How to prepare for the waves of calamities

Question

Could you provide the reference and Arabic text for this narration?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Prepare for the waves of calamities through du’a and turning to Allah in humility.”

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in Al Marasil of Imam Abu Dawud and Shu’abul Iman as part of a longer narration.

(Al Marasil, Hadith: 105, Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3279. Also see: Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3280 and Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 520)

 

Arabic text and translation

استقبلوا أمواج البلاء بالدعاء والتضرع

Prepare for the waves of calamity [in advance] by engaging in du’a and turning to Allah in humility.

 

See the complete Hadith here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar