The Second Flash: It is an interpretation of the verse of the Quran narrating the supplication of the Prophet Ayyub (Job), explaining the importance of patient endurance in the face of misfortunes and diseases.


In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

When he called upon his Sustainer saying: “Verily harm has afflicted me, and You are the Most Merciful of the Merciful.”1

The supplication of Job (Upon whom be peace), the champion of patience, is both well-tested and effective. Drawing on the verse, we should say in our supplication,

O my Sustainer! Indeed harm has afflicted me, and You are the Most Merciful of the Merciful.

The gist of the well-known story of Job (Upon whom be peace) is as follows:

While afflicted with numerous wounds and sores for a long time, he recalled the great recompense to be had for his sickness, and endured it with utmost patience. But later, when the worms generated by his wounds penetrated to his heart and his tongue, the seat of the remembrance and knowledge of Allah, he feared that his duty of worship would suffer, and so he said in supplication not for the sake of his own comfort, but for the sake of his worship of Allah:

“O Lord! Harm has afflicted me; my remembrance of You with my tongue and my worship of You with my heart will suffer.” Allah Almighty then accepted this pure sincere, disinterested and devout supplication in the most miraculous fashion. He granted to Job perfect good health and made manifest in him all kinds of compassion. This Flash contains Five Points:


1. Qur’an, 21:83.

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First Point: It tells us that we have inner sicknesses of the spirit and heart corresponding to the outer wounds and sicknesses of the Prophet Ayyub.
Second Point: It tells us that people have no right to complain about misfortunes and illnesses.
Third Point: It explains how misfortune transforms a short time into a long time.
Fourth Point: The power of patient endurance is adequate to every misfortune unless it is scattered.
Fifth Point: It consists of three matters.
First Matter: The real misfortune is the one that affects religion
Second Matter: If physical misfortunes are seen to be large, they grow; if they are seen to be small, they shrink.
Third Matter: In this age, misfortune is a divine favor
Conclusion: Misfortunes and pains activate the cogwheels of the machine called man.

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