Allah Ta‘ala says:
وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوْعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنْفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِيْنَ
And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to the patient ones. (Al-Baqara: 155)
The condition of our health is a test from Allah. As believers, we believe in taqdir and destiny. We believe that all good and bad is from Allah. It is wajib (obligatory) to be happy with taqdir as that is the will of Allah.
Almighty Allah is Al-Hakim (the All-Wise). Every act of Allah has wisdom in it. Our present health situation is decreed by Allah. There is some good hidden in this situation which we cannot comprehend. What we should do is to Submit to the will of Allah and make du‘a to Allah to grant us cure. If we believe that sickness is from Allah, then we also believe that cure is also from Allah. We should turn to Allah with full conviction and be positive.
The following du‘a is effective in overcoming grief and anxiety:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْجُبْنِ وَالْبُخْلِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ غَلَبَةِ الدَّيْنِ وَقَهْرِ الرِّجَالِ.
O Allah! I seek refuge in You from worry and grief, I seek refuge in You from incapacity and laziness, I seek refuge in You from cowardice and miserliness, and I seek refuge in You from being heavily in debt and from being overpowered by (other) men. (Sunan Abu Dawud, 1555)
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ(peace be upon him) has beautifully said, “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that,” (Sahih al-Bukhari, 5641 – 5642).
Short Dua for Quick Recovery
When One is sick , It is advisable to recite Surah al-Fātihah seven times and blow on the patient. It was the habit of the beloved Messenger (sallallāhu `alayhi wasallam) to recite the following duaa when visiting the sick:
اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ النَّاسِ أَذْهِبِ البَاسَ، اشْفِهِ وَأَنْتَ الشَّافِي، لاَ شِفَاءَ إِلَّا شِفَاؤُكَ، شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا
Transliteration: Allaahumma rabbin naas, adh`hibil ba’s, ishfihi antash shaafi, laa shifaa’a illaa shifaauk, shifaa’an laa yughaadiru saqamaa
Translation: Oh Allah, the Lord of the people! Remove the trouble and heal him (i.e. the sick person) for You are the Healer. No healing is of any avail but Yours; healing that will leave behind no ailment.[Sahīh al-Bukhari 5743 The Book of Medicine]
Furthermore, it is reported in the Sahīh of Imam Muslim (rahimahullāh) that the Messenger of Allah (sallallāhu `alayhi wasallam) also advised the sick to do the following:
ضَعْ يَدَكَ عَلَى الَّذِي تَأَلَّمَ مِنْ جَسَدِكَ، وَقُلْ بِاسْمِ اللهِ ثَلَاثًا، وَقُلْ سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ وَقُدْرَتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَجِدُ وَأُحَاذِرُ
Translation: Place your hand at the place where you feel pain in your body and say “bismillah” three times and also recite (the following) seven times: a`udhu billāhi wa qudratihi min sharri maa ajidu wa uhadhiru.[Muslim, 2202, The Book of Greetings]
There are Some Recommended Dua for Various ailment .
Dua for Ear Problems
|Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Who provideth for you from the sky and the earth, or Who owneth hearing and sight; and Who bringeth forth the living from the dead and bringeth forth the dead from the living; and Who directeth the course? They will say: Allah. Then say: Will ye not then keep your duty (unto Him)?||Qul Man Yarzuqukum Mina As-Samā’i Wa Al-‘Arđi ‘Amman Yamliku As-Sam`a Wa Al-‘Abşāra Wa Man Yukhriju Al-Ĥayya Mina Al-Mayyiti Wa Yukhriju Al-Mayyita Mina Al-Ĥayyi Wa Man Yudabbiru Al-‘Amra Fasayaqūlūna Allāhu Faqul ‘Afalā Tattaqūna|
Quranic Dua for Eye Problems
|(And unto the evil-doer it is said): Thou wast in heedlessness of this. Now We have removed from thee thy covering, and piercing is thy sight this day.||Laqad Kunta Fī Ghaflatin Min Hādhā Fakashafnā `Anka Ghiţā’aka Fabaşaruka Al-Yawma Ĥadīdun|
Dua for Bone Problems
|And he hath coined for Us a similitude, and hath forgotten the fact of his creation, saying: Who will revive these bones when they have rotted away?||Wa Đaraba Lanā Mathalāan Wa Nasiya Khalqahu Qāla Man Yuĥyī Al-`Ižāma Wa Hiya Ramīmun|
|36.79||Say: He will revive them Who produced them at the first, for He is Knower of every creation,||Qul Yuĥyīhā Al-Ladhī ‘Ansha’ahā ‘Awwala Marratin Wa Huwa Bikulli Khalqin `Alīmun|
Quranic Dua for Beautiful Skin :
Musallamatun Lā Shiyata Fīhā – whole and without mark.
Dua for Heart Problems
|Who have believed and whose hearts have rest in the remembrance of Allah. Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest!||Al-Ladhīna ‘Āmanū Wa Taţma’innu Qulūbuhum Bidhikri Allāhi ‘Alā Bidhikri Allāhi Taţma’innu Al-Qulūbu|
Dua for Nerve Problems
Dua to Concieve
|Allah´s is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them. He createth what He will. And Allah is Able to do all things.||Wa Lillahi Mulku As-Samāwāti Wa Al-‘Arđi Wa Mā Baynahumā Ykhluqu Mā Yashā’u Wa Allāhu `Alá Kulli Shay’in Qadīrun|
|(Part of Ayah 17 )وَلِلَّهِ مُلكُ السَّماواتِ وَالأَرضِ وَما بَينَهُما ۚ يَخلُقُ ما يَشاءُ ۚ وَاللَّهُ عَلىٰ كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَديرٌ|
Dua to Restore Health
|If Allah touch thee with affliction, there is none that can relieve therefrom save Him, and if He touch thee with good fortune (there is none that can impair it); for He is Able to do all things.||Wa ‘In Yamsaska Allāhu Biđurrin Falā Kāshifa Lahu ‘Illā Huwa Wa ‘In Yamsaska Bikhayrin Fahuwa `Alá Kulli Shay’in Qadīrun|
O Allah, grant shifa (healing) to those who are sick and ailing.
O my beloved Allah, shifa is in Your hands.
O Allah, we know that there is effect in du’aa and there is effect in medication, but O Allah, shifa is in Your hands.
O Allah, we know that sometimes sickness is a rahmat and a blessing in a disguised form, but we are extremely weak.
O Allah, even if such sickness is a rahmat…O Allah, change it to the rahmat of good health.
O Allah, grant us shifa from all sicknesses and ailments – physical and spiritual.
O Allah, bless us with physical health and spiritual health.
Ammen. Ya Rabbul Alamin.