What to say when taking medicine.
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brother while eating / drinking we recite bismillah hirrahmanirraheem and after finishing we say alhumdullilah, what should one recite before and after taking medicine?
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What to say when taking medicine
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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Whenever one is about to start anything which is lawful, be it food, drink, or any good deed, or even when taking or consuming medicine, or starting a treatment, etcwhatever good and lawful deed or act one does, one is guided by Allah and His Messenger (saws) to start their lawful deed by declaring Bismillah (In the Name of Allah)..with the solemn belief and conviction that whatever condition they find themselves in, or whatever sustenance is provided for them is from their Lord Most Bounteous; and whatever will happen to them will happen only with the Precise Will and Permission of their Lord Most Majestic, Most Supreme.
Uthman ibn Abu Al-Aas 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. Audhu 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.)
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