4 Duas for Anxiety and Depression (Spiritual Healing)

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If you’re looking for some duas (spiritual method) to deal with your anxiety and depression, then this blog post is for you.

Dua is a spiritual connection between you and Allah almighty; We have shared four duas that can give you spiritual strength to overcome anxiety and depression.

According to research, occasional anxiety is normal, but if it persists it can turn into an anxiety disorder. Depression is always a mental health condition.

Islam is a very practical and truthful religion, it always inspire us to be healthy. Prophet muhammad (pbuh) encouraged us to treat illness with medical treatment.

So, other than working on spiritual healing, we should always take professional medical help for any types of diseases: whether physical or mental.

Let’s check four amazing duas to help you deal with your anxiety and depression on a spiritual level.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is faith-based and spiritual in nature, and it does not intend to replace or be substitute for professional medical advice and/or mental health advice and/or financial advise.

1. Protect me from the evil of myself (thoughts, emotions)

Aishah (r.a) told us that Prophet (ﷺ) used to supplicate the following words a lot. When we look into the meaning of this dua, both things from which Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) took refuge either live in our past or future, which could open the door to depression and anxiety.

Anxiety relates to future happenings, and depression relates to past incidents. So, this dua basically saves you from your evil emotions and thoughts or consequences of things you have already done in the past or would do in the future.

 اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا عَمِلْتُ وَشَرِّ مَا لَمْ أَعْمَلْ

Roman/ Transliteration: Allahumma inni audhu bika min sharri ma ‘amiltu, wa min sharri ma lam a’mal

Meaning: “O Allah! I seek refuge in You from the evil of that which I have done and the evil of that which I have not done.”

Source: Sahih Muslim 2716b; Grade: Sahih (authentic)

2. Take Care of my Affairs

When anxiety and depression hit us, we usually find ourselves in the middle of nowhere; where our affairs become scattered, we get filled with fear, worry, sadness or hopelessness, and we don’t know what to do next.

In such a situation, we should recite the following dua of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Which he especially suggested to any distressed person for getting relief and attaining calmness.

 اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلاَ تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ

Roman/ Transliteration: allaahumma rahmataka ‘arjoo falaa takilnee ‘ilaa nafsee tarfata ‘aynin, wa ‘aslih lee sha’nee kullahu, laa’ilaaha ‘illaa ‘anta

English Meaning: “Oh Allah, I hope for Your mercy. Do not leave me to myself even for the blinking of an eye (i.e. a moment). Correct all of my affairs for me. There is none worthy of worship but You.”

Source: Sunan Abi Dawud 5090; Grade: Hasan (good) according to al-Albani

3. Dua to Overcome Anxiety and Depression:

We know what anxiety and depression do; they fill us with excessive worry and sadness.

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) told us that whoever recites the following dua in times of worry and grief, Allah (swt) removes his worries and replaces his grief with happiness.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ، ابْنُ عَبْـدِكَ، ابْنُ أَمَتِـكَ، نَاصِيَتِي بِيَدِكَ، مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ، عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ، أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ، سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ، أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ، أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَداً مِنْ خَلْقِـكَ، أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الغَيْبِ عِنْـدَكَ، أَنْ تَجْعَلَ القُرْآنَ رَبِيعَ قَلْبِي، وَنُورَ صَدْرِي، وجَلَاءَ حُزْنِي وذَهَابَ هَمِّي

Roman/ Transliteration: Allaahumma innee abduk, wabnu abdik, wabnu amatik, naasiyati beyadik, maadhin fiyya hukmuk, adlun fiyya qadhaa’uk, as’aluka bi kullismin huwa lak, sammayta bihi nafsak, aw anzaltahu fee kitaabik, aw ʿalamtahu ahadan min khalqik, awista-tharta bihi fee ʿilmil ghaybi ʿindak, an taj-al al-Qur’aan al-ʿađ̣eema rabeeʿa qalbi, wa noora sadri, wa jala’a huzni, wa dhahāba hammi.

Meaning: “O Allah, I am Your servant, the son of Your servant, the son of Your female servant. My forelock is in Your hand (You have total Mastery over me), Your decision over me has passed, and Your decree upon me is in justice. I ask You by every name with which you have named Yourself, or revealed in Your Book, or taught to one of Your creatures, or kept hidden in the Unseen with You, that You make the Quran the life (spring) of my heart, the light within me, the banisher of my depression, and the expeller of my anxiety.”

Source: Musnad Ahmad 3712; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-albani

4. Dua for Mercy in times of Anxiety and Depression

This is the dua of the people of the cave mentioned in the Quran. Allah tells us that they were a bunch of young people who testified to Islam in a society that hated Islam.

As a result, they faced backlash on a government level. Things were so hard on them when they made the following dua and took refuge in a cave. Allah poured mercy on them, guided their affairs and saved them from anxious and depressing.

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا

Roman/ Transliteration: Rabbana atina mil-ladunka Rahmataw wa hayyi lana min amrina rashada

Meaning: “Our Lord! grant us your special mercy and give us right guidance in our affairs.”

Source: Quran (Surah al-Kahf ayah 10)

How Many Times Should I Recite These Duas?

Recite these duas anytime and anywhere unlimitedly. You can supplicate all four duas. But mostly, it gets difficult to do so.

Therefore, the best practice would be to select one suitable dua according to your situation and do a constant dhikr all day; or one time in the morning and evening, as adhkar are always recommended as such. Don’t forget to ponder over the meaning of the dua you choose to recite at the moment.

Conclusion:

In this blog, I’ve shared four dua for anxiety and depression that can heal you, insha’Allah. These are the duas taken from Quran and sahih hadith. The procedure for supplication has also been mentioned.

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