In the light of the Holy Hadith
Stay Safe From Any Worries!
“The Prophet said, “Say in the morning and evening: O Allah, I seek refuge in you from worry and sadness.”
(Sunan Abu Dawud:1555)
Dear brothers and sisters,
One of the Companions went near the Prophet Muhammad (saw) and said, “O Messenger of Allah! Give me a piece of advice about Islam so that I will not need to ask anybody else about it.” Then, the Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, “Say, ‘I have believed in Allah’, and be steadfast.”
The Messenger of Allah (saw) entered the mosque one day while a man from the Ansar named Abu Umamah was there. The Prophet said, “O Abu Umamah, what is the matter that I see you sitting in the mosque while it is not the time for prayer?” He said, “O Messenger of Allah, I am compelled by anxiety and debts.” The Prophet said, “Shall I not teach you a word to say by which Allah Almighty will relieve your worry and complete your debt?” He said, “Of course, O Messenger of Allah.”
The Prophet said, “Say in the morning and evening: O Allah, I seek refuge in you from worry and sadness. I seek refuge in you from weakness and laziness. I seek refuge in you from cowardice and miserliness. And I seek refuge in you from being overwhelmed by debt and the tyranny of men.”
Human’s reason for existence is servitude to Allah, and the most important duty of human is to believe in the existence and oneness of Allah, and live steadfastly as required by such iman (faith). This is because once iman is absorbed in the heart, it is manifested in feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. It leads one to the truth and truthfulness as well as honesty and steadfastness.
Only then Muslims have a peaceful and honorable life. They become assured of troubles and sorrows both in this world and in the Hereafter. They attain taqwa and divine blessings. I would like to conclude with the following good news of our Lord (SWT), “Indeed, those who have said, ‘Our Lord is Allah,’ and then remained on a right course – there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.”
Jobayer Al Mahmud, Istanbul, Turkey