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At times of distress the Messenger of Allah (SAW) would say:
La ilaha illa allahu al-atheemu al-haleemu, la ilaha illa allahu rabbul arshil-atheemi, la ilaha illa allahu
rabbus-samawati wa rabbul-ardhi wa rabbul-arshil-kareemi (Agreed Upon by Bukhari and Muslim)
(There is no ilah except Allah the Magnificent, The Forbearing. There is no ilah except Allah Lord of the Magnificent
Throne. There is no ilah except Allah Lord of the Heavens, Lord of the Earth, and Lord of the Noble Throne)
It is reported of the Prophet (SAW) that if something distressed him he would say:
"Ya hayyu ya qayyumu, bi-rahmatica astagheethu" (At Tirmidhi)
(O' Living (a life not followed by death), O Sustainer, in your Mercy I plead for rescue)
Abu Bakrata (RA) stated that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said "The supplications of the distressed are:
"Allahumma rahmataka arjoo, fala takilnee ila nafsee tarfata eynin, wa aslihlee sha'nee kullahu, la ilaha illa anta" (Abu
(O' my ilah it is your Mercy that I beseech, so do not entrust me to myself for even a twinkle of an eye, and correct for
me all my affairs, there is no ilah other than You)
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said to Asma bint Umaysin: "Shall I not teach you a few words which you can say when you are distressed - or at the time of distress -
"Allahu allahu rabbee la ushriku bihi shayan" (Abu Dawud)
(Allah, Allah my Lord I associate not with Him a thing)
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "The petition of Thin-Noon (Jonah) which he petitioned with when he was inside the whale:
"La ilaha illah anta, subhanaka innee kuntu minath-thalimeena"
(There is no ilah except You, Glorified are Thee, I have been one of the unjust)
"No Muslim ever supplicated Allah with this supplication in any matter at all, except that Allah answered his supplication" (At-Tirmidhi)
It is reported of the Prophet (SAW) that he said: "No preoccupying concern, or sadness inflicts a bondservant whereupon he says:
"Allahumma innee abduka, wabnu abdika, wabnu amatika, nasiyatee biyadika, madhin fiyya hukmuka, adlun fiyya qadha'uka, as aluka bikulli ismin huwalaka, sammayta bihi nafsaka, aw anzaltahu fee kitabika, aw allamtahu ahadan min khaliqika, aw ista tharta bihi fee ilmil ghaybi indaka, an taj'alal- qur'ana rabee'a, wa noora sadree, wa jala'a huznee, wa thahaba hammee"
(O' my ilah I am your bondservant, son of your bondsman, and son of your bondwoman. My forelock is in your Hands; your
judgement is continuously being carried out upon me; your sentence upon me is just. I ask You with every name that is
yours, with which You have named yourself, brought down in your book, taught to one of your creation, or have preferred
for Yourself in the hidden knoweldge, with You; that You make the Quran the spring of my heart, and the light of my chest,
and the despellation of my sadness, and deportation of my (preoccupying) concern)
...except that Allah would dispel his concern and his sadness, and would replace it with ease and relaxation for him."
(Ahmad and Ibn Hibban)
Allah (SWT) said: "Those that say, when afflicted with calamity
"Inna lil-lahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon" (Surah Al Baqarah 2:156)
(To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return)
...They are those upon whom (descend) blessings from their Lord and Mercy. And they are the ones that are guided." (Surah al Baqarah 2:157)
Ummu Salama (RA) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying: "There is not a slave afflicted with a calamity
who then says:
"Inna lil-lahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oona, allhumma'jurnee fee museebatee, wa akhliflee khayran minha"
(We are for Allah, and we are, to Him, returning. 'O my ilah grant me reward in my calamity, and cause it to be succeeded
with good consequence for me)
... except that Allah would grant him reward in his calamity, and would succeed it with good consequences for him."