Sacrifice for health complications.
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Our daughter who is 15 years of age is having some health complications. Apart from prayers and asking dua from Allah for her good health, is it permisable to offer a sacrifice of an animal. Please advise. Brother, is there any particular duas for this purpose.
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Sacrifice for health complications
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Your Question: is it permisable to offer a sacrifice of an animal.
Hadrat Umar ibn Khattab reported that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "Sacrifice animals, for Allah loves sacrifice.
If one amongst ones loved one is sick or in distress, and one wishes to do a good deed, or give something in charity, or offer a sacrifice in their effort to earn the Pleasure and Good Will of their Lord.there is absolutely no harm in doing such good deeds in Shariah.
Your Question: Brother, is there any particular duas for this purpose.
There are several supplications recorded in the authentic and established Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) which one when seeking a remedy could and should make when one is afflicted by some illness and/or disease as a trial from their Lord.
Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 4.8a
Topic: supplications for illness
Aishah reports that the Prophet (saws) used to seek refuge in Allah for some of his family members. He used to touch them with his right hand, saying: Allahahuma Rabbin nas adhhabal ba'sa, ashfi wa antashafi, la shifa' illa shifa'uka shifa' la yughadiru saqma (O Allah! The Sustainer of mankind! Remove the illness, cure the disease. You are the One Who cures. There is no cure except Your cure. Grant (us) a cure that leaves no illness.)
Related by Bukhari and Muslim.
Uthman ibn Abu Al-'As relates that once he complained of pain in his body to Allah's Messenger (saws). The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: 'Put your hand where you feel pain in your body and say, "Bismillah (in the name of Allah)," and say, "A 'udhu bi 'izzatillah wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajidu wa uhadhiru (I seek refuge in the Might of Allah and in His Power from the evil that I find and that I fear)," seven times'." Uthman continued: "I did that a few times and Allah removed my pain. I always advised my family and others to do the same."
Related by Muslim.
Muhammad ibn Salim reported: "Thabit Al-Banani said to me: 'O Muhammad! When you have any pain, put your hand where you feel pain, then say: Bismallah a'udhu bi'izatillah min shari ma ajidu min waj'i hadha (In the Name of Allah! I seek refuge in Allah's Might from the evil of this pain). Then remove your hand, and repeat the same for an odd number of times. Then he said to me that Anas ibn Malik had told him that Allah's Messenger (saws) had taught this to him."
Related by Tirmidhi.
Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas reports that the Prophet (saws) visited him while he was sick and said: 'O Allah, make Sa'd well! O Allah, make Sa'd well! Make Sa'd well!"' Related by Muslim.
One amongst the absolute best supplications one can and should make when afflicted by an illness is the one made by the Noble Prophet Ayyub (a.s.) during his severe time of distress, and related by The Lord Himself in His 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.
May Allah Subhanah bestow His Mercy upon you, your daughter, and your family, grant your daughter a full and lasting recovery, make the trial easy for your daughter and your family, and bestow the rewards which the Lord has promised to bestow on those who keep their belief and their trust in Him, and bear their trials and afflictions with patience and forbearance.
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.
Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 4.1
Abu Hurairah narrates that the Prophet (saws) said: "When Allah wants to be good to someone, He tries him with some hardship."
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 said: "I visited the Messenger of Allah (saws) while he (saws) 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'."
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.545 Narrated by Abu Said Al Khudri and Abu Huraira
The Prophet (saws) said, "No fatigue, no disease, no sorrow, no sadness, no hurt, no distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that."
Sahih Muslim Hadith 6244 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
Allah's Messenger (saws) visited Umm Sa'ib or Umm Musayyib and said: Umm Musayyib, why is it that you are shivering? She said: It is fever and may it not be blessed by Allah, whereupon he (the Prophet (saws)) said: Don't curse fever for it expiates the sin of the posterity of Adam just as furnace removes the alloy of iron.
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