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10 Dua for Depression,anxiety & Sadness


Dua for Depression: Depression and Sadness in Islam

“I was running the blind race of life-chasing money, power and position. I wanted to be the best at everything. I ran and ran and ran but whenever I raised my head to congratulate myself for my achievement, I felt far behind. Knowing far well that there is no end to my race, I kept on running. The glamour of life took me to a  world  where I always felt unfortunate and sad. I am a Muslim but satan made me feel upset with whatever I had. I measured the happiness with the glamorous social profile of my friends and colleagues. I looked at my Colleagues who got a better pay for their work and at my friends who enjoyed vacations after vacations. I felt deprived of the Sweetness of life.(Naujobillah!)”

This is not my own story but the Satanic thought that comes to each one of us and grasp our throat (probably not only mine!) and we really become unfortunate to acknowledge the immense blessing Allah has bestowed us with.

feeling sad-dua for sadness, worries and depression

We may be having lots of difficulties and trials in our life. We may be frustrated to the extreme but I ask you are we going to live here forever? You know what, Our life is not a Place where we get all we want. Our life is a test. It is like an airport terminal where we are waiting for the next flight to our eternal destination. The Venue of the destination(Heaven/hell) depends on how we attempt our specifically designed question paper for us(trials of life).So first of all weneed to have faith and stay strong. We need to believe in ourself and have faith in the mercy of Allah swt and just do our best.

Today, If You Want to remove depression,Sadness,anxiety and all sort of Worries from your life, take your  time to make astaghfar for my every act of Impatience and Un-thankfulness. You will be surprised to Know that this simple act of asking forgiveness of Allah swt is the key to Success to all sort of Happiness. Don’t believe me? Read this Powerful story of Imam Ahmed and the Baker .

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اللّهُـمَّ رَحْمَتَـكَ أَرْجوفَلا تَكِلـني إِلى نَفْـسي طَـرْفَةَ عَـيْن، وَأَصْلِـحْ لي شَأْنـي كُلَّـه لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أنْـت

O Allah, I hope for Your mercy. Do not leave me to myself even for the blinking of an eye. Correct all of my affairs for me. There is none worthy of worship but You. [Ibn Hibban, 864]

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Actually, This world should not be the main concern at all.

It was narrated that Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever is mainly concerned about the Hereafter, Allah will make him feel independent of others and will make him focused and content, and his worldly affairs will fall into place. But whoever is mainly concerned with this world, Allah will make him feel in constant need of others and will make him distracted and unfocused, and he will get nothing of this world except what is decreed for him.”

(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2389; classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6510).

It is time that  We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of the world and of our own nafs. Oh Allah!We have been so Unthankful when We Complained about our deteriorating health. There are number of People who can’t even stand,see,hear ,talk, feel or understand. You made us so beautiful but we kept comparing the color of my skin, hair and composure. You gave us the ability to earn while there are thousand crippled, unqualified people around the world who are forced to beg for their living. Every Morning  I see the beauty of your creation, I  feel the warmth of my close friend and relatives, stand perfectly in front of the mirror every morning , get a perfect meal to feed my belly but the human in me wants more.” Oh Allah ! I  Seek your forgiveness my Lord from all sorts of Shortcomings in me. Please forgive Me!

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا عَمِلْتُ وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا لَمْ أَعْمَلْ

O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the evil of what I have done and from the evil of what I have not done yet. [Sunan an-Nasa’i, 5526]

You Know ? Today,when I walked the lane of the hospital,my eyes were overwhelmed with the suffering of others. There are mothers who are giving each and every second of their life to their abnormal/crippled children.There are people who are paralyses and can do nothing by themselves.There are people loosing there legs,hands,eyes.There are people dying….There are People dying from unexpected bombings, accidents, disease, tortures, sudden deaths.But still Satan makes us feel unfortunate.Oh Allah protect us from this Satan which makes the saying of my “Alhumdulillah” void by making me feel unfortunate at times.

O Allah! Everything belongs to you. Accept us as your humble servant and make us thankful and Patient.Include us among the ones with whom you are pleased and do not make us among the ones who earn your worth.We can never be unfortunate because We are Muslim.We have the biggest fortune of  earning your pleasure because we are Muslim. and anything We desire from you is to increase me in taqwa.

Hadith to battle depression

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It was narrated that Suhayb said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:“How wonderful is the affair of the believer, for all his affairs are good, and this applies to no one except the believer. If something good happens to him, he gives thanks, and that is good for him, and it something bad happens to him, he bears it with patience, and that is good for him.”

(Narrated by Muslim, 2999)

Some Dua for depression sadness and Anxiety

There are some dua for sadness and depression derived from Quran and hadith. They are-

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10 Dua for Depression,anxiety & Sadness February 25, 2024
  1. It was reported that the Prophet (PBUH) used to recite this Dua:

اللّهُـمَّ رَحْمَتَـكَ أَرْجـوفَلا تَكِلـني إِلى نَفْـسي طَـرْفَةَ عَـيْن، وَأَصْلِـحْ لي شَأْنـي كُلَّـه لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أنْـت

“O Allah, I hope for Your mercy. Do not leave me to myself even for the blinking of an eye (i.e. a moment). Correct all of my affairs for me. There is none worthy of worship but You.” (Abu Dawud 4/324, Ahmad 5/42. Al-Albani graded it as good in Sahih Abu Dawud 3/959.)

2.This is a very short dua which we can memorize and read at all times

مَسَّنِيَ الضُّرُّ وَأَنتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ

Indeed, adversity has touched me, and you are the Most Merciful of the merciful.” [Qur’an, 21:83]

When we complain about our affairs only to Allah and seek his help, Allah definitely helps us. He helps us by either taking away the afflictions or by removing our sins and by giving immense reward for it because of our Sabr.

3. In al-Saheehayn it was reported from Ibn ‘Abbaas that the Messenger of Allaah (Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to say, when he felt distressed or depression and worries:

لا إلَهَ إلاَّ اللَّهُ الْعَظـيمُ الْحَلِـيمْ، لا إلَهَ إلاَّ اللَّهُ رَبُّ العَـرْشِ العَظِيـمِ، لا إلَهَ إلاَّ اللَّهُ رَبُّ السَّمَـوّاتِ ورّبُّ الأَرْضِ ورَبُّ العَرْشِ الكَـريم

“La ilaaha ill-Allaah al-‘Azeem ul-Haleem, Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb il-‘arsh il-‘azeem, Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb is-samawaati wa Rabb il-ard wa Rabb il-‘arsh il-kareem”

“There is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.” (Al-Bukhari 8/154, Muslim 4/2092)

4. It was reported that Asmaa’ bint ‘Umays (may Allah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to me:

“Shall I not teach you some words to say when you feel distressed, Depression and Worries ?

اللهُ اللهُ رَبِّ لا أُشْـرِكُ بِهِ شَيْـئاً

‘Allaah, Allaah, Rabbee laa ushriku bihi shay’an’

Allaah, Allaah, my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him (Abu Dawud 2/87. See also Al-Albani, Sahih Ibn Majah 2/335.)

5. It was reported from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “No person suffers any anxiety or grief, and says:

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّي عَبْـدُكَ ابْنُ عَبْـدِكَ ابْنُ أَمَتِـكَ نَاصِيَتِي بِيَـدِكَ، مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ، عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤكَ أَسْأَلُـكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّـيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ أِوْ أَنْزَلْتَـهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ، أَوْ عَلَّمْـتَهُ أَحَداً مِنْ خَلْقِـكَ أَوِ اسْتَـأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الغَيْـبِ عِنْـدَكَ أَنْ تَجْـعَلَ القُرْآنَ رَبِيـعَ قَلْبِـي، وَنورَ صَـدْرِي وجَلَاءَ حُـزْنِي وذَهَابَ هَمِّـي

‘Allaahumma innee ‘abduka wa ibn ‘abdika wa ibn amatika, naasiyati bi yadika, maadin fiyya hukmuka, ‘adlun fiyya qadaa’uka, as’aluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw anzaltahu fi kitaabika aw ‘allamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw ista’tharta bihi fi ‘ilm il-ghaybi ‘andak an taj’ala al-Qur’aana rabee’ qalbi wa noor sadri wa jalaa’a huzni wa dhahaaba hammi’

“O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your female slave, 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 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 Quran the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety”

but Allaah will take away his sorrow and grief, and give him in their stead joy.” (Ahmad 1/391)

6. Another Dua to battle depression, grief and diseases

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّي أَعْوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الهَـمِّ وَ الْحُـزْنِ، والعًجْـزِ والكَسَلِ والبُخْـلِ والجُـبْنِ، وضَلْـعِ الـدَّيْنِ وغَلَبَـةِ الرِّجال

“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from worry and grief, from incapacity and laziness, from cowardice and miserliness, from being heavily in debt and from being overpowered by men.” [Al-Bukhari]

7. Dua for Sabr

رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لاَ طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا أَنتَ مَوْلاَنَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us, and forgive us, and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.” [Qur’an, 2:286]

8. When we feel lonely and depressed, we can read this many times.

اللّهُـمَّ رَحْمَتَـكَ أَرْجوفَلا تَكِلـني إِلى نَفْـسي طَـرْفَةَ عَـيْن، وَأَصْلِـحْ لي شَأْنـي كُلَّـه لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أنْـت

O Allah, I hope for Your mercy. Do not leave me to myself even for the blinking of an eye. Correct all of my affairs for me. There is none worthy of worship but You. [Ibn Hibban, 864]

9. And we all need protection from our own evil

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا عَمِلْتُ وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا لَمْ أَعْمَلْ

O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the evil of what I have done and from the evil of what I have not done yet. [Sunan an-Nasa’i, 5526]

Always remember that life is a test and our Lord is merciful. We need to strive our best to pass this test.May Allah make it easy for us and keep us safe from the deception from Shaitan.

Some times, to battle depression we need to find out the root cause of the problem that is creating depression. We need to keep our self busy so that we do not fall into the waswasa of the shaitan and we need to seek help of Allah swt through dhikr and dua. If the depression is extreme there is no harm in talking to a psychologist. May Allah help us all and keep all of us under his protection and forgive us all.Ameen.

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  1. avatar of hind

    Allahu Akbar…sometimes we are so worried about things that worry us that we forget to worry about our aaakhirah… after reading those hadiths its as if I have been freed in some way from worries especially in a particular aspect of my a boulder has been lifted off of my shoulder..Allah surely has a remedy for all our daily lives and we as human sometimes are blinded by whatever dunia’s occurrence and shaitan takes control…May Allah reward you all with abundance of goodness in dunia and aakhirah.. Aameen

  2. avatar of shazia

    ASC for all of you, Allah SWT give us Sabr (patient) for duny, accept all of our dua,prayers,Ramadan and zak. Allah SWT forgiven us all our bad deeds and make it easy to go to paradise for all of us ameen In’shaa’Allah. Please! keep going with your good deeds Allah SWT will give you paradise . Ameen *Ramadan Kareem *

  3. avatar of smh

    Jazakillahu khair
    May Allah Subhanavataala bless you and your family for this great work and accept the good deeds of u
    Keep it up and try to help the ummah by doing things like this till the end of ur life because at this present time ummah is in great need for the right guidance
    Please make dua for me iam in need for duas

  4. avatar of safura abbas khan
    Safura Abbas Khan

    You are an angel in disguise …. And Allah himself has landed me on your site to ask his forgiveness and subhanallah you are rewarded for this hence, my presence here. May Allah save us all from the hell fire and help us become his thankful souls for blessing us with so much we are blinded with. Let’s count our blessings and always thank him for all that we have … Aameen suma aameen

  5. avatar of imamah ali
    Imamah Ali

    Shubhan Allah, it’s really good. Even I write like this, but I am not getting any platform to express it.

  6. avatar of sbegum

    This is beautiful. I have my exam in two days and it has really calmed me down, just by reading the post. Alhamdulillah. And thank you to you for taking the time to do this, very helpful indeed.

  7. avatar of filson

    Subhan’Allah I needed this. I feel so lost I have no job, my friends think I’m rude for not hanging out and have stopped inviting me, I graduated university 2 years ago and still no job, no husband either… I’m 27 and becoming very depressed about it all. Alhamdullilah I have my health and my family I need to pray more and stay close to my deen. Alhamdullilah this article was helpful. Insh’Allah all of our problems are solved and we are better soon. Ameen.

  8. avatar of tauhida chikodi
    Tauhida Chikodi

    Jazakallahukhair Allahu khair sister.

  9. avatar of momim

    SubhanAllah!!! Indeed a very informative article. I happen to stumble upon your site just today, googling for any surah to read for my sister who is in her labour, I read about your article for labour & then happen to search my way to this article, I never googled for this but would say subconsciously I was searching for any short dua’s which I may recite as I have been unable to find a job from last 7 months.

    I can say Allah (SWT) took guided me to this very beautiful article, which has gently retaught the importance of Astaghfar, which we tend to forget in our lives.

    I have also very much liked the other articel “Story of Imam Ahmad And The Baker”, all I can say is Allah (SWT) himself had pulled me here to Islamhashtag.!!

    I would definitely revisit Islamhashtag to read other articles, good work 🙂

    1. avatar of aafia

      Jazak Allah Khair for your encouraging comment .I Pray that you benefit from this Website .

  10. avatar of alam mir
    Alam mir

    Excellent.May Allah bless you

  11. avatar of stella

    Subhanallah. I really love to read this. I’m indeed in constant sadness whenever I compared my life with other people around me. I still unmarried, from middle class family where I do not own a car and my house is quite small for my family to live but we managed to fit altogether. I live in the city where majority if my friends are well off. I always feel sad about it because they did not know my condition. They accused me for being unfriendly, stingy due to I always decline their invitation to go lunch, dinner and so many places. Plus, I still single, not like them, they had boyfriends and some are married. Why am I so unlucky? I ask myself. But, to think back, if I’m comparing my life to them, I won’t be able to appreciate Allah’s gift and blessings to me. I should comparing my life to the less unfortunate then only I began to appreciate my current life. I pray to Allah to not let me go astray by forgetting His blessings. I need to love my life and stop complaining.