إِنَّا لِلهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ ، اللَّهُمَّ أْجُرْنِي فِي مُصِيبَتِي ، وَاخْلُفْ لِي خَيْرًا مِنْهَا
Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji‛oon, allaahumma’ jurnee fee museebatee, wakhluf lee khayran minhaa
To Allah we belong and unto Him is our return. O Allah, recompense me for my affliction and replace it for me with something better.
Recently, there have been unfortunate events that occur in parts of the Middle East. With the devastating earthquake in Morocco and the massive flood that is due to the collapsing of two dams in Libya, more and more people have lost their lives and homes. Leaving many in need of help in the form of humanitarian aid and support.
Helping those who are affected by this natural disaster can be done in a lot of ways, may it be through donations or simply praying for their well-being and safety. As donations might not be a viable option for some, we encourage Muslims around the world to recite this dua and pray for their safety and well-being. Hopefully, it soothes their pains, minimizes their losses, and helps them get back on their feet.
"Whoever says this supplication Allah will replace it for him with something better (as mentioned by the messenger of Allah)"
HR Muslim: 918
(in Abu Dawud: 3119, At-Tirmidhi: 3511 and Ibn Majah: 1598 with a different wording)
This dua historically was recited by Umm Salama for Abu Salama, a sahabah of the Prophet - the messenger of Allah, as well as other sahabahs who died due to the injuries during the battle of Uhud. This is a great loss both for Umm Salama and for the ummah, as it is during the crucial times of Islamic expansion. With this loss, Umm Salama recited this dua in the hope of Allah’s blessings in exchange for the things that she and the ummah lost during the battle.
With this dua being recited historically on disastrous causes, we can try to also recite this dua with the hope of helping the people who are experiencing major losses. Be it life or materials, reciting this dua in a calm and dedicated state to Allah will hopefully replace the things that the ones affected have lost with something that is equal, or even better. Us reciting this dua will hopefully help the ones being affected by these disasters to get the better things in life as soon as possible, in exchange to the things they have lost in these disastrous events. Making this disaster as a passing test from Allah in the journey of becoming a better Muslim.
May reciting this dua help the ones affected by it and protect us from calamity. Amin.
Looking to help those who are affected by the natural disasters?
Visit this link for some of the organizations which provides reputable and reliable donation programs to help the victims.