There is nothing specifically for dua for headache in Quran and Sunnah. However, there are many duas for pain and illness according to sunnah. The following duas are most effective for common pain and headaches that we encounter on a daily basis.
Dua For Headache In Arabic
If you have pain in your body including headache, you can say these duas:
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ (3×) أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ وَقُدْرَتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَجِدُ وَأُحَاذِرُ (7×)
Bismillah (three times) A’udhu Billahi wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajidu wa uhadhir (seven times).
Meaning In English
The translation of Dua for headache is In the name of Allah, I seek refuge in Allah and His power from the evil of what I feel and worry about.
It was narrated from ‘Uthman ibn Abi’l-‘As that he complained to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) about a pain in his body that he had suffered from the time he became Muslim.
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to him:
“Put your hand on the part of the body that hurts and say Bismillah (in the name of Allah) three times.
And say seven times: A’udhu Billahi wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajidu wa uhadhir (I seek refuge in Allah and His power from the evil of what I feel and worry about).” (Narrated by Muslim, 2202)
If feel any pain, put your hand wherever it hurts you from your body and read the above Dua.
So if you have a problem your shoulder, elbow or head, put your hand over the place of pain and say three times bismillah bismillah bismillah.
And then say the other dua seven times the following.
I’ve tried this and so many people have tried this and Allah relived the pain.
Regarding your pain, if you bear it with patience and seek reward, Allah will certainly make it an expiation for your sins.
Allah’s Messenger SAW said that no tiredness, worry, grief, exhaustion, distress, or harm befalls you as a believer, even if a thorn pricks you, but Allah expiates some of your sins as a result.
Best Dua For Headache
“And We send down of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism and act on it), and it increases the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers) nothing but loss.”Surah al-Isra 82
It was narrated from Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) that some of the Companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came to one of the Arab tribes.
They asked them for hospitality but they refused to welcome them. Whilst they were like that, the chief of that tribe was stung.
They said: ‘Do you have any remedy or someone who can recite ruqyah?’ They said: ‘You did not offer us hospitality, so we will not do anything until you give us something in return.’
Then they agreed upon a flock of sheep. Then he started to recite the Essence of the Quran – i.e., Surat al-Fatihah – and he collected his saliva and spat at him (at the site of the injury), and he recovered.
The sheep were brought and they (the Companions) said: We will not take them until we ask the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
So they asked him and he smiled and said: “How did you know that it is a ruqyah? Take them and give me a share of them.” (Narrated by al-Bukhari, 5404; Muslim, 2201)
It was narrated from ‘Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to recite al-mu’awwidhat and blow over himself during his final illness, and when he became too ill (to do that), I used to recite them and blow over him and wipe his hand on him for blessing.
Mu’ammar said: I asked al-Zuhri how he used to blow and he said: He used to blow on his hands then wipe his face with them. (Narrated by al-Bukhari, 5403; Muslim, 2192)
Azihibil Ba’sa Dua
Another Dua for sick person is
أَذْهِبِ الْبَاسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ اشْفِهِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لاَ شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا
Adhhib al-ba’s Rabb an-nas, wa’shfi anta al-Shafi, la shifa a illa shifauka shifa an la yughadiru saqaman.
Meaning In English
Take away the pain, O Lord of mankind, and grant healing, for You are the Healer, and there is no healing but Your healing that leaves no trace of sickness.
It was narrated from ‘Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that when the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came to a sick person or a sick person was brought to him, he would say:
“Adhhib al-ba’s Rabb an-nas, wa’shfi anta al-Shafi, la shifa a illa shifauka shifa an la yughadiru saqaman.
(Take away the pain, O Lord of mankind, and grant healing, for You are the Healer, and there is no healing but Your healing that leaves no trace of sickness).” (Narrated by al-Bukhari, 5351, Muslim, 2191)
Remedy For Headache In Islam
Some remedies and dua are prescribed in the Sunnah. Among the treatments are:
Honey is one of the natural remedies that come from the Quran and Sunnah. Allah says:
“Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you).” There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think.”Surah al-Nahl 169
2. Indian aloes wood (al-‘ood al-Hindi).
It was reported that Umm Qays bint Muhsin said that she heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say that you should use Indian aloes wood for in it are seven cures. Narrated by al-Bukhari, 5368; Muslim, 287)
It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was treated with cupping when he was in a state of ihram on his head for a migraine that he was suffering from. (Narrated by al-Bukhari, 5374; Muslim, 1202)
4. Black seed
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “In the black seed is healing for every disease except death.” (Narrated by al-Bukhari, 5364; Muslim, 2215)
And Allah knows best.