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Two words that bring divine help!

The word, Wallahul Musta’aan, as mentioned in the Quran, was said by Yaqoob عليه السلام when his sons came up with a false story of what happened to Yousuf عليه السلام. Yaqoob tried his best to find the truth but his sons teamed up to defend their heinous act and lies. Tired of the situation, Yaqoob asked Allah for Sabrun Jameel (beautiful patience) followed by Wallahul Mustaa’an.

According to the commentators of the Quran, Wallahul Musta’an is used to call for Allah’s help when you find yourself in impossible situations, when people team up against you to defend their lies, when people accuse you of something false, when you have given your best and desperately waiting for desired results, when you feel you’re in a situation where there’s no way out. It’s literally saying to Allah that I have given my best and now I am taking a backseat, I want You to take charge of the driving seat and solve this matter with your Divine intervention.

And patience automatically becomes beautiful when, with all your heart, mind, and soul you leave the matter to Allah.

Don’t worry if the situation seems impossible, remember you’re asking the One who just have to say ‘Kun’ — be and it is.

You are asking the One who calls Himself, Al-Fattah — the opener; Who creates a way out when there seems to be no way. So take a backseat and let Allah do the rest.

Wallahul Musta’an – “Allah is the one sought for help”

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Virus – Medication Coupled with Prophetic Methods.

All praise belongs to Allah and peace and blessings be upon the final messenger Muhammad:

It is probably true that this may be the moment of maximum spread of the virus. This should also be time for us to increase in turning back to Allah beseeching Him begging for His mercy. Our guide in all matters the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم taught us the Dua can halt even the Qadr from decending.

Whilst it is recommended to pursue a course of medication if afflicted, our prophet too showed us many methods through which cure can be attained for any sickness.

Reading the Quran for Ruqyah like Surah al- Fatihah .

Giving charity, the Prophet recommended to treat the sick with Sadaqah.

Using honey as Allah informed us regarding medicinal nature of honey.

Hijaamah is a well established treatment.

Using Senna leaves also.

And also saying with hand placed on the place of pain.

بسم الله، ثلاثَا، أعوذ بعزة الله وقدرته من شر ما أجد وأحاذر،

Bismillaah. Three times With the Name of Allah (three times).

Then say :’A’oothu billaahi wa qudratihi min sharri maa ‘ajidu wa ‘uhaathiru.I seek refuge in Allah and in His Power from the evil of what I find and of what I guard against.

Whilst I know we all know this reminder is always useful for us.

Whilst these are all causes for curing, Allah is the originator of all of causes. مسبب الأسباب.

Walhamdulillahi rabil-AalameenShaikh Ashraf Hussain, MRDF.

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Every Calamity Is An Opportunity for Reward

The proofs regarding calamities being an expiation of sins are many, and when he is patient with them, he is rewarded for his patience.

This is because reward and recompense are only [granted] for a performed action, it being patience [in this case]. As for the calamity itself, this is from the actions of Allah, not from the actions of the slave. It is part of Allah’s repaying the slave for his sin and atoning his sin through it.

In al-Musnad, it was reported that they entered upon Abu ‘Ubayda (radiallahu anhu) during his sickness and informed him that he would be rewarded for his illness. He said, “I earn no reward or this… Rather, calamities are [a means of] forgiveness.” By that, he (may Allah be pleased with him) clarified that he would not be rewarded for the sickness itself, though it would expiate his sins.

[Majmu’ al-Fatawa: 30/361]

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