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Daily Lesson 137

Dua when seeing someone in distress

Seeing others in pain or difficulty allows us a great opportunity to show our care, compassion and support.

It is also a chance for us to think about our good condition and thank Allah Ta’ala for keeping us safe from similar difficulties and pain.

What’s best is there is a dua we can read with which we not only thank Allah Ta’ala but also by reading the dua we are safeguarded from the difficulty which we have seen someone in.

Our beloved Nabi ﷺ tells us that when we come across a person suffering from any type of calamity or difficulty, then we should (quietly without the person hearing us) read the following du’a:

Dua when seeing someone in distress

 الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي عَافَانِي مِمَّا ابْتَلاَكَ بِهِ وَفَضَّلَنِي عَلَى كَثِيرٍ مِمَّنْ خَلَقَ تَفْضِيلاً

 Al-hamdu Lillahil-ladhi ‘afani mim-mabtalaka bihi, wa faddalani ‘ala kathirin mimman khalaqa tafdila

Translation: “Praise is to Allah Who has kept me safe from that which has afflicted you and preferred me over many of those whom He has created” [Tirmidhi]

The result of reading this dua will be that the reader will be kept safe by Allah Ta’ala from the calamity he has just witnessed, no matter what it is!

Benefits of reading this dua:

1) We will have remebered Allah Ta’ala.

2) We will have thanked Allah Ta’ala for the good conditions he keeps us in.

3) We will secure safety and protection from the difficulties we see others in.

4) We will be practicing upon a sunnah and advice of our Beloved Nabi ﷺ.

5) We will remind ourselves that the giver and taker of good and bad is Allah Ta’ala and we need to ask from Him at all times.

6) Like every dua, this dua too will make us closer to Allah Ta’ala.

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