Al aafia

The *SHORTEST* but *POWERFUL* Dua – *_Are you aware of it_* ?
Al-‘Abbās, the uncle of the Prophet , came to the Prophet (sallahu aalaihe wa Salam) and said:*“Ya Rasūlullāh, teach me a du’ā’.”*
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “O my uncle, say:
*Allāhumma inni asaluka al āfiyah*
(O Allāh, I ask you for *āfiyah*)
Now, What is *āfiyah* ? 
*Āfiyah* means “to save me from any afflictions. To be healthy, you are in *āfiyah*. 

To have enough money to live, you are in *āfiyah*. 

To have your children protected, you are in *āfiyah*. 

And if you are forgiven and not punished, you are in *āfiyah*.
*Āfiyah* means :
“*O Allāh, protect me from any pain and suffering*” This includes Duniya and Aakhirah.
Al-‘Abbās thought about this for a while, and then he came back after a few days and said (paraphrased):
“Ya Rasūlullāh, this du’ā’ seems a little short. I want something big.”
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “My dear uncle, ask Allāh for *’āfiyah*, for wallāhi, you cannot be given anything better than *’āfiyah*.”
It is a simple Du’ā’. Sincerely mean what you say. 
“O Allāh, I ask You to be saved from any distress, grief, hardship, harm. Don’t test me.” 
All of this is included in *Allāhumma inni asaluka al-‘āfiyah*
Riyadh As Saliheen, Sunan At-Tirmidhi


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