Dua Upon seeing someone going through a trial or tribulation In Arabic
الْحَمْـدُ للهِ الّذي عافاني مِمّا ابْتَـلاكَ بِهِ، وَفَضَّلَـني عَلى كَثيـرٍ مِمَّنْ خَلَـقَ تَفْضـيلا
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Dua Upon seeing someone going through a trial or tribulation In English Transcription
Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee ‘aafaanee mimmab-talaaka bihi wa fadhdhalanee ‘alaa katheerin mimman khalaqa tafdheela
Dua Upon seeing someone going through a trial or tribulation In English
Praise is to Allah Who has spared me what He has afflicted you with, and preferred me greatly above much of what He has created.
Ibn Majah: 3892, At-Tirmidhi: 3431, 3432
7 ways to cope with your trials with a positive heart
Our heart is the driving force of our body. When our hearts are happy, happy and filled with hope, life goes smoothly. However, trials are an integral part of life. Some of these trials make us sad, anxious and, when they persist for a long time, we may end up desperate and depressed by the situation. Our heart becomes dark and questions begin to invade our mind: Why are my prayers not accepted?
What sin did I commit to undergo such a trial?
When will the help of Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (be glorified and exalted) come? Before beginning with giving advice on how to overcome despair during the trials, let us remember the purpose of our creation. Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may he be glorified and exalted) mentions in the Qur’an: “And we did not create the heavens or the earth and all that is between them to play. We created them not with the truth (that is, to examine and test those who are obedient and those who are disobedient, then reward the obedient and punish those who disobey him), but most of them they do not know.
“[Quran: Chapter 44, Verses 38 to 39]
The trials of our lives are a means of testing our faith and our obedience to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted) and gaining rewards in this life and the next.
Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may He be glorified and exalted) also says: “And we will certainly test you with something of fear and hunger, with loss of wealth, lives and fruit, but give good news to the patient.
” [Quran: Chapter 2, verse 155]
This one verse should suffice us to endure all trials with patience, for Allah subānahu wa ta’la (be glorified and exalted) Himself declares the good news to those who do it. But often, despite our efforts to be patient, clouds of despair begin to darken our hearts. Let’s review some points that will help us, Allah, to endure trials with patience and to keep our hearts and minds positive when we are surrounded by negativity.
1. Believe in your heart that Allah is your Aid
Once, I met a patient who was asking her doctor to prescribe antidepressants while she was going through a stressful phase of her life. The doctor, knowing the harmful effects of such drugs, advised the woman. The beautiful words of the doctor still resonate in my mind. He said: “Although we believe in the Qadr of Allah subḥānahu wa ta’ala (glorified and exalted), depression encircles us in stressful situations, it is because we say using our language that all will be well, sha sha Allah, but we do not really believe in our hearts.
” Imagine if your mother promises to do things for you, you will trust her because you know that your mother will not leave any leaves aside to bring you good.
So how come we do not believe in the promise of our Lord, who loves us seventy times more than our mothers? He promises us in his book, not once but twice,
“Indeed, the difficulties will be facilitated, and the difficulties will be facilitated.” [Quran: Chapter 94, Verses 5-6]
2. Do your part, then seek help subâna Allah wa ta’la (glorified and exalted) of Allah
In the same surah (Ash-Sharh), Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may he be glorified and exalted) continues:
“So, when you have finished your homework, defend yourself for worship and give it your hopes.” [Quran: Chapter 94, verses 7 to 8]
We are so preoccupied with our problems that we let anxiety overwhelm us, resulting in sleep disturbances, poor health, abandoned tasks and cults, and progressive isolation of ourselves from others. But in this Surah, Allah subḥānahu wa ta’ala (may he be glorified and exalted) asks us first of all to fulfill our responsibilities (even in times of trial) and then to worship him, turning every hopes towards him. Instead of thinking too much about our problems, we must take care of rectifying our relationship with the One who can solve them. We must redirect our weak human hopes to the Almighty Lord. When Al-Fattah (The Opener) opens his reward gates for you, then who can hold it? Trials are a blessing because they act as a driving force to bring us closer to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may He be glorified and exalted). The security and peace that one feels when establishing the bond with Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may he be glorified and exalted) can not be described in words. As Allah says, subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may He be glorified and exalted): “And whoever will fear Allah, he will open a way for him. And will provide for him where he does not expect. And whoever trusts Allah, then he is enough.
“[Quran: Chapter 65, Verses 2-3] In a lecture, Mufti Menk explained: “If you sit in a car without driving and continue to do dua to Allah, subḥānahu wa ta’la (may he be glorified and exalted) to make you reach one in the true sense. When Allah subḥānahu wa ta’la (may he be glorified and exalted) gave you the ability to move, the blessing of knowledge and facilitated luxury, then you are supposed to take action and pray to Allah subâna al he is glorified and exalted) to relieve him for you. “
3. Have good thoughts of Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (be glorified and exalted)
In a hadeeth we say, Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may he be glorified and exalted) says:
“I am like my servant thinks (wait) for me.
” [Sahih al-Bukhari] It means “I can do what he hopes to do”. My cousin brother’s life was turned upside down when happiness hit him and he left before he could really welcome him. He was blessed with a healthy baby, who died in the week due to an illness. My cousin, a taqwa man, endured this ordeal with extreme patience and had only good thoughts of Allah subānahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted be He). His mother comforted him by saying that Allah subḥānahu wa ta’ala (may he be glorified and exalted) never wishes any harm to His believers and will grant him more sons. During the next pregnancy, his wife gave birth to perfectly healthy triplets, my Sha Allah. So beautiful was his reward of patience. A greater example of patience and hope can be found in the Prophet Ayyub ‘alayhi’l-salām (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
How much patience has she been to endure 17 years of illness with faith and gratitude? And henceforth Allah subḥānahu wa ta’ala (glorified and exalted) rewarded him with all the lost health, wealth and family he had lost. Sometimes the trial may be a blessing in disguise, as Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla says (glorified and exalted):
“But maybe you hate a thing and it’s good for you; and maybe you like one thing and it’s bad for you. And Allah knows, while you do not know it.
“[Quran: Chapter 2, Verse 216] Remember those moments when you finally realized that blessings came disguised as trials.
The love of parents is a good example. Every time a young child puts a dirty thing in his mouth, he pulls it out, leaving him wounded and weeping. Although they love him, their concern for the safety of their child makes them hide things from him. For the child, it seems almost cruel that his parents take away something he wants so much. However, he does not know that the actions of his parents are to his advantage. In the same way, we may not understand why Allah subānahu wa ta’ala (may he be glorified and exalted) gives us some trial – but he knows what it will do for him. So, always think of Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may He be glorified and exalted).
4. Develop a positive attitude toward testing
Recently, the media has talked a lot about the story of a crippled family. The father, a poor old man, told the story of his five children who were born healthy, but who grew up were slowly mutilated, mutually, due to a genetic disease. The elderly mother and father were responsible for caring for these children aged 7 to 15, who behaved like 2 year olds. What touched my heart in his interview was his vision of his problem. Although he was struggling seriously in terms of funds and domestic help to care for his crippled children, he was asked if he was saddened by his fate, but he said, “Maybe God did not trust anyone else to take care of these beautiful children. helpless children.
Can we compare the problems of our life to its great test? We must constantly remind ourselves that there is someone who faces a greater trial than ours. As the old saying goes, “I felt sad not to have shoes until I saw a man without feet.” The Messenger of Allah ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) gave us advice for the financial problems we face:
“Look to those who are inferior to you and do not look at those who are superior to you, because that will prevent you from lowering Allah’s favor towards you.” [Sahih Muslim]
5. Treat your guilt
If the guilt of sin kills you inwardly and you are overwhelmed by the feeling of being punished for your sins, then know that Allah is greater than mercy: subhanahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted be He ). He subḥānahu wa ta’ala (may he be glorified and exalted) constantly mentions in the Quran,
“But those who did wrong then repented after them and believed – indeed, your Lord is forgiving and merciful.
” [Quran: Chapter 7, verse 153]
We should therefore continually repent to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may he be glorified and exalted) so that He subḥānahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted) away from punishment our sins.
The Messenger of Allah Allahallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Have taqwa (fear) of Allah wherever you are and follow a bad action with a good deed that will eliminate him and behave well to the people” [40 Hadith an-Nawawi] Get in the habit of following up on a bad action with a good action, as a sincere apology to compensate for the wrongs done or to increase the voluntary acts.
6. Do not underestimate dua
Just like WhatsApp, if we could see blue ticks every time Allah heard our duas, how amazing would that be? But we do not even need it, because the promise of Allah subḥānahu wa ta’la (glorified and exalted) is even more amazing:
“And when My servants ask you, about me, I’m really close. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he invokes me. “[Quran: Chapter 2, about 186]
The most amazing part of this ayah is that Allah subḥānahu wa ta’ala (may he be glorified and exalted) did not say, “When my pious servant calls me,” he subḥānahu wa ta’la (glorified and exalted be it) just said – ‘supplicant’, who could be anyone. Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may He be glorified and exalted) promises that He subḥānahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted) responds to the supplication of anyone without the need for a mediator. So sit in a quiet place, raise your hand and speak to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may He be glorified and exalted) – He is the one who knows you best, the one to whom you can complain, the one who can rectify all situations for you. The Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) promised that Allah subhanahu wa ta’la (glorified and exalted) answered our dua in three ways.
He ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“There is no Muslim who calls his Lord with a dua in which there is no sin or break of family ties, but Allah subhanahu wa ta’la (glorified and exalted) him give one of the following three things: either He subhanahu wa ta’āla (may he be glorified and exalted) will respond quickly to his prayer, or he subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may he be glorified and exalted) will keep it ( his reward) in the afterlife, where he subanahu wa ta’la (glorified and exalted be He) will divert from him an equivalent evil.
7. Remember: we belong to the afterlife
Each of us can testify that something we have been waiting for for a long time, once reached, loses its value and novelty after a while. It’s part of innate human nature. The hearts of believers and all human beings can not attain eternal happiness in this life. You can not eat the same kind of meal continuously for more than a few days, even if it’s your favorite dish. By boredom, the faithful of the Prophet Musa ‘alayhi’l-salām (peace be upon him) were willing to change the decadent meal of quail into an ordinary meal of lentils and onions. This is why Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (whether glorified and exalted) has created the sky for us, where even fruits with the same appearance will have a different taste every time we eat them. A place where all our new desires will be answered. When we begin to view this life as a journey to eternal paradise and its trials as obstacles to this journey, the hope of the pleasures of paradise will serve as a barrier for despair to enter our lives. The Messenger of Allah ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“On the day of the resurrection, the unbeliever who has lived the most luxurious will be brought, and it will be said, ‘Dip him once in hell.’ Then he will be immersed in it, then it will be said to him: ‘And so, have you ever experienced pleasure?’ He will say, ‘No, I have never experienced pleasure.’ Then the believer who has suffered the most and the most troubled will be brought and it will be said, “Dip him once in paradise.” Then he will be immersed in it and we will say to him, “So-and-so, have you ever had difficulties or trouble?” He will say, “I have never experienced difficulties or problems. ‘”[Sunan Ibn Majah]
So there will soon be a moment when the trials of this life will seem nothing compared to the pleasures of paradise in sha Allah.
These are some things we need to keep in mind as we go through a difficult phase of life so that we can cross it without despair or any ingredient that slips into our hearts. Allah subḥānahu wa ta’la (may He be glorified and exalted) has promised in the Qur’an, for those who patiently endure their trials,
“These will receive their reward twice for what they have patiently endured” [Quran: Chapter 28, verse 54]
I pray to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (may he be glorified and exalted) to ease the trials of those who suffer and protect us from hardships. As soon as a trial happens to us, give us the patience to support them with gratitude, Ameen! What are your tips for keeping a positive heart in difficult situations? Share them with us below for the benefit of others.