Advice for Dealing With Serious Illnesses
  • Question:

    My aunty has recently been diagnosed with cancer and it seems to be getting worse and worse. My grandma likes to be told specific things to read; Is there any particular collections of duas/surahs/ dhikr you know of that she could read.

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question. May Allah give her — and all those sick — a full and complete recovery, insha’Allah.

    It would good to recite the entire Qur’an, and then supplicate for her and all other Muslims. Supplications after completing a recital of the Qur’an are blessed and accepted, insha’Allah.

    Moreover, you should encourage her to spend her time in worship, repaying her debts to Allah, seeking forgiveness, mercy, and a raising of ranks. Encourage her to make much supplication, for He loves to be asked, and remember to always have a good opinion of Allah, by being a worshipful, grateful slave.

    Finally, realize the words of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace), “No fatigue, illness, anxiety, sorrow, harm or sadness afflicts any Muslim, even to the extent of a thorn pricking him, without Allah wiping out his mistakes by it.” [Agreed upon]

    And Allah alone gives success.

    Tabraze Azam

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