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24-06-2024 |18 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1445 AH

Prayers for Healing and Pains (All)

Description: Sayyid Ibn Tawus (may Allah have mercy upon him) in his book of Muhaj al-Da’awat has reported Sa’id ibn Abi’l-Fath of Wasit as saying: I was once inflicted by a serious disease that overtired all physicians. Therefore, my father took me to the hospital where all physicians, headed by the Christian doctor of medicine, tried to find me treatment, but failed. Finally, they had to confess, “This disease cannot be healed except by God the All-exalted.” With breaking heart and distress, I had to go back home. Browsing one of my father’s books, I found the following inscribed on the back of the book: Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) is reported to have said: Any diseased person who repeats these statements forty times immediately after the Dawn Prayer and then rubs the painful part with his hand, Almighty Allah will free him from the disease and restore him to health:

بِسْمِ ﷲِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ الْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ حَسْبُنَا اللّٰهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيْلُ تَبَارَكَ اللّٰهُ اَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِيْنَ وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةََ اِلَّا بِاللّٰهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ۔

Explanation / Details::
I, the patient, waited for dawn, performed the obligatory prayer, and sat in my place repeating these words while I was fearful lest the pains would return to me. Keeping on this state for three days, the disease was gone. My father, after I had told him about this, thanked Almighty Allah. When he informed one of the physicians about the restoration of my health, the physician, who was non-Muslim, visited and examined me. When he was sure that my disease had gone, he converted to Islam, bore witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God, and committed himself to the teachings of Islam.
Reference: Mafatih Al Jinnan

Description: Al-Kaf’ami, in his book entitled al-Misbah, has mentioned that whoever is diseased, may rub over the place of his prostration (in prayers) with his hand and then rub the ailed organ after each obligatory prayer seven times. He may then say the following supplicatory prayer:

يَا مَنْ كَبَسَ الْاَرْضَ عَلَي الْمَآءِ وَ سَدَّ الْهَوآءَ بِالسَّمآءِ وَاخْتارَ لِنَفْسِهِ اَحْسَنَ الْاَسْمآءِ صَلِّ عَلٰي مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَافْعَلْ بِيْ كَذا وَ كَذا وَ ارْزُقْنِيْ وَ عَافِنِيْ مِنْ كَذَا وَ كَذَا

Explanation / Details::
[Instead of the three dots, you may submit your requests and mention your ailed organ.]
Reference: Mafatih Al Jinnan

Description: Quoted from ‘Uddat al-DAI, Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) is reported to have said: When you are ailed, go outdoors, raise your hands towards the sky, and say the following supplicatory prayer:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَيَّرْتَ اَقْوَامًا فِيْ كِتَابِكَ فَقُلْتَ قُلِ ادْعُوْا الَّذِيْنَ زَعَمْتُمْ مِنْ دُونِهٖ فَلَا يَمْلِكُونَ كَشْفَ الضُّرِّ عَنْكُمْ وَلَا تَحْوِيْلاً فَيَا مَنْ لَا يَمْلِكُ كَشْفَ ضُرّيْ وَلَا تَحْوِيْلَهٗ عَنِّيْ اَحَدٌ غَيْرُهُ صَلِّ عَلٰي مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهٖ وَاكْشِفْ ضُرِّيْ وَحَوِّلْهٗٓ اِلٰي مَنْ يَّدْعُوْ مَعَكَ اِلٰهًا آخَرَ فَاِنِّيْٓ اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لَا اِلٰهَ غَيْرُكَ .

Reference: Mafatih Al Jinnan

Description: It is also reported that any believer who is diseased or ailed, should rub the ailed organ with his hand and repeat the following (holy verse) with sincerity:

وَ نُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفآءٌ وَّرَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَلَا يَزِيْدُ الظَّالِمِيْنَ اِلَّا خَسَارًا شِفَآءٌ وَّرَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ

Reference: Mafatih Al Jinnan

Description: Another dua for ailing diseases An ailed person is recommended to purchase one sa’ (3kg) of wheat, lie on his back, disperse the wheat grains on his chest, and say the following supplicatory prayer:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنّيْ اَسْئَلُكَ بِاِسْمِكَ الَّذِيْٓ اِذَا سَئَلَكَ بِهِ الْمُضْطَرُّ كَشَفْتَ مَابِهٖ مِنْ ضُرٍّ وَّ مَكَّنْتَ لَهٗ فِي الْاَرْضِ وَ جَعَلْتَهُ خَلِيْفَتَكَ عَلٰي خَلْقِكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلٰي مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَلٰي اَهْلِ بَيْتِهٖ وَاَنْ تُعَافِيَنِيْ مِنْ عِلَّتِيْ

Explanation / Details::
He may then sit, gather the wheat grains around him, repeat the same supplicatory prayer, divide the wheat grains into four shares, give each share to a poor man, and repeat the same supplicatory prayer. Once an ailed person does all that, he will be restored to health, Allah willing.
Reference: Mafatih Al Jinnan

Description: Imam Ali(a.s.) is reported to have said: Put your hand on the ailed organ and repeat the following supplicatory prayer three times:

اللّٰهُ اللّٰهُ اللّٰهُ رَبِّيْ حَقّاً لَّآ اُشْرِكُ بِهٖ شَيْئًا اَللّٰهُمَّ اَنْتَ لَهَا وَ لِكُلِّ عَظِيْمَةٍ فَفَرِّجْهَا عَنِّيْ

Reference: Mafatih Al Jinnan

Description: Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) is reported to have said in this regard: You may put your hand on the ailed organ and say " Bismillah " Then You may the ailed organ with your hand and repeat the following evil-repelling prayer (‘udhah) seven times:

اَعُوْذُ بِعِزَّةِ اللّٰهِ وَاَعُوْذُ بِقُدْرَةِاللّٰهِ وَاَعُوْذُ بِجَلَالِ اللّٰهِ وَاَعُوذُ بِعَظَمَةِ اللّٰهِ وَاَعُوْذُ بِجَمْعِ اللّٰهِ وَاَعُوْذُ بِرَسُوْلِ اللّٰهِ صَلّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهٖ وَاَعُوْذُ بِاَسْمَآءِ اللّٰهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا اَحْذَرُ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا اَخَافُ عَلٰي نَفْسِيْ.

Reference: Mafatih Al Jinnan

Description: It is reported that when a child is ailed, the mother may ascend to a roof, throw the head cover away, expose the hair of her head under the sky, prostrate herself, and say the following supplication:

اَللّٰهُمَّ رَبِّ اَنْتَ اَعْطَيْتَنِيْهِ وَ اَنْتَ وَهَبْتَهُ لِيْ اَللّٰهُمَّ فَاجْعَلْ هِبَتَكَ الْيَوْمَ جَدِيْدَةً اِنَّكَ قَادِرٌ مُقْتَدِرٌ

Explanation / Details::
The mother will not raise her head from the prostration but that her child is restored to health.
Reference: Mafatih Al Jinnan

Description: al-Shahid has reported that the right arm of a patient may be held while reciting Surah al-Faatehah seven times. After that, the following supplicatory prayer may be said:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اَزِلْ عَنْهُ الْعِلَلَ وَالدَّآءَ وَ اَعِدْهُ اِلَي الصِّحَّةِ وَالشِّفَآءِ وَ اَمِدَّهُ بِحُسْنِ الْوِقَايَةِ وَ رُدَّهٗٓ اِلٰي حُسْنِ الْعَافِيَةِ وَاجْعَلْ مَا نَالَهٗ فِيْ مَرَضِهٖ هٰذَا مَآدَّةً لِحَيوٰتِهٖ وَ كَفَّارَةً لِسَيِّئَاتِهٖ اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ صَلِّ عَلٰي مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

Explanation / Details::
If this does not work, Surah al-Faatehah may be repeated seventy times, and it will be effective, Allah willing.
Reference: Mafatih Al Jinnan

Description: Imam al-Rida(a.s.) is reported to have said: For all ailments, you may say the following supplicatory prayer:

يَا مُنْزِلَ الشِّفَآءِ وَ مُذْهِبَ الدَّآءِ صَلِّ عَلٰي مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِهِ وَ اَنْزِلْ عَلٰي وَجَعِْي الشِّفَآءَ

Reference: Mafatih Al Jinnan

Description: Sayyid Ibn Tawus, may Allah have mercy upon him, has mentioned the following narration in his book entitled Muhaj al-Da’awat:Ibn ‘Abbas is reported to have said that he was once present with Imam Ali(a.s.) when a faint-faced man visited him and said, “O Commander of the Faithful, I am diseased person and many ailments and aches have afflicted me. So, please teach me a supplicatory prayer that helps me endure my ailments.” Answering him, Imam Ali(a.s.) said, “I will lead you to a supplicatory prayer that was taught by Archangel Gabriel to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) when al-Hasan and al-Husayn fell ill. This is it

اِلٰهِيْ كُلَّمَا اَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ نِعْمَةً قَلَّ لَكَ عِنْدَهَا شُكْرِيْ وَ كُلَّمَا ابْتَلَيْتَنِيْ بِبَلِيَّةٍ قَلَّ لَكَ عِنْدَهَا صَبْرِيْ فَيَامَنْ قَلَّ شُكْرِيْ عِنْدَ نِعَمِهٖ فَلَمْ يَحْرِمْنِيْ وَ يَا مَنْ قَلَّ صَبْرِيْ عِنْدَ بَلَآئِهِ فَلَمْ يَخْذُلْنِْي وَ يَا مَنْ رَاٰنِيْ عَلَي الْمَعَاصِيْ فَلَمْ يَفْضَحْنِيْ وَ يَا مَنْ رَاٰنِيْ عَلَي الْخَطَايَا فَلَمْ يُعَاقِبْنِيْ عَلَيْهَا صَلِّ عَلٰي مُحَمَّدٍ وَّاٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاغْفِرْ لِيْ ذَنْبِيْ وَ اشْفِنِيْ مِنْ مَرَضِيْ اِنَّكَ عَلٰي كُلِّ شَيْئٍ قَدِيْرٌ

Explanation / Details::
Ibn ‘Abbas added: One year later, I saw the man fresh-faced and glowing. He said, “Whenever I said this supplicatory prayer in sickness, I would be soon restored to health, in ailment, I would be soon cured, and before a despotic authority, I would be protected against him.”
Reference: Mafatih Al Jinnan

Description: It is reported that al-Najashi, an ancient king of Abyssinia, inherited from his fathers a four hundred year old bonnet that appeases any pain that it touches. When the bonnet was untied to inspect its secret, the following supplicatory prayer was seen written therein:

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الْمَلِكِ الْحَقِّ الْمُبِيْنِ شَهِدَاللّٰهُ اَنَّهٗ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلَآئِكَةُ وَ اوُلُوا الْعِلْمِ قآئِمًا بِالْقِسْطِ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَ الْعَزِيْزُ الْحَكِيْمُ اِنَّ الدِّيْنَ عِنْدَاللّٰهِ الْاِسْلَامُ لِلَّهِ نُوْرٌ وَحِكْمَةٌ وَ حَوْلٌ وَ قُوَّةٌ وَ قُدْرَةٌ وَ سُلْطَانٌ وَ بُرْهَانٌ لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ آدَمُ صَفِيُّ اللّٰهِ لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ اِبْرَاهِيْمُ خَلِيْلُ اللّٰهِ لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ مُوْسٰي كَلِيْمُ اللّٰهِ لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ مُحَمَّدٌ الْعَرَبِيُّ رَسُوْلُ اللّٰهِ وَ حَبِيْبُهٗ وَ خِيَرَتُهٗ مِنْ خَلْقِهٖ اُسْكُنْ يَا جَمِيْعَ الْاَوْجَاعِ وَ الْاَسْقَامِ وَالْاَمْرَاضِ وَ جَمِيْعَ الْعِلَلِ وَ جَمِيْعَ الْحُمَّيَّاتِ سَكَّنْتُكَ بِالَّذِيْ سَكَنَ لَهٗ مَا فِي اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ وَهُوَ السَّميعُ الْعَليمُ وَصَلَّي اللّٰهُ عَلٰي خَيْرِ خَلْقِهٖ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِهٖ اَجْمَعِيْنَ

Reference: Mafatih Al Jinnan