Good health is one of the greatest blessings of Allah (ta’ala). When you are healthy, your worries are fewer. You can do all the things that you would not ordinarily be able to do if you were ill.
Even though we sometimes take our good health for granted, it is a good thing to always make dua for good health so that Allah (ta’ala) will continue to bless us with it and not make our health a trial for us.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good.” (Bukhari)
For every Muslim, healthy or not, the duas for good health should be a part of our daily duas, and we share five here that are easy to memorize and recite daily.
Duas for Good Health
اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي بَدَنِي اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي سَمْعِي اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي بَصَرِي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
Narrated AbuBakrah: AbdurRahman ibn AbuBakrah said that he told his father: O my father! I hear you supplicating every morning: “O Allah! Grant me health in my body. O Allah! Grant me good hearing. O Allah! Grant me good eyesight. There is no god but Thou.” (Sunan Abi Dawud)
You repeat them three times in the morning and three times in the evening.
He said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) using these words as a supplication and I like to follow his practice.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ زَوَالِ نِعْمَتِكَ, وَتَحَوُّلِ عَافِيَتِكَ, وَفَجْأَةِ نِقْمَتِكَ, وَجَمِيعِ سَخَطِكَ
Ibn ‘Umar (RA) narrated, ‘The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to supplicate saying, “O Allah! I seek refuge in you from the withholding of your favor, the decline of the good health you have given, the suddenness of your vengeance and from all forms of your wrath.” (Bulugh al Maram)
“ اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي جَسَدِي وَعَافِنِي فِي بَصَرِي وَاجْعَلْهُ الْوَارِثَ مِنِّي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ الْحَلِيمُ الْكَرِيمُ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ”
Aishah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to say: “O Allah, grant me health in my body, and grant me health in my sight, and make it the inheritor from me, there is none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Forbearing, the Generous, Glory is to Allah, the Lord of the Magnificent Throne, and all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all that exists (Allāhumma `āfinī fī jasadi, wa `āfinī fī baṣarī, waj`alhul-wāritha minnī, lā ilāha illāllah, al-ḥalīmul-karīm, subḥān Allāhi rabbil-`arshil-aẓīm, wal-ḥamdulillāhi rabbil-`alamīn).” (Tirmidhi)
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الصِّحَّةَ، وَالْعِفَّةَ، وَالأَمَانَةَ، وَحُسْنَ الْخُلُقِ، وَالرِّضَا بِالْقَدَر
‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to supplicate, “Oh Allah, I ask You for health, restraint, trustworthiness, good character and contentment with the decree.” (Al Adab al-Mufrad)
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَاهْدِنِي وَارْزُقْنِي وَعَافِنِي
It was narrated that ‘Asim bin Humaid said: “I asked ‘Aishah with what the Messenger of Allah [SAW] would start Qiyam Al-Lail. She said: ‘You have asked me about something that no one else has asked me about. He used to say Allahu Akbar ten times, and Subhan-Allah ten times, and Istaghfir-Allah ten times, and he would say, Allahummaghfirli, wahdini, warzuqni, wa’afini (O Allah, forgive me, guide me, grant me provision and give me good health,) and he would seek refuge from the difficulty of the standing on the Day of Resurrection.’” (Sunan an-Nasa’i)
Like already said, all of these five duas are easy to memorize and we should endeavor to make them a part of our routine as we seek more blessings from Allah (ta’ala).
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