Dialogue between the Traveler and the Prophet Muhammad (saaw). My vacation is coming to an end. I’m about to go back to boarding school. They know about my ED. I don’t look forward to going back. Do you know, what happens at lunch time? A member of staff sits with me and makes sure I finish all my meal. I’m like in a prison. Yesterday I managed to get hold of scale. I was few pounds heavier. I yelled and yelled and yelled at my mother. The yelling grew louder and louder with each passing second. Exhausted, I collapsed on bed and cried myself to sleep. I woke up next morning in a state of melancholy, feeling worthless. I don’t want to go back to boarding school. I don’t want to see my friends. I have a recovery box and this dialogue is in my box, it helps me so much. I hope some readers will also find it useful.
This dialogue between the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the Traveler was sent to me by a sufferer in Izmir. I share it with you. Many lessons to derive from this dialogue. In recovery we need to create a positive dialogue. Our speech and negativity that lives in our mind can really affect our self-confidence, our self-esteem and our overall life.
A traveler once came to the mosque to see the Prophet (PBUH). After greeting the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) he was asked where he was from. The traveler replied that he came from very far just to get a few questions answered. Following is the dialogue between the traveler and Our Beloved Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Traveler:I do not want Punishment to be written in my account.
Prophet(PBUH): behave well with your parents.
Traveler: I want to be known among st people as an intelligent person.
Prophet(PBUH): Fear Allah always.
Traveler: I want to be counted amongst Allah’s favorites.
Prophet(PBUH) : Recite Quran every morning and evening.
Traveler:I want my heart to always be enlightened.
Prophet(PBUH): Never forget death.
Traveler:I never want to be away from Allah’s blessing.
Prophet(PBUH): Always treat fellow creatures well.
Traveler: I never want to be harmed by my enemies.
Prophet(PBUH): Always have faith in only Allah.
Traveler: I never want to be humiliated.
Prophet(PBUH): Be careful of your actions.
Traveler:I wish to live long.
Prophet(PBUH): Always do Goodness towards relatives.
Traveler: I want my sustenance to increase.
Prophet(PBUH) : Always be in wudhoo.
Traveler:I wish to stay free of adhaab in the grave.
Prophet(PBUH) : always wear pure clean clothes.
Traveler: I never want to burn in hell.
Prophet(PBUH) : control your eyes and tongue.
Traveler: How do I get my sins forgiven.
Prophet(PBUH): always ask forgiveness from Allah with a lot of humility.
Traveler: I want people to respect me always.
Prophet(PBUH) : never extend your hands of need at people.
Traveler: I want to always be honored.
Prophet(PBUH) : never humiliate or put down anyone.
Traveler: I don’t want to be squeezed by fishare qabr. ( squeezing in the grave)
Prophet(PBUH): recite sura e mulk often.
Traveler: I want my wealth to increase.
Prophet(PBUH): recite Sura al Waq’iah every night.
Traveler: I want to be safe and at peace on day of judgment.
Prophet(PBUH): do zikr (Remembrance) of Allah from dusk to night.
Traveler: I want to be in full attention and concentration during namaaz.
Prophet(PBUH): always do wudhoo with concentration and attention.
These are the solutions of our problems, If we start following it Inshallah we will on the better side