Supplication is one of the most beneficial cures. It is the enemy of affliction, challenging and treating it, by preventing it from occurring; it removes it or weakens it if it falls upon a believer. It is the weapon of every believer, as reported by Al-Haakim in his Sahih book, on the authority of Ali bin Abi Talib (radiallaahu  ‘anhu) that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Supplication is the weapon of the believer; it is the pillar of Islaam, and the light of the heavens and the earth.”

There are three situations in relation to this affliction or trial:

First, when it is more powerful than the affliction so it drives it away.

Second, when it is weaker than the affliction, however it reduces its effect.

Third, when they resist each other and so each one prevents the other from being effective.

Abu Khizamah said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah, do the incantations that we invoke, the medicine that we apply, and the preventative measures that we observe avert, in anyway, the Decree of Allaah?’ He (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: ‘That is also a part of the Decree of Allaah (Al-Qadr). [Recorded by At-Tirmidhi, Ahmad and Ibn Maajah]

Thawbaan (radiallaahu ‘anhu) also reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Only supplication averts the decree, only kindness prolongs life, and a man is deprived of provision for a fault he commits.” [ Recorded by At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Maajah]


[Transcribed from:  Spiritual Disease and its Cure | Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah)]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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