When a calamity or natural disaster strikes, it is generally attributed to certain phenomena. For example, a tsunami is said to be caused by an underwater earthquake, Seismologists say that the sudden release of friction and pressure between tectonic plates causes an earthquake.
While we can not reject the effect and influence of natural causes – after all, they are established through rational and traditional proofs – it is wrong to believe that they are the essential causes.
In this short and concise treatise, Hakimul Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahimahu Allah) diagnoses – from the Quraan and Ahadith – the ultimate or root causes of droughts, plagues and similar calamities. Unlike modern medical practitioners whose treatments are by and large symptomatic, the author provides a curative treatment for droughts and plagues. This treatment is also derived from the Qur’an and Hadith. He presents an eleven-point course of action which, if followed, will save a person from succumbing to calamities. He concludes the treatise with selected invocations which will protect one from all types of evil.