When you face calamity get something better

Who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return."

[Qur’aan 2:156]

'Umm Salamah, the wife of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying: There is no slave who says, when afflicted with calamity, Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return, O Allaah reward me for my calamity and give me better than it, except that Allaah rewards him for his calamity and gives him better than it. She ('Umm Salamah) said: When 'Abu Salamah died I said like that which the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) ordered me to, and so Allaah gave me better than him [i.e. better than ‘Abu Salamah], [i.e. I was married to] the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)

[Sahih Muslim Hadith No. 918]

 

 

Arabic and transliteration of duaa'

 

إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ اللَّهُمَّ أْجُرْنِي فِي مُصِيبَتِي وَأَخْلِفْ لِي خَيْرًا مِنْهَا

'innaa lillaahi wa 'innaa 'ilaihi raaji'uun. Allaahumma' jurnii fii muSiibatii wakh lif lii khairam minhaa