Imam Sadiq (AS) said: "Treat your ailments with charity and repel varieties of affliction by invocation."At-Tahthib, vol. 4, Pg.112

Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad  al-Sādiq (alayhi salām) said:“When the punishment continued incessantly on the Bani Israel, they wailed and cried to Allāh for forty days. Thus Allāh revealed to Moosa (alayhi salām) and Haroon (alayhi salām) to save them from the clutches of the tyrant Firaon. Consequently, the chastisement of one hundred and seventy years was deducted from their decreed punishment. The same applies for you too. If you do as the Bani Israel did (i.e. supplicate unceasingly), then Allāh will bring our salvation near. But if you do not do as they did, then the affair will come to pass as destined.” [Reference: Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 4, p. 118, vol. 52, p. 131, narrating from Tafseer al-Ayyaashi]

Recite daily Ziyarat-e-Ashura   See miracle story

 10 Spiritual advices from Ulama

Sahifa Sajjadia no 7 dua in Worrisome Tasks/Distress

Sahifa Sajjadia no 15 dua in Sickness

Dua from 'Tibb Ahimma'- mp4

Dua ( video) from Book Kalemattayabba by Syed Ali Khan Author of Riyadh saleheen

Imam Reza (as )Dua Video arabic

Print this dua & stick on door -Moulana Qazvini

Recite these Quran Ayats daily -Ref Bihar

Reciting Salwaat    

Recite Sura 105  Fil often as per Ayatullah Bashir Najafi

Ayatullah Wahid Khurasani advice

Use duas from Curing Ailments page 

 Despondency in Afflictions

Remedies from the Prophet (saws ) from Authentic Hadith

Increase immunity , Sleep well , Avoid Junk food


Wash Hands regularly with soap & water ( 20 seconds), use hand sanitizer with Alcohol if no water , Avoid all public places & close contact or handshake /hugs & kisses , Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

The World Federation  Resource page

 Guidelines on Dealing with Persons Infected with the Coronavirus 

Response from the Office of His Eminence Sayyid Ali Husayni Sistani to Questions on the Coronavirus in English  

Message from the Office of His Eminence Sayyid Ali Husayni Sistani Regarding the Coronavirus 

Frequently Asked Questions – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Advice (COVID-19)

John Hopkins website info

Spiritual Advices  10 Acts Recommended by Ulama and Maraji

we should read the Qur’an and the duas taught to us by the Ahlul Bayt (as) to keep safe. When we refer to the Holy Qur’an, we see that in 2:155-156, Allah tells us that He tests us in different ways:

وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ ﴿١٥٥

لَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّـهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ ﴿١٥٦

Translation and application of the two verses “We will certainly [as there is great benefit in it for you] test you [all, so nobody can escape the test] with a measure of fear [e.g. of affliction and possible death by the Coronavirus], hunger [e.g. created by shortages of necessary supplies], and a loss of wealth [e.g. falling stock prices], lives [e.g. of near and dear ones who succumb to Coronal infection], and fruits [infected fruit producers cannot work effectively].

And [O Messenger!] Give good news to the patient, those who, when an affliction visits them [do not complain but bravely submit to the Divine Decree after taking the necessary rational and religious steps for self

say, ‘Indeed we belong to Allah, and to Him do we indeed return.’” By taking the necessary precautions, praying sincerely, seeking refuge in the Ever-Merciful Lord (istighatha), and asking the Holy Masumeen (as) to interceded for us, we can be protected by Allah’s Special Mercy, insha’Allah.

1. Recitation of the Qur’an, as it is a cure and mercy – Al-Isra 17: 82: “We send down in the Qur'an that which is a cure and mercy for the faithful.” Sura al-Hamd, S36 Yaseen, and Ayatul Kursi are particularly recommended.

2. Duas reported from the Ahlul Bayt (as), as Allah the All-Hearing, All-Powerful promises us that He will answer our duas – Ghafir 40:60:  Your Lord has said, ‘Call Me, and I will answer you!’

The best duas are those taught to us by the Holy Household (as). For example, Dua Number 7 from Saheefah Sajjadiyyah has been suggested by Ayatullah Khamenei.

Ayatullah Mazahiri has suggested Dua Mujeer, Yastasheer, and Mashlool. And of course we should not forget all mumineen and muslimeen, in fact, all humanity, in our prayers for relief from this affliction.

3. Imam Zamana (aj) is Father of the Umma, and so believers ought to turn to him for help through duas such asIlahi adhumal bala’.

 4. Hadith Kisa, as in this dua, the mahmoom (distressed) and maghmoom (grieved) are promised relief from affliction.

5. Rajab is the month of the universal waterfall of Divine Mercy. Although the floodgates of this mercy have opened to us, we still have to seek pardon from our sins, just as we read in Dua Kumayl:  O Allah, forgive me those sins which draw down retribution!”

6. The Imams (as) also recommend giving sadaqa, because Islam is a religion of compassion for the needy and orphans, and so helping Allah’s ‘family’ will invite Divine Protection.

7. Dhikr, such as  “There is no strength nor power except in Allah” Ayatullah Waheed Khurasani recommends this dhikr, following the advice reported from Imam Ali (as).

 8. Dua of Nabi Ayyub (as) when he fell sick – 21:83:  “And [O, Messenger!] Remind them of Ayyub [who was afflicted with loss in wealth, crops, lives, and health] when he called out to his Lord, “Indeed distress has befallen me, and You are the Most Merciful of the Merciful.”

 9. Tawassul in this month of the birth of Imam Ali (as), such as the prescription of Naadi ‘Aliyyan’, and general tawassul through Ziyarat Ashoora and Ziyarat Jamia Kabeera.

10. Ultimately, we must pray for what is best for us according to Divine Wisdom, and our duty is to place trust in His Grace - Ghafir 40:44  “I entrust my affair to Allah” We must carry out our moral and religious duties




Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (salla llāhu ʿalayhi wa-alehe wa-sallam) said:There is no greater cure next to the Quran than remembering us - the Ahle Bait (alayhemus salām) and invoking blessings on us (salawaat).
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ وَالْعَنْ أَعْدَائَهُمْ اَجْمَعِيْن

 Surely Allah, the Almighty, has made mention of Ahle Bait (alayhemus salām) as cure for (what is in) the chest and has made the act of invoking blessings on us as elimination of burdens and sins and as cleansing of defects and multiplication of good deeds. Anyone who believes otherwise is victim of Satan’s whispering.
[Reference: Tafseer of Imam Hasan Askari  (alayhi salām)   under Surah Baqarah (2): 172-173,  Behar al-Anwar v 26 p 233,  Mustadrak al-Wasail v 12 p 392]



Message from the Office of His Eminence Sayyid Ali Husayni Sistani Regarding the Coronavirus
In the name of Allah, The All-Beneficent, The Ever-Merciful
The All-Wise Lord says in His Noble Book:
“We will certainly test you with a measure of fear, hunger, and a loss of wealth, lives, and fruits…” [Al-Baqarah, verse 155]

At this time of astonishing turmoil, when the world is struck by the corona disease, and especially as the Islamic Republic of Iran has also suffered from this affliction, the following is expected from the believers:

  1. To be patient and to seriously heed and act upon the advice and recommendations of the Ministry of Health – the main authority responsible for countering this affliction – and of other officials.

  2. Undoubtedly, among the most important factors for being saved from this difficult turmoil are taking refuge in and pleading to God’s Grace, and seeking intercession from the Family of Infallibility and Purity (as).

  3. Attending to the health condition of those afflicted and helping them in every way possible to speed up their recovery and alleviate their suffering is pleasing to God Almighty. Believers are allowed to use half of the blessed portion of the Imam (aj) (Sahm-e Imam (aj)) for this purpose and for preventing people from becoming infected with the disease. [Note: the use of half of Sahm-e Imam (aj) for these purposes, as stated here, applies to believers in Iran only. If believers in other countries would like to assist with their half of Sahm-e Imam (aj) for needy cases in Iran or elsewhere, they must get permission.]

  4. We thank all the doctors, nurses, and all those who are striving to fight this virus with all their heart and soul to ensure the good health of [our] dear people, and we ask The All-Knowing and All-Wise Lord to grant them good health and success.

  5. In addition to recommending forbearance and discernment, we pray for the speedy healing of the dear patients, and for the mercy and forgiveness of the deceased.

 O Allah! Relieve this community of this grief.

[Stamped with the Seal of His Eminence’s Qum Office]

9 Rajab 1441 [5 March 2020]


Personal notes extracted from an Interview of Sheikh Nadir Jaffer on Khojaradio on 03/24/20

Natural / homemade remedies tested against coronavirus.

No claim that these will cure as the nature of this virus is not fully known and Shifaa is only in His hands.
But these few remedies have really helped so far, even after getting into worst conditions.

1 / Medicine known as "Daroo Imam al-Kadhim (peace be upon him)”:
- Saunf / fennel seeds / raziyaneh
- pure sugar / brown sugar / pure cane sugar
- black elaichi / ahleelaj as sawda / bari elaichi

Take these three ingredients in the same weight and make them into powders separately, then mix the three.
- Prevention: 3 to 5 days every night 1/2 tsp, put it towards the middle of your tongue. And then once every 10 days.
- For a contaminated person: once every 6 hours
A- Do not eat or drink on this for 2 hours.
B- For children: Half dosage only.
C- This is for spring or summer. In winter, mix Mastic Gum (Mastaki) instead of fennel seeds.

2 / Honey and -kalonji / nigella seeds / al habbat us sawda
Take Honey with a wooden spoon and 7 black seeds every morning on empty stomach. Keeps the immunity system strong.
For contaminated person: Pure honey with a wooden spoon and 21 black seeds on it, once every 6 hours.
Note: Do not drink water on this for at least 1/2 hour
Qur’an: Honey = Shifaa

Al habbat sawda Shifaa min kulli daa, illas-saam
Saam? Answer: Al-mawt
Black seed is a remedy for all diseases except death.

“Do you want me to tell you what is the cure for all diseases and death?”
Answer: “Al-Duaa!!”

Honey + Black seeds = combination of 2 Mubarakaan!

Dawa + Duaa: Two wings that are needed and should go together.

3/ use violet oil / al banafsha or if not available, pure olive oil (Allah swears on Zaytoon!)
2 drops in each nostril and inhale so that it penetrates well into the nasal mucous membranes and the throat ==> to warm the body

4 / lukewarm water with pure sea salt: gargle
3 times a day
Importance of tasting salt before and after each food.

5 / burn harmal (Isfand) + Kondur (twice a day, during day time)
==> kills viruses in the air

6 / eat the onions that have grown in the city where we live (even best vaccin for traveller’s).
And boil 1 onion in 2 glasses of water.  When the water boils, add organic honey.  And try to drink this water 6 to 7 times a day when it’s still hot.

For fever: rub a peeled onion cut in 3 - 4 peaces on the forehead and the sole of the feet (10 minutes each) and repeat throughout the day whenever the fever increases.
Note: Oignon should be peeled freshly

8 / Thyme / Avishen
Lassan / garlic + Adoo / ginger + Jiroo / cumin + honey.
Make a tea / infusion with these and drink.

9 / steam / inhale hot water with thyme or vicks or ginger or garlic
Experienced by patients infected with coronavirus and they got big relief.
Patient saying “If only i would have known this from day 1”.

Some spiritual recommendations:

Dawa + Duaa: Two wings that are needed and should go together.

1 / Hadisse Kissa as prescribed by some olama and maraje.
It says Wallahi Fuzna wa Suidna, wa kadhalika Shiatuna Fazu wa Suidoo fid-Dunya wal Akhirah! ...

2 / Ziyarat of Imam al-Husain (peace be upon him) - Ziyarat Ashura.
Wa Baab ul-Husaini Awsaoo...
Wa Safeenatul Husaini Asraoo...

In Ziyarat Nahiya we read:
Assalaamu ala man ja’alAllah al-Shifa fi Turbatehi!

3 / Doua n ° 7 from Sahifa al-Sajjadiyah / Zaboor Ale Muhammad (as) as prescribed by the leader.

4 / Stay in Woudhou all the time (wash hands, wash mouth, water inside the nose, wash face, etc) - External and internal purification.

5 / Give alms / Sadaqah for the protection of Imam Mahdi (May the Most High hasten His reappearance)
This confinement is an opportunity to get closer to Allah the Most High, to obey His commandments, to take advantage of these spiritual days and nights of blessed months of Rajab, Shaban and Mahe Ramadhan to develop spiritually.

This is like a Crash-Course imposed on you: Spend time with kids, with family, enjoy homemade food!, personal hygiene, get privacy with your creator (Tawfeeq Ijbaari for non-Shar’ee E’tekaaf / E’tezaal at home!), meditate, Iqra! etc...

Before I would say Atchum, and people would shout Yarhamukumullah!
Now they would run away in fear that I transfer them a virus!

Think: An unseen virus that made the great strong man so weak (Zaeef, Faqeer!)
One big sign (Aayah) from Allah...
Question: We are stressed, depressed, worried, confused ...
What to do??

ان کان لک حاجة فحرک شفتیک، فان الجواب یأتیک!!!
From Imam al-Haadi (peace be upon him)
  Ibne Tawoos, from Kulayni

Move your lips (means Istighatha, call us!) and the answer will come!
(i.e. through Waseela we will help you)
Let's put things in perspective and take the time to reflect on this big sign of Allah awj
We are so much afraid, preoccupied and worried of a physical virus that will cause harm to our physical body and that if we go out, we and others will become infected. If we would be concerned at the same level about the spiritual and moral viruses (more dangerous) that affect us and that kill our soul?
The body dies but the soul remains forever!

Why confinement?
To cut the chain and CONTROL the virus.
Same way when you make a sin, a black point is made on your heart. It you don’t CONTROL and the more you do it the more the black points multiply and our heart ends up darkening.
Then you end up dead, having ears but not listening. Having eyes, but not seeing. Vertically dead!!!

We made shopping carts and filled trolleys of provisions for our physical stay, for this quarantine.
Let’s take advantage of this precious moment to make shopping carts and fill trolleys of provisions for the Hereafter.
“Aahhh min Qillatiz-Zaad, wa toolit-Tareeq! ”
Attributed to Imam Ali (peace be upon him) -  prediction of 14 centuries ago:
There will be a time when the best thing to do for people will be to stay at home!



Note from Alim student in Qom -Things to do for increase of immunity

Corona virus usually effects the lungs and creates a infection into them. This is because of poor immunity system.
So we need to develop a strong immunity system. Usually children are not affected from such kind of virus as they have a strong immunity system.
Here are few tips and guidance to help prevent from kind of virus.

1. To maximize fruits and dates consumption in our diet.
2. To avoid junk foods.
3. ISFAND (harmal seeds) should be burnt in the house and its smoke should be circulated in premises.
4. Every morning before breakfast 1spoon of honey with 7seeds of  black kallojni ( onion seeds) i.e nigella seeds should be consumed.
5. A piece of onion with honey should be chewed slowly and steadily atleast twice a day.
6. Apple juice or smashed apple with two spoon of honey should be consumed twice a day for those who encounter fever, cough or cold.
7. Turnip should be boiled and it should be consumed much possibly in every meal.

Following these above guidance with Allah's might , we can try to stay away from kind of virus
Syed Mohammad Abulfazl  +989356993826

Homeopathic doctor recommends -Aresnic Album 30 -4 pills 3 times a day x 5 days for immunity


Message from Ayatullah Waheed Khurasani (ht)*

In order to hasten relief from the current circumstances arising from the Corona virus,

On *the Night of 15 Sha’ban* ie. 14 Sha’ban at 11 pm in ones own home with the families,

Recite *Du’a Azumal Bala 'and Sura Al Hamd* and

_Gift the sawab of this recitation to *Hazrat Narjis Khatoon*_ the mother of our Imam Zaman (ajtfs)


Print this & STICK ON House entrance DOOR


Dua from Tibb Ahimma  Mp4


Ayatullah Wahid Khurasani advice




Quranic Ayat

The Commander Of The Faithful, Imam Ali (AS) said: “Whoever recites these six verses every morning, Allah will protect them from any adversity, even if they were already in danger.” Bihar al-Anwar, Vol.83. Pg.337

*قُل لَّن يُصِيبَنَا إِلَّا مَا كَتَبَ اللَّـهُ لَنَا هُوَ مَوْلَانَا ۚ وَعَلَى اللَّـهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ*
"Say, ‘Nothing will befall us except what Allah has ordained for us. He is our Master, and in Allah let the faithful trust.'"
(al-Tawbah, 9:51)

*وَإِن يَمْسَسْكَ اللَّـهُ بِضُرٍّ فَلَا كَاشِفَ لَهُ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ وَإِن يُرِدْكَ بِخَيْرٍ فَلَا رَادَّ لِفَضْلِهِ ۚ يُصِيبُ بِهِ مَن يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ ۚ وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ*
"And if Allah should touch you with affliction, none can remove it save He; and if He intends for you good, none can hold back His Bounty. He causes it to reach whomsoever He wills among His servants. And He is the Forgiving, the Merciful." (Yunus, 10:107)

*وَمَا مِن دَابَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّـهِ رِزْقُهَا وَيَعْلَمُ مُسْتَقَرَّهَا وَمُسْتَوْدَعَهَا ۚ كُلٌّ فِي كِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍ*
"And there is no creature on earth but that its sustenance lies with Allah, and He knows its [enduring] abode and its temporary place of lodging. All is in a manifest Book."
(Hud, 11:6)

*وَكَأَيِّن مِّن دَابَّةٍ لَّا تَحْمِلُ رِزْقَهَا اللَّـهُ يَرْزُقُهَا وَإِيَّاكُمْ ۚ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ*
"And how many a creature bears not its own provision, yet God provides for it and for you? And He is the All-Hearing and All-Knowing."
(al-'Ankabut, 29:60)

*مَّا يَفْتَحِ اللَّـهُ لِلنَّاسِ مِن رَّحْمَةٍ فَلَا مُمْسِكَ لَهَا ۖ وَمَا يُمْسِكْ فَلَا مُرْسِلَ لَهُ مِن بَعْدِهِ ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ*
"Whatever mercy Allah unfolds for mankind, none shall withhold. And whatever he withholds, none shall release thereafter. And He is the Almighty, the Wise."
(al-Fatir, 35:2)

*وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُم مَّنْ خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ لَيَقُولُنَّ اللَّـهُ ۚ قُلْ أَفَرَأَيْتُم مَّا تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّـهِ إِنْ أَرَادَنِيَ اللَّـهُ بِضُرٍّ هَلْ هُنَّ كَاشِفَاتُ ضُرِّهِ أَوْ أَرَادَنِي بِرَحْمَةٍ هَلْ هُنَّ مُمْسِكَاتُ رَحْمَتِهِ ۚ قُلْ حَسْبِيَ اللَّـهُ عَلَيْهِ يَتَوَكَّلُ الْمُتَوَكِّلُونَ*
"And were you to ask them, 'Who created the heavens and the earth?' They would surely say, 'Allah.' Say, ‘Then have you considered what you invoke besides Allah? Should Allah desire some harm for me, can they remove His Harm? Or, should He desire some mercy for me, can they withhold His Mercy?’ Say, ‘Allah is sufficient for me. In Him, let the trusting put their trust.’" 
(al-Zumar, 39:38)

*After reciting above verses say:*

*حسْبِیَ اللَّهُ لا إِلهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَلَیْهِ تَوَکَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِیمِ‏ وَأَمْتَنِعُ بِحَوْلِ اللَّهِ وَقُوَّتِهِ مِنْ حَوْلِهِمْ وَقُوَّتِهِمْ وَأَسْتَشْفِعُ‏ بِرَبِّ‏ الْفَلَقِ‏ مِنْ شَرِّ ما خَلَقَ‏ وَأَعُوذُ بِمَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَا قُوَّهَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ الْعَلِیِّ الْعَظِیمِ.*
"Say, ‘Allah is sufficient for me. There is no god except Him. In Him, I put my trust, and He is the Lord of the Great Throne. I seek protection in Allah's Power and Strength from that of others, and I ask the intercession of the Lord of the Daybreak from the evil of what He has created. I seek refuge in what Allah wills; there is no power except with Allah, the Exalted, the Magnificent.'"



Dua Kumayl extract

يَا مَنْ اسْمُهُ دَوَاءٌ

ya manis-muhu dawa-un
O He whose Name is a remedy,

وَذِكْرُهُ شِفَاءٌ

wa dhik-ruhu shifa-un
And whose remembrance is a cure,

وَطَاعَتُهُ غِنًى

wa ta'tuhu ghinan
And whose obedience is wealth!

ارْحَم مَّن رَّأْسُ مَاِلهِ الرَّجَاءُ

ir-ham-mar-ra-su malihir-raja
Have mercy upon him whose capital is hope

وَسِلاَحُهُ الْبُكَاءُ

wa silahuhul-buka-u
And whose weapon is tears!

يَا سَاِبغَ النِّعَمِ

ya sabighan-ni`am
O Ample in blessings!

يَا دَافِعَ النِّقَمِ

ya dafi`an-niqam
O Repeller of adversities!

يَا نُورَ الْمُسْتَوْحِشِينَ فِي الظُّلَمِ

ya nural-mus-taw-hishina fiz-zulami
O Light of those who are lonely in the darkness!

يَا عَالِماً لا يُعَلَّمُ

ya `alimal-la yu`al-lam
O Knower who was never taught!

صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

sal-li `ala muhammad wa a-li muhammadin
Bless Muhammad and Muhammad's household!

وافْعَلْ بِي مَا أَنتَ أَهْلُهُ

waf-`al bi ma anta ah-luh
And do with me what is worthy of You!

وَصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَى رَسُولِهِ وَالأَئِمَّةِ الْمَيَامِينَ مِنْ آلِهِ

wa sal-lallahu `ala rasulihi wal-aimmatil-mayamina min a-lihi
And Allah bless His messenger and the holy Imams of his household

وَسَلَّمَ تَسْلِيماً كَثِيراً

wa sal-lama tas-liman kathira
And give them abundant peace!



Quranic Reflection No. 464Āyat 11:9 – Despondency in Afflictions source

وَلَئِنْ أَذَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ مِنَّا رَحْمَةً ثُمَّ نَزَعْنَاهَا مِنْهُ إِنَّهُ لَيَئُوسٌ كَفُورٌ
Wala’in adhaqnal-insāna minnā rahmatan thumma naza‘nāhā minhu innahu layaūsun kafūr
If We let man taste a mercy from Us, and then withdraw it from him, he becomes despondent, ungrateful.
(Sūrat Hūd, No 11, Āyat 9)

The human being is a strange creature. Changes in circumstances have a huge impact on his mental and emotional well-being. Instead of waiting and reflecting on things, he reacts immediately. This is because of a weak internal capacity that loves ease and comfort. When that is snatched away everything becomes gloomy.

The verse above talks about such a reaction. Note the following points in the verse:
1) the blessings that are withdrawn were initially granted as a mercy from God. These were not from the human being’s own doing and there was no guarantee that they would remain forever. There should be no sense of pride or entitlement. God gives and God takes, as He sees fit. ‘Allāmah Tabātabā’ī mentions in Tafsīr al-Mīzān that God did not use the word ‘ni‘ma’ (blessing) here. Instead He used ‘rahma’ to show that every blessing is a manifestation of Divine mercy on the human being, fulfilling a need in him.
2) the word ‘azaqnā’ tells us that these blessings were just a taste of happiness. Not the real thing. It’s like tasting food, rather than eating it. True, everlasting blessings that bring about fulfilling happiness is reserved for the Hereafter. But mankind gets deluded by this taste of mercy and becomes unreasonably attached to it.
3) the word ‘naza‘na’ means pulling away or digging out with some difficulty. It denotes a type of suffering caused by something becoming entrenched within a surface. The removal of mercy becomes difficult for the human being because of how deep the blessings have become established within.
4) the two adjectives at the end of the verse describe the inner state of the human being whose comfort has been taken. a) He despairs as he believes the blessings will never come back. This hopelessness is a sign of lack of faith and trust in God. It rejects the idea of God decreeing what is best for human growth and perfection. b) He also is ungrateful. Instead of thanking God for the mercy he had, he is upset about losing it. He also does not consider all the other blessings that may still be present. This is a whining, complaining attitude that bespeaks of immaturity.

Although this verse talks about the human being in general, it refers to those who have not refined and purified themselves. When human beings take in inspiration and guidance from God and train themselves, they can control their reactions. The reaction mentioned in this verse may not apply to them. This discipline can only come from abiding by the wisdom sent by God and through the tawfīq granted by Him to deserving souls.

Both the granting of mercy and withdrawing it are tests for the human being. The reaction to each of these states will depend on the faith, or lack of it, in the human being. The stronger the connection with God Himself, the less the attachment to what He grants. It is He who is important, His pleasure and approval. Not what He gives or takes away. Allah ‘azza wajall says in another verse: It is He who has made you successors on the earth, and raised some of you in rank above others so that He may test you in respect to what He has given you (Q 6:165).

This verse is a good reminder in times of difficulties, especially in the present Coronavirus pandemic that the world is going through. As believers we need to remind ourselves that God’s mercy was granted to us in the health and comfort we enjoy normally. When it is taken away, or there is the threat of it being taken away, we should be careful not to become despondent or ungrateful. It is a test of growth and discipline.

Sources: ‘Allāmah Muhammad Husayn Tabātabā’ī, Tafsīr al-Mīzān; Āyatullāh Nāsir Makārim Shirāzī (Ed.), Tafsīr-e Namūneh; Agha Muhsin Qarā’atī, Tafsīr Nur



Miracle which is related deadly disease spreading among all the people with no cure.

    Miracle of Ziarate Ashura (Best remedy  for any type of plague/Flu) 
    Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.) recounts, ‘O Safwaan! When you are confronted with some adversity, then seek redressal of your grievances from Imam Hussain (a.s.) through the Aamaal of Ashura. Allah has pledged the fulfillment of demands with this Ziarat and Allah never reneges on His word’.  
     Hardships and afflictions no matter how severe, can be remedied by reciting Ziarate Ashura for forty successive days. Records of people’s experiences actually testify to the authenticity of this tradition.   
     Renowned Shia scholars have recited this Ziarat regularly. They have reaped incalculable benefits through its recitation and have always resorted to it in moments of distress. There are many such miracles but have quoted just one which is related to the disease spread among the people and which shows the significance of Ziyarat e Ashura. 
    Respite from plague /Repelling Calamities -

    Ayatullah Al Hajj Sheikh ˜Abdul Karim Haeri (r.a.)     founder of the hawzah ˜Ilmiyyah of Qum recounts
     Ayatullah Al Hajj Sheikh ˜Abdul Karim Haeri (r.a.), the :
     "During the time when I was engaged in religious studies in the city of Samarra, an epidemic, in the form of plague, spread amongst the inhabitants of the city and everyday several people would die of the disease.
    One day, some of the inhabitants of Samarra had gathered in the house of my teacher, the late Sayyid Mu¡ammad Fisharki (r.a.), when Ayatullah Mirza Muhammad Taqi Shirazi ( r.a.) (d. 1338 AH), who, in terms of knowledge, was at par with the late Sayyid Fisharki, suddenly arrived. In the course of the conversation, the talk drifted towards the issue of the plague that had threatened the lives of all the people.  

    The late Mirza said: "If I were to issue a hukm (ruling), would it not be mandatory for it to be executed?" All those present said: "Yes."
    He said: "I rule that from today onwards, for a period of ten days, the entire Shi'ite community of Samarra should recite "Ziyarat-e- Ashura" and gift the rewards of this recitation to Hadhrat Narjis Khatoon (s.a.) - the mother of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) - in order that this calamity is repelled from them."

    Those present in the gathering informed the other Shi'ites of this ruling and all of them engaged themselves in reciting the "Ziyarat-e- Ashura." The following days onward, it was observed that none of the Shi'ites would die due to the disease whereas the non-Shi'ites continued to suffer deaths - and this became plainly manifest for all the inhabitants of the city, such that some of the non-Shi'ites used to question their Shi'ite friends: "How is it that our people die due to the disease, whereas there are no deaths on your side?"

    The Shi'ites would answer: 
    "All of us recite "Ziyarat-e- Ashura" of Imam Husain (a.s.) in order to remain protected from the epidemic and Allah wards away the calamity from us!"

    Shaykh Abdul Kareem (r.a.) observes that on reciting this Ziarat, Shias and Ahle Sunnah both became immune to this plague.

    We Pray to Allah s.w.t to save all the Believers Men/Women & seek the protection from the Hazrat-e-Sahebuzzaman (a.t.f.s)  to protect under his shield from all the diseases and especially this deadly disease.