Friday, 01 December 2023 | 01:32 AM
Trials and tribulations are a natural part of life, and everyone experiences their share of good and bad times. Those facing hardships often find themselves hopeless and weak, and this is when there is a need to make abundant dua. The dua for one afflicted by a calamity is a beautiful way to ease their hardship. Prayers are the only thing that can change the course of destiny, and Allah Azzawajal creates ease when His servants make sincere dua.
Making supplication in the times of a calamity holds great spiritual relevance. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) wants us to turn to him. Narrated by Abu Hurairah and reported in Sahih al-Bukhari 7405, Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) says, 'I am just as My slave thinks I am, and I am with him if He remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I, too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.'
This hadith speaks volumes that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) wants to turn towards Him whenever we experience a calamity or any other emotion that may be difficult to deal with and it is through dua and prayer that leads us to take a step towards Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى).
Joy & Distress
'Innaa lillaahi wa 'innaa 'ilayhi raaji'oon, Allaahumma'-jurni fee museebatee wa 'akhliflee khayran minhaa.
We are from Allah and unto Him we return. O Allah take me out of my plight and bring to me after it something better.
Making dua for one afflicted by a calamity is an acknowledgment that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) is there to look out for us and that we have to put all our faith in Him. When one makes dua with this acknowledgment and belief, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) fulfills such a supplication. Be humble and pray with conviction that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) is the turner of the hearts and the one Who manages all the affairs. In a calamity, keeping calm can be hard, but pray to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) with the conviction that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) will make things happen in the best way.
Making dua for one afflicted by a calamity can help strengthen the heart as well as the faith. Making dua helps one find emotional comfort when there is a calamity. Dua also helps one develop resilience and try to solve their problems rather than sitting in helplessness.
An event or occurrence that causes sudden and great damage is called a calamity. Examples include devastation that occurs after natural disasters like earthquakes and floods. If a person suffers loss in their business or if their belongings are robbed, it also constitutes a calamity. The loss of life, finances, and material objects counts as calamity.
Pray with full conviction and also make collective prayer in a calamity for the greater good of the society.
To overcome a calamity, make sure you seek guidance from prayer and supplication, as well as seek any necessary help if you find yourself in a calamity. Moreover, one must utilize their skills and God-given talents to find a solution and get themselves out of the situation. Allah does not ask His servants to just sit in prayer all day, wishing for divine intervention. Instead, he encourages and expects his people to make use of the many gifts Allah has bestowed on them to find a solution.