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According to sunnah, can you suggest a dua for releiving pain.

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according to sunnah, can you suggest a dua for releiving pain. medicine doesnot help and it is unbearable.

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Supplication dua for pain

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.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 155-157:

155 Be sure We shall test you with something of fear, and hunger, some loss in goods or lives, or the fruits (of your toil); but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.

156 Who say when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah we belong and to Him is our return."

157 They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.


 

Suhaib ibn Sinan narrated that the Prophet (saws) said: "How remarkable is the case of the believer! There is good for him in everything, but this is not the case for anyone except for the believer. When the believer receives any good, he is thankful to Allah, and gets a reward. And when some misfortune befalls him, he endures it patiently, for which he is (also) rewarded."

 

Regardless of whatever good or afflictions which befall a believer, he must believe with conviction that his Lord Most Gracious knows the condition of each and every one in creation, and it is He Alone Who is testing His slaves to see how they act in those circumstances of good or evil.

 

If one is afflicted by their Lord with some physical pain, he should seek to utilize the best available remedies to relieve his pain and at all times keep firm his faith and belief in the Mercy of the Lord Most Merciful; for none has the power to remove affliction but He, the Majestic Lord of the Worlds Alone.

 

Abu Hurairah reports that Allah's Messenger (saws) said: "For every misfortune, illness, anxiety, grief, or hurt that afflicts a Muslim -even the hurt caused by the pricking of a thorn - Allah removes some of his sins."

 

Ibn Mas'ud reports: "I visited the Messenger of Allah (saws) while he had a fever. I exclaimed: 'O Messenger of Allah (saws)! You have a high fever! ' He (saws) said: 'My fever is as much as two among you [might have].' I asked: 'Is it because you have a double reward?' He (saws) replied: 'Yes, that is right. No Muslim is afflicted with any hurt, even if it is no more than the pricking of a thorn, but Allah wipes off his sins because of it, and his sins fall away from him as leaves fall from a tree'."

 

Some of the best supplications one can make when afflicted by some pain as a test from their Lord are the supplications made by the Noble Prophets of Allah as related in the Glorious Quran:

 

Allah Subhanah severely tested his Noble Prophet Ayyub (a.s.), whereby he was afflicted by an incurable disease for a long period of time. This incident and the beautiful supplication of Prophet Ayyub (a.s.) is related in the Glorious Quran:

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verses 83-84:

83 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."

84 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.

 

Similarly, the Noble Prophet Yunus (a.s.) was also tested and this was the supplication he made to his Lord in his severe distress as related in the Glorious Quran:

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verses 87-88:

87 And remember Zun-nun (Yunus (a.s.) when he departed in wrath: he imagined that We had no power over him! But he cried through the depths of darkness "There is no god but Thou: Glory to Thee: I was indeed wrong!"

88 So We listened to him: and delivered him from distress: and thus do We deliver those who have faith.

 

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 and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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