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As-salaamu alaykum,

I will be sharing with you 1 outstanding dua’a learned through 1 outstanding story, in shaa Allah.

The family of Abu Salamah –may Allah be pleased with them- was known to be a family full of love, respect and eman. They were the first family to apply the command of Allah –subhanahu wa ta’ala- and His prophet –salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam- which was to immigrate from Makkah to Madinah.

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While they were in Madinah, Abu Salamah came back home all excited and said to his wife, Umm Salamah: “I have heard today from the prophet –salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam- words that are more beloved to me than being given red camels [i.e. being given the most precious type of ride known! In our times it would perhaps be a Ferrari or so].

  • So what he is saying is: if I had the option to either learn these few words, which he just heard from the prophet –salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam-, or be given all the wealth in the world he would chose to learn these words. Allahu akbar! WOW!

Umm Salamah asked: “What is it that you heard Abu Salamah?

Abu Salamah responded with stating the dua’a the prophet –salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam- taught his companions. This dua’a can be found in Saheeh Muslim as follows:

The Prophet –salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam- said:

  • ما من مسلمٍ تصيبُه مصيبةٌ
    • There is no Muslim that is afflicted with an affliction
  • فيقولُ : ما أمره اللهُ :
    • And says what Allah ordered him or her to say
      • إنَّا للهِ وإنَّا إليه راجعون .
        • To Allah we belong and to Allah we shall return
        • Inna lil-laahi wa ennaa elayhe raje’oon
      • اللهمَّ ! أْجُرْني في مصيبتي
        • O Allah reward me for my affliction
        • Allahumma-ajurnee fee muSebatee
      • وأَخْلِفْ لي خيرًا منها
        • And give me in exchange for it (i.e. the affliction) something that is better than it
        • Wa ‘akhlef lee khairun menhaa
    • إلَّا آجَرَهُ اللهُ في مصيبَتِهِ
      • Except that Allah would reward him or her for the affliction
    •  وأَخْلَفَ اللهُ لَهُ خيرًا منها
      • And Allah would give him or her something better than it in exchange.

Back to the story: After sometime what happened? Umm Salamah faced one of the most tragic events a married woman who was blessed with a respectful and caring husband may ever face which was the death of Abu Salamah.

She said: “When Abu Salamah died I said what the prophet –salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam- ordered those who have been afflicted with a calamity to say: To Allah we belong and to Allah we shall return. O Allah reward me for my affliction…

And then she was about to say the last and 3rd part of the dua’a but she paused and said: “I was about to say: “give me something better than it in exchange.” But then said to (myself): And who is better than Abu Salamah?

  • Basically, she is saying what can I be given that would replace Abu Salamah. What amount of money, or what man would propose or what good in the world that can happen to her life that would be better than having Abu Salamah as her husband. She knows that she is now widowed, got old in age and already have a son.
  • But with all of that, she pushed herself towards fulfilling the orders of Allah and His prophet –salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam- and she was certain that Allah is capable and will fulfill His promise and her dua.

Umm Salamah said: “ثمَّ قلتُها” “Then I said it! (i.e. وأَخْلِفْ لي خيرًا منها) [And give me in exchange for the affliction something that is better than it.

Not too long after that, someone knocked on the door of the house of Umm Salamah. She opened the door. The person who knocked explained himself and said to Umm Salamah that he was asked by the prophet –salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam- to go to her. But why? To tell her that the prophet –salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam- is asking for her hand in marriage! (Allahu Akbar!)

  • Can you imagine her facial expressions and her reaction!? May Allah allow me and youto be inJannah and have Allah show us how was her reaction when she was right at the door after hearing this :)
    • Did she cry… Did she say: “Me!? Do I really deserve it”… Did she look up in the sky and say:
      • “الْحَمْدُ لِلَّـهِ الَّذِي صَدَقَنَا وَعْدَهُ” Praise be to Allah the one who fulfilled His promise.
      • Allah knows best but surely it a memorable moment.

Umm Salamah accepted the proposal and said afterwards: “أبدلني الله بأبي سلمة خيرا منه ، رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم Indeed Allah has given me someone better than Abu Salam, Rasoolo Allah –salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam-.

My dear beloved brother and sister, remember to follow the command of Allah of saying these 3 statements when facing a calamity and Allah will substitute you with something better than what you lost in addition to the great reward you will get in the afterlife for putting your trust in Allah. May Allah ease your hardships, make them means of reward and substitute you with something better than what you faced and lost.

Wassalaamu alaykum,

Your Brother Majed Mahmoud

 

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Majed completed a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor, a Bachelor’s in Islamic Studies in Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory from Al-Madinah International University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Wayne State University. As he travels worldwide lecturing about different aspects of Islam, Majed works full-time as a mechanical engineer and teaches with Al-Maghrib Institute. He currently lives in Michigan with his wife and children.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. muslim

    April 10, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    JazakALLAH khair!!!

  2. frieda

    April 11, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Alhamedallah for everything. Please make dua for me. May the almighty Allah ease every hardship upon me and my fellow Muslims.

  3. Umm Sulaimon

    April 14, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    JazakaAllah khayr for this short, simple reminder. Sometimes the simplest actions lead to the greatest outcomes.

  4. F M

    April 17, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    Ferrari? nay, akhi. the most precious ride currently known is the Bugatti Veyron.

    http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/bugatti/veyron-164/2006/evox/2006_bugatti_veyron-164_coupe_base_fqh_evox_1_500.jpg

    jazakAllah khayr for the reminder.

    • Majed Mahmoud

      April 18, 2015 at 11:55 PM

      lol. May Allah bless you! I am aware of the Bugatti Veryon but I didn’t want to have in the title since not many people know it. Jazaka Allahu khairun, your post made me smile :)

      • May Allah help us stay pure

        January 9, 2016 at 2:57 PM

        I’ll apply this dua when I turn away from fitnah, and make dua that I get married to a pure woman better than who I am turning away from. Jazakalah khayr

  5. Namra Khurshid

    April 17, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Jazakallahul khair for a very beautiful explanation!

  6. RP

    April 17, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Very touching story and the Dua is very helpful! Thank You!

  7. Zainab Khan

    April 18, 2015 at 5:53 AM

    Not more than a month ago, my sister was afflicted with a trial that I had no control over. I knew that Dua was the Weapon of the believer and keeping that mind, I told my sister to give it all she could. She prayed to Allah in the last quarter of the night..and after every salaah..but then I came across this beautiful dua that Umme Salamah made, on the facebook page of Omer Suleiman. I wrote it down for my sister, gave it her, and she kept it close to her, physically and emotionally.
    Yesterday, one aspect of her challenge came through with positive results. She is full of inexpressible gratitude. And today I come across the same dua on MuslimMatters, as if it was a candid reminder to bring our notice to the before and after of the dua…
    The patterns of events that Allah Taala makes in our life – incredible..

  8. Kulz

    April 18, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    JazakAllah KHAIR for sharing.

  9. Shaik

    April 21, 2015 at 5:06 AM

    Jazakallah khair brother ! All your posts have been extremely beneficial ! Keep it coming brother! ! :)

  10. yahya

    April 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    jazakallah brthr….

  11. Tafi Nami

    May 2, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Read Online Quran Translation In English
    http://quran-word.blogspot.com/

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