Supplication has high power in it. Today let’s memorize the Prophetic prayers to protect ourselves and our families from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Supplication is the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly.
While the state authorities are canceling lockdown and gradually reopening the countries, families still fear getting out in public with their children. The Corona Virus COVID-19 pandemic has made us anxious about our loved ones, especially those vulnerable. Though the past few months have been -overwhelming on various levels, we are still required to take our safety precautions.
“We will certainly test you with some fear and hunger, and some loss of possessions and lives and crops. But give good news to the steadfast. Those who, when a calamity afflicts them, say, “To God, we belong, and to Him, we will return.” (2:156-157)
The viral COVID-19 has come to remind us of how weak and fragile we are. After all the progress and power humans have gone through, a microscopic cell has turned our lives upside-down.
And what better time there is to turn our hearts back to Allah than now? He’s the one who promised to respond to our call upon Him.
وَقالَ رَبُّكُمُ اُدعُونِي أَستَجِب لَكُم
Your Lord has proclaimed, “Call upon Me, I will respond to you”
(Surah Ghafir, 40:60)
Luckily, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught us Dua and supplications to protect us during the pandemic and defend us against any harm.
Dua for protection from illness and disease
This dua is for protection from illness carries an important reminder that our refuge is always in Allah (SWT):
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ، وَالْجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ
Allah humma inni a’udhu bika minal-barasi, wal-jununi, wal-judhaami, wa min sayyi’il-asqaami
“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leprosy, insanity, elephantiasis, and the worst of diseases.”
Dua for leaving the house
While countries are starting to go back to normal during stage 3, and schools and businesses are resuming, we feel anxious whenever we go out. The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “Whoever says upon leaving his house:
بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ، تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللّٰهِ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللّٰهِ
Bismillaahi, tawakkaltu ‘alallaahi, wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah
“In the Name of Allah, I have placed my trust in Allah; there is no might and no power except by Allah.”
it will be said to him: ‘You are guided, defended and protected.’
The devil will go far away from him.”
Dua for protection against calamities
This Prophetic supplication for protection against calamities is a powerful supplication to Allah (SWT) to help and save us from every crisis, however unexpected:
اللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْنِي مِنْ بَينِ يَدَيَّ, وَمِنْ خَلْفِي, وَعَنْ يَمِينِي, وَعَنْ شِمَالِي وَمِنْ فَوْقِي, وَأَعُوذُ بِعَظَمَتِكَ أَن أُْغْتَالَ مِنْ تَحْتِي
“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.”
Supplication for sickness
It is narrated that Aisha (PBUH) said that when anyone among them had an illness, the Prophet (ﷺ) used to rub the area of the pain and recite the following supplication for protection:
اللَّهُمَّ ربَّ النَّاسِ ، أَذْهِب الْبَأسَ ، واشْفِ ، أَنْتَ الشَّافي لا شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ ، شِفاءً لا يُغَادِرُ سقَماً
Allah humma Rabban-naas, adhhibil-ba’s, washfi antash-Shaafi laa shifaa’a illaa shifaa’uka shifaa’an laa yughaadiru saqamaa
“O Allah, Lord of humanity, do away with my suffering. Heal (me) as You are the only Healer, and there is no cure except that of Yours, it is that which leaves no ailment behind.”
Porophetic Supplication for fear and anxiety
During these tough times, it is reasonable to feel anxious, in despair, or down. Say the following dua:
اللَّهُمَّ اكْفِنِيهِمْ بِماَ شِئْتَ
Allah hummak-fineeyhim bi maa shi’ta
“O Allah, suffice (i.e. protect) me against them however You wish.”
Supplication for protection of family from every evil
The Prophet (ﷺ) used to say the following dua for the protection of al-Hasan and al-Husain (His grandsons), this is a beautiful dua for the protection of family members, especially our beloved children:
أَعُوذُ بِكلِمَاتِ الله التّامّاتِ مِن شَرّ مَا خَلَقَ
A’udhu bi kalimaa ti-llaahi taam-maati min sharri ma khalaq
“I seek protection in the perfect words of Allah from every evil that has been created.”