Duaa’ for grief & loss

Going through a divorce could be a traumatic experience. Some have been devastated to the point of despair. For the believer however, Allaah is our Source of hope and He never leaves us in a state of despondence no matter how great the loss may be.

The Prophet (sallaallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:

"Let anyone whose worries are numerous say [the following prayer] No slave (of Allaah) ever says this but: Allaah takes away his grief and gives him ease instead."

Allaahumma inni 'abduka, ibnu abdika, ibnu amatika, naasiyateebiyadika, maadin fiyya hukmuka, adlun fiyya qadaa'uka, as'aluka bikulli ismin huwwa laka, sammaita bihi naisaka, aw anzaltahu fiikitaabika, aw allamtahu ahadan min khalqika, aw'ista'thara bihi fiiilmil ghaibi indaka an taj'alal Qur'an rabee'a qalbi, wa nuura sadri,wa jalaa'a huzni, wa dha-haaba ham mi.

Oh Allaah, I am Your slave and the son of Your slaves. My fate is in Your Hands. Your judgement upon me is assured. Justice upon me is your command. I ask You by every Name You have taken for Yourself, revealed in Your Book, taught anyone of Your creation or taken unto Yourself in the realm of the unknown. to make the Qur'an the spring of my heart, and the light of my breast, the Remover of my sadness and the reliever of my despondency. (Ahmad)

The Prophet (sallaallaahualayhiwa sallam) also added the following prayer for us:

Allaahumma rahmataka arju fala takilni ila nafsi tarfata 'ainin, waaslihli sha'ni kullahu, la ilaha ilia Anta.

Oh Allaah I hope for Your Mercy. Do not tire of me even for a moment. Place all of my affairs in order. There is no God but You.

The Prophet (sallaallaahu alayhi wa sallam) also said:

"Whenever an affliction strikes a Muslim and he says as Allaah commanded him: "Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'uun, Allaahumma ajirnii li museebatee wakhlif lee khayran mintha."

(To Allaah we belong and to Him will we return). Allaah will surely replace it for him with that which is better." (Muslim)

This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited

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