The BEST Dua For A Sick Or Ill Person

Safiya Rahman

July 31, 2023
A sick person in need of dua

Islam teaches us that both good health and physical ailment are a part of life, and it’s through these trials and tribulations that we can grow and develop as individuals. They also serve as reminders to turn back towards Allah and seek His mercy and forgiveness.

However, what can you do to help someone who is sick or ill? Here are some duas that you can recite for a friend or family member afflicted with illness.

The best dua for a sick or ill person 🤒

There is a strong, authentic hadith recorded by At-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud and Al-Albani, and referred to in Fortress of the Muslim:

أَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ رَبَّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ أَنْ يَشْفِيَكَ

Transliteration: As’al Allah al-'Azim, Rabb al-'Arsh al-Azim, an yashfiyak

Translation: "I ask Allah, the Mighty, the Lord of the Mighty Throne, to heal you."

It is recommended to recite the above dua seven times in Arabic. It confirms that only Allah (SWT) has the power and authority to grant healing.

Ill muslim man in hospital recovering with the help of duas

4 more things a sick person should supplicate 🤲

1. Dua for refuge from weakness

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحُزْنِ، وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَالْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ، وَضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ

Transliteration: Allahumma inni a'udhu bika minal-hammi wal-hazani, wal-'ajzi wal-kasali, wal-bukhli wal-jubni, wa dala'id-dayni wa ghalabatir-rijal

Translation: "O Allah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being overpowered by men."

This dua recorded in Al-Bukhari asks Allah (SWT) from protection against all afflictions of man including weakness.

2. Dua for soundness of body

اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي بَدَنِي اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي سَمْعِي اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي بَصَرِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

Transliteration: Allahumma 'afini fi badani, Allahumma 'afini fi sam'i, Allahumma 'afini fi basari, La ilaha illa Anta

Translation: "O Allah, make me healthy in my body. O Allah, preserve for me my hearing. O Allah, preserve for me my sight. There is none worthy of worship but You."

It was transmitted by Abu Dawud that Abu Bakr had heard the Prophet (pbuh) say the above dua every morning, three times, and also again in the evening, three times. This could also help with curing headaches.

Hijab women making dua in hospital

3. Dua for relieving distress

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ ابْنُ عَبْدِكَ ابْنُ أَمَتِكَ نَاصِيَتِي بِيَدِكَ، مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ، عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَدًا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ الْقُرْآنَ رَبِيعَ قَلْبِي، وَنُورَ صَدْرِي وَجَلَاءَ حُزْنِي وَذَهَابَ هَمِّي

Transliteration: Allahumma inni 'abduka, ibn 'abdika, ibn amatika, nasiyati biyadika, ma din fiyya hukmuka, 'adlun fiyya qada'uka, as'aluka bikulli ismin huwa laka, sammaita bihi nafsaka, aw anzaltahu fi kitabika, aw 'allamtahu ahadan min khalqika, aw ista'tharta bihi fi 'ilm il-ghaybi 'indaka, an taj'ala al-Qur'ana rabi'a qalbi, wa nur sadri, wa jalaa huzni, wa dhaba hammi.

Translation: "O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of Your maidservant. My forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every name belonging to You which You have named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur'an the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety."

The above dua was graded as authentic by Al-Albani and places emphasis on the One God, Allah and what He has revealed to us, understanding that it is only Allah who can grant us relief from depression, anxiety, sorrow and pain.

4. Dua for preserving from anguish

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي دِينِي وَدُنْيَاىَ وَأَهْلِي وَمَالِي اللَّهُمَّ اسْتُرْ عَوْرَاتِي وَآمِنْ رَوْعَاتِي

Transliteration: Allahumma inni as’aluka al-’afwa wa al-’afiya fi al-dunya wa al-akhirah. Allahumma inni as’aluka al-’afwa wa al-’afiya fi dini wa dunyaya wa ahli wa mali. Allahumma astur ‘awrati, wa amin raw’ati

Translation: "O Allah, I ask You for pardon and well-being in this life and the next. O Allah, I ask You for pardon and well-being in my religious and worldly affairs, and my family and my wealth. O Allah, veil my weaknesses and set at ease my dismay."

This comprehensive dua asks God for forgiveness and protection in religion and everything concerning this dunya.

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