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About Minor and Great Afflictions Upon the Believer

About Minor and Great Afflictions Upon the Believer (132)
Allah the Exalted said:
<<Those that say, when afflicted with calamity, 'Innă lil-lăhi wa 'innă 'ilayhi răji`oona(*)  They are those upon whom [descend] blessings from their Lord and Mercy. And they are the ones who are guided.>> (Al- Baqarah 2:156-157)

'Ummu Salamata said: I heard the Messenger of Allah saying: "There is not a slave afflicted with a calamity who then says: 'Innă lil-lăhi wa 'innă 'ilayhi răji`oona, 'allăhumma'jurnee fee museebatee, wa 'akhliflee khayran minhă(154)

except that Allah would grant him reward in his calamity, and would succeed it with good consequence for him.

She said: So when Abu Salamata [her husband] died; I said like the Messenger of Allah had commanded me. So Allah caused him to be succeeded with one who was better than him for me: the Messenger of Allah .


(*) To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return.

(154) We are for Allah, and we are, to Him, returning. O' my 'ilăh grant me reward in my calamity, and cause it to succeeded with good consequence for me.


Reported by Muslim, and is #114 in The Authentic of Good Sayings

About Minor and Great Afflictions Upon the Believer (133)
And she said: The Messenger of Allah entered upon Abi Salămata and his eyes were staring fixedly. So he closed them, then he said: "When the soul is grabbed the sight follows it," some of his family clamored. He then said: "Do not invoke upon yourselves anything but good, because the Angels are saying 'Aameen' [O' Allah answer] to what you are saying." He then said: Allăhumma 'ighfir li 'Abi Salamata, warfa` darajatahu fil mahdiyyeena, wakhlufhu fee `aqibihi fil ghabireena, waghfir lană wa lahu yă rabbal `ălameena, wafsah lahu fee qabrihi, wa nawwir lahu feehi (155)

(155) O' my 'ilăh I ask Your forgiveness for Abi Salămata, that You raise his rank among those who are guided, grant him succession in his descendants who remain, forgive us and him O' Lord of the Worlds; grant him spaciousness in his grave, and make light in it for him.


Reported by Muslim, and is #115 in The Authentic of Good Sayings

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