Friday 2 February 2024

Prophetic Supplication for protection against Dangerous Diseases (Supplication Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)

Everyone wishes to be healthy and hearty. Yet, the menace of diseases, specially the generally incurable dangerous diseases is vast spreading. The threat of AIDS, cancer, MS and many other diseases for which a credible medicine or antidote has yet to be found. We see our people around us succumbing to these deadly and dangerous disease at the hands of helpless of science of medicine and even the best doctors in the field.

We also know that these diseases strike us as a test by Allah to see who remains steadfast despite the suffering from the dangerous ailment. Remember Prophet Ayūb "أيوب" (Job, may peace be upon him) fell ill to an extent that his whole body was covered with  painful boils throughout his entire body. Yet despite the extreme pain and discomfort and painful ordeal and at a very later stage of his life, some say he was seventy years of age, the revered prophet displayed an extreme sense of faith and patience and never stopped invoking the mercy of his Lord.

And [mention] Job, when he called to his Lord, "Indeed, adversity has touched me, and you are the Most Merciful of the merciful." — Quran, Surah 21 (The Prophets), Ayah 83

It is said that after many years of suffering, God ordered Job to "Strike with thy foot!".[6] At once, Job struck the ground with his foot and God caused a cool spring of water to gush forth from the Earth, from which Job could replenish himself. The Quran states that it was then that God removed his pain and suffering.

I am personal witness to a brother who lost his eyesight. But he never left his faith and trust in Allah and continue to supplicate for almost five years when miraculously his eyesight was restored by the will of Allah

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is said to have taught a supplication to his companions for refuge against deadly diseases. This supplication is mentioned in Sunan Abi Dawud (Book # 8  Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat): Detailed Injunctions about Witr / كتاب  الوتر / Chapter # 518 Regarding Seeking Refuge / باب  فِي الاِسْتِعَاذَةِ as Hadith number # 1554, quoted herein under:

Narrated  by Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet (ﷺ) used to say: "O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases."

Arabic Text:
حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادٌ، أَخْبَرَنَا قَتَادَةُ، عَنْ أَنَسٍ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ يَقُولُ 
‏ "‏ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ وَالْجُنُونِ وَالْجُذَامِ وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ ‏"‏ ‏‏
Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani)

Remember, every person is faced with trials and tribulations at one point or another in their lives. It is patience that helps the believer cope. When calamity befalls a patient believer, it does not crush him. Instead, the believer endures, persists, and has hope in the mercy of Allah and the rewards that are awaiting him on the Day of Judgment.

We too therefore remain steadfast in all tests and tribulations of our lives and make it a habit of repeating the afore mentioned supplication to seek protection from the listed and even otherwise dangerous and incurable diseases that have emerged rather lately.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

You may refer to our reference page:  Supplications attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ for more supplications attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ 

Please also refer to our reference page: Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to know more about sunnah / Hadith of Prophet of Allah. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.

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