And recite this dua seven times for his good health
أَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ رَبَّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ أَنْ يَشْفِيَكَ
’as’alu l-Lāha l-`aḍhīma rabba l-`arshi l-`aḍhīmi ‘an yashfiyak
”I ask Allah who is the Lofty and the Lord of the Mighty Throne that He cures you”
Prophet Mohammad said that by reciting this dua seven times, the ill person will regain his health and if death occurs then that (death) is a different issue (i.e. death is written it cannot be prevented).
Human beings are fragile, weak, and prone to illness. We all get sick at one time or another, some more seriously than others. Powerful dua for parents health and long life, and dua for parenAlthough modern medicine has come a long way in preventing and curing illness, many people find comfort in prayer as well.
Muslims see illness not as a punishment from Allah, but rather as a test and a purification of sins. Will you keep your faith strong despite your poor health? Will you see your illness as a cause of despair, or as an opportunity to turn to Allah for mercy and healing?
Muslims may say personal prayers (du’a) in any language, but these from Islamic tradition are most common.
Dua for mother and father
Truly distress has seized me, but You are Most Merciful of those that are merciful.
Prayer of Prophet Ayyub (Jacob) – Quran 21:83-84
Du’a From the Sunnah
Whever the early Muslims became sick, they sought the advice of the Prophet Muhammad himself. It is related that when someone fell ill, the Prophet would recite one of these du’as for them.
Allahuma rabbi-nas adhhabal ba’sa, ashfi wa entashafi, la shifa’ illa shifa’uka shifa’ la yughadiru saqama.
Oh Allah! The Sustainer of Mankind! Remove the illness, cure the disease. You are the One Who cures. There is no cure except Your cure. Grant us a cure that leaves no illness. (Recommended to touch the area of pain with the right hand while reciting this supplication.)
‘As’alu Allah al ‘azim rabbil ‘arshil azim an yashifika.
I ask Allah, the Mighty, the Lord of the Mighty Throne, to cure you. (Recommended to repeat seven times.)