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I have been searching for information in how one can overcome dyslexia. Although, I have found information in how one can deal with dyslexia from a western concept, but I would appreciate it if you can advice me on how one can overcome dyslexia through Islam

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Re: Dyslexia

I have been searching for information in how one can overcome dyslexia. Although, I have found information in how one can deal with dyslexia from a western concept, but I would appreciate it if you can advice me on how one can overcome dyslexia through Islam.

p.s. can you tell me what suplications I can make to improve my memory.

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Remove ailment disease

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) was not sent by Allah Subhanah as a doctor to treat the physical ailments of mankind. But he (saws) was sent as a Mercy from the Most Merciful to heal the people of the spiritual diseases like kufr (disbelief), shirk (polytheism), etc.

 

Its not that everyone who had a physical problem at the time of the Prophet (saws), like a sore throat, or a bleeding arm, or any physical disease, etc. came to the Messenger of Allah (saws) for treatment! About matters which can be learnt through experience, or through experiments in the laboratories, or through advancement of technology, etc. one should use the best available opinion or remedy by consulting the experts of that technical knowledge! Even the Prophet (saws) himself used to turn to the available doctors or hakeems of the times, when he or any of his family members had any physical ailments; and used the available medicine of the times.

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 5832 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik ; Aisha

Allah's Messenger (saws) happened to pass by the people (in Medina) who had been busy in grafting the trees. Thereupon he (saws) said: If you were not to do it, it might be good for you. (So they abandoned this practice) and there was a decline in the yield. The Prophet (saws) happened to pass by them (and said): What has gone wrong with your trees? They said: You said so and so. Thereupon he (saws) said: You have better knowledge (of a technical skill) in the affairs of the world.

 

Thus my beloved sister in Islam, it would thus be best and more beneficial if you shared and explained your physical concerns with your doctor, who would be best qualified to prescribe a remedy for it.

 

Once you have taken the opinion of the experts and acted according to their advice in full, then it is only righteousness that one who believes keeps his full trust and belief in their Lord Most Gracious to bestow on them His Blessings, Shifa (cure) and Mercy and help them to overcome their trial with beautiful patience and steadfastness.

 

Amongst the best supplications a believer who has an ailment or physical deficiency can make to their Lord Most High is the supplication made by the Noble Prophet Ayyub (a.s.), as narrated in the Glorious Quran. Prophet Ayyub (a.s.) was tested by Allah Subhanah for a long period with a severe disease, loss of children, loss of property and wealth, etc., but he (a.s.) remained steadfast in his trial from His Lord and beseeched Him in humility and in hope as follows:

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verses 83-84: And (remember) Ayyub when he cried to his Lord "Truly distress has seized me, but Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful." So We listened to him: We removed the distress that was on him, and We restored his people to him and doubled their number as a Grace from Ourselves, and a thing for commemoration for all who serve Us.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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