|Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
About Minor and Great Afflictions Upon the Believer (132)
| Allah the Exalted said:
<<Those that say, when afflicted with calamity, 'Innã
lil-lãhi wa 'innã 'ilayhi rãji`oona(*)
They are those upon whom [descend] blessings from their Lord and Mercy.
And they are the ones who are guided.>> (Al- Baqarah 2:156-157)
said: I heard the Messenger of Allah
saying: "There is not a slave afflicted with a calamity who then
says: 'Innã lil-lãhi wa 'innã 'ilayhi rãji`oona,
'allãhumma'jurnee fee museebatee, wa 'akhliflee khayran minhã(154)
except that Allah would grant him reward in his calamity, and would
succeed it with good consequence for him.
She said: So when Abu Salamata [her husband] died; I said like
the Messenger of Allah
had commanded me. So Allah caused him to be succeeded with one who
was better than him for me: the Messenger of Allah .
(*) To Allah we belong, and
to Him is our return.
(154) We are for Allah, and
we are, to Him, returning. O' my 'ilãh grant me reward in
my calamity, and cause it to succeeded with good consequence for
Reported by Muslim, and is #114 in The Authentic of Good Sayings
© 1993 Waleed Al-Essa
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