Can I Make Dua That Allah Restores My Physical Features?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question

Can I make dua that Allah gives me back the same exact skin and face I had a few years ago? It’s impossible but Allah can do anything.

Answer

Thank you for your question. Yes, what you ask is permissible.

Supplication

Of course, you can make dua for anything that you desire, though there are etiquettes that are sunnah to follow. Allah has told us in the Quran, “Have you not seen that Allah created the heavens and the earth for a reason? If He wills, He can eliminate you and produce a new creation. And that is not difficult for Allah ˹at all˺.” [Quran, 14:19-20]

Please see the etiquettes here:
Is It from Lack of Faith to Leave Making Du’a for Things Almost Impossible?
The Reality and Etiquettes of Supplication: A Reader

Appearance

I am not sure what your issue is, but some cosmetic procedures are permissible and could help rectify your problem. See them below. Maintaining a healthy, organic diet with lots of water and exercise is another way to keep a good complexion. May Allah facilitate your matter and send light forth from your face on Judgment Day.

Here are some more readings for your kind consideration:
Cosmetic Surgery for Insecurities
Is Cosmetic Surgery Permitted in the Shafi’i School?

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.