3 Effective Duas for Healing from Diseases
Prayers and Duas are the mainstay of Islam. A Muslim bows in front of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى five times a day in compulsory Prayers (Namaz, Salah). They also spend a considerable time of the day and night reciting the Holy Quran and various other duas. That shows the importance of worship in Islam and how Muslims rely on Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى for everything in their life.
Reciting a dua is a multipurpose act in Islam. It is a form of worship, a plea, and a humble request of a Muslim in front of his creator seeking His mercy and guidance. Some of the duas are specific for a certain event or occasion. In contrast, some others are offered by a Muslim for the overall betterment of his life in particular and for the entire Muslim Ummah in general.
In short, the life of a Muslim revolves around various prayers and duas for almost everything in his life.
Dua is a way of approaching Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى for the fulfillment of our desires, seeking His guidance and mercy to resolve our problems and needs, and requesting the betterment of our lives. Per our belief, Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى is the ultimate authority and power to help us in our difficult times.
In Surah Ghafir, verse number 60, it is narrated, “Pray to Me, and I will accept your prayers. Surely those who wax too proud to worship Me shall enter Hell, utterly abased”.
who wax too proud to worship Me shall enter Hell, utterly abased”.
That shows the importance of praying. Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى urges us to pray to Him and has promised that He listens and accepts our pray.
Additionally, praying is also a form of worship and has benefits. So, reciting a dua, whether a general purpose dua or a specific dua for a specific event, occasion, or problem, is always beneficial for us. However, sometimes one may feel that his prayer is not showing signs of acceptance, but remember, a dua never goes unattended. It will bring rewards for us in one way or another.
So, it is very important to pray to Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى all the time, especially when facing some problems and difficulties in our life.
Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى is the most merciful and compassionate and is the Ultimate authority. Hence, it is a part of our faith that whatever we get in our life on this planet and the life hereafter comes with His will and Divine Wisdom. But sometimes one may wonder why Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى sends hardships, such as diseases, in our life.
On the very first, it must be our firm belief that every such adversity comes in our life with the command of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى. There may be several reasons why it comes our way. By sending difficult times in our life, Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى tests our faith, as said in Quran, in verses number 2 and 3 of surah Al-Ankaboot. Translation: “Do people think that they will be let go merely by saying: “We believe,” and that they will not be tested.” “For We indeed tested those who went before them? Allah will ascertain those who spoke the truth and those who lied.” You may follow the Duas section of Muslim and Qur'an for more references.
So, the diseases come our way by God's will to test our faith in Him. It is also a test of our patience. By sending diseases to us, Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى compensates our sins. And it makes us recall Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى, which we may not be doing in our relaxed times.
Hence, it may be the will of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى to test one’s level of faith and patience by sending such hardships. On the other hand, Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى also promises good times after these adversities.
Surah Al-Inshirah verse number 5 tells us, “Indeed, there is ease with hardship.”
So, one should always recite dua and request Allah Almighty to help us overcome difficult times like diseases.
As Muslims, we firmly believe that all diseases come from Allah Almighty.
Hadith Number 5678 in Book 76 of Sahih Al-Bukhari, narrates The Prophet (ﷺ) said, " There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment."
That’s why we must recite dua for healing from diseases. There are so many duas that scholars have collected from the Quran and Sunnah, which are beneficial for curing various diseases. Here are some of these effective duas.
One of the most effective dua for protection and cure against some of the serious illnesses such as leprosy and madness is found in the Hadith number 139 from book 8 of Sunan Abi-Dawud, Translation -"O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases."
You may recite this dua so often for protection against diseases. It should be recited specifically when suffering from any serious illness. The best time to recite this dua is in the morning or the afternoon, though it can be recited anytime, anywhere.
Another useful dua for a cure against diseases is verse 80 of Surah Ash-shura of the Holy Quran, which narrates: “And Who, when I am ill, heals me.”
This is an effective dua for protection and healing from all diseases. Recite it whenever you have time, especially when suffering from any illness.
A very powerful and effective dua is from the Quran. Verse number 201 Sura Al-Baqara. Translation - Then there are others who say, "Our Lord, give us what is good in this world and what is good in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of Fire" This is known as the favorite dua of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
It is a multipurpose dua that one should recite repeatedly. It gives protection against all types of adversities, difficulties, and ailments in this world and also protects from the fire of hell in the life hereafter.
Islam is a religion that addresses every issue that a person is likely to face in this world. That’s why it is referred to as “Deen-e-Fitrat,” a Religion of Nature. It tells us how to eat, drink, sleep, travel, and do business or trade and what your responsibilities are towards your parents and family. We can take guidance for everything from the Quran and Sunnah.
How to get protected from illness and if it all comes our way, Islam tells us what to do. Though there are so many duas that one can recite for the betterment of one's life, some specific duas are also available in the Quran and Hadith to stay protected from diseases. These duas are also useful for healing from diseases. Make it a habit to recite these dua repeatedly, whenever possible.
The blog has been written By Safia Malik
Published on October 8, 2023
Prayers and Duas are the mainstay of Islam. A Muslim bows in front of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى five times a day in compulsory Prayers (Namaz, Salah). They also spend a considerable time of the day and night reciting the Holy Quran and various other duas. That shows the importance of worship in Islam and how Muslims rely on Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى for everything in their life. Reciting a dua is a multipurpose act in Islam. It is a form of worship, a plea, and a humble request of a Muslim in front of his creator seeking His mercy and guidance. Some of the duas are specific for a certain event or occasion. In contrast, some others are offered by a Muslim for the overall betterment of his life in particular and for the entire Muslim Ummah in general. In short, the life of a Muslim revolves around various prayers and duas for almost everything in his life.
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