Could you provide the reference and Arabic text for this narration?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Prepare for the waves of calamities through du’a and turning to Allah in humility.”
This narration is recorded in Al Marasil of Imam Abu Dawud and Shu’abul Iman as part of a longer narration.
(Al Marasil, Hadith: 105, Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3279. Also see: Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3280 and Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 520)
Arabic text and translation
استقبلوا أمواج البلاء بالدعاء والتضرع
Prepare for the waves of calamity [in advance] by engaging in du’a and turning to Allah in humility.
See the complete Hadith here
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
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