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Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

{...Then when you are afflicted with hardship, to Him alone you cry out for help.}

[Surat an - Nahl: 53]

A person may fall ill and all means of cure get blocked, and hope begins to vanish and distress hardens, with no refuge in sight among created beings. In a situation like this, he seems to say:

It has destroyed me, though it is something hidden.

I would not be weakened by the vicissitudes of life.

But now, if I even rest my head upon my hand,

I get attacked by what weakens my hand.

If the night becomes tougher than the day,

One would wish that the day were dark as night.

Under such circumstances, one, driven by his innate disposition, resorts to his Lord in bad need and submissiveness.

{...Then when you are afflicted with hardship, to Him alone you cry out for help.}

[Surat an - Nahl: 53]

The believer invokes Allah by His name “the Healer”, saying: O Allah, cure me; O the Healer, heal me.Likewise, the disbeliever resorts to Allah and stands submissive and weak at His door hoping to be cured

.{When adversity befalls man, he cries out to Us. Then when We grant him a favor from Us, he says, “I have been granted this only because of my knowledge.” It is rather a test, but most of them do not know.}

[Surat az - Zumar: 49]

After such persistence and patience, relief comes, and the Healer gives His permission for healing.

{Is He [not better] Who responds to the distressed when he calls out to Him, and Who relieves suffering...}

[Surat an - Naml: 62]

{...Then when you are afflicted with hardship, to Him alone you cry out for help.}

[Surat an - Nahl: 53]

The believer invokes Allah by His name “the Healer”, saying: O Allah, cure me; O the Healer, heal me. Likewise, the disbeliever resorts to Allah and stands submissive and weak at His door hoping to be cured.

{When adversity befalls man, he cries out to Us. Then when We grant him a favor fro m Us, he says, “ I have been granted this only because of my knowledge.” It is rather a test, but most of them do not know.}

[Surat az - Zumar: 49]

After such persistence and patience, relief comes, and the Healer gives His permission for healing.

{Is He [not better] Who res ponds to the distressed when he calls out to Him, and Who relieves suffering...}

[Surat an - Naml: 62]

His bounty is great and His giving is ceaseless. At a certain point, you find that the needs are fulfilled, the supplications are answered,mercy descends, the tribulation comes to an end, and the cure arrives.

How often a doctor tells a patient that he will die, and he leaves in sadness and distress;

yet it is the doctor who dies, and the patient lives on.

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy upon him) said:  “Allah Almighty does not afflict His servants to ruin them, but to test their patience and servitude to Him. Allah has the right of the servitude of hardship upon His servants.”

“Allah Almighty does not afflict His servants to ruin them, but to test their patience and servitude to Him. Allah has the right of the servitude of hardship upon His servants.”



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