“Health is wealth,” we all hear this phrase multiple times in our life. However, the real value of health is realized only during illness. Being Muslims, we must make healthy choices in light of sunnah to have a healthy mind and body. For example, Islam instructs about eating reasonably and cleanliness. Both are these habits are essential to good health. Along these instructions of health routines, if anyone falls into any illness, there are some duas for health.
Dua for Health:
One of the most general-purpose dua for health is one reported by Ayesha (R.A). Ayesha (R.A.) stated that when anyone among them had an illness, Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) used to rub the area of the pain reciting the following dua:
أَذْهِبِ الْبَأْسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ وَاشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لَا شِفَاءَ إِلَّا شِفَاؤُكَ شِفَاءٌ لَا يُغَادِرُ سَقَمَاً
“O Lord of the people, remove this pain and cure it, You are the one who cures and there is no one besides You who can cure, grant such a cure that no illness remains”.
Another short and easy dua for health mentioned in Sunan Abu-Daawood ( #5090) is as follows.
اَللّٰھُمَّ عَافِنِیْ فِیْ بَدَنِیْ اَللّٰھُمَّ عَافِنِیْ فِیْ سَمْعِیْ اَللّٰھُمَ عَافِنِیْ فِیْ بَصَرِیْ لَآ اِلَہَ اِلَّااَنْتَ
Allahumma ‘afini fi badani. Allaahuma ‘afini fi sam’i. Allahumma ‘afini fi bashari. Allahumma inni a’udzu bika minal kufri wal faqri. Allahumma inni a’udzubika min ‘adzabil qabri laa ilaaha illa anta.
“O Allah, grant health in my body, O Allah, grant health in my hearing, O Allah, grant health in my sight. There is no god worthy of being worshipped except You”
Similarly, another Dua is reported in Musnad Ahmad Bin Hambal as following.
O Allah, grant health in my body, O Allah, grant health in my hearing, O Allah, grant health in my sight. There is no god worthy of being worshipped except Allah.
Hazrat Ali passed these instructions in the will to his son:
“Do not sit to eat unless you are hungry, Stand up from the table while you still desire food. Chew properly. Go to lavatory before you go to bed .If you put these into practice you will not need medicine ” (Khisal P229 No 67)
Dear Muslim brothers and sisters! It is important to consider that Islam has more stressed upon a healthy lifestyle. As it says, prevention is better than cure. Dua mentioned here are not for sure of any specific disease, but these are for general well being. These duas must be recited habitually as duas of day and night.