Friday, October 8, 2010

Illness as a Blessing

Hazrat Haji Imdadullah Makkah Migratory, may Allah Most High have Mercy upon him, was explaining to the disciples that illness too is a blessing for it fetches you deliverance from Hell fire. After few moments of this saying there came a supplicant who said that his mother is sick and requested for supplications for the removal of sickness. Hazrat Ashraf Ali Thanwi (RA) was one among the audience. He became curious whether the Seer will ask for the removal of a thing that was just declared a blessings a few moments ago. Hazrat Haji Sahab (NM) raised his hands and supplicated as follows. "Oh Lord verily sickness is a blessing from you for that is your pleasure. But, O Lord, we are weak people and it is very difficult for us to sustain this blessing. By your Kindness and Mercy change this blessing into the blessing of cure and health."

(Sitting (majlis) on Tuesday, October 5, 2010)