Release after trouble- Kitabul farz by imam ibn abid dunya (rh)

Kitabul farz (Release after trouble)

Imam ibn abid dunya (rh) (ah 207-281)

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

نَحْمَدُه وَنُصَلِّ عَلٰى رَسُوْلِهِ الْكَرِيْمِ

Waiting for good times is Worship

[1] Narrated from Hadhrat Ali (ra). The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

انْتِظَارُ الْفَرَجِ مِنَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ عِبَادَةٌ، وَمَنْ رَضِيَ بِالْقَلِيلِ مِنَ الرِّزْقِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مِنْهُ بِالْقَلِيلِ مِنَ الْعَمَلِ

Waiting for a good time from Allah Almighty is an act of worship. And whoever is satisfied with a small provision, Allaah will be satisfied with his little deed. – [Narration: 1]

[2] Abdullah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

سَلُوا اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ، فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يُحِبُّ أَنْ يُسْأَلَ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ، وَأَفْضَلُ الْعِبَادَةِ انْتِظَارُ الْفَرَجِ

“Ask Allah of His Bounty. For verily, Allah the Mighty and Sublime, loves to be asked, and the best of worship is awaiting relief.- [Narration:2]

Patience is best blessings

[3] Narrated Abu Said al khudri (ra) the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

لَمْ تُعْطَوْا عَطَاءً خَيْرًا وَلَا أَوْسَعَ مِنَ الصَّبْرِ

  And there is no gift better and vast (you may be given) than patience.- [Narration:3]

Ways to get rid of all kinds of crises

        [4] Hadhrat Rabi Ibn Khusaim (rh) The word of Allah-

وَمَنْ يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مَخْرَجًا

        And whoever fears Allah, He will give him a way out.- Surah at-Talaq: 2

Said in context-

الْمَخْرَجُ مِنْ كُلِّ مَا ضَاقَ عَلَى النَّاسِ

        That is, He will give a way out of all kinds of crises that befall human beings (whatever it may be).- [Narration: 4]

Allah’s managemant    

[5] Hadhrat Abu Darda (ra) was asked about the following verses:

كُلَّ يَوْمٍ هُوَ فِي شَأْنٍ

Every day he is managing. – Surah Ar-Rahman: 29

He said-

مِنْ شَأْنِهِ أَنْ يَغْفِرَ ذَنْبًا، وَيَكْشِفَ كَرْبًا، وَيَرْفَعَ قَوْمًا، وَيَضَعَ آخَرِينَ

        His manage is that he forgives sins, removes calamities, gives dignity to one group, humiliates the other group. – [Narration:5]

Extensive advice

 [6] Narrated from Ibn Abbas (ra). He said, “One day I was riding behind the Prophet (ﷺ).” He said-

احْفَظْ يَا غُلَامُ، احْفَظِ اللَّهَ يَحْفَظْكَ، احْفَظْهُ تَجِدْهُ تِجَاهَكَ، إِذَا سَأَلْتَ فَسَلِ اللَّهَ، وَإِذَا اسْتَعَنْتَ فَاسْتَعِنْ بِاللَّهِ، جَفَّتِ الْأَقْلَامُ، وَرُفِعَتِ الصُّحُفُ، وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ، لَوْ جَهِدَتِ الْأُمَّةُ لِتَنْفَعَكَ بِغَيْرِ مَا كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَكَ مَا اسْتَطَاعَتْ ذَلِكَ، وَلَوْ أَرَادَتْ أَنْ تَضُرَّكَ بِغَيْرِ مَا قَدَّرَ لَكَ مَا اسْتَطَاعُوا

O Boy! Save this words (Allah will benefit you with these). Save commandments of Allah, he will save you. Save commandments of Allah, you will have mercy on him.

When you ask for something, ask Allah. When you seek help, ask Allah for help. The pen has been removed and the papers have dried.

I swear by the entity in whose hands my soul is! Know that if all the ummahs (creations) come together to benefit you, they won’t be able to do you any good except what Allah has ordained for you.

On the other hand, if they come together to harm you, they will not be able to harm you beyond what Allah has ordained for you.- [Narration:6]

 [7] Hadhrat sahl ibn saad as-sayidi (ra) said, The prophet (ﷺ) said to ibn abbas (ra)

يَا غُلَامُ، أَلَا أُعَلِّمُكَ كَلِمَاتٍ تَنْتَفِعُ بِهِنَّ؟» قَالَ: بَلِيٍّ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، قَالَ: «احْفَظِ اللَّهَ يَحْفَظْكَ، احْفَظِ اللَّهَ تَجِدْهُ أَمَامَكَ، تَعَرَّفْ إِلَى اللَّهِ فِي الرَّخَاءِ يَعْرِفْكَ فِي الشِّدَّةِ، إِذَا سَأَلْتَ فَسَلِ اللَّهَ، وَإِذَا اسْتَعَنْتَ فَاسْتَعِنْ بِاللَّهِ، جَفَّ الْقَلَمُ بِمَا هُوَ كَائِنٌ، فَلَوْ جَهَدَ الْعِبَادُ أَنْ يَنْفَعُوكَ بِشَيْءٍ لَمْ يَكْتُبْهُ اللَّهُ لَكَ لَمْ يَقْدِرُوا عَلَيْهِ، وَلَوْ جَهَدَ الْعِبَادُ عَلَى أَنْ يَضُرُّوكَ بِشَيْءٍ لَمْ يَكْتُبْهُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ لَمْ يَقْدِرُوا عَلَيْهِ، فَإِنِ اسْتَطَعْتَ أَنْ تَعْمَلَ لِلَّهِ بِالصِّدْقِ فِي الْيَقِينِ فَافْعَلْ، وَإِنْ لَمْ تَسْتَطِعْ فَإِنَّ فِي الصَّبْرِ عَلَى مَا تَكْرَهُ خَيْرًا كَثِيرًا، وَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ النَّصْرَ مَعَ الصَّبْرِ، وَأَنَّ الْفَرَجَ مَعَ الْكَرْبِ، وَأَنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا

O boy! Shall I not tell you something by which Allah will benefit you? He said, “Yes, O Messenger of Allah!” The Prophet (ﷺ) said: If you obey Allaah, then He will protect you. If you obey the commandments of Allah, then you will have mercy on him. You will know Allah in the times of your happiness, then He will know you in the times of your trouble. When you ask for something, ask Allah. When you seek help, ask Allah for help. What will happen in life has been written.

Know! If all the people come together to benefit you, they won’t be able to do you any good except what Allah has ordained for you. On the other hand, if they all want to harm you, they won’t be able to harm you except what Allah has ordained for you.

So act with sincerity and with strong faith. Know! There are many benefits to being patient with what you dislike. There have Allah’s help with patience, release after calamity And easy after hardness.- [narration:7]

The benefits of istighfar (ask forgiveness to Allah)

[8] Narrated from Ibn Abbas (ra). The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

مَنْ أَكْثَرَ مِنَ الِاسْتِغْفَارِ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لَهُ مِنْ كُلِّ هَمٍّ فَرَجًا، وَمِنْ كُلِّ ضِيقٍ مَخْرَجًا، وَرَزَقَهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ

The one who apologizes more (seeks forgiveness from Allah). Allah frees him from every worry. Finds a way out of every complication and narrowness. And He gives him sustenance from a place which he does not even imagine.- [narration:8]

Which is enough for people

[9] Narrated from Hadhrat Abu Jarr (ra). He said: Once the Prophet (ﷺ) recited this verse:

وَمَنْ يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مَخْرَجًا، وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ وَمَنْ يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُه

And whoever fears Allah, He will make for him a way out, and will provide for him from where he never expected. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He is sufficient for him.- Surah at-Talaq: 2-3

Then he said- O Abu Jarr! If all people followed this verse, it would be enough for all. – [Narration: 9]

All problems and crises present to Allah

[10] Narrated by Hadhrat Abu Ubaidah (ra). A man came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said, “Such a tribe has attacked and taken away my camels and children.” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ‘At this time there is not a single meal in Muhammad’s family.’ You present your need to Allah.

When the Companions returned, his wife asked, “What did the Prophet (ﷺ) tell you?” He said all. His wife said, “Maybe that’s better for you.” (They did as the Prophet said.) Soon Allaah returned their camels and children from the attackers. Then he went to the Prophet (ﷺ) to report the incident.

Then the Prophet (ﷺ) ascended on mimber (puplpit) and recited praises and thanks of Allaah and said

وَأَمَرَ النَّاسَ بِمَسْأَلَةِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَالرَّغْبَةِ إِلَيْهِ

It is the duty of man (human being) to submit all his needs to Allah and to turn to Him.

Then he recited-

وَمَنْ يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مَخْرَجًا، وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ

And whoever fears Allah, He will make for him a way out, and will provide for him from where he never expected.-[Surah at-Talaq: 2-3]

Certain medicines for all diseases and disorders

[11] Narrated by Abu Huraira (ra). The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ دَوَاءٌ مِنْ تِسْعَةٍ وَتِسْعِينَ دَاءً، أَيْسَرُهَا الْهَمُّ

`La hawla wala quwata illa billah’ medicine for 99 diseases. The simplest of which is worry and anxiety. – [Narration: 11]

Expiation for sins

[12] Narrated from Hadhrat Hasan. The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

سَاعَاتُ الْأَذَى يُذْهِبْنَ سَاعَاتِ الْخَطَايَا

The time of suffering is the expiation for the time of sin. – [Narration: 12]

There is also wellfare in disliked matters

[13] Narrated from Hadhrat Abi Majlaj (rh). Hadhrat Umar (ra) said-

مَا أُبَالِي عَلَى أَيِّ حَالٍ أَصْبَحْتُ، عَلَى مَا أُحِبُّ أَوْ عَلَى مَا أَكْرَهُ، وَذَلِكَ لِأَنِّي لَا أَدْرِي الْخَيْرَ فِيمَا أُحِبُّ أَوْ فِيمَا أَكْرَهُ

I don’t know if my morning was good or bad. Because I do not know that what I like is good for me, or what I don’t like is good for me. – [Narration 13]

 [14] Narrated by Hadhrat Ibrahim Taymi (rh). He said-

إِنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَنَا خَيْرٌ فِيمَا نَكْرَهُ، لَمْ يَكُنْ لَنَا خَيْرٌ فِيمَا نُحِبُّ

If there is no good for us in the things we dislike, then there can’t be no good for us in the things we like.- [Narration 13]

Calamity is the destiny of life

[15] Narrated by Hadhrat Mansur bin Abdur Rahman. He said- Once we were sitting in the assembly of Hadhrat Hasan. A man said to me: Ask him for the interpretation of the following words of Allah-

مَا أَصَابَ مِنْ مُصِيبَةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي أَنْفُسِكُمْ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ نَبْرَأَهَا

No misfortune ever befalls on earth, nor on yourselves but We have inscribed it in the Book before We make it manifest.- surah al hadid 22

When I asked, he said, Subhanallah! Does anyone have any doubt that the calamities that befall mankind in the heavens and the earth are written down before his creation? – [Narration: 15]

Seek salvation through patience

[16] Narrated from Hadhrat Hasan. The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

أَدْخِلْ نَفْسَكَ فِي هُمُومِ الدُّنْيَا، وَاخْرُجْ مِنْهَا بِالصَّبِرِ، وَلْيَرُدَّكَ عَنِ النَّاسِ مَا تَعْلَمُ مِنْ نَفْسِكَ

Engage yourself in the thoughts of the world. And overcome it with patience. And what you know about yourself should keep you away from others (blaming or harming).-[Narration: 16]

La Hawla wala quwwata for victory

[17] Narrated by Abi Khair Ishaq Al Azawi. He said- Near the city of Karakh we were confronted by Azzd Mahar (the head of the Persian army) and his forty elephants. In battle our infantry and cavalry faced the opposite situation.

Muhammad bin Qasim, the Muslim army chief, became worried. He tried to do something different, but failed. Finally he recited-

لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ

La hawla wala quwata illa billah.

He recited it aloud several times. Allaah made it a fortress for the Muslims.

The elephants, which were advancing towards the Muslims, suddenly stopped. Allaah caused the elephants to become hot and thirsty, so they became restless and ran towards the water. The elephant keeper tried their best but failed to return the elephants. In the meanwhile the Muslim army advanced and the way to victory was opened by the command of Allah. – [Narration:17]

 [18] Narrated from Hadhrat Safwan Ibn Amr. Hadhrat Habib bin Maslamah (rh) used to recite La Hawla Wala Quwata Illa Billah when he was facing the enemy in battle or besieging a fort. Once during a siege of a fort, he and the Muslims recited this Kalima, so that the Romans fled from the fort and the walls of the fort were broken. – [Narration: 18]

Pray for Pay off debts and everything

[19] Hadhrat Sufyan bin Waynah (rh) said- Muhammad bin Munkadir (rh) once met Muhammad bin Ali (rh). He asked, “What’s the matter with you?” Abu Hazem (his nickname) said he was worried about the pressure of debt. Muhammad bin Ali (rh) said, do you pray for this? He said yes. Muhammad bin Ali (rh) said: The servant is blessed with all the necessities for which he prays to Allah, no matter what the need may be.-[Narration: 18]

Don’t think too much

        [20] Narrated by Hadhrat Khalid bin Rafi (Rah). The Prophet (ﷺ) said to Ibn Masud (ra)

لَا تُكْثِرْ هَمَّكَ، مَا يُقَدَّرْ يَكُنْ، وَمَا تُرْزَقْ يَأْتِكَ

        Don’t think too much. Whatever is in your destiny will happen. And your sustenance will reach you must. – [Narration: 20]

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Calamity and distress drive people to Allah

[21] Ibn Waynah (rh) said: What is disliked by a servant is better for him than what he likes. Because the disliked thing drives him to the supplication to Allah. And when he gets the desired thing, he becomes indifferent.- [narration:21]

 [22] Hadhrat Said bin Abdul Aziz (rh) said, Hadhrat Dawud (as) used to say-

سُبْحَانَ مُسْتَخْرِجِ الدُّعَاءِ بِالْبَلَاءِ، سُبْحَانَ مُسْتَخْرِجِ الشُّكْرِ بِالرَّخَاءِ

Glory be to Allah, Who brings out the supplication from the servant in distress. Allaah is the Most Holy, and He brings out thanks from His slaves with peace and happiness. – [Narrated 22]

 [23] Hadhrat Qurdus Ibn Amr (rh) who has read many older holy books. He said- Allaah has revealed in many previous holy books that:

فِيمَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مِنَ الْكُتُبِ أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يَبْتَلِي الْعَبْدَ وَهُوَ يُحِبُّهُ؛ لَيَسْمَعَ تَضَرُّعَهُ

Allaah puts the slave in calamity and distress, (that is because) He loves him that Allaah may hear his supplication. – [Narration: 23]

To be satisfied with the decision of destiny

[24] Hadrat Bishar Ibn Bashar Al Mujashiyi who was one of the Abids (abid- who is spend life in praying). He said- I said to one Abid, give me some advice. He said-

Surrender yourself to destiny or to what Allah has ordained, no matter where He takes you. This will keep your mind free from worries and reduce your worries and anxieties.

And save yourselves from the displeasure of Allah. Otherwise, his displeasure will fall on you in such a way that you will be unaware of it and you won’t even understand it. – [Narration 24]

Presenting the need to Allah

[25] Narrated from Ibn Masud. The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

مَنْ نَزَلَتْ بِهِ حَاجَةٌ فَأَنْزَلَهَا بِالنَّاسِ لَمْ تُسَدَّ فَاقَتُهُ، فَإِنْ أَنْزَلَهَا بِاللَّهِ أَوْشَكَ اللَّهُ لَهُ بِأَجَلٍ حَاضِرٍ أَوْ رِزْقٍ عَاجِل

Whoever has a crisis and need, and he presents it to the people, his crisis and need won’t be end. And whoever submits it to Allah, Allah will provide him provision sooner or later.  – [Narration: 25]

 [26] Narrated by Imran Ibn Husayn (ra). The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

مَنِ انْقَطَعَ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ كَفَاهُ اللَّهُ كُلَّ مُؤُونَةٍ، وَرَزَقَهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ، وَمَنِ انْقَطَعَ إِلَى الدُّنْيَا وَكَّلَهُ اللَّهُ إِلَيْهَا

 Whoever turns away from everyone and becomes dependent on Allaah, Allaah will suffice for his every need and provide him with sustenance from a place which he never imagined.

And whoever turns away from Allah and dependent on the world, then Allah leaves him in their hands. – [Narration: 26]

The fragrance of Allah’s mercy

[27] Narrated by abu huraira (ra). The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

اطْلُبُوا الْخَيْرَ دَهْرَكُمْ كُلَّهُ، وَتَعَرَّضُوا لِنَفَحَاتِ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ، فَإِنَّ لِلَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ نَفَحَاتٍ مِنْ رَحْمَتِهِ يُصِيبُ بِهَا مَنْ يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ، وَسَلُوا اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَنْ يَسْتُرَ عَوْرَاتِكُمْ وَيُؤَمِّنَ رَوْعَاتِكُمْ

Pray well-being to Allah in your whole life and try to benefit from the fragrance of Allah’s mercy. Because there are many fragrances of Allah’s mercy, He gives it to whomever He wills. And pray to Allah to cover your weakness and faults and to save you from all of fear and frightening matters.-[Narration: 27]

The fixed sustenance of the servant must reach

        [28] Narrated by Hadhrat malik ibn abdullah muafiri. The Prophet (ﷺ) once said to Ibn Masud (ra)

لَا تُكْثِرْ هَمَّكَ، مَا يُقَدَّرْ يَكُنْ، وَمَا تُرْزَقْ يَأْتِكَ

        Don’t think too much. Whatever is in your destiny will happen. And your sustenance will reach you must. – [Narration: 28]

There is happiness after every hardship

        [29] Hadhrat Abu Abdus Samad Al-Ammi said: I have heard from Malik Ibn Dinar (rh). His last words during his illness were, he said-

مَا أَقْرَبَ النَّعِيمَ مِنَ الْبُؤْسِ يُعْقِبَانِ وَيُوشِكَانِ زَوَالًا

        After poverty and hardship there is blessing and comfort. And (it’s life’s rules that) happiness and sorrow all disappear. – [Narration: 29]

[30] Hazrat Abdullah bin Masood (ra) said-

لَوْ أَنَّ الْعُسْرَ دَخَلَ فِي جُحْرٍ لَجَاءَ الْيُسْرُ حَتَّى يَدْخُلَ مَعَهُ

If adversity enters the stone, then ease and comfort will be with him, even ease and comfort will follow and enter with him.

Because Allah says

فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا

Surely with hardship there is ease. With hardship indeed there is ease.- surah inshirah 5-6 [narration:30]

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Strength on calamity

[31] Narrated by Zayd Ibn Aslam. Hdhrat Abu Ubaydah (ra) surrounded the enemy in Syria and feared loss from them. Then he wrote a letter to Hadhrat Umar (ra). Hadhrat Umar (ra) wrote in reply-

مَهْمَا يَنْزِلْ بِأَمْرِكَ شِدَّةٌ يَجْعَلِ اللَّهُ لَهُ بَعْدَهَا فَرَجًا، وَإِنَّهُ لَنْ يَغْلِبَ عُسْرٌ يُسْرَيْنِ، وَإِنَّهُ يَقُولُ: {اصْبِرُوا وَصَابِرُوا وَرَابِطُوا وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ} [آل عمران: 200]

        Be aware! Whenever a calamity befalls a believer, Allah removes it. Remember, one-time hardship can never precede on two-time happiness. Because Allah Almighty says-

        يّا أّيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اِصْبِرُوا وَصَابِرُوا وَرَابِطُوا وَاِتَّقُوا اللهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

        O you who believe! Be patient, compete with patience and be strong in defense. And be careful of (your duty to) Allah, that you may be successful.-Surah Al ‘Imran: 200 [narration:31]

        [32] Hadhrat Yazid Rakkashi (rh) said- I heard Hadhrat Anas (ra) say- When Hadhrat Yunus (as) was in the belly of a fish, he made a request (to Allah) with the following Kalima-

اللَّهُمَّ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

        O Allah! There is no God but You, Glorified be You! Truly, I have been of the wrongdoers.

        This prayer reaches the throne of Allah very quickly. The angels said, O Lord! It sounds like a familiar but weak word and it is coming from an unfamiliar place. He said, “Do you not recognize it?” The angels said, O Lord! Who is he? He said, “He is my servant Yunus.”

        The angels said, “Yunus, your servant, whose deeds and acceptable prayers reach you all the time?” The angels said, O Lord! Would you not have mercy on him, and save him from this danger – while he would remember you in times of happiness?

        He (Allah) said, “Of course.” Then he ordered the fish, and the fish threw him ashore.-[narration:32]

Yaqtinah

        Hadhrat Abu Huraira (ra) said: When the fish threw Hadhrat Yunus (as) to ashore. Then Allaah created ‘Yaqtinah’ for him (to shadow). Ibn Qusayt said, “I asked Abu Huraira, ‘What is Yaqtinah?’ He said, pumpkin tree.

        Hadhrat Abu Harairah (ra) also said: Allah created a wild goat for him and made him intimate with her. The goat grazed on the ground and ate the leaves and grass so that it would not suffer for the leaves and grass. And the goat used to make her drink milk in the morning and evening. Even he was completely healed. – [Narration: 32]

Poems of Umayya Ibnus Saalt

        [33] In the pre-Islamic era, Umayya Ibnus Saalt recited a poem to this effect:

فَأَنْبَتَ يَقْطِينًا عَلَيْهِ بِرَحْمَةٍ … مِنَ اللَّهِ لَوْلَا اللَّهُ أُلْفِيَ ضَاحِيَا

        Allaah, in His mercy, has planted for him the seed of gourd.

        Had Allah not done so, he would have remained weak and feeble. – [Narration: 33]

Isme azam 

        [34] Hadhrat Muhammad ibn Sad narrates from his father and he narrates from his grandfather. He said, “We were sitting with the Prophet (ﷺ).” He said to us, “Shall I not inform you or tell you about a supplication which, if any of you is afflicted with hardship or misfortune in the world, reciting it will save you from it?” The disciples said, “Of course.” He said, “That is Junnun, that is the supplication of Hadhrat Yunus (as).”

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

        There is no God but You, Glorified be You! Truly, I have been of the wrongdoers.- [narration:34]

The help of Allah in the first stage of danger

        [35] Hadhrat Yunus ibn Maisarah bin Halbas (rh) said: Qarun met Hadhrat Yunus (as) in the depths of the sea. Then qarun called Hadhrat Yunus (as) and said- O Yunus! If you repent to Allah, then you will find Allah with you in the first step. Then Yunus (as) said to him: But what forbade you to repent? Qarun said, “The matter of my repentance has been related to my cousin [Musa (as)].” And he does not accept my repentance. – [Narration: 35]

Remembering Allah with joy and sorrow

        [36] Hadhrat Saeed Ibn Hasan said: When Hadhrat Yunus (as) went into the belly of a fish, he thought that he was dead. Then he shook his legs, and realized that he was still alive. Then he got up quickly and stood up for prayer. And his supplication said-

وَاتَّخَذْتُ لَكَ مَسْجِدًا حَيْثُ لَمْ يَتَّخِذْهُ أَحَدٌ

        O Allah! I have made a place for your worship a mosque where no one has built before. – [Narration: 36]

        [37] Hadhrat Saeed Ibn Zubayr (Rah) Allah’s word

فَلَوْلَا أَنَّهُ كَانَ مِنَ الْمُسَبِّحِينَ

        If he had not been one of those who glorified Allah (he would have stayed in its belly till the Day of Resurrection).- surah as-saffat 143

        Said in context-

مِنَ الْمُصَلِّينَ

If he had not been praying as-salah.

Dua Yunus for liberation from any difficult situation

        [38] Hadhrat Amr ibn Maymun (rh) said, “I heard Hahdrat ibn Mas’ud (ra) say in Baitul Maal (treasure house of muslim country) – when the fish swallowed Hadhrat Yunus (as) and carried him to the depths of the sea.” Then he heard the glorification of stone in the depths of the sea.

        Then he cried out to Allah from that darkness where three 3 darknesses were upon him. Darkness in the stomach of the fish. The darkness of the night and the deep darkness of the sea.

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

        There is no God but You, Glorified be You! Truly, I have been of the wrongdoers

(Then Allah subhanahu said)-_

فَنَبَذْنَاهُ بِالْعَرَاءِ وَهُوَ سَقِيمٌ

        Then We cast him ashore in the open while he was ill. (Surat as-saffat: 145)

        When he was taken out of the belly of the fish, he was as weak as a nestling.-[narration:38]

Supplication of Yusuf (as)

        [39] Muhammad ibn ‘Umar narrates from a man from Kufa. Gabriel (as) met Hadhrat Yusuf (as) in prison. yusuf (as) said, O Holy Spirit! Why did you come here? Gabriel said, “For you.” you recite this-

        اللَّهُمَّ يَا شَاهِدًا غَيْرَ غَائِبٍ، وَيَا قَرِيبًا غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ، وَيَا غَالِبًا غَيْرَ مَغْلُوبٍ، اجْعَلْ لِي مِنْ أَمْرِي فَرَجًا وَمَخْرَجًا، وَارْزُقْنِي مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا أَحْتَسِبُ

        O present being! Who is never absent. O near entity! Who is never distant. O victorious being! Who is never defeated. Show me the way out of this situation and give me sufficient sustenance. – [Narration:40]

Supplication of Yaqub (as)

        [40] Hadhrat Mu’tamar bin Sulaiman (rh) said, a man met Hadhrat Yaqub (as) and said, O Yaqub! What’s the matter, I don’t see you smiling like before? He said, for too much old age and too much grief. Then the  visitor said, you recite-

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ لِي مِنْ كُلِّ مَا أَهَمَّنِي وَكَرَبَنِي مِنْ أَمْرِ دُنْيَايَ وَآخِرَتِي فَرَجًا وَمَخْرَجًا، وَاغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي، وَثَبِّتْ رَجَاءَكَ فِي قَلْبِي، وَاقْطَعْهُ مِمَّنْ سِوَاكَ، حَتَّى لَا يَكُونَ لِي رَجَاءٌ إِلَّا إِيَّاكَ

        O Allah! Grant me relief from all worries and troubles in this world and in the Hereafter and forgive me my sins. Strengthen your hope in my heart and shatter the hope of everyone except you. Even if I have no hope for anyone other than you. – [Narration: 42]

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Woe to the beloved servants of Allah

        [41] Hadhrat Hasan (rh) said:

لَوْ عُزِّيَ مِنَ الْبَلَاءِ أَحَدٌ لَعُزِّيَ مِنْهُ آلُ يَعْقُوبَ، جَاسَهُمُ الْبَلَاءُ ثَمَانِينَ سَنَةً

        If anyone was free from difficulty, it would be only for Hadhrat Yaqub (as) and his family. But calamity befell them for 80 years. – [Narration: 43]

The hardships of the captivity of Prophet Yusuf (as)

        [42] Hadhrat Ghalib Ibn Qattan (rh) said: When the suffering of Prophet Yusuf (as) increased in prison, the captivity became longer, the clothes became dirty, the people (of the prison) began to use rudeness- then he Prayed to Allah for liberation-

اللَّهُمَّ أَشْكُو إِلَيْكَ مَا لَقِيتُ مِنْ وُدِّي وَعَدُوِّي، أَمَّا وُدِّي فَبَاعُونِي وَأَخَذُوا ثَمَنِي، وَأَمَّا عَدُوِّي فَسَجَنَنِي، اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ لِي فَرَجًا وَمَخْرَجًا

          O Allah! I am complaining to you about both the enemy and the ally that I have received from them. My friends sold me and took the price. And my enemies have taken me captive. O Allah! Make me a way out.

          After this prayer, Allah quickly arranged for his release. – [Narration: 44]

Freed from the unbearable pain of captivity

       [43] Narrated by Hadhrat Abu Said Khudri (ra). Jibril- (Gabriel) (as) came to Prophet yusuf (Joseph) (as) and said: Has captivity become unbearable for you? He said yes. Jibril (as) said, Recite-

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ لِي مِنْ كُلِّ مَا أَهَمَّنِي وَكَرَبَنِي مِنْ أَمْرِ دُنْيَايَ وَآخِرَتِي فَرَجًا وَمَخْرَجًا، وَارْزُقْنِي مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا أَحْتَسِبُ، وَاغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي، وَثَبِّتْ رَجَاءَكَ فِي قَلْبِي، وَاقْطَعْهُ مِمَّنْ سِوَاكَ حَتَّى لَا أَرْجُوَ أَحَدًا غَيْرَكَ

        O Allah! Save me from all the worries and troubles of this world and the Hereafter. Give me enough sustenance. Forgive my sins. And strengthen your hope in my heart. Break the hopes of everyone except you that I have no hope for anyone ever except you. – [Narration: 45]

The supplication of Hadhrat Yaqub (as)

[44] Hadhrat Mudliz bin Abdul Aziz narrated from a Shaykh of Quraish. Jibril (as) descended to Hadhrat Yaqub (as) and said: O yaqub (Jacob) Supplicate to Allah. He said, O Jibril! How do I beg? Jibril said, Recite

يَا كَثِيرَ الْخَيْرِ، يَا دَائِمَ الْمَعْرُوفِ

Ya kasiral ma’ruf, ya dayimal ma’ruf

O treasure of goodness, O mountain of goodness.

Then Allaah revealed that, you prayed in such a way that if your two sons had died, I would have revived them. – [Narration: 47]

Complaints should be submitted only to Allah

[45] Hadhrat Anas (ra) narrated from the Prophet (). Hazdhrat Yaqub (as) had a known brother. He said to him one day, what caused you to lose your eyesight and bend your waist? He replied, “My eyes have been broken by weeping for yusuf and the grief of Bin Yamin has bent my waist.” Then Allah sent revelation that, O yaqub! Aren’t you ashamed to complain to others? Immediately Yaqub (a) said-

إِنَّمَا أَشْكُو بَثِّي وَحُزْنِي إِلَى اللَّهِ

Surely I complain of my anguish and my grief only to Allah.-Surah Yusuf:86 [Narration: 46]

Supplication for happiness and comfort

[46] ​​Narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas. The Prophet (ﷺ) said: The supplicatuon for deliverance from danger, spaciousness and happiness is-

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ الْحَلِيمُ الْكَرِيمُ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَرَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْكَرِيمِ

None has the right to be worshipped by Allah, the Forbearing, the Generous. None has the right to be worshipped by Allah, the Most High, the Magnificent. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. the Lord of the seventh skies and the lord of Generous Throne.- [Narration: 48]

Dua for afflicted

[47] Narrated from Hadhrat Abdur Rahman Ibn Abi Bakrah. The Prophet (ﷺ) said: The supplications to be used by one who is distressed are:

اللَّهُمَّ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ، وَأَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ، شَأْنَ الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ، فِي عَفْو مِنْكَ وَعَافِيَةٍ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

O Allah! There is no god but you. I hope for your mercy that You don’t leave me on my ownself for even a moment. And you fix everything in this world and the hereafter with your forgiveness and security. There is no god but you. – [Narration: 49]

 [48] Narrated from Hadhrat Ali (RA). He said: The Prophet (ﷺ) taught me to recite the following Kalima in times of calamity.

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ الْحَلِيمُ الْكَرِيمُ، سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ، وَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

None has the right to be worshipped by Allah, the Forbearing, the Giver. Allaah is Holy and Blessed, the Lord of the Great Throne. And all praise is due to Allah Almighty. – [Narration: 50]

Dua for tense and troubles

[49] Narrated from Hadhrat Abdullah (ra). He said that whenever the Prophet (ﷺ) faced any tense or sorrow he used to recite

يَا حَيُّ، يَا قَيُّومُ، بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيثُ

Ya hayyu Ya qayyum, Birahmatika astagis

O ever-living and everlasting! I am complaining at the door of your mercy.- [Narration: 51]

Dua of mourning

[50] Narrated by Hadhdhat Asma bint Umais. She said, I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) say-

مَنْ أَصَابَهُ غَمٌّ، أَوْ هَمٌّ، أَوْ سَقَمٌ، أَوْ شِدَّةٌ، أَوْ ذُلٌّ، أَوْ لَأْوَاءُ

When any one of you falls into any sorrow, tense, disease, hardness, humility and suffering- let him recite the following Kalima, then he will be able to overcome it.

اللَّهُ اللَّهُ رَبِّي لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ

Allahu Allahu Rabbi la sharika lahu

Allah, Allah is my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him. – [Narration: 52]

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Supplication for trnsforming Anxiety into joy

        [51] Narrated by Hadhrat Ibn Masud. (ra) The Prophet (ﷺ) said: If a Muslim falls into any anxiety and hardship and makes the following supplication, then Allaah will change his sorrow and anxiety into joy and happiness.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ، ابْنُ عَبْدِكَ، ابْنُ أُمَّتِكَ، نَاصِيَتِي فِي يَدِكَ، مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ، عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ، أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ، سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ، أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ، أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَدًا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ، أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ الْقُرْآنَ رَبِيعَ قَلْبِي، وَنُورَ بَصَرِي، وَجِلَاءَ حُزْنِي، وَذَهَابَ هَمِّي

O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your handmaid, my forelock is in Your hand (i.e. You have total mastery over me), 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 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 Qur’an the life of my heart and the light of my bosom, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety.

The Companions asked, O Messenger of Allah! Shall we not learn this prayer? The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ‘Whoever listens to this dua will learn it.-[Narrayion:53]

Allah is sufficient for all things

       [52] Narrated by Hadhrat Khalil bin murrah. The Prophet (ﷺ) used to recite this supplication whenever he encountered any trouble or distress.

حَسْبِي الرَّبُّ مِنَ الْعِبَادِ، حَسْبِي الْخَالِقُ مِنَ الْمَخْلُوقِينَ، حَسْبِي الرَّزَّاقُ مِنَ الْمَرْزُوقِينَ، حَسْبِيَ الَّذِي هُوَ حَسْبِي، حَسْبِي اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ، حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ

My Lord is sufficient for me out of all people. My Khaleq (Allah is the Creator of all) is enough for me out of all the creatures, My Razzaq (Allah is the Sustainer of all) is enough for me out of all the provided. Allah is enough for me, He is the one who fulfill my needs. Allah is suffices for me, and He is the best of guardians. Allah is sufficient for me, and there is no god but He. I depend on him. And He is the Lord of the Great Throne. – [Narration: 54]

Glory to Allah on difficult time

[53] Hadhrat Hakam Ibn Hisham As-Saqafi (rh) said: It has been narrated to me that a man was dug a hole and imprisoned in it and a stone was placed on him. Then he recite from hole-

سُبْحَانَ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوسِ، سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ

Subhanallahil Malikil Quddus. Subhanallahi wa Bihamdihi.

He came out of it without any help just to read it. – [Narration: 72]

Dua to save from the evil of the mighty

          [54] Narrated by Hadhrat Aba Balaz Al-Fazari. Hajjaj sent some of his soldiers to capture a man. And he swore that if he could catch him, he would kill him. When the man was grabbed and brought to the front, he read something. And he was released. He was asked, what did you read? He said-

يَا عَزِيزُ، يَا حَمِيدُ، يَا ذَا الْعَرْشِ الْمَجِيدِ، اصْرِفْ عَنِّي شَرَّ كُلِّ جُبَارٍ عَنِيدٍ

          O Almighty! O praised! O Lord of the noble Throne! Get rid of every arrogant tyrant from me. – [Narration: 74]

Dua taught by Jibril (as) to prophet (saw)  

       [55] Narrated by Hadhrat Ismail bin Abu Fudayek. The Prophet (ﷺ) said: Whenever I had trouble, Jibril (as) came and said: O Muhammad! Read:

تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى الْحَيِّ الَّذِي لَا يَمُوتُ، وَ { الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَدًا وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي الْمُلْكِ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ الذُّلِّ وَكَبِّرْهُ تَكْبِيرًا} [الإسراء: 111]

I put my trust in the Ever Living One who will never die. Praise to Allah, who has not taken a son and has had no partner in [His] dominion and has no [need of a] protector out of weakness; and glorify Him with [great] glorification.[Narration: 66]

Kalima taught to Hadhrat Ali (ra)

        [56] Narrated by Hadhrat Muhammad Ibn Ali. The Prophet (ﷺ) taught Hadhrat Ali (ra) a dua, which he used to recite in times of anxiety. Later he also taught his children-

يَا كَائِنًا قَبْلَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ، وَيَا مُكَوِّنَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ، وَيَا كَائِنًا بَعْدَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ، افْعَلْ بِي كَذَا وَكَذَا

O entity! Who existed before all things and the Creator of all things! O entity who will exist after all. Fulfill this need of mine.

Supplication for liberation

[57] Narrated from Hadhrat Abdul Malik bin Umayr. Walid bin Abdul Malik said in a letter to ‘Uthman bin Hayyan al-Muzani, Find  Hasan bin Hasan and whip him a hundred times. And one day stand in front of people. I see that he may be killed.

Uthman ibn Hayyan called him. When he appeared, he saw a large number of enemies. Then Ali ibn Husain said to him- O brother! You recite the Kalima of liberation, Allah will set you free-

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ الْحَلِيمُ الْكَرِيمُ، سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ رَبِّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَرَبِّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ، الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

None has the right to be worshipped by Allah, the Forbearing, the Generous. Glorify to Allah, the Lord of the seventh skies and the lord of the noble Throne.

Hassan recite these words. When ‘Uthman looked at him, he said, “He looks like a good boy.” Someone may have slandered him. Let him go I will write to the caliph about him saying that he is innocent. Because what the present person sees, the absent person does not see .- [Narration: 69]

Another one supplication

[58] Imam Shabi (rh) said, I was sitting next to Ziyad one day. At that time one person was arrested. It looked like he was going to be killed. But he quietly read something. (And he was released). I asked, what did you read? He said-

اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ وَإِسْحَاقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ، وَرَبَّ جِبْرِيلَ وَمِيكَائِيلَ وَإِسْرَافِيلَ، وَمُنْزِلَ التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنْجِيلِ وَالزَّبُورِ وَالْفُرْقَانِ الْعَظِيمِ، ادْرَأْ عَنِّي شَرَّ زِيَادٍ

O Allah! Lord of Ibrahim, Ismail, Ishakq and Yaqub. Lord of Jibril, Mikail and Israfil. The Tawrat (torah), the Injil (bible), the zabur (psalms) and the Revealer of the Great Qur’an. You protect me from the evils of Ziad. [Narration: 63]

The advice of Abu Darda (ra)

[59] A man said to Hadhrat Abu Darda (ra): Give me some advice. He said,

اذْكُرِ اللَّهَ فِي السَّرَّاءِ يَذْكُرْكَ فِي الضَّرَّاءِ، وَإِذَا ذَكَرْتَ الْمَوْتَى فَاجْعَلْ نَفْسَكَ كَأَحَدِهِمْ، وَإِذَا أَشْرَفَتْ نَفْسُكَ عَلَى شَيْءٍ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا فَانْظُرْ إِلَى مَا يَصِيرُ

“You will remember Allah in times of happiness, and He will remember you in times of sorrow.” When you remember death, you think you are one of them. When your mind desires something in the world, it will think of its consequences. – [Narration:78]

Even difficulties become easy

[60] Narrated by Abu Amr Ibn al-Ala. I fled in fear of Hajjaj. One day I was on the roof of a house in Yemen. Then I heard a person reading a poem –

رُبَّمَا تَكْرَهُ النُّفُوسُ مِنَ الْأَمْــرِ… لَهُ فَرْجَةٌ كَحَلِّ الْعِقَالِ

a lot of times people think something is a problem, but it is easy to get out of it like untying a rope.

Then I came out of the house and a man said that Hajjaj had died. I am not sure if I was happier to be released from captivity, or to die the death of Hajjaj.-[Narration:83]

to be continue

Allah is the helper of His servant – story of Danniel (as)

[61] Narrated by Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Huzayl. Bukht Nasar brought two lions and threw them into the holl and brought Danniel (as) and left them between the lions. But the lions did not attack him. After he has been there for a long time, he naturally needs food and drink according to his biological needs. Then, through revelation, Allah told the Prophet Armia (as) to prepare food and drink for Danniel (as).

He said, O my Lord! I live in Baitul Muqaddas and Danniel (as) is in Babylon, far away in Iraq. How do I deliver food and drink there? Allah said, O Armia! Do what I command you. I will make arrangements to get you there with the prepared food soon.

Armia (as) made food. Then a man was sent who took Armia (as) to the bank of the well with food and drink. Daniel (as) asked from inside, who is here? Armia (as) introduced himself and said, I am Armia. Danniel (as) said, “Why have you come here?” Armia said, “Your Lord has sent me to you.” Danniel (as) said, He remembers me? Armia (as) said- Yes. Then Daniel (a) said-

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَا يَنْسَى مَنْ ذَكَرَهُ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَا يَخِيبُ مَنْ دَعَاهُ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي مَنْ وَثِقَ بِهِ لَمْ يَكِلْهُ إِلَى غَيْرِهِ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي يَجْزِي بِالْإِحْسَانِ إِحْسَانًا، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي يَجْزِي بِالصَّبِرِ نَجَاةً، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هُوَ يَكْشِفُ ضُرَّنَا بَعْدَ كَرْبِنَا، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هُوَ ثِقَتُنَا حِينَ يَسُوءُ ظَنُّنَّا بِأَعْمَالِنَا، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هُوَ رَجَاؤُنَا حِينَ تَنْقَطِعُ الْحِيَلُ عَنَّا

All praise is due to Allah, Whom He does not forget when He remembers. All praise is due to Allah, to Whomsoever He calls, He responds. All praise is due to Allah, in Whom He trusts, He does not push him to another. All praise is due to Allah, Who rewards good deeds. All praise is due to Allah, Who gives salvation through patience.

All praise is due to Allah, Who saves us from danger. All praise is due to Allah, Who gives us strength when our faith and zeal are weakened. All praise is due to Allah, Who is the only source of hope after all our means have been exhausted. – [Narration:84]

Remember death when you face the problems

[62] Hadhrat Abdul Aziz bin Umar bin Abdul Aziz said, “My father said:

إِذَا كُنْتَ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا فِيمَا يَسُوؤُكَ فَاذْكُرِ الْمَوْتَ، فَإِنَّهُ يُسَهِّلُ عَلَيْكَ

You will remember death when you face the problems of the world. Then it will seem light and easy to you. – [Narration:86]

 [63] Maslama bin Abdul Malik said:

إِنَّ أَقَلَّ النَّاسِ هَمًّا فِي الْآخِرَةِ أَقَلُّهُمْ فِي الدُّنْيَا

Whose thoughts in this world will be less, his thoughts will be less in the Hereafter. – [Narration:87]

 [64] Azam bin Fazl (rh) said: I asked Zuhair Al Babi, how are you? He said, “Since your return, I have turned my face away from the troubles and tense of this world and are heading towards the Hereafter.”

Hassan said, he was suffering from orchiltiss, asthma and blindness. And he used to say – these are just the troubles of this world. Do whatever Allah wills. – [Narration:88]

Story of a madman

[65] Muhammad ibn Husayn said: I saw a madman who went into a mosque in a state of restlessness in the company of children. Entering there, he sat down in a corner. When the boys left, he got up and said-

إِذَا تَضَايَقَ أَمْرٌ فَانْتَظِرْ فَرَجًا … فَأَصْعَبُ الْأَمْرِ أَدْنَاهُ مِنَ الْفَرَجِ

When a thing of yours becomes narrow, you wait for breadth. Because the harder the issue, the closer it is to the solution. – [Narration 92]

Allah cares for His servants, and will do so

[66] Husain ibn Abdur Rahman said that once the Minister of State was dissatisfied with him and expelled him from the country. This made him very worried. It was at this time that one of his companions recited this poem to him one night.

أَحْسِنِ الظَّنَّ بِرَبٍّ عَوَّدَكْ … حَسَنًا أَمْسِ وَسَوَّى أَوَدَكْ

إِنَّ رَبًّا كَانَ يَكْفِيكَ الَّذِي … كَانَ بِالْأَمْسِ سَيَكْفِيكَ غَدَكْ

Keep favourable view on your Lord, Who has made you accustomed (to His grace) and straightened your crookedness till yesterday. The being who has fulfilled all your needs till yesterday will do the same tomorrow.

As soon as he heard this, all his tense were removed and he gave him ten thousand dirhams. – [Narration: 93]

Stay optimistic

[67] Muhammad ibn Abi Raja said: Once I fell into a difficult crisis and anxiety. Suddenly one day I found this qoute under my son’s bed-

يَا صَاحِبَ الْهَمِّ إِنَّ الْهَمَّ مُنْقَطِعُ … لَا تَيْأَسَنَّ كَأَنْ قَدْ فَرَّجَ اللَّهُ

O depressed and anxious! Surely there will be no such worries. Do not despair, think that Allah has removed the danger.

As soon as I read it, my tense went away and in a few days the problem also disappeared. – [Narration: 94]

 [68] Someone Narrates. Once I became anxious with difficult tense. I fell asleep one night and saw in a dream a man saying-

كُنْ لِلْمَكَارِهِ بِالْعَزَاءِ مُقَطِّعًا … فَلَعَلَّ يَوْمًا لَا تَرَى مَا تَكْرَهُ

وَلَرُبَّمَا ابْتَسَمَ الْوَقُورُ مِنَ الْأَذَى … وَضَمِيرُهُ مِنْ حَرِّهِ يَتَأَوَّهُ

Resist distree with patience. Because there is no day when you will not see anything unpleasant. Sometimes a person in distress smiles, but in the fire of danger his heart burns.

I learned it in a dream and woke up and recited it several times. Not long after that, Allah removed the crisis. – [Narration: 95]

Supplication for the release from captivity

[69] Tubah Ambari said: Yusuf bin Umar forced me to do something. Then back then he actually took me prisoner. I was confined to a room for a long time and even my hair turned white due to old age. One day I saw in a dream, a man dressed in white says- O Tubah! You have been a prisoner for a long time! I said yes. He said, “Keep reciting this supplication.”

أَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ وَالْمُعَافَاةَ الدَّائِمَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ

I am praying to Allah for His forgiveness, well-being and protection from all fears and crises in this world and in the Hereafter.

I recited this supplication three times in a dream. I woke up and brought the ink, pen and lamp with the prison guard and wrote this supplication. After praying some of (nafal) salah, I continued to recite the dua till Fajr.

After the Fajr prayer, a guard knocked on the door. When the door was opened, he said, where is Tubah Ambari? People showed up here. Then I was tied up and taken to yusuf. Yusuf said, O Tubah! I have been holding you captive for a long time. I said yes. Then yusuf told him to let him go.

Then I taught this supplication to another prisoner and he too was released in a few days. – [Narration: 111]

Happiness and sorrow are not permanent

[60] Abdullah ibn Hisham az-Zimari (rh) said: Once some people dug a grave and found a stone. And it had the following words written on it:

اصْبِرْ لِدَهْرٍ نَالَ مِنْـ ـكَ… فَهَكَذَا مَضَتِ الدُّهُورُ

فَرَحٌ وَحُزْنٌ مَرَّةً … لَا الْحُزْنُ دَامَ وَلَا السُّرُورُ

Be patient in the danger of the age. Because this is how the era ends.

Once happiness and once sorrow. Neither sorrow nor happiness is permanent.- [Narration: 113]

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