Are There Any Supplications for My Health Issues?

Are There Any Supplications for My Health Issues?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah

Question: Assalamu alaykum

Is there any specific dua that can be read for the curing of one’s eyesight, constipation, or psoriasis?

Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. I am sorry to hear that you have health issues. I pray they are not causing you too much distress.

There are general supplications that one may recite for each condition. At the same time, I would strongly suggest seeking out medical treatment for your health issues.

Supplications

It is narrated that A’isha (peace and blessings be upon her) said that when anyone among them had an illness, the Prophet ﷺ used to rub the area of the pain and recite the following du’a,

أَذْهِبِ الْبَأْسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ وَاشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لَا شِفَاءَ إِلَّا شِفَاؤُكَ شِفَاءٌ لَا يُغَادِرُ سَقَمَاً

‘O Lord of the people, remove this pain and cure it, You are the one who cures and there is no one besides You who can cure, grant such a cure that no illness remains’ [al Bukhari , Muslim]

Abu Darda (may Allah be pleased with him) is said to have narrated that he heard the Prophet ﷺ say, ‘If any of you is suffering from anything or his brother is suffering, he should say:

رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ الَّذِي فِي السَّمَاءِ تَقَدَّسَ اسْمُكَ أَمْرُكَ فِي السَّمَاءِ وَالأَرْضِ كَمَا رَحْمَتُكَ فِي السَّمَاءِ فَاجْعَلْ رَحْمَتَكَ فِي الأَرْضِ اغْفِرْ لَنَا حُوبَنَا وَخَطَايَانَا أَنْتَ رَبُّ الطَّيِّبِينَ أَنْزِلْ رَحْمَةً مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ وَشِفَاءً مِنْ شِفَائِكَ عَلَى هَذَا الْوَجَعِ فَيَبْرَأُ

Our Lord is Allah Who is in the heaven, holy is Thy name, Thy command reigns supreme in the heaven and the earth, as Thy mercy in the heaven, make Thy mercy in the earth; forgive us our sins, and our errors; Thou art the Lord of good men; send down mercy from Thy mercy, and remedy, and remedy from Thy remedy on this pain so that it is healed up.
[Abu Dawud]

And A’isha also informed us that ‘When Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) was in final illness, he used to recite the Mu’auwidhat (Surat An-Nas and Surat Al- Falaq) and then blow his breath over his body. When his illness was aggravated, I used to recite those two Suras and blow my breath over him and make him rub his body with his own hand for its blessings’ [al Bukhari].

Medicine

It is generally recommended to take medicines that are available to you. Please see a reliable doctor, allopathic or alternative, who may help you find the right course of treatment for your conditions. Holistic medicine may be worth looking into, as they take into account the whole person rather just individual symptoms, treating both underlying issues and the apparent symptoms.

I wish you the best of health insha’Allah. Please keep us in your duas.

Warmest salams,
[Shaykh] Jamir Meah

Shaykh Jamir Meah grew up in Hampstead, London. In 2007, he traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he spent nine years studying the Islamic sciences on a one-to-one basis under the foremost scholars of the Ribaat, Tarim, with a main specialization and focus on Shafi’i fiqh. In early 2016, he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continues advanced studies in a range of Islamic sciences, as well as teaching. Jamir is a qualified homeopath.