5 Duas: Protection Against Harm & Illness

Category: Faith & Spirituality, Featured, Highlights Topics: Disease, Dua (Supplication), Health Values: Hope, Patience Views: 258128

Muslims acknowledge that everything unfolds according to the divine will of Allah ﷻ. In moments of challenges, our revered Prophet Muhammad ﷺ turned to Allah ﷻ in prayer, using the language of love and servitude.

The traditions of the Prophet provide guidance on the manner of supplication. Certain prayers are encouraged to be performed regularly in the morning and afternoon, underscoring the importance and advantages associated with such disciplined practices.

These rituals deepen our connection with the Divine and serve as a source of spiritual strength and resilience in the face of trials.

Allah ﷻ has promised to respond to our call for help.

وَقالَ رَبُّكُمُ اُدعُونِي أَستَجِب لَكُم

Your Lord has proclaimed, “Call upon Me, I will respond to you.” - Quran 40:60

Dua for the sick

 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
Rabbuna Allahul-ladhi fissamaa'i taqaddas ismuka. Amruka fissamaa'i wal-ard, kamaa rahmatuka fissamaa'. Faj'al rahmataka fil-ard. Ghfir lanaa houbanaa wa khataayaana. Anta Rabbut-tayyibeen. Anzil rahmatan min rahmatika wa shifa'an min shifaa'ika 'ala hadhal waja' fa yabra'u.

“Whoever among you is facing any ailment, say: 'Our Lord is Allah, who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your command prevails in heaven and earth, and Your mercy in heaven, extend Your mercy to the earth. Forgive our sins and mistakes. You are the Lord of the righteous. Send down healing from Your mercy and a cure from Your remedies upon this pain so that it may be healed.'” - Hadith by Imam Abu Daud

Dua for protection against every kind of harm 

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "He who recites three times every morning and evening:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
Bismillahil-ladhi la yadurru ma'as-mihi shai'un fil-ardi wa la fis-sama'i, wa Huwas-Sami'ul-'Alim

(In the Name of Allah with Whose Name there is protection against every kind of harm in the earth or in the heaven, and He is the All-Hearing and All- Knowing) nothing will harm him" - Riyad as-Salihin

Dua to seek forgiveness and for general well-being 

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ
Allahumma inni as’alukal-’afwa wal ‘afiyah fid-dunya wal-akhirah

O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness and my well-being in this world and the Hereafter. - Sunan Ibn Majah

Dua for comprehensive protection 

اللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْنِي مِنْ بَينِ يَدَيَّ, وَمِنْ خَلْفِي, وَعَنْ يَمِينِي, وَعَنْ شِمَالِي وَمِنْ فَوْقِي, وَأَعُوذُ بِعَظَمَتِكَ أَن أُْغْتَالَ مِنْ تَحْتِي
Allahummah-fazni min baini yadaiya, wa min khalfi, wa ‘an yameeni, wa ‘an syimali wa min fauqi, wa a’uzu bi’azomatika an ughtala min tahti

O Allah protect me from my front, behind me, from my right and my left, and from above me, and I seek refuge in Your Magnificence from being taken unaware from beneath me. - Sunan Ibn Majah

Dua for protection from every evil that brings harm

أَعُوذُ بِكلِمَاتِ الله التّامّاتِ مِن شَرّ مَا خَلَقَ
A’uzu bikalimatillahit-tammaati min syarri ma kholak

I seek protection in the perfect words of Allah from every evil that has been created. - Sahih Muslim

Dua for protection from diseases

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ، وَالْجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ
Allahumma inni a’uzubika minal baros, wal junuun wal juzzam, wa min sayyi’il-asqam

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases. - Sunan Abi Daud

Dua for For Reliance on Allah

رَّبَّنَا عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ

Our Lord, upon You we have relied, and to You we have returned, and to You is the destination. - Quran: 60:4


  Category: Faith & Spirituality, Featured, Highlights
  Topics: Disease, Dua (Supplication), Health  Values: Hope, Patience
Views: 258128

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