What Supplications Can We Recite in the Light of the Current Pandemic?

Question: Assalamu alaykum. I’m just worried about the current epidemic that’s spreading in the world. Other than making sincere dua to Allah to take it away and grant a cure for it is there any particular dua to recite in such times? Jazakallah Khair

Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I sympathize with your concerns and pray Allah brings ease and well-being to those in difficulty and that He protects us from any harm.

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) taught us many supplications by which we seek Allah’s divine protection. These supplications are very important to recite daily and consistently.

Here are some of what has been narrated:

* The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever says:

In the Name of Allah with whose Name nothing can harm in the Earth nor in the Sky. And He is the All-Hearing and All-Knowing

– three times, no sudden calamity will befall them until morning. And whoever says it three times by morning, no sudden calamity will befall them till night” [Abu Dawud].

* ‘Umar narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever sees someone in tribulation and says:

All praise is due to Allah who has given me ease from that which He has tried you with and has certainly preferred me over many of those He created.

– they will be relieved of that tribulation, whatever it may be, as long as they live [Tirmidhi].

(Note this supplication should not be said directly to the person in difficulty, rather to oneself, so as not to offend the other)

May Allah protect you and your loved ones and the entire Ummah from all difficulty.

Hope this helps
Allahu A’alam

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a graduate from Tarim; a student of Habib Umar and other luminaries; and authorized teachers of Qur’an and the Islamic sciences.