Al-‘Abbās, the uncle of the Prophet , came to the Prophet and said,
“Ya Rasūlullāh, teach me a du’ā’.” .
The Prophet said:
“O my uncle, say:
Allāhumma inni asaluka al-‘āfiyah
(O Allāh, I ask you for ‘āfiyah).”
💎 What is ‘āfiyah❓❓❓
🎐“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.
“O Allāh, protect me from any pain and suffering.”
👉🏻This includes dunya and ākhirah.
Al-‘Abbās رضي الله عنه 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 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