Monday, 17 January 2011

Supplications to feel and get recession-proof Insha-Allah

Since 2009 almost everyone of us are affected by recession. I know this is just part of life, a form of test from Allah swt as He mentioned in the Qur’an that He (swt) will definitely test us with loss of wealth, health, food etc to see how we deal with it and approach Him (swt). Admit it or not, we are here for a reason and that is to worship our Creator in every moment and state insha-Allah. Having said that, it can get pretty tough going through the hardship if we are not really accoustomed to loss of wealth, health and so on . There are beautiful supplications in our faith which can help us in feeling in control and optismistic insha-Allah. I have gathered some authentic dua's from the Sunnah (tradition) of our beloved prophet (saw). Do remember to recite them with the meaning as well as having firm faith that Insha-Allah through Allah swt’s mercy and generosity we will indeed get our supplications answered very soon INSHA-ALLAH!

It has been mentioned by Ali (raw) that the prophet (saw) taught him a dua by which our debt can be paid even if it be as great as a mountain. The dua is given below:
اللَّهُمَّ اكْفِنِي بِحَلَالِكَ عَنْ حَرَامِكَ وَأَغْنِنِي بِفَضْلِكَ

عَمَّنْ سِوَاكْ
“O Allah, make Your lawful bounties sufficient for me so as to save me from what is unlawful and from Your grace grant me sufficient abundance to make me free from the need of all except You.” (Reported by Tirmidhi, who considers it sound)

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri (R.A.) reported, “One day the prophet (saw) entered the mosque. He saw there a man from the Ansar called Abu Umamah. He asked, ‘What is the matter with you that I see you sitting in the mosque when it is not the time of prayer.’ He replied, ‘I am very much worried and in great debt, O Messenger of Allah!’ The prophet (saw) said, ‘Let me teach you words to say so that Allah will remove your worries and settle your debt?’ He exclaimed, ‘Of course, O Messenger of Allah.’ The prophet (saw) said, ‘Say in morning and evening,

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ غَلَبَةِ الدَّيْنِ وَقَهْرِ الرِّجَالِ
"O Allah I seek refuge in You from all worry and grief. I seek refuge in You from incapacity and slackness. I seek refuge in You from miserliness and cowardice and I seek refuge in You from being overcome by debt and being subjected to men". The man said, ‘When I said that, Allah (swt) removed all my worries and settled my debt.’ ( Abu Daw’ud)

We are so lucky to have these supplications taught by our beloved prophet Muhammad (saw). Sadly, despite the abundance of so many great advice and supplications in our faith, most of the times we just feel depressed so easily and don’t really try to find out how to cope with difficulties. May Allah (swt) help us in understanding the beauty and comprehensiveness of our faith and also help us in implementing the teachings in our daily life, ameen!

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