From the Muslim Tradition

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Scripture

And, most surely, We shall test all of you believers with something of fear and with hunger and with loss of wealth and life and crops. So give glad tidings of everlasting delight in Paradise to those who are enduringly patient – those who when an affliction strikes them, say: Indeed, to God do we belong, and, indeed, to Him are we returning. Upon such as these descend prayers of blessing from their Lord, and His mercy. And it is these who are the rightly guided. (The Quran, Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:155-57)

Prayer

O Allah! Indeed, unbearable ailment has touched us,
and You are the most merciful of the merciful. (Prayer of Job)

O Allah! We seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance, by which all darkness is illuminated and the affairs of this world and the next are set aright.

In Your Name We seek refuge in You, and in Your might from the harm of which we suffer and fear. Remove this affliction, Lord of all people. Heal us, for You are the Healer. There is no healing but Your healing, for it is a healing that leaves no trace of ailment. We ask You, O Allah, the Magnificent Lord of the Magnificent Throne, let there be no harm in this but only purification.

O Allah! Recompense the bereaved in their calamity. Forgive the dead. Let their loss be succeeded by a good outcome. Raise their ranks among the rightly guided. Send patience upon the bereaved and inspire them to seek Your reward.

O Allah! We seek refuge in You from insufficiency, from poverty, from hunger, from being whelmed by debt, from ruin, from downfall, from humiliation, and from this contagion and dying from it. And we ask that You make the poor beloved to us.

O Allah! Establish for us in our land its own blessings, its own beauty, and its own serenity. O Allah! Bestow upon our aged the bounteousness of Your provision, and do not give authority over us to any who will not have mercy on us.

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