Prayers to Recite for Illness

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

What can be recited for those who are suffering from illness?

The following things can be recited:

  1. Recite the following six verses of healing from the Qur’an. The sick person can recite them in the morning and evening or they can be read over water and drunk in the morning and evening:

وَيَشْفِ صُدُورَ قَوْمٍ مُّؤْمِنِينَ

وَشِفَاءٌ لِّمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ

يَخْرُجُ مِن بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاءٌ لِلنَّاسِ

وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاءٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ

قُلْ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا هُدًى وَشِفَاءٌ

  1. The following prayer upon the Prophet (al-Salat al-Tibbiyyah) can also be recited in the same way:

 

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ طِبِّ القُلوبِ و دَوائِها

وعَافِيةِ الأَبْدانِ و شِفائِها و قُوتِ الأَرْواحِ و غِذَائِها و نُورِ الأَبْصارِ و ضِيائِها وعلى آلِهِ وصَحْبِهِ وَ سَلِّمْ

Allahumma salli `ala sayyidina Muhammad tibbi’l-qulubi wa dawa’iha wa afiyati-l’abdani wa shifa’iha wa quti’l-arwahi wa ghidha’iha wa nuri’l-absari wa diya’iha wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallim 

O Allah bestow your peace and blessings upon our Master Muhammad and upon his Family and Companions, the source of medicine and healing for people’s hearts, the source of health and well-being for people’s bodies, the source of nourishment for people’s souls and the source of light for people’s vision.

 

  1. Repeat the following in abundance:

يَالَطِيفًا بِخَلْقِهِ ، يَا عَلِيمًا بِخَلْقِهِ ، يَا خَبِيرًا بِخَلْقِهِ اُلْطُفْ بِنَا يَا لَطِيْفُ ، يَا عَلِيْمُ ، يَا خَبِيْرُ

Ya Latifan bi khalqihi ya `Aliman bi khalqihi ya Khabiran bi khalqihi ultuf bina ya Latifu ya `Alimu ya Khabiru

O One Who is gentle with His creation, O One who has complete knowledge of His creation, O One who has complete awareness of His creation! Treat us with gentleness O Gentle, O All-Knowing, O All-Aware!

 

  1. Repeat twenty times in the morning and evening:

و إِذا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِين

Wa idha maridtu fa huwa yashfin

When I am ill, it is He Who cures me (26:80)

 

 

  1. Repeat the following verse 7 times or up to 70 times a day

وَبِالْحَقِّ أَنزَلْنَاهُ وَبِالْحَقِّ نَزَلَ

Wa bi’lhaqqi anzalnahu wa bi’lhaqqi nazal

We sent it down in truth, and in truth it has descended (17:105)

 

  1. These surahs: al-Inshirah, al-Qadr, Quraysh, al-Ikhlas, al-Falaq and al-Nas

 

  1. This Prophetic dua:

Say 3 times:

بِسمِ الله

Bismillah

In the name of Allah

Then say 7 times:

أَعوذُ بِعِزِّةِ اللهِ و قُدْرَتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ ما أَجِدُ و أُحاذِر

A`udhu bi `izzatillahi wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajid wa uhadhir

I seek refuge in Allah’s might and power from any evil that I am experiencing or I fear

 

  1. Repeat this Prophetic dua:

 

بِاسْمِ اللهِ أَرْقِيكَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ يُؤذِيكَ

Bismillahi arqika min kulli shay’in yu’dhik

In the name of Allah I seek healing for you from everything which harms you

 

9. This can also be repeated 100 times a day or more or less

رَبِّ إِنِّي مَسَّني الضُّرُّ و أَنْتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمينَ

Rabbi inni massani addurru wa anta arhamu’rrahimin

My Lord, affliction has seized me, but You are the Most Merciful

 

 

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