Solace in Sickness

Influenza, pneumonia, TB, bronchitis… There are thousands of diseases in existence, and every disease brings some form of discomfort, inconvenience and pain to a person. Hence, no person wishes or desires to be afflicted by disease. In the hadeeth as well, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has taught us to seek protection from illnesses and diseases.

Nevertheless, if Allah Ta‘ala has decreed sickness for a person, then together with making du‘aa for shifaa (cure), one should immediately hold firmly onto sabr while hoping for and anticipating the immense rewards that are promised in the ahaadeeth for those who patiently tolerate sickness without complaint. Some of these ahaadeeth are:

- Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “When any exhaustion and fatigue, or any chronic pain and illness, or any

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In the Name of Islam
by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh)

There is a sickness in society which has now reached epidemic proportions. It is so serious that it requires a repetition in its warnings to drive the point home.

Fitnahs abound, and the worst and most dangerous fitnah is that which takes the form and garb of Deen.

In the name and guise of Deen, Muslims are being invited to ‘Fund-raising’ programmes, lunches, dinners, pre-Ramadaan and Eid Fairs. Funds are being raised for Deeni projects in this manner.

The context of these programmes is ‘Fun’and ‘Entertainment’which entails socializing. The Muslim is encouraged to bring along wife, daughters, mother and sisters.

Since this is in the name of Deen, people consider it as Ibaadah (worship), something virtuous. …One can gauge how serious the matter is.

The person is not going to make Taubah for this. He is not going to consider

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Saturday, 09 December 2023
Friday, 25 Jumada al-awwal 1445

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