The ultimate painkiller


The ultimate painkiller – without any side effects.


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)

Dua for Pain

(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)

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  • written by HONEYBEE
  • This article is based on experiences of my friend HONEYBEE

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4 thoughts on “The ultimate painkiller

  1. The word (الحزن) “sadness” does not appear in the Qur’aan except in the form of forbidding it
    (ولا تهنو ولاتحزنوا)
    or in the form of negating it
    (فلاخوف عليهم ولا هم يحزنون).
    And the reason for this is because there is no benefit for having sadness in the heart. The most beloved thing to Shaitan is to make the believing slave sad by taking him off track.
    The Prophet (ﷺ) sought refuge in Allaah (سبحانه وتعالى) from sadness
    (اللهم إني أعوذ بك من الهم والحزن)
    Ibnul Qayyim رحمه الله said: “Sadness weakens the heart and diminishes determination and wanting to go forward. And there is nothing more beloved to the Shaitan than the sadness of a believer.”
    For this reason, be happy, optimistic and think good about Allaah (سبحانه وتعالى). Have trust in what Allaah (سبحانه وتعالى) is able to do and depend on Him. You will find happiness and pleasure in all situations.
    Ibnul Qayyim رحمه الله said: “Don’t ruin your happiness with worry, and don’t ruin your mind with pessimism. Don’t ruin your success with deception and don’t ruin the optimism of others by destroying it. Don’t ruin your day by looking back at yesterday.
    If you think about your situation, you will find that Allaah (سبحانه وتعالى) has given you things without asking, so have trust in Allaah (سبحانه وتعالى) that He doesn’t prevent anything you want except there is goodness for you.
    You could be sleeping and the doors of the heavens are being opened with dua’as being made on your behalf, SubhanAllaah: perhaps from someone poor whom you helped, or someone sad whom you brought joy, or someone passing by and you smiled at him, or someone in distress and you removed it.. so don’t ever underestimate any good deeds.”
    One of the righteous predecessors said:
    “I make dua’a to Allaah (سبحانه وتعالى) for something I want, and if He gives it to me then I’m happy once and if He doesn’t give it to me then I’m happy ten times because the first was my choice and the second was Allaah’s choice.”
    As Sa’ady (رحمه الله) on him said: “Life is short so don’t shorten it with worries, grief, and sadness.”
    So be the owner of a heart that breathes happiness and satisfaction.
    May Allaah (سبحانه وتعالى) make your times happy and may Allaah (سبحانه وتعالى) forgive us all. آمِيْن ثُمَّ آمِيْن.


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