السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Sunday 4th October 2020.
Let’s focus upon ‘The Second Most Important Thing to Request From Almighty Allāh’.
After requesting Steadfastness in our Īmān for all our generations to come, the second most important point that comes to my mind is to beseech Almighty Allāh for Good Health at all times.
Imām Shāfi’ī is reported to have said, ‘health is a crown on the head of the healthy, which only the sick can see’. Good health and sickness are both blessings from Almighty Allāh.
The former is a test of our gratitude to our Creator, whilst the latter is a test of our patience. However, due to our weakness, we are not in a position to be tested by The Almighty; hence always ask for good health at all times.
At the same time, make use of your good health. Utilise each and every part of your body in the obedience of The Almighty. Your eyes, ears, tongue, heart, brain, etc. One of the most common tricks of our Nafs (inner self) and shaytān is to deceive us into thinking we can always carry out good actions later, etc. Do not fall for this.
There is no better opportunity than the moment you are living through. There is no guarantee for life and definitely no guarantee for good health.
Finally, make a very special humble request to Almighty Allāh that He always keeps us independent, and not dependent on others. A life of dependency on others is a very difficult one.
Almighty Allāh grant complete speedy recovery to all sick people and keep all of us in His Protection at all times, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala