Wellness العافية

Hadith on Trials: Believers admire reward of those who suffered

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The people who lived in prosperity will wish on the Day of Resurrection to have the reward of those who were put to trial, even if their skin had been torn away with shears.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2402 Grade: Hasan (fair) according …

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Shafi’i on Popularity: You cannot please everyone, benefit yourself instead

Yunus ibn ‘Abd al-‘Ala reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah be pleased with him, said to me, “Pleasing people is a goal you can never achieve, and I know of no way to be safe from them, so you must be concerned with what benefits you and hold onto it.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 9/122 عَنْ يُونُس بْن …

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Ahmad on Rulers: Supplication for guidance of Caliphs and Imams

Abu Bakr al-Marrudhi reported: I heard Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah have mercy on him, mentioning the Caliph al-Mutawakkil and he said, “Indeed, I pray for his righteousness and well-being.” Source: al-Sunnah li-Abī Bakr al-Khallāl 16 عَنْ ‌أَبِي بَكْرٍ الْمَرُّوذِيُّ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَحْمَدَ بْنَ حَنْبَلٍ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ وَذَكَرَ الْخَلِيفَةَ الْمُتَوَكِّلَ فَقَال إِنِّي لَأَدْعُو لَهُ بِالصَّلَاحِ …

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Hadith on Dua: Asking Allah for faith with good character

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, I ask You for the health of my faith, such faith in good character, and salvation leading to success, Your mercy, Your wellness, Your forgiveness, and Your pleasure.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8255 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ahmad Shakir …

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Urwah on Patience: ‘Urwah’s leg is amputated, he praises Allah

Al-Zuhri reported: When ‘Urwah ibn al-Zubayr, may Allah have mercy on him, was afflicted with gangrene in his leg, it was said, “Shall we not call a doctor for you?” ‘Urawh said, “If you wish.” A doctor arrived and he said, “Drink this substance. It will ease your mind.” ‘Urwah said, “Go away with your …

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Hadith on Wellness: Success is well-being in this life and the next

Anas ibn Malik reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, which supplication is best?” The Prophet said, “Ask your Lord for health and wellness in the world and in the Hereafter. If you are given wellness in the world and in the …

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Hadith on ‘Afiyah: Ask Allah for wellness in this life and the next

Al-‘Abbas reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, teach me something to ask Allah Almighty.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Ask Allah for wellness.” I waited some days, then I came and said, “O Messenger of Allah, teach me something to ask Allah.” The Prophet said to me, “O ‘Abbas, O …

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Abu Dharr on Bathrooms: Supplication for exiting the toilet

Abu Ali al-Sayqal reported: Abu Dharr, may Allah be pleased with him, when he left the washroom, he would say, “All praise is due to Allah, who has removed harm from me and granted me wellness.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 10 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ أَبِي عَلِيٍّ الصَّيْقَلَ عَنْ أَبِي …

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Hadith on Graves: Supplication for visiting graveyards

Buraydah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, used to teach them as they went to visit the graves, saying to their inhabitants, “Peace be upon you, O people of this abode, from the believers and the Muslims. We will soon, if Allah wills, be joining you. I ask Allah to …

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Hadith on Fitnah: Tribulations coming one after another

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, no prophet came before me but that it was a duty upon him to guide his nation to what he knew was good for them and to warn them of what he knew was evil for them. This nation …

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Abu Uthman on Suhbah: Friend to Allah, His Messenger, believers, and fools

Abu al-Husayn reported: Abu Uthman al-Hiri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Companionship with Allah Almighty is to have good manners, to always be reverent, and to be mindful. Companionship with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, is to follow his Sunnah and adhere to the outward rulings. Companionship with …

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Hadith on Sleep: Supplications for waking and going to bed

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When one of you gets up from his bed and then returns to it, let him brush it off with the end of his garment three times, for he does not know what came to it after him. When he lies …

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Hadith on Salat: Supplication between the two prostrations

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, used to say between the two prostrations, “O Allah, forgive me, have mercy on me, restore me, guide me, and provide for me.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 284 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَقُولُ …

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Hadith on Health: O Allah, grant me wellness and make it enduring

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, used to say, “O Allah, grant me wellness in my body, wellness in my sight, and make my sight endure within me. There is no God but You, the Forbearing, the Generous. Glory be to Allah, the Lord of the Great Throne. All …

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Hadith on Adhkar: Supplication for physical wellness in the morning

Abu Bakrah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, grant me wellness in my body. O Allah, grant me wellness in my hearing. O Allah, grant me wellness in my seeing. There is no God but You.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 5090 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ …

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Jesus on Humility: Look at your own sins like slaves, not as lords

Malik ibn Anas reported: It has been narrated that Jesus, the son of Mary, upon him be peace, used to say, “Do not speak too much without remembering Allah, for it will harden your hearts and a hard heart is the furthest from Allah, if only you knew. Do not look at the sins of …

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Hadith on Dua: I seek refuge from all things displeasing to You

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would supplicate, saying, “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from a decline in your blessings, a change in the wellness you have provided, a sudden act of your vengeance, and all things displeasing to you.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2739 Grade: …

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Hadith on Disease: Seek refuge in Allah from physical, mental illness

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would say, “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from leprosy, madness, communicable diseases, and evil sicknesses.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 1554 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَنَسٍ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَقُولُ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ الْبَرَصِ وَالْجُنُونِ …

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Hadith on Dua: Why not ask for good in this life and the Hereafter?

Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, visited a sick man among the Muslims and he was so emaciated that he was like thin bird. The Prophet said to him, “Have you supplicated for anything or asked from Allah?” The man said, “Yes. I said: O Allah, as long as …

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Hadith on Tawassul: Seeking the Prophet’s supplication in his lifetime

Uthman ibn Hunayf reported: A man with damaged eyesight came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Supplicate for Allah to heal me.” The Prophet said, “I will supplicate for you if you wish, or it is better for you to be patient if you wish.” The man said, “Supplicate …

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