Du’a To Ask Allah To Heal Someone Who Is Sick: Apart from going to the hospital for medical treatment, Muslims are also expected to pray to Allah for divine healing. Prayers work for us even while we are sleeping, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). The Prophet advised us to say prayers from Quran (Surah Ikhlas, Al Falaq, Annas and/or last verse of Al Baqra (2:286) before going to sleep, “Seek medical treatment, for Allah has provided a cure for every illness.” (Abu Dawud).
They are also encouraged to pray too, using certain prayers (du’a) to call on Allah to heal whoever is sick. These supplications can be found in Holy Books like the Quran and the Sunnah, a compilation of the sayings and teachings of the prophet. See how to use some Du’a for healing sickness, prayer to Allah for healing below to pray for yourself, family, friends and patients in hospitals, knowing that cure is only from God.
The Sufi Practices
In the treatment of diseases, Sufis use prayers and the knowledge of specific verses of the Quran and the names of Allah. This is called the Science of Tawidh (Taweez). They use science of numerology associated with Arabic alphabets. Some sample tawidh is given for illustration. One must know the healing is not in a piece of paper, words or numbers, but only from Allah. In my humble opinion, Tawidh is only a way to become God-conscious and receive His mercy as a result.
Use of Meditation in Prayer and Healing
Meditation includes acts of remembrance and communications with God as ordained to us.
Du’a From the Quran Prayer To Allah for Healing
The Islamic prophet Ayyub is the same as Job in the Judeo-Christian Old Testament, and he suffered greatly and gracefully. This is his du’a, from the Quran:
- “‘An-nee mas-sa-ni-yaD-Dur-ru wa ‘AN-ta ‘Ar-Ha-mur-raa-Hi-meen.” (Truly distress has seized me, but You are Most Merciful of those that are merciful.) —Quran 21:83–84
- “When my servant asks you (O Muhammad) about me, (tell them) I am close to them: I listen to the prayer of each supplicant when he asks Me. Let them listen to My call and believe in Me, that they may walk in the right way” (Quran 2:186).
- “Your Lord says: “Call on Me and I will answer your call” (Quran 40:60).
- “Those who believe and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of God, for in the remembrance of God do hearts find rest” (Quran 13:28).
- “Remember Me, I will remember you; thank Me and reject Me not” (Quran 2:152).
- “Remember thy Lord much and praise Him in the evening and morning” (Quran 3:41).
- “Such as those who remember God standing, sitting and reclining” (Quran 3:191).
- “and men who remember God much and women who remember God, God has prepared for them forgiveness and a vast reward” (Quran 33:35).
- “O you believe! Remember God with much remembrance and glorify Him in the morning and evening” (Quran 33:41-42).
Du’as From the Sunnah Prayer To Allah for Healing
Whenever the early Muslims became sick, they sought the advice of the prophet Muhammad himself. When someone fell ill, the Prophet would recite one of these four du’as for them.
It is recommended to touch the area of pain with the right hand while reciting this supplication:
- “Allahuma rabbi-nas adhhabal ba’sa, ashfi wa entashafi, la shifa’ illa shifa’uka shifa’ la yughadiru saqama.” (Oh Allah! The Sustainer of Mankind! Remove the illness, cure the disease. You are the One Who cures. There is no cure except Your cure. Grant us a cure that leaves no illness.)
- “Rabbana ‘atinaa fid dunyaa hasanat wafil aakhirati hasana taw wa qinaa azaaban near.” (Oh Allah! Our Lord and Sustainer! Grant us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and save us from the Fire of Jahannam (Hell).)
- Repeat the following du’a seven times: “‘As’alu Allah al ‘azim rabbil ‘arshil azim an yashifika.” (I ask Allah, the Mighty, the Lord of the Mighty Throne, to cure you.)
This du’a should be recited while the sick person places his or her right hand on the area of pain. The word “bismillah” should be repeated three times, and the entire supplication should be recited seven times: “A’oozu bi’izzatillaahi wa qudratihi min sharri maa ajidu wa uhaaziru.” (I seek protection in the might of Allah and His power from the evil of what I am experiencing and of what I fear.)
The Sunnah adds that suicide is never an option for a Muslim no matter how ill or sick he/she feels.
Seeking Help with Prayers
According to Imam Ghazali, illness increases faith and brings man closer to God. Knowing this nature, we are told by the Quran – “O you who believe, seek help with patience and prayers, as God is with those who patiently persevere” (Quran 2:153).
The Prophet Muhammad used to comfort the ill when he visited them and would say the following prayer:
- “O Allah remove the hardship, O Lord of mankind, grant cure for You are the Healer. There is no cure but from You, a cure which leaves no illness behind.“
He would also make following prayer for his own health:
- “O Allah cure my body, cure my heart and cure my eyesight from any illness” (repeated 3 times).
Du’a: Muslim Prayers For Healing Sickness
- “Allahumma rabba al-nnas adhhibi al-ba’sa ishfi anta al-sshafi la shifa’a illa shifa’ula shifa’an la yughadiru saqaman.” (O Allah, O Lord of Mankind, remove the affliction and send down cure and healing, for no one can cure but You; so cure in such a way that no trace of illness is left).
- “An-nee mas-sa-ni-yaD-Dur-ru wa ‘AN-ta ‘Ar-Ha-mur-raa-Hi-meen” - Quran 21:83–84 (Truly distress has seized me, but You are Most Merciful of those that are merciful.)
- “As’alu Allaha al-zheem rabba al-‘arshi al-azheem an yashfiyane.”(I beseech Allah, the Great, Lord of the Mighty Throne, to heal me).
Du’a To Heal Area Of Pain
When we are ill, we should seek medical attention – but we can also pray to Allah s.w.t. to help with our recovery.
- “A’udhu bi izzati Allahi wa qudratihi mimma ajidu wa uhadhiru.”(I seek refuge and protection in the August might and power of Allah from the pain and illness I am suffering from and I’m afraid of).