Tuesday, September 13, 2011

“Allahumma-ghfir li, warhamni, wa alhiqni bir Rafiqil-A’la


The saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him) on curing the ill:

"Our Lord Allah Who is in heaven, may Your name be sanctified, Your law is in heaven

and on earth; As Your Mercy is in heaven so make Your Mercy on earth. Forgive our

faults and our sins. You are the Lord of the good people, bestow some of Your Mercy,

and some of Your Cure on this pain that the sick may be cured." (This hadith has good

isnad, reported by Abu Dawud and others

The Prophets supplication during his last illness

A’ishah (radi Allahu anha) reported: While the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was reclining against me (during his last illness) I heard him saying: “Allahumma-ghfir li, warhamni, wa alhiqni bir Rafiqil-A’la (O Allah, forgive me, bestow Your Mercy on me and let me join with the exalted companions.”[Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]


Most of the ‘Ulama’ (Scholars) believe that Allah is the Sublime Companion (Ar-Rafiq Al-A’la).Ar-Rafiq (the Companion) is one of the Divine Names. Some take it to mean the supreme communion of angels, Prophets, martyrs and the righteous.

Prophet Yusuf had prayed to Allah, As Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“… And join me with the righteous.” (Yusuf, 12:101)

At the hour of death, man should cut off his link with the world and unite it with the Hereafter. By seeking Divine forgiveness, the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) aimed at moral elevation and abundance of goodness. Otherwise, he was protected by Allah and immune against sinning.And Allah knows best!

Ruqyah over the sick

Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (radi Allahu anhu) reported: Jibril (Gabriel) came to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and said: “O Muhammad! Do you feel sick?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Yes.” Jibril supplicated thus (i.e., he performed Ruqyah): “Bismillahi arqika, min kulli shay’in yu’dhika, min sharri kulli nafsin aw ‘ayni hasidi, Allahu yashfika, bismillahi arqika. [With the Name of Allah. I recite over you (to cleanse you) from all that troubles you, and from every harmful mischief and from the evil of the eyes of an envier. Allah will cure you; and with the Name of Allah, I recite over you].”[Sahih Muslim]


This Hadith clearly tells us that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was not free from the basic attributes of human nature and occasionally he also fell ill.

The Angel Jibril (Gabriel) therefore prayed for his health and safety against all those things which could harm him. These prayers should be recited after the Prophet’s practice.

AlhumduLillahi Rabil Alaimeen

1 comment:

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