At some point in our lives, we have gone to the doctors, took their advice seriously, follow what they say word to word and never thought twice regarding their advice nor did we hesitate to gobble up the medicine they give us even if we hate taking them.
As Muslims, we have unfortunately forgotten that our daily dose of protection from all kinds of evils and diseases are given to us in the form of morning and evening dua’s, the adhkar after each prayer and even before sleeping. Now, don’t come to a conclusion that you would be free from diseases, and that you don’t have to go to the doctor if you are sick (may Allah protect us all), in fact, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم advised us to seek doctors medication when we fall sick. This world is a test from Allah and sickness is a test too . Also, don’t forget that sickness is a purification, a blessing in disguise.
Now, coming to the main point, the morning and evening dua’s/adhkars are so important in the life of a Muslim, it acts as a shield from all kinds of evils, like Ibn al-Qayyim said, “The morning and evening adhkar play the role of a shield; the thicker it is the more its owner will not be affected. Rather, its strength can reach to such an extent that the arrow shot at it will bounce back to affect the one who shot it.”
We’ve forgotten its importance and we’ve also forgotten that it is also a form of remembrance of Allah. Ibn Salah said, “Whoever maintains the morning and evening adhkar, the adhkar after the prayers, and the adhkar before sleeping will be written among those “who remember Allah much.”
If a doctor gives us a prescription, we follow it sacredly, keep them as reminders everywhere, in all forms.
But then, why is that when our Creator has given us a prescription, we forget it or don’t give it any importance nor learn about it and know the way it is done or the number of times it is done or the best times to do them?
We must ask ourselves, reflect and learn. When we do that, it will improve our relationship with our Creator and appreciate the many blessings that we have and more importantly, we will see success and blessing in our day and all that we do, bi’ithnillah!
So, lets not forget to know what our daily dose of medicines are!
And oh! It doesn’t have any side effects 😉