بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم
Any person would like to try any methods to get rid sickness from him/her. How many doctors we visited for consultation or how much money we spent. All that is a manifestation of our sincerity towards healtines. However, do we simply rely on those factors? Have we ever seek counsel to Allah The Almighty, The Most Healer?
Al-Hakim in Al-Mustadrak (I / 492) narrates a hadith from Ali ibn Abi Talib; who had heard a valuable message from the Messenger of Allah,
الدُّعَاءُ سِلَاحُ المُوْمِنِ، وَ عِمَادِّ الدِّيْنِ، وَ نُوْرُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الاَرْضِ
“Prayer is the weapon of the believers and the pillars of religion, and the light of heaven and earth.”
When calamity or disease is present, someone can not just rely on medicine. He or she will definitely need someone to relieve his or her grieve. Most of men only depend on their relatives, doctors, therapists, etc; But very few come to Allah. Some people consider god only a sustance in different dimension. God have His own bussinness and mankind also have theirs. No link at all and God is no more than a viewer.
Islam offer the very different concept of God. In Islam, Allah (This is how we called His name) definitely watch and protect His creatures. He also heard their prayer and are willing to grant. But He demand His creatures to obey His words which we could found both in The Qur’an and The Hadith.
Strengthen your hope and pray for the loss; rest assured that Allah will help us. Do not be subject to prejudice or pessimistic attitudes that will weaken our prayers and hope in Him.
Quoted from the book of Al-Mustadrak (I / 493), there is a hadith that show the benefits of praying to Allah. Narrated from Tsauban, that the Messenger of Allah said,
لاَ يَرُدُّ القَدَرَ إِلَّا الدُّعَاءُ، وَ لاَ يَزِيْدُ فِي العُمْرِ إلَّا البِرُّ، وَ إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَيُحِرَمُ الرِّزْقَ بِالذُنبِ يُصِيْبُهُ
“No one can deny fate except prayer. Nothing can add to age except virtue. The person’s total will be completely blocked from his rizq because of the sin he’s committed.”
Have we humbled ourselves before Allah and acknowledged our mistakes? Never stop pleading to Him; because He will bring down His help.