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Looking At The Afflicted

‘Abid b. ‘Awn b. ‘Abd Allah al-Madani narrated from Safwan b. Yahya Bayya' al-Sabiri from Muhammad b. Ibrahim from Hannan b. Ibrahim from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: ‘When you see the afflicted, say “Praise be to Allah who has protected me from that which afflicts you, and had He willed to do so, He would have done it. Praise be to Allah Who did not do so.”’

From al-Baqir, peace be upon him, that he said: ‘When you see the afflicted say: “Praise be to Allah who has protected me from that which afflicts you, and has favoured me by far over you and over many of those He created." '