What to Say at Times of Grief, Concern, and Sadness

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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What to Say at Times of Grief, Concern, and Sadness (131)
It is reported of the Prophet that he said: "No preoccupying concern, or sadness inflicts a bondservant whereupon he says: Allãhumma 'innee `abduka, wabnu `abdika, wabnu 'amatika, nasiyatee biyadika, mãdhin fiyya hukmuka, `adlun fiyya qadhã'uka, 'as'aluka bikulli 'ismin huwa laka, sammayta bihi nafsaka, 'aw 'anzaltahu fee kitãbika, 'aw `allamtahu 'ahadan min khalqika, 'aw 'ista'tharta bihi fee `ilmil ghaybi `indaka, 'an taj`alal qur'ãna rabee`a qalbee, wa noora sadree, wa jalã'a huznee, wa thahãba hammee,(152)
except that Allah would dispel his concern and his sadness, and would replace it with ease and relaxation for him."
Footnotes

(152) O my 'ilãh I am your bondservant, son of your bondsman, and son of your bondswoman. My forelock is in Your Hands; Your judgement is continuously being carried out upon me; Your sentence upon me is juste. 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 knowledge, with You: that You make the Qur'ãn the spring of my heart, and the light of my chest, and the despellation of my sadness, and deportation of my [preoccupying] concern.

Reporters

Ibn Taymiya referenced it to Ahmed in his Musnad and Ibn Hibbãn in his Saheeh. Al-Albãni said it was sound; although, he had previously thought it not to be. Al-Albãni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #102.

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