I was told that my eyes might stay dilated for 24 hours and will be sensitive to light..... whats the big deal i thought, i can handle some sensitivity to light..... she gave me a pair of glasses to wear outside and i headed home.
A few hours later, one of my eyes went back to normal, however the other eye was still dilated and made my vision blurry. I had to run some errands so i figured it would go away if i put the glasses on. I got in my car and put my glasses on and was fine...... when i got to the grocery store to do some shopping i figured id be fine without the glasses and took them off. BIG MISTAKE!!! 2 minutes later, the lights were glaring down at me and my right eye was blurry and i could barely make my way through the isles. I contemplated going back to the car to get my glasses but felt a bit shy wearing the huge glasses she had given me....
i quickly finished shopping and ran to my car and put my glasses back on, what a relief my eyes felt so much better. I then realized that if i want to see i need to keep the glasses on, especially since one eye was still dilated.
I then headed to the library to grab a few books i needed and this time i worked up enough courage to put the glasses on. I felt very awkward and wanted to tell people that my eyes were dilated and that is why i am wearing huge glasses (which by the way did not have arms on them, they just sat on my nose and the sides of the glasses attached to my cheeks (weird i know).
This experience taught me a lot. First, things such as vision, hearing, sense of smell, taste, are things i easily take advantage of. I should be thanking Allah daily that he gave me these things, especially since there are a lot of people who are blind, deaf or mute.
Allahumma inni a'udhu bika minal-barasi, wal-jununi, wal-judhami, wa sayyi'il-asqami'
O Allah! I seek refuge in You from leucoderma, insanity, leprosy and evil diseases
[abu Dawud, #8/1549]
Anas (ra) reported that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) used to supplicate (the above)
La ilaha ilAllah al-‘Adheem al-Haleem, la ilaha ilAllah Rabb al-Arsh al-‘adheem, la ilaha ilAllah Rabb as-Samawat wa Rabb al-Ard wa Rabb al-Arsh al-Kareem
There is no god but Allah, the All-Powerful, the Forbearing; there is no god but Allah, Lord of the mighty Throne; there is no god but Allah, Lord of heaven, Lord of earth, and Lord of the noble Throne.[Sahih al-Bukhari, 8/154, Muslim, 4/2092]
Ibn Abbas (ra) reported that when the Prophet (saws) felt distressed he would say (the above)
اللهم انى اسئلك فرجا قريبا وصبرا اجميلا ورزقا و اسعا و العافية من جميع البلآء و اسئلك تمام العافية و اسئلك دوام العافية واسئلك الشكر على العافية و اسئلك الغنى عن الناس و ا حول و لا قوة الا با لله العلى العضيم
Allahumma inni as'aluka farajan qariban, wa sabran jameelan, wa rizqan wasi'an, wal 'afiyata min jami'il-bala'i, wa as'aluka tammamal-'afiyati wa as'aluka dawamal-'afiyati, wa as'aluka-sh-shukha'alal 'afiyati, wa as'alukal-ghina 'anin-naasi, wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil 'aliyyil-adhim.
O Allah, I ask You of immediate prosperity, and beautiful patience against misery and affliction, and abundance in sustenance, and peace from all misfortunes; and I also ask You for perfect and perpetual peace of mind, and I ask You to enable me to give thanks for granting me peace, and I ask You (to make me prosperous enough) to be needless of other people, and I cannot be saved (from sins) nor have I power (for good deeds), but by the help of Allah, the Sublime, the Great.
اللَّهُمَّ أذْهِبَ الْبَاسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ، اشْفِ وَ أنْتَ الشَّافِى، لا شِفاَءَ إلّا شِفاَؤُكَ، شِفاَءً لَا يُغاَدِرُ سِقَماً
Allahumma adhhibal-bas, Rabb-annaas, ishfi wa Anatal Shaafi, la shifaa' 'illa Shiaa'uk, Shifa'al la youghadiru saqama
O Allah, Remove the Hardship, Oh Lord of Mankind, Grant cure, for You are the Healer, There is not Cure but from You, cure which leaves no illness behind
(while patting the sick person, recite)