We find in the holy Qur’an that, often Allah, the Almighty, warns people of their sins by sending down punishment, so that they may repent (6:43-44). Similarly, Allah, the Almighty, says that, when a calamity befalls, people should repent in the way of the people of Jonah (as) (10:99).
In these days, we should pay special attention to the study of Kashti-e-Nooh (Noah’s Arc) and arrange regular Dars in our homes.
In the current situation, Whereas Syedna Hazrat Khalīfatul-Masiḥ V (May Allah be his Helper!) has advised us to take other precautionary measures, he has also urged us to turn to Allah in repentance and pray.
In the view of the above, some prayers from the holy Qur’an, Ahadith and prayers of the Promised Messiah (as) are given below:
Prayer of Hazrat Job(as)
Hazrat Job (as) in his supplications to seek cure from his illness, presented his weak state for attracting the mercy of Allah. This prayer of his was accepted and miraculously, the affliction was removed.
Thou art our Protector; forgive us then and have mercy on us, for Thou art the Best of those who forgive. (7:156)
Prayer for Protection against All Harms
Uthman ibn Affan (ra) says: I heard the Holy Prophet (sa) say: “He who recites this prayer thrice in the morning and again in the evening every day, God will protect him from anything which is harmful.”
In the name of Allah, with Whose name nothing can harm in the earth and in Heaven, and He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Sunan Abi Dawood: 5088)
Prayer for Protection from Pandemics
During a pandemic, God Almighty conveyed it the Promised Messiah (as) that, as a remedy against it, Allah should be remembered through His following attributes:
یَا حَفِیْظُ یَا عَزِیْزُ یَا رَفِیْقُ
O Protector, O Almighty, O Companion (Tadhkirah, p,660)
Prayer for Deliverance from Sufferings and Illness
Holy is Allah and worthy of all Praise; Holy is Allah, the Great. Allah, bestow Your blessings on Muhammad and the people of Muhammad. (Tiryaqul-Qulub, pp. 36–37, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 15, pp. 208–209)
O Ever-Living and Self-Subsisting One, I supplicate for Your mercy.(Tadhkirah, p,439)
The Promised Messiah (as) has stated that it was conveyed to him that this is the Great Name of God and that whoever supplicates with these words would be delivered from every affliction.
O my Lord everything serves You. So O my Lord, protect me and help me and have mercy on me. (Tadhkirah, p,601)