-Baqarah (2). You will not recite a letter of them without being given it.”

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has also said, ‘The dua of a sick person is not rejected until he recovers from his sickness.’ (Ibn Abi dunya)

Thabit and I went to Anas bin Malik. Thabit said, “O Abu Hamza! I am sick.” On that Anas said, “Shall I treat you with the Ruqya of Allah’s Apostle?” Thabit said, “Yes,” Anas recited, “O Allah! The Lord of the people, the Remover of trouble! (Please) cure (Heal) (this patient), for you are the Healer. None brings about healing but you; a healing that will leave behind no ailment.”

Hadrat Aisha (Radiyallaahu anha) relates that whenever Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) would become ill, he would recite the Mu’awwizaat (Surah al-Falaq and Surah an-Nas) and then blow his breath over himself and rub his hands over his (auspicious) body. (Bukhari and Muslim) She also says that when anyone in his family was sick, he would recite the Mu’awwizaat and blow onto the sick person’s body. (Sahih Muslim)

Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu anhu) reported that when Allah’s Messenger (sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) asked Ubayy ibn Ka`b (radiyallaahu anhu), “Do you want me to
Teach you a Surah the like of which has not been revealed in the Torah, the Injil, the Zabur, nor the Qur’an?”, and also asked what he recited in his prayers. He replied Umm-ul Qur’an (Surah Fatiha) the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam)
proclaimed, ‘By Him in whose dominion my soul is, nothing like it has been revealed in the Torah, the Gospel, the Psalms, or the Qur’an and it is seven of the oft- Repeated verses in the Mighty Qur’an which I have been given’

We send down in the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to the believers, but it only increases the wrongdoers in loss. (Surat al-Isra’, 82)

If we had made it a Qur’an in a foreign tongue they would have said, ‘Why have its Signs not been made plain? What! “A foreign language for an Arab”?’ Say: ‘It is guidance and healing for people who believe. Those who do not believe have heaviness in their ears and for them it is blindness. Such people are being called from a very distant place.’ (Surah Fussilet, 44)

Cure: Allah mentions a sick person and says that the Qur’an is the cure. Those with sickness in their hearts will submit themselves to the doctor and get themselves cured. The important matter is to accept their sickness and want to get cured and submit themselves to the doctor.

Allah said that his Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) said,

"And He feeds me and quenches my thirst and when I fall sick then He (Allah) cures me." Surah Ash-Shura (The Poets) ... 80,

Some scholars of Tafseer explain that there is a relation between what we eat and drink and falling sick since most people fall ill because of their diet. This could be a reason why Allah mentioned that Ibrahim (peace be upon him) recognized that Allah is the One who provides sustenance for us but that sickness is due to our own self and this is why sickness is mentioned after food and drink in this Verse.
"And we sent down of the Qur'an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe." [Surah Isra: 82]
A healing to 'those who believe" showing the importance of rectifying our belief and actions such that we are true believers if we want the Qur'an to benefit us.
Ayyub (peace be upon him) called upon his Lord, "And remember Ayyub when he cried to his Lord: Verily, distress has seized me, and you are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy." [Surah al-Anbiyaa: 83] When, he was inflicted with harm.
And the reply came from his lord:
"We answered him and removed the distress that was on him" [Surah al-Anbiyaa: 84]
"O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (Qur'an) enjoining all that is good and forbidding all that is evil, and a healing for that which is in your breasts, a guidance and a mercy for the believers." [Surah Yunus: 57]
This shows us that the Qur'an has four benefits:
A good advice
Cure for our hearts from all diseases
Mercy for mankind

"Say: it (the Qur'an) is a healing for those who believe a guide and healing" [Surah Fussilet: 44]

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: There is no-one who is afflicted by distress and grief, and says: Allaahumma inni abduka ibn abdika ibn amatika naasiyatee bi yadika, maada fi hukmuka, adlun fi qadaaika. As’aluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw anzaltahu fi kitaabika aw allamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw istakharata bihi fi ilm il-ghayb indaka an tajal al-Quraana Rabee qalbee wa noor sadree wa jalaa’a huznee wa dhihaab hammi (O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your male and female slave, my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every name belonging to You which You have named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the Unseen with You, that You make the Quran the harvest of my heart and the light of my chest, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety), but Allah will take away his distress and grief, and replace it with joy. He was asked:
O Messenger of Allah, should we learn this? He said: Of course; everyone who hears it should learn it.
"And if Allah tests you with affliction, there is none who can remove it but He" [Surah Yunus: 107]
"And He will give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people." [Surah Tawba: 14]

When you sleep read ayat al-Kursi
Abu Hurairah reported  that the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "When you are about to sleep recite Ayatul Kursi till the end of the Verse for there will remain for you a protection from Allah and no devil will draw to you until morning." [Saheeh al-Bukhari]

The last two Verses of Surah al-Baqara
The prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) also said, whoever recites the last two Verses of Surah al-Baqara at night, those two Verses shall be sufficient for him." [Saheeh al-Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim].

The last three chapter of the Qur'an
When retiring to his bed every night, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would hold his palms together, blow into them, recite the last three chapters of the Qur'an and then wipe his entire body as much as possible with his hands, beginning with the head and face and then all parts of the body, he would do this three times." [Saheeh al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Surah al-Falaq and Surah Nas
Aisha said "when someone fell ill from the Prophet's family he did 'nafath' on them (to blow three times over them reciting the two chapters of seeking refuge -Surah al-Falaq and Surah Nas). When he himself fell ill, the illness which lead to his death I would (similarly) do 'nafath' on him and would wipe him with his own hands for it was more blessed that my hands. [Saheeh Muslim]
We turn to Allah in distress
Allah said regarding Dhun Nun (Lord of the Fish) when called upon Allah to remove his distress and Allah replied,
"We answered his call and delivered him from the distress. And thus we do deliver the believers." [Surah anbiyaa: 87, 88]
We turn to Allah when people try to harm us
"And you will remember what I am telling you, and I leave my affair with Allah, verily Allah is ever watchful over His slaves." [Surah Ghâfir: 44]
And after it Allah said:
"So Allah saved him from the evils that they plotted (against him), while an evil torment encompassed Fir'aun's people." [Surah Ghâfir: 45]

Sicknesses of the Heart

Surah Fatiha is a cure
It is also a cure when read over the sick. They are cured by the permission of Allah because the Prophet said to Abu Sa'eed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) after he read it over a person who had been bitten by a scorpion and was cured, How did you come to know that it is a cure?

The easy way out for those with sickness in their hearts is this: it is possible to turn back from being a hypocrite and this is stated in the Qur’an. But those with sickness in their hearts are already believers. Believers pray to Allah for the sickness in their hearts to go away. Believers have a prayer: “Our Lord, remove the sickness from our hearts.” Therefore having sickness in one’s heart is a situation that a Muslim can face and easily find a cure. He can avoid it by praying and holding onto causes.

                          Ten Sicknesses of the Heart

1. You believe in the existence of Allah Ta’aala, but you do not fulfill his commands.

2. You say you love the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Sallallaahu 'alaihi Wasallam), but you do not follow his Sunnah (i.e., his example).

3. You Read the Qur'an but you do not put it into practice.

4. You enjoy all the benefits from Allah Ta’aala, but you are not grateful to him.

5. You acknowledge Shaitan as your enemy, but you do not go against him.

6. You want to enter paradise, but you do not work for it.

7. You do not want to be thrown into hell-fire, but you do not try to get away (i.e., do good deeds).

8. You believe that every living-thing will face death, but you do not prepare for it.

9. You gossip and find faults in others, but you forgot your own faults and mistakes.

10. You bury the dead, but you do not take a lesson from it.

Read all or some of the Suras above and blow on your children husband, wife, and friends.

Allah will make it easy for all of us.

 May Allah make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path...........

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Blue Pearl said...

Love your post - it is so important to hold patience during the tough times and know that Allah is there for us not in the good but also the bad times. Believing that there is light at the end of the tunnel (HOPE) based on faith in Allah is the saving thought in those times.

A very happy new year dear darling - love you tons!!!


Masha'Allah Very nice blog,with lots of Knowledge..its really a proud to be a Muslim...I am following the blog & i will like to read more..
Thank You
Fi Amaan Allah...

Anonymous said...

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