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Praise be to Allah for this Calamity

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

With the Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Especially Merciful (to the Muslims)

Asalaamu 3alaykum waRahmatullahi waBarakatuh

Please read this narration of Shurayh RadhiaAllahu a3nhu, a companion of our Beloved Prophet Sallallahu 3alayhee wasalam.

He says:

“If I am afflicted with a calamity, I praise Allâh for it four times:
I praise Him because it wasn’t worse than it was,
I praise Him when He gives me the patience to bear it,
I praise Him for enabling me to say al-istirjâ’ (‘To Allâh we belong and to him we will return’; see Al-Baqarah: 154-156 ) in hope of a great reward,
and I praise Him for not making it a calamity in my religion.”

-Al-Dhahabî, Siyar A’lâm Al-Nubalâ`, in his biography of Shurayh Al-Qâdî.

Alhamdulillah, All Praise and Perfection is due to Allah and this Hamd is for Him Alone.

يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِى عَلَى دِينِكَ
Yaa Muqallibal Quloob Thabbit Qalbee ‘alaa Deenik.
Oh Turner of the Heart, fix my heart upon your Deen

Let us, inshaAllah, emulate those whom Allah is Pleased with and whom those are pleased with Allah.

Taken from a Yahoo Group.

Categories: Sayings of the Salaf
  1. June 19, 2009 at 12:34 am

    This was good to read. Thank you.

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