Health or illnesses, life or death, happens from the Above. A falling leaf from a tree, or dancing drops from the sky, everything is in control from Allah.
Do not fear. Have faith.
In the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, doctors suggest to keep your surroundings clean, wash your hands, and maintain a social distance. Avoid casual social gatherings. Stay at home as much as you can.
Cleanliness is the key here.
These are precautions. Acting on them is Sunnah and necessary. That’s the best we can do. Leave the rest on Allah.
Some other quick reminders are; Always be in Wudhu as it protects you. Pray your five-times Salah. Pray for humanity. Help workers that rely on daily wages through Sadqa/Zakat.
Once upon a time, Khalid ibn Walid (RA) swallowed poison and nothing happened to him by the grace of Allah, Allah saved him.
Before drinking the poison, Khalid Ibn Walid (RA) recited the following dua:
*بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ*
“Bismillahillazi La yadurru Maasmihi Shaiun fil-ardi wa La fis-smaaie, Wahuwas Samiul Alim”
“In the name of Allah, Whose name is when mentioned nothing on Earth or in Heaven can cause harm, and He is the Hearer, the Knower.”
Aban ibn Uthman Radi Allahu Anhu narrates from Uthman ibn Affan Radi Allahu Anhu (his father) that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “If anyone recites the above dua in the evening, nothing shall harm him till the morning. And if anyone recites the dua three times in the morning, nothing shall harm him till the evening.”
Another dua that comes to mind is; once Prophet said: “If somebody recites this dua while he saw someone else in some fatigue or tensions, he would not be involved in that fatigue or tension.”
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي عَافَانِي مِمَّا ابْتَلاَكَ بِهِ وَفَضَّلَنِي عَلَى كَثِيرٍ مِمَّنْ خَلَقَ تَفْضِيلاً
“Al-Hamdulillahi Alladhi Aafani Mimmabtalaka bihi wa faddalani Ala kathirin mimman khalaqa tafdila”.
“All praise is for Allah, Who saved me from what He has afflicted you with and favored me more than many others He created.”
Do not panic or stress.
But when things go wrong, and you don’t understand what’s happening in your life, close your eyes, and take a deep breath and pray,
“Oh, Allah! I know this is Your plan, the very best for me. Just help me through it. And bless me with all your blessings.”
Take care of yourself and the people around you, do the needful for anyone in distress and hope for the best of health and wealth for everyone!
I wish you and your family the best of health in this difficult time.
Stay Calm & Spread Positivity.
Sameer Ahmed Khan.