Anxiety is a blanket term used to describe excessive stressful conditions that morphs into feelings of extreme fear, dread, uncertainty and impending doom. While mild cases of anxiety affects all of us every now and again as we struggle through life’s challenges, the more severe cases are a mental health illness that spills over to our habits and behaviors and often manifests itself in some painful physical symptoms (headaches, muscle aches, palpitations, tremors, panic attacks etc.). In this article we will provide you by dua for anxiety , dua for worries and anxiety , dua for depression , dua for attaining confidence in Allah s.w.t.
dua for anxiety
Anxiety attacks and depression can happen to any of us. While being Muslims means having our faith rooted within us, it doesn’t mean that we are invulnerable to experiencing such challenges.
Abu Hurayrah (radiyAllahu ‘anhu) narrates that The Prophet ﷺ said: “There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its remedy.” [Bukhari]
Islam teaches us that God is Ash-Shaafi, the Source of all cure and even as we are highly encouraged to seek the medical *means* to good health, alongside them, we must strive to seek the Source *directly* as well because everything in our lives comes back to one single purpose: to drive us to Him. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has taught us – through His Eternal Book and His Messenger ﷺ – some beautiful supplications to practice and internalize, through which we can seek Him in our dark times and find solace.
It is recorded in Musnad Ahmad and Sahih Abu Hatim on the authority of ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Whoever was afflicted with grief and anxiety and says (see the following Dua), Allah, the Exalted and Ever-Majestic, will remove his grief and will change his sorrow into happiness.” It was said, “O Messenger of Allah! (Do) we have to learn these words?” He said, “Yes, whoever hears them should learn them.”
للّهُـمَّ إِنِّي عَبْـدُكَ ابْنُ عَبْـدِكَ ابْنُ أَمَتِـكَ نَاصِيَتِي بِيَـدِكَ، مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ، عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤكَ أَسْأَلُـكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّـيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ أِوْ أَنْزَلْتَـهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ، أَوْ عَلَّمْـتَهُ أَحَداً مِنْ خَلْقِـكَ أَوِ اسْتَـأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الغَيْـبِ عِنْـدَكَ أَنْ تَجْـعَلَ القُرْآنَ رَبِيـعَ قَلْبِـي، وَنورَ صَـدْرِي وجَلَاءَ حُـزْنِي وذَهَابَ هَمِّـي
O Allah, I am Your slave and the son of Your male slave and the son of your female slave. My forehead is in Your Hand (i.e. you have control over me). Your Judgment upon me is assured and Your Decree concerning me is just. I ask You by every Name that You have named Yourself with, revealed in Your Book, taught any one of Your creation or kept unto Yourself in the knowledge of the unseen that is with You, to make the Qur’an the spring of my heart, and the light of my chest, the banisher of my sadness and the reliever of my distress.
[Ahmad 1/391, and Al-Albani graded it authentic]
Scholars commented that this dua has four parts to it:
- Worshipping Allah alone and completely humbling oneself to Him (Ikhlaas)
- Belief in the Decree of Allah (Qadr)
- Belief in the Perfect Names of Allah (“And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.” [7:180])
- The actual dua itself: to make His Words (the Quran) a source of happiness and relief for the distressed heart
dua for worries and anxiety
’O Allah, I seek refuge in you from grief and sadness, from weakness and laziness, from miserliness and cowardice, from being overcome by debt and overpowered by others.’
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحُزْنِ وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَالْجُبْنِ وَالْبُخْلِ وَضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ
Allaahumma ‘innee ‘a’oothu bika minal-hammi walhazani, wal’ajzi walkasali, walbukhli waljubni, wa dhala’id-dayni wa ghalabatir-rijaal
‘There is no might and no power except with Allah.’
لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
Dua of Prophet Ayub (A.S.): ‘Indeed, distress has befallen me, and You are the Most Merciful of the merciful.’ – (Al Anbiya, 83)
أَنِّي مَسَّنِيَ الضُّرُّ وَأَنتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
annee massaniya alddurru waanta arhamu alrrahimeen
dua for depression
‘O Allah, it is Your mercy that I hope for, so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye, and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshipped except You.’
اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَا أَنْتَ
Allahumma raḥmataka arju fala takilni ila nafsi ṭarfata `ayn, wa aslih li sha’ni kullahu, la illaha illa ant.
‘O Ever-Living, O Sustainer, in Your Mercy I seek relief.’
يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيْث
Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyoom birahmatika astagheeth
Dua of Prophet Yunus (A.S.): ‘None has the right to be worshipped except You. How perfect You are. Verily, I was among the wrong-doers.’ – (Al Anbiya, 87)
لَآ إِلٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّيْ كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِيْنَ
La illaha illa anta subhanak ‘inny kuntu min aldhaalimeen
Of this dua, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is reported to have said: “No Muslim supplicates with it for anything, ever, except Allah responds to him.” (Tirmidhi)
‘To Allah, we belong, and unto Him is our return. O Allah, recompense me for my affliction and replace it for me with something better.’
إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُوْنَ، اللَّهمَّ أْجُرْنِي فِي مُصِيْبَتِي، وَاخْلُفْ لِي خَيْرا ً مِنْهَا
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. Allahumma-u’jurni fi musibati, wa akhlif li khairan minha.
dua for attaining confidence in Allah s.w.t.
رَبَّنَا عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ
Robbana, ‘alaika tawakkalna, wa ilaika anabna, wa ilaikal-masir
“Our Lord! In You we have placed our trust, and to You we turn in repentance, and to You is the final return.”
(Surah Al-Mumtahanah, 60:4)