Prayers for Healing from Diseases and Good Practices to Do When Sick

Prayer for healing from illness – Everyone has certainly experienced pain without exception. In a sick condition, apart from going to the doctor and taking medicine, Muslims are also encouraged to pray while trying to ask for healing. There are times when we try our best to do everything we can to recover from illness, but as humans, sometimes there are things beyond our control.

This makes us finally can only surrender to Allah SWT. There are several prayers that we can say so that the disease that is afflicting us will be lifted. Illness certainly can strike anyone and at any time. It is not an easy matter to cure a disease when it is too late to be known or overcome. Especially if the disease is classified as deadly. But there is no obstacle for Allah SWT for the illness suffered by His servant.

With the permission of Allah, the disease can be cured. Because He creates disease along with the medicine. It takes hard work and sincere prayer so that the disease can be cured soon. Prayers for healing from illness should be read when oneself or someone else is sick. Rasulullah SAW also read a prayer when he himself was sick or when visiting other people so that he would be given a speedy recovery.

Pain is a test from Allah SWT. Islam recommends reading a prayer when you feel pain where the goal is to ask for forgiveness and healing so that the pain or illness you experience can be cured.

Allah SWT says in Surah Al Baqarah verse 186 namely:

وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ ۖ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ

Meaning: “And when My servants ask you about Me, then (answer), that I am near. I grant the request of a person who prays when he asks Me, then let them fulfill (All My commandments) and let them believe in Me, so that they will always be in the truth.” (QS. Al-Baqarah: 186)

There is another hadith in a hadith from Jabir bin Abdullah he said, Rasulullah SAW said:

“Every disease must have a cure. If a medicine is in accordance with the disease, then he will recover with the permission of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala.” (HR. Muslim).

In this article, we will discuss prayers for healing from illness that you can read when you are sick. So, read this article to the end, Sinaumed’s

Prayer for Healing

The Prayer of the Prophet Ayub AS Asks for Healing for Yourself

There is a history enshrined in the Qur’an which tells the story of the Prophet Ayub AS. In the Qur’an Surah Al Anbiya verse 83:


Meaning: And (remember the story of) Job, when he prayed to his Lord, “(O my Lord), indeed, I have been struck by a disease, even though You are God, the Most Merciful of all the merciful.”

Reading the Prayer of the Prophet Muhammad to be Lifted by Sickness and Forgiveness

Apart from him, the Prophet Ayyub, there was also a prayer that was said by Rasulullah SAW. Rasulullah SAW often mentions the names of people who are sick when reading prayers for him. Like when he visited Sa’ad bin Abi Waqqash, Prophet Muhammad SAW mentioned Sa’ad’s name while reciting a prayer to be given healing and forgiveness. You only need to replace Sa’ad’s name with the name of the sick person in front of him.

Allahumma Isyfi Sa’dan. Allahumma Isyfi Sa’dan. Allahumma Isyfi Sa’dan.

Meaning: “My Lord, heal Sa’ad. My Lord, heal Sa’ad. My Lord, heal Sa’ad.”

When visiting people who are sick, in addition to reciting a prayer for sickness, every Muslim and Muslim woman can also say a prayer for forgiveness of sins as well as protection.

Qur’an Surah Al Anbiya : 84

فَاسْتَجَبْنَا لَهٗ فَكَشَفْنَا مَا بِهٖ مِنْ ضُرٍّ وَّاٰتَيْنٰهُ اَهْلَهٗ وَمِثْلَهُمْ مَّعَهُمْ رَحْمَةً مِّنْ عِنْدِنَا وَذِكْرٰى لِلْعٰبِدِيْنَ ۚ

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Meaning: “So We granted (prayer), then We removed the disease that was in him and We returned his family to him, and (We multiplied their number) as a mercy from Us, and to be a warning to all who worship Us.”

The Prophet Ayub AS was tested by Allah SWT to suffer from a disease that could not be cured for many years. However, the Prophet Ayub never gave up and continued to ask for healing by always reciting prayer readings so that he would be healed.

Prophet Ayub’s prayer to be given healing is immortalized in the Qur’an Surah Al Anbiya verse 83

The following is the recitation of the prayer for sickness:

“Robbi anni massaniyadh dhurru wa anta arhamar roohimiin .”

Meaning: “O my Lord, verily I have been struck by a disease and You are the Most Merciful God among all the merciful.”

Reading Gives Healing

“Bismillah, bismillah, bismillah. A’udzu bi izzatillahi wa qudratihi min syarri ma ajidu wa uhadziru. As’alullahal ‘azima rabbal ‘arsyil ‘adhim an yasyfiyaka.”

Meaning: “In the name of Allah, in the name of Allah, in the name of Allah, I protect you thanks to the glory of Allah and His qudrah from the evil of things that I feel and that I am worried about. I ask Allah the Greatest, the Lord of the great Throne to heal you.”

Reading the prayer of the Prophet Muhammad when visiting his friend Salman Al-Farisi RA

Syafakallah saqamaka, wa ghafara dzanbaka, wa’afāka fī dīnika wa jismika ila muddati ajalika.

Meaning: “O (mention the name of the person who is sick), may Allah heal you, forgive your sins, and benefit you in terms of religion and your physique throughout your life.”

Prayer Readings Appointed Sickness for Others

Read the following prayer so that special healing will be given to others. Rasulullah SAW taught when a friend was sick, he always visited him. Furthermore, the Prophet Muhammad SAW always recited prayer readings so that they would be given healing for these other people.

The following is one of the prayer readings so that healing is given to others which the Prophet Muhammad often read. As narrated by Bukhari and Muslim from Aisha RA:

اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ النَّاسِ أَذْهِبْ الْبَاسَ اشْفِه\

Allahumma rabbannaasi, adzhibil ba’sa. Isyfi. Antas Shafi. La shafiya illa anta syifa’an la yughadiru saqaman.

Meaning: “My Lord, God of mankind, remove disease. Give healing because You are the healer. No one can cure disease except You with healing that leaves no pain.”

Other Prayer Readings to Give Healing to Others

Then, there are prayer readings raised for other diseases that the Prophet read when he was doing ruqyah for one of his friends. The ruqyah is a process of healing through the verses of the Qur’an.

Imsahil ba’sa rabban nasi. Bi yadikas syifa’u. La kasyifa lahu illa anta.

It means: “God of mankind, wipe away this disease. In Your hands is healing. No one can lift it except You.”

Meanwhile, Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi narrated that Rasulullah SAW recommended reading this prayer 7 times in front of people who are sick.

God bless you

As’alullāhal azhīma rabbal ‘arsyil ‘azhīmi an yasyfiyaka.

Meaning: “I beg the great Allah, the Lord of the majestic Throne to heal you,” (See Imam An-Nawawi, Al-Adzkar, [Damascus: Darul Mallah, 1971 M/1391 H], page 114).

Prayer Readings Appointed Sickness When Rasulullah Visited Sick People

In the hadith narrated by Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, and Al Hakim, it is stated that Ibn Abbas RA once heard the Prophet Muhammad SAW saying that whoever visits a sick person before he dies, recite this prayer 7 times, so that Allah will heal him from the disease.

Assalamullahal adhim, robbal Arsyil adhim an-yasyfiyaka wa yusfika.

Meaning: “I beg Allah the Most Great, God who has a great throne, may Allah heal you.”

Prayer Readings Appointed Other Illnesses

Sa’ad bin Abi Waqqash was one of the first to convert to Islam. He is an important friend and loved by Rasulullah SAW.

Narrated by Imam Muslim, when Sa’ad bin Abi Waqqash was sick, the Prophet Muhammad SAW asked for healing for him by reading a prayer so that he would be healed:

O God of Allah

Allahumma Isyfi Sa’dan. Allahumma Isyfi Sa’dan. Allahumma Isyfi Sa’dan.

Meaning: “My Lord, heal Sa’ad, my Lord, heal Sa’ad My Lord, heal Sa’ad.”

Muslims can also imitate the reading of the prayer so that they are given healing by changing the name Sa’ad to the name of a child who is sick.

For example, if a sick child is named Halimah. So, read the prayer for healing:

Allahummasyfi Halimah. Allahummasyfi Halimah. Allahummasyfi Halimah.

Meaning: “My Lord, give healing Halimah, my Lord, give healing Halimah, my Lord, give healing Halimah.”

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Prayer Readings For Yourself or Others Who Are Sick

This prayer was recited by Rasulullah SAW when visiting a Bedouin who had a fever as reported by Imam Bukhari from Ibn Abbas RA.

لَا بَأْسَ طَهُوْرٌ إِنْ شَاءَ اللهُ

Lā ba’sa thahūrun insya’allāhu.

Meaning: “(Hopefully) it’s okay (sick), may it be holy by the will of Allah,” (See Imam An-Nawawi, Al-Adzkar, [Damascus: Darul Mallah, 1971 M/1391 H], page 115).

Prayer Readings For Self Healing

When you are sick, you can read the following prayer.

اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ النَّاسِ أَذْهِبِ الْبَأْسَ اشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لَا شَافِيَ إلَّا أَنْتَ

Allahumma rabban naasi, adzhibil ba’sa. Isyfi. Antas Syaafi. Laa syafiya illā anta syifaa’an lā yughaadiru saqaman.

Meaning: “O Allah, God of mankind, remove this disease, heal it, only You are the Most Healing. There is no healing other than healing from You, healing that leaves no pain.”

Rasulullah SAW taught prayer for healing. Read this prayer while holding a certain part that hurts in the body of the book:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ

Bismillāh, (read 3 times).

Meaning: “In the name of Allah.”


A’ūdzu billāhi wa qudratihī min syarri mā ajidu wa uhādziru, (read 7 times).

Meaning: “I seek refuge in Allah and His power from the bad things that I feel and worry about,”

HR. Bukhari no. 5309

أَذْهِبْ الْبَاسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ وَاشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لَا شِفَاءَ إِلَّا شِفَاؤُكَ شِفَاءً لَا رَا

Adzhibil ba’sa allahumma rabban naasi isyfi anta syaafi laa syifaa a illa syifaauka syifaa an laa yughaadiru saqamaa.

Meaning: “Remove the pain O Allah, Lord of mankind, heal, indeed You are the Most Healing Essence, there is no healing but healing from You, which is healing that leaves no pain.”

HR. Abu Dawud no. 1554; Ahmad, 3: 192

O Lord

Allahumma inni a’udzubika minal-baroshi, wal-junuuni, wal-judzami, wa min sayyi il-asqaam.

Meaning: “O Allah, I seek refuge in You from skin diseases, madness, leprosy, and from all other bad (terrible) diseases.”

HR. Muslim no. 2202

This is one of the prayers that can be practiced when a member of the body is sick. For example, toothache or sprain. Rasulullah SAW taught this prayer, while ordering to put his hand on the sore part of his body.

Bismillah 3 times

A’udzu billahi wa qudrotihi min syarri maa ajidu wa uhaadziru (7x)

Meaning: “In the name of Allah, I seek refuge in Allah and His power from the ugliness that I get and I am aware of.”

Practices That Can Be Done Sick People

The disease that comes is actually a form of patience test from God. The pain received by a believing Muslim is a form of expiation of sins.

However, Muslims need to remember that there are still conditions for sickness to really be an expiation for sins, namely being sincere and consistent in worship. In addition to praying for healing from illness, this is a practice that sick people can do.

1. Be patient and think well of Allah

Sick people should sincerely accept God’s decree and be patient with it. Not only that, he must also always and always have a good prejudice that what God has decreed is good for him. As in the following words of Rasulullah SAW:

“It’s amazing what a believer does. All things (that befall him) are good for him and this does not happen except to a believer. If he is struck by happiness he is grateful, then this is good for him. And if disaster strikes him patiently, then that is also good for him.” (HR. Muslim no. 2999)

2. Position yourself between fear and hope

Every pious Muslim should position himself between khauf (fear) and raja’ (hope). The point is fear of Allah’s punishment because of his sins, and the hope of receiving His mercy for the illness that befell him.

3. Do not wish for death

Even though the disease is getting worse, it is still not permissible for a Muslim to wish for death. We are encouraged to remain patient and sincere in living it, and not to give up. The Messenger of Allah forbids someone from dreaming of dying soon and teaches him to pray as follows:

O Lord

Allahumma ahyini ma kaanatil hayatu khairan li, wa tawaffani idza kanatil matiu khairan li.

Meaning: “O Allah, give me life (extend my life), if life is better for me, and kill me if death is better for me.” (Narrated by Abu Daud No. 2702)

4. Immediately fulfill unpaid responsibilities

If a sick person has obligations to other people that have not been fulfilled and he is able to fulfill them, then complete them immediately. For example, debts to other people that have not been paid. However, if he cannot fulfill it, he should write a will regarding the obligation that he has not fulfilled.

Thus the discussion about prayer for recovery from illness along with good practices to do when you are sick. Hopefully all the discussion above is useful for Sinaumed’s.

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Author: Yufi Cantika Sukma Divine