Remedies for Depression

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

What should someone who is in a state of depression do?

They should place their hope in Allah and remember Him abundantly.

They should recite the following in abundance:

لا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنْ الْظَّالِمِين

La ilaha illa anta subhanaka inni kuntu min az-zalimin

‘There is no deity save You, transcendent are You, truly I am amongst the wrongdoers’

They should recite Ayat al-Kursi, Surat al- Inshirah, Surat al-Ikhlas, Surat al-Falaq and Surat al-Nas after every prayer. They should also bestow abundant prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ.