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How to Make Dua’


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Muslim boy
and father saying dua

Once, a ten-year-old boy was
praying feverishly in prostration, “O Allah, the Most
Merciful, the Magnificent, Make Faisalabad (a small city of
Pakistan) the capital of Pakistan…”
His mother overheard
him and asked, “Why would you pray so, my son?” The boy
answered, “Well, Mama, we had a question on our final exam which
asked, ‘What is the capital of Pakistan?’ and I mistakenly put
‘Faisalabad’ as my answer!"

Although we can laugh at the
innocence of a child, his trust in his supplication to Allah (swt)
and his belief that his prayer will be heard is admirable; as a
matter of fact, it is ideal. We also should have that kind of
trust, that Allah can do anything, and that if only turn to Him
our pain will be soothed and our problems given solutions.

Allah (swt) states in the
Quran (Umm Muhammad translation):

And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely
I am very near; I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he
calls on Me, so they should answer My call and believe in Me
that they may walk in the right way.
(Surat al-Baqara,

The method and art of
making dua:

Making dua in the court of
Allah the Exalted is an art and has an etiquette which if
considered, can result in the opening of many doors of Allah’s
bliss and bounties. Some of the factors that help are listed

Praise Allah (swt) and call
Him by His beautiful names and attributes before setting out to
ask Him for favors. Indeed Allah is praiseworthy and never tires
of hearing and fulfilling duas of all of His creatures. Allah (swt)
states in the Quran:

Say: Call upon Allah or call upon, the Beneficent Allah;
whichever you call upon, He has the best names; and do not utter
your prayer with a very raised voice nor be silent with regard
to it, and seek a way between these.
(Surat al-Isra,

Be Humble:

When you are praying, do not
act as if you are enjoined the right to deserve whatever you are
asking for. Make sure that you know that your Lord is the Most
Gracious and you the Most Humble. Acknowledge your status before
the Magnificent and do not be proud.
“Call your Lord humbly and
secretly. He does not love those who transgress the boundaries.”

(Sura al-Araf: 55)

Let Allah the Most
High decide:

If you are asking for
something which you really like, always remember that whatever
you are asking for may not be always in the best interest. Allah
(swt) states in the Quran:

“It may be that you hate something when it is good for
you and it may be that you love something when it is bad for
you. Allah (swt) knows and you know not.”
al-Baqara, 2:216) Always let Allah (swt) decide what is right
for you and what is wrong for you instead of implying or
imposing that you know better.

Be articulate:

Make sure to spell out in
clear words what you want exactly. It is true that Allah (swt)
knows the secrets of the heart but He still wants you to pray
and pray in an articulate manner. For example, all the sisters
who want good husbands should not just suffice praying as such,
“O Allah (swt), give us a good husband.” Though it may sound
out-of-the-world, but it is true that there are brothers who are
good looking, rich and possess an excellent character. A sister
may ask for all three with all her heart, and she will inshallah
get her wish, but it will be better if she knows the order of
the features that she wants in her husband, i.e., a good
character must come first and foremost.


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Dua and Qadr
(predestination) are both a part of Allah’s plan

Believe in your dua:

The most critical factor in a
dua being accepted or not, is the belief of the seeker in his or
her supplication’s being accepted. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be
pleased with him) reported, “The Messenger of Allah (PBUH),
‘The supplication of every
one of His slaves will be granted as long as he does not get
impatient and say, “I supplicated to my Rubb again and again but
I do not think my prayer will be answered."

Also, Allah (swt) Himself
states, “Do not despair of
solace from Allah (swt). No one despairs of solace from Allah
except for people who disbelieve.”
[Sura Yusuf,
87] Therefore, it is imperative that we do not grow hopeless of
Allah (swt)’s Mercy but keep on praying consistently and with

Pray when happy and

Allah (swt) states at numerous
places that a human being only remembers Him in the times of
distress but forgets Him when he has tears of joy in his eyes.
We all know that we do not feel good when our friends remember
us in the times of distress but abandon us in the time of need.
Though Allah (swt)’s Rahma is infinite and His forgiveness is
boundless, yet He expects us to keep on praying even when He has
given us good times. Therefore, we should never forget our Lord
when our heart’s joys know no bounds or when we are shouting in

Remember others during

Allah (swt) says:
“And ask forgiveness for
your sins and also for the sin of believing men and women.”

(Sura Muhammad, 19)

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“The dua of a Muslim for
his brothers in his absence is readily accepted, an angel is
appointed to his side, whenever he makes a beneficial dua for
his brother, the angel says, ‘Ameen’, and May you be blessed
with the same”
. (Sahih Muslim).

So a great way of having a dua
being accepted in your favor is to wish the same for your
brother with all your heart and importune the Creater on his
behalf. This way, not only will your dua be accepted, but you
will become the cause of happiness of your brother as well.

The Power of Dua


The dua can change our life,
our outlook, and our fate. It is the most potent weapon of a

By Khalid
POSTED: 14 RABI-UL-AWWAL 1423, 27 MAY 2002

Once Prophet
Muhammad (sal-Allahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) passed by a people who
were suffering from some affliction.
"Why don’t they make
(prayer) to Allah for protection?"
said. With all the suffering and disasters Muslims are facing in
various parts of the world, the question can be directed to all
of us today.

It is not
that we have forgotten dua completely; we refer to it regularly.
But our ideas and practice regarding dua have become distorted.
Often it is reduced to the level of a ritual. Generally it is
considered when all our efforts have failed — an act of last
resort. It is belittled through actions and sometimes even with
words. Is it any wonder that today mostly a mention of dua is
meant to indicate the hopelessness of a situation?
What a tragedy, for dua is the most potent weapon of a believer.
It can change fate, while no action of ours ever can. It is the
essence of ibadah or worship. With it we can never
fail; without it we can never succeed. In the proper scheme of
things, dua should be the first and the last resort of the
believer, with all his plans and actions coming in between.

most empowering conversation

Dua is conversation with
Allah, out Creator, our Lord and Master, the All Knowing, the
All Powerful. This act in itself is of extraordinary
significance. It is the most uplifting, liberating, empowering,
and transforming conversation a person can ever have. We turn to
Him because we know that He alone can lift our sufferings and
solve our problems. We feel relieved after describing our
difficulties to our Creator. We feel empowered after having
communicated with the All Mighty. We sense His mercy all around
us after talking to the Most Merciful. We get a new commitment
to follow His path for that is the only path for success. We
feel blessed with each such commitment.

first and last action

In every difficulty our first
action is dua, as is our last. We ask Allah to show us the way
to handle that difficulty; we seek His help in following the
path He shows to us; we seek His aid in making our efforts
successful. When we fall sick, we know that we cannot find the
right doctor without His Will; that the best doctor may not be
able to diagnose our condition without His Command; that the
best treatment plan will not succeed without His Permission. We
make dua for all of these. We make dua before we seek medical
help, while we are receiving it and after it has been delivered.

essence of worship

Dua is the essence of ibadah.
A person engaged in dua affirms his belief in Tawheed
(monotheism) and shuns belief in all false gods. With each dua
his belief in Allah grows. He beseeches Him, affirming his own
powerlessness. A person seriously and sincerely engaged in dua
understands exactly the relationship between himself and the
Creator and affirms it through his actions. That is the essence
of worship! Additionally, such a person can never become
arrogant or proud, a logical result of true worship.

most potent weapon

Dua is our most potent weapon
in all struggles of life as well as in jihad in the battlefield.
During the battle of Badr, the Prophet Muhammad stood up all
night in prayer seeking Allah’s help in the battle between
unequal armies that would follow the next day. In the decisive
battles against the crusaders, Sultan Salatuddin Ayyubi was busy
day and night. His days were devoted to Jihad. His nights were
spent making dua, crying, seeking Allah’s help. This has been
the practice of all true mujahideen.

and small

We should make it a point to
make dua for all things big and small. It is the beginning of
wisdom to realize that big and small are arbitrary labels that
are totally irrelevant in this context. Nothing is too big for
Whom we are asking from; nothing is too small for the one who is
asking. That is why we have been taught to ask Allah when we
need something as small as shoelaces. We should ask as a beggar,
as a destitute person, for that is what we in reality are in
relationship to Allah. At the same time we should ask with great
hope and conviction that we shall be granted our prayers. We
should remember the Hadith:
"There is nothing more dear to Allah than a servant
making dua to Him."
On the other hand, a prayer
lacking concentration and conviction is no prayer at all.

times and all needs

We should make dua at all
times, not only during times of distress. The Prophet Muhammad
said: "Whosoever desires
that Allah answers his duas in unfavorable and difficult
conditions, he should make plentiful dua in days of ease and
Also he said:
"The person who does not
ask from Allah, Allah becomes angry with him."

We should ask for all of our
needs: those related to this world as well as those related to
the Hereafter. Those who only concentrate on the former are, in
effect, announcing that they don’t care for their life in the
permanent abode. They should blame nobody but themselves for the
total ruin in that world that Qur’an assures us awaits them.
Those who only concentrate on the later are also showing lack of
balance, for we need Allah’s help to lead a good life here as


We should
make dua not only for ourselves but also for our parents,
brothers and sisters, spouses and children, relatives and
friends, teachers and other benefactors, and destitute and
struggling Muslims everywhere. We should pray for them for the
good in this world as well as in the Hereafter. The Prophet
said: "The dua of a Muslim
for his brother (in Islam) in his absence is readily accepted.
An angel is appointed to his side. Whenever he makes a
beneficial dua for his brother the appointed angel says, ‘Aameen.
And may you also be blessed with the same.’"

In the dark ages that we are living
in today, everyday brings fresh news about atrocities committed
against our brothers in Palestine, Kashmir, India, Afghanistan,
Iraq, Chechnya, and the list goes on. And what do we do? We can
continue to just feel frustrated and depressed. We can petition
the determined perpetrators or a fictional "International
Community". We can just forget all this and move on to some
other subject. Or we can stand up before Allah and pray for His
help, who alone can help. The dua can change our life, our
outlook, and our fate. It is the most potent weapon. But it
works only for those who try sincerely and seriously to use it.





25 Duas from the Holy Quran

"And when My servants ask thee
concerning Me, I am indeed

close: I respond to the dua
(prayer) of every suppliant


when they call on Me"

– Quran 2:186


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1. Our Lord! Grant us
good in this world and good in the life to come and


keep us safe from the
torment of the Fire (2:201)

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2. Our Lord! Bestow
on us endurance and make our foothold sure and give us


help against those who
reject faith. (2:250)

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3. Our Lord! Take us
not to task if we forget or fall into error. (2:286)

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4. Our Lord! Lay not
upon us such a burden as You did lay upon those before



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5. Our Lord! Impose
not on us that which we have not the strength to bear,


grant us forgiveness
and have mercy on us. You are our Protector.

Help us against those
who deny the truth. (2:286)

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6. Our Lord! Let not
our hearts deviate from the truth after


You have guided us,
and bestow upon us mercy from Your grace.

Verily You are the
Giver of bounties without measure. (3:8)

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7. Our Lord! Forgive
us our sins and the lack of moderation in our doings,


and make firm our
steps and succour us against those who deny the truth.


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8. Our Lord!
Whomsoever You shall commit to the Fire, truly You have


[him] to disgrace, and
never will wrongdoers find any helpers (3:192)

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9. Our Lord! Behold
we have heard a voice calling us unto faith:


"Believe in your Lord"
and we have believed. (3:193)

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10. Our Lord! Forgive
us our sins and efface our bad deeds


and take our souls in
the company of the righteous. (3:193)

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11. Our Lord! And
grant us that which you have promised to us by Your


and save us from shame
on the Day of Judgement. Verily You never fail

to fulfill Your
promise. (3:194)

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12. Our Lord! We have
sinned against ourselves, and unless You grant us


and bestow Your mercy
upon us, we shall most certainly be lost! (7:23)

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13. Our Lord! Place
us not among the people who have been guilty


of evildoing. (7:47)

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14. Our Lord! Lay
open the truth between us and our people,


for You are the best
of all to lay open the truth. (7:89)

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15. Our Lord! Pour
out on us patience and constancy,


and make us die as
those who have

surrendered themselves
unto You. (7:126)

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16. Our Lord! Make us
not a trial for the evildoing folk, and save as by


Your mercy from people
who deny the truth (10:85-86)

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17. Our Lord! You
truly know all that we may hide [in our hearts]


as well as all that we
bring into the open, for nothing whatever,

be it on earth or in
heaven, remains hidden from Allah (14:38)

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18. Our Lord! Bestow
on us mercy from Your presence


and dispose of our
affairs for us in the right way. (18:10)

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19. Our Lord! Grant
that our spouses and our offspring be a comfort to our


and give us the grace
to lead those who are conscious of You. (25:74)

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20. Our Lord! You
embrace all things within Your Grace and Knowledge,


forgive those who
repent and follow Your path,

and ward off from them
the punishment of Hell. (40:7)

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21. Our Lord! Make
them enter the Garden of Eden


which You have
promised to them,

and to the righteous
from among their fathers,

their wives and their

for verily You are
alone the Almighty and the truly Wise. (40:8)

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22. Our Lord! Relieve
us of the torment, for we do really believe. (44:12)

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23. Our Lord! Forgive
us our sins as well as those of our brethren who


proceeded us in faith
and let not our hearts entertain any unworthy

thoughts or feelings
against [any of] those who have believed. Our Lord!

You are indeed full of
kindness and Most Merciful (59:10)

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24. Our Lord! In You
we have placed our trust, and to You do we turn in


for unto You is the
end of all journeys. (60:4)

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25. Our Lord! Perfect
our light for us and forgive us our sins, for verily


You have power over
all things. (66:8)

Dua for Anxiety and Stress
Alhamdulillah, here are some dua’a to make when under stress and
experiencing anxiety. They are a means of dispelling fear, of
seeking forgiveness of Allah, seeking His aid, protection and
guidance. They are the words of the Messenger of Allah (sall’allahu
alayhi wasallam) and hence anyone that sincerely makes these dua
during times of great need Allah will always answer the dua of
the sinere seeker. May they be of benefit to us all for there is
not a time in the life of a believer when he or she does not
need the protection, guidance and mercy of Allah.

And those that turn to Allah
sincerely imploring His aid should know that in reality it is
Allah turning to His servant, for,
“When Allah wants to be good to someone, He tries him
with some hardship.”
(Abu Hurairah)

General advice from Prophet
Muhammad (sall’allahu alayhi wasallam) when you are in distress
or suffering from anxiety:

In hadith #599 narrated by
Abdullah ibn Abbas in Sunan Abu Dawood, The Prophet (peace be
upon him) said: If anyone
continually asks pardon, Allah will appoint for him a way out of
every distress, and a relief from every anxiety, and will
provide for him from where he did not reckon.

When in distress or difficulty or

Source for this dua
subsection: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, no 128

1. Ibn ‘Abbas reported, “The
Prophet, peace be upon him, at times of sorrow and grief used to

La ilaha illa Allah Al-’Azim,
Al-’Alim, la ilaha illa Allah, Rabbul ‘arshil ‘Azim, la ilaha
illa Allahu, Rabbus-Samawati wa rabbul ardi wa rabbul ‘arshi
karim (There is no god but Allah, the Mighty, the
Forbearing, there is no god but Allah, the Lord of the mighty
throne, there is no god but Allah, the Lord of the heavens and
the earth, and the Lord of the throne of honor
Bukhari and Muslim.

2. Anas said that when the
Prophet, peace be upon him, was faced with a serious difficulty,
he would always supplicate,
“Ya Hayyu, ya Qayyumu, bi-rahmatika astaghithu (O
the Living, O the Eternal, I seek help in Your grace

Source: Tirmidhi

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Abu Hurairah reported that whenever the Prophet, peace be upon
him, was faced with a serious difficulty, he would raise his
head to the sky and supplicate,
“Subhan-Allah al-’Azim (glory be to Allah, the
And when he implored seriously
and strongly, he would say,

“Ya Hayyu, Ya Qayyum (O the
Living, the Eternal One
Source: Tirmidhi

4. Abu Bakrah reported that
the Prophet, peace be upon him, said,

supplications of distress are,
‘Allahumma rahmataka arju,
fala takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘ain, wa aslah li sha’ni kullahu,
la ilaha illa anta (O Allah, I hope for Your mercy, so give
me not over to my self even for as little as wink of an eye, and
set right all my affairs, there is no god but You
Source: Abu Daw’ud

5. Asma, daughter of ‘Amais,
reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, asked her,
I tell you words that you may say in times of pain or distress.
These are,
‘Allah, Allah, Rabbi la ushriku bihi shai’an (Allah,
Allah, my Lord, I associate none with Him

Another narration says that these words should be said seven
Source: Abu Daw’ud

6. Sa’d ibn Waqas reported
that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “The
supplication made by the Companion of the Fish (Prophet Yunus)
in the belly of the fish was,

‘La ilaha illa anta, subhanaka,
inni kuntu minadh-dha
(there is no god but You, You are far exalted and above all
weaknesses, and I was indeed the wrongdoer
If any Muslim supplicates in these words, his supplication will
be accepted.”

In another report we read,

know words that will cause Allah to remove one’s distress. These
are the words (of supplication) of my brother Yunus, peace be
upon him.”

Source: Tirmidhi

7. Ibn Mas’ud reported that
the Prophet, peace be upon him, said,

“If any servant of Allah afflicted
with distress or grief makes this supplication, his supplication
will be accepted:
O Allah, I am Your servant, son of
Your servant, son of your maidservant. My forehead is in Your
hand. Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision
concerning me is just. I call upon You by every one of the
beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which
You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your
creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of
the unseen with You, to make the Qur’an the delight of my heart,
the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and
A supplication in these
words will be answered. Allah will remove one’s affliction and
replace it with joy and happiness.
Source: Reported by Ahmad and Ibn Hibban

8. Anas reported that the
Prophet, peace be upon him, used to supplicate,
“O Allah, there is no
ease except what You make easy, and you alone can turn a
difficulty into ease.”
(Ibn As-sinni)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 4, #131

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Dua and Qadr
(predestination) are both a part of Allah’s plan

9. Allah’s Apostle used to say
at the time of difficulty,
“None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the
Majestic, the Most Forbearing. None has the right to be
worshipped but Allah, the Lord of the Tremendous Throne. None
has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Lord of the
Heavens and the Lord of the Honourable Throne.”

Source: narrated by Ibn Abbas in Sahih Bukhari, volume 9, #526.

Remember that sickness expiates evil
deeds and wipes out sins

Abu Hurairah narrates that the
Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “When Allah wants to be good
to someone, He tries him with some hardship.”

Abu Hurairah also reports that
Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, said:
“For every misfortune,
illness, anxiety, grief, or hurt that afflicts a Muslim, even
the hurt caused by the pricking of a thorn – Allah removes some
of his sins.”

Ibn Mas’ud said: “I visited
the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, while he had a fever.
I exclaimed: ‘O Messenger of Allah! You have a high fever! ‘ He
said: ‘My fever is as much
as two among you [might have]. ‘
I asked: ‘Is it
because you have a double reward?’ He replied:
‘Yes, that is right. No
Muslim is afflicted with any hurt, even if it is no more than
the pricking of a thorn, but Allah wipes off his sins because of
it and his sins fall away from him as leaves fall from a tree‘.”

Abu Hurairah (r) said: “The
Prophet, peace be upon him, remarked:
‘The example of a believer is like
a fresh tender plant; from whichever direction the wind blows,
it bends the plant. But when the wind dies down, it straightens
up again. (Similarly a believer is tested by afflictions to
strengthen his faith and heart, and he remains patient and
firm). And an evil person is like a pine tree which remains hard
and stiff until Allah breaks it whenever He wills.”

Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume
4, #1

for one who is sick

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Muslim boy
and father saying dua

What dua’ can
one say for a person who is sick? For example, a parent for a
sick child? Or for any family member or friend who is ill? Or
even a dua’ for a sick person to say for himself?

The Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has taught us things
in such cases in which there is healing and a lessening of
sickness, as well as reward. That is part of Allah s mercy
towards this blessed ummah and the Prophet’s care for it. He is
the one whom Allah described as (interpretation of the meaning):

Verily, there has come unto you a Messenger (Muhammad
saws) from amongst yourselves. It grieves him that you should
receive any injury or difficulty. He is anxious over you; for
the believers (he is) full of pity, kind, and merciful.

[al-Tawbah 9:128]

Among the
things that he taught us are the following:

1 ‒ Reciting al-Faatihah

It was
narrated from Abu Sa eed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with
him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah beupon him)
described Soorat al-Faatihah as a ruqyah, and he approved of the
Sahaabi who recited it as a ruqyah for the one who had been
stung by a scorpion.

– Al-Bukhaari
(2156) and Muslim (2201).

Ibn al-Qayyim
said about reciting Soorat al-Faatihah:

"There was a
time when I fell sick in Makkah, and I could not find a doctor
or any medicine, so I treated myself by reciting it. I would
take some Zamzam water and recite it over it several times, then
drink it. I recovered fully by these means, then I began to do
that whenever I felt alot of pain, and I benefited greatly from

– Zaad al-Ma
aad (4/164).

2. "Lord of the
Magnificent Throne"

The following
dua’ is given in "Fortress of the Muslim", to be recited for one
who is ill:

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Dua for
sickness and ill health

Transliteration: ‘As’alullaahal-‘Adheema Rabbal-‘Arshil-‘Adheemi
‘an yashfiyaka.

I ask Almighty Allah , Lord of the Magnificent Throne, to make
you well.
(Recite seven times in Arabic)

At-Tirmithi, Abu Dawud. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi
2/210 and Sahihul-Jami’ As-Saghir 5/180.

3 ‒ "You are the

It was narrated from Aa’ishah
(may Allah be pleased with her) that when any of us fell sick,
the Messenger of Allah (peaceand blessings of Allah be upon him)
would wipe him with his right hand then say: "Adhhib
il-ba’s, Rabbi l-naas washfi anta al-Shaafi laa shifaa ailla
shifaa uka shifaa an laa yughaadir saqaman. (Remove the harm, O
Lord of humankind and heal him, for You are the Healer and there
is no healing except Your healing, with a healing which does not
leave any disease behind)."

Narrated by
al-Bukhaari (5675) and Muslim (2191).

4 ‒ Al Mu’awidhatayn (Surat Al-Falaq
and Surat An-Naas)

It was
narrated that Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: "If
one of his family fell sick, the Messenger of Allah (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him) would blow over him and recite
al-Mu’awwidhaat. When he fell sick with his final illness, I
started to blow over him and wipe him with his own hand, because
it was more blessed than my hand."

Narrated by
al-Bukhaari (5735) and Muslim (2192).

5 ‒ Bismillah and dua’

It was narrated from Uthmaan
ibn Abi l- Aas al-Thaqafi that he complained to the Messenger of
Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) about some pain
that he had felt in his body since he became Muslim. The
Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)
said to him: "Put your hand
on the part of your body that hurts and say: ‘Bismillaah’ (in
the name of Allah) three times, then say seven times: ‘I seek
refuge in Allah and His Power from the evil of what I find and I

– Narrated by
Muslim (2202).

6 ‒ "In the Name of Allah I
perform ruqyah"

It was
narrated from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with
him) that Jibreel came to the Prophet (pbuh) and said: "O
Muhammad, are you sick?" He said: "Yes." He said: "In the name
of Allah I perform ruqyah foryou, from everything that is
harming you, from the evil of every soul or envious eye may
Allah heal you, in the name of Allah I perform ruqyah for you."

– Narrated by
Muslim (2186).

7. ‒ "Allah Who is in heaven"

It was narrated that
Abul-Darda (may Allaah be pleasedwith him) said: I heard the
Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings ofAllaah be upon him)
say: "Whoever among you
suffers some sickness, or his brother suffers some sickness, let
him say: ‘Our Lord Allah Who is in heaven, hallowed be Your
name, Your will is done in heaven and on earth; as Your mercy is
in heaven, bestow it upon the earth. Forgive us our sins. You
are the Lord of the good. Send down Your mercy and healing upon
this pain’
; and he will be healed."

– Narrated by
Abu Dawood (3892); classed as saheeh by al-Haakim in al-Mustadrak
(4/243) and as hasan by IbnTaymiyah in Majmoo al-Fataawa

It was narrated from Ibn
Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (pbuh)
said: "The one who visits a
sick person who is not dying, and says seven times in his
presence, ‘I ask Allah the Almighty, the Lord of the Mighty
Throne, to heal you’
, Allah will heal him from that

– Narrated
byAbu Dawood (3106); classed as saheeh by al-Nawawi in al-Adhkaar
(p.180) and by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.

reciting these ruqyahs over someone, for example your sick
child, you should wipe your hand over his face, chest and
stomach, as the Prophet (pbuh) used to do, and you should sit
near your child’s head so that you will be breathing over him as
you recite the page. There is nothing wrong with blowing lightly
onto his face with a little saliva while doing that.

Ibn al-Qayyim
said: "The ruqyah comes from the heart and mouth of the one who
is reciting ruqyah, so if it is accompanied with some of his
saliva and breath, that will have a stronger effect." – Zaad
al-Ma aad (4/164).

Over and above all that there
must be sincerity towards Allah in the du’aa , and sincere
turning to Him and humility before Him, and one should seek out
the times when prayers are answered, for when a person raises
his hand to Allah in du’aa, Allah is reluctant that the person
should remain empty-handed. Do not be hasty in seeking a
response, for Allah may delay the answer for a reason that is
known to Him, so you should be patient and have certain faith.
Remember that the Prophet (pbuh) said:
"Call upon Allah when you
are certain of receiving a response, and remember that Allah
does not answer a du’aa that comes from a heedless heart."

Narrated by
al-Tirmidhi (3479);classed as hasan by al-Shawkaani in Tuhfat
al-Shaakireen (68) and byal-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah


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