The ultimate painkiller – without any side effects.
- by HONEYBEE
I started getting frequent headaches a couple of years back and slowly got used to the fact that doctors did not have a better solution than asking me to swallow a pill. That was sort of convenient for me too. I tried to avoid taking the painkiller because of its so many side effects whenever it was possible to bear the pain, but usually it was unbearable and pill was necessary.
One day, I got up in the middle of the night with sharp pain in my head. I tried hard to sleep, but the pain became more intense by lying down. I was literary falling with sleep but only to jump back up again with pain. I had to get up and look for the painkiller. Unfortunately, I did not find any that night. My husband was asleep. I hated to wake him up just to get me a pill from the 24hr pharmacy, though, he has always instructed me to do so if need be.
What I did that night to remove my pain has changed my way of life in many ways. I went straight to the bookshelf and grabbed the dua book, Hisnul Muslim (Fortress of muslim). Looked for this dua (invocation) as advised by our beloved prophet Muhamed (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
(بِسْمِ اللهِ (ثلاث مرات
(أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ وَقُدْرَتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَجِدُ وَأُحَاذِرُ (سبع مرات
In the name of Allah. (three times)
I take refuge in Allah and within His omnipotence from the evil that I feel and am wary of. (seven times)”
I placed my right hand on my head where it was paining and recited the dua as required. Then slowly I lied down and to my utter astonishment, the pain was becoming dull and not as sharp as a while ago. I do not know when I felt asleep. I woke up fresh in the morning!
We all fall victim to this trap of seeking help from the means first and then turning to the provider of means. Whereas it should actually be the other way round, that is we seek help from Allah, the provider of all means first and then take the means which probably will have more barakah (blessing) in it by Allah’s will.
I learnt one of the best lessons of my life as in this ayah , ‘Allah is sufficient for us and most excellent is the Protector.’ (Surah Ale Imran: 173)
- written by HONEYBEE
- This article is based on experiences of my friend HONEYBEE
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