Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ The Bounties of Safety, Health and Daily Provision

Excerpts from ~ Ramadaan 1435 Programmesbismillahh


قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ أَصْبَحَ مِنْكُمْ آمِنًا فِي سِرْبِهِ مُعَافًى فِي جَسَدِهِ عِنْدَهُ قُوتُ يَوْمِهِ فَكَأَنَّمَا حِيزَتْ لَهُ الدُّنْيَا
    ~  رواه الترمذي

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Whoever amongst you rises in the morning, secured (having safety, security, peace) in his self / family / path; healthy in his body (from deadly diseases); having sufficient food for the day; then it is as if the world has been gathered for him.” ~ Tirmidhi


Just by having these 3 bounties, it is as though a person is the owner of the whole world! The entire world has been gathered for him.

Ulema say, that only when we become ‘deprived’ of these bounties that we truly appreciate them.  We do not realise the value of these bounties because we are always looking at people “above” us (as far as Dunya is concerned). Hence, these are treated insignificantly…

Hazrat Abu Hurairah RA narrated that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:

انْظُرُوا إِلَى مَنْ هُوَ أَسْفَلَ مِنْكُمْ وَلاَ تَنْظُرُوا إِلَى مَنْ هُوَ فَوْقَكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ أَجْدَرُ أَنْ لاَ تَزْدَرُوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُم

“Look to one who is lower than you(in Dunya), and do not look to one who is above you. For indeed that is more worthy (so that you will) not belittle Allah’s favours upon you.”  ~ Tirmidhi

**However, as far as Deen is concerned, a person should not look at one who is lower than him, but rather at that person who is above him (making so much of ibaadah, tilawat, salaah), and he should aspire to be like him …


Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam would repeatedly exhort the Sahaba RA to make dua for Aafiyat … What is the meaning of Aafiyat? It simply means possessing safety and peace from all types of calamities, trials, tribulations …. We have been blessed with the Nimats of safety, good health and sustenance and should make sincere Shukr to Allah Ta’ala and appreciate all these bounties …

__Dua for Aafiyat__

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ،

Allaahumma ‘innee ‘as’alukal-‘afwa wal’aafiyata fid-dunyaa wal’aakhira

O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness and Your protection in this world and the next
~ Sahih Ibn Majah and Abu Dawud