As parents, we always want the best for our children, especially when it comes to their health. In this blog, we will explore some of the most powerful dua for sick child that we can recite as parents to help our children recover from illness and stay healthy.
We take every precaution to ensure that they are safe and healthy, but sometimes, despite our best efforts, they fall ill. In such situations, we turn to medical professionals and modern medicine to help our children recover.
However, as Muslims, we also believe in the power of dua and the impact it can have on our lives. That is why we turn to the beautiful Islamic practice of making dua, or supplication, for our child’s health.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has taught us things in such cases in which there is healing and a lessening of sickness, as well as reward. That is part of Allah’s mercy towards this blessed ummah and the Prophet’s care for it.
Dua For Sick Child
Among the dua that the prophet Muhammad SAW taught us are the following:
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) described Surat al-Fatihah as a ruqyah, and he approved of the Sahabi who recited it as a ruqyah for the one who had been stung by a scorpion. Al-Bukhari and Muslim (2201)
Ibn al-Qayyim said:
“There was a time when I fell sick in Makkah, and I could not find a doctor or any medicine, so I treated myself by reciting it.
I would take some Zamzam water and recite it over it several times, then drink it. I recovered fully by these means, then I began to do that whenever I felt a lot of pain, and I benefited greatly from it.”Zad al-Ma’ad, 4/164
Dua For A Sick Child In Arabic
أَذْهِبِ الْبَاسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ، اشْفِ وَأَنْتَ الشَّافِي لاَ شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ، شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا
Adhhib il-bas, Rabbi l-nas washfi anta al-Shafi la shifa a illa shifa uka shifa an la yughadir saqaman.
Dua For A Sick Child In English
Dua for a sick child in English is: Remove the harm, O Lord of mankind and heal him, for You are the Healer and there is no healing except Your healing, with a healing which does not leave any disease behind.
Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that when any of us fell sick, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would wipe him with his right hand then say this dua. Narrated by al-Bukhari (5675) and Muslim (2191)
Dua For Health Of Sick Child
Surah Mu’awwidhat (i.e surah Falaq and surah Nas)
Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: If one of his family fell sick, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would blow over him and recite al-Mu’awwidhat. Narrated by al-Bukhari (5735) and Muslim (2192).
Dua For Child Health
بِاسْمِ اللَّهِ (ثَلاَثًا) أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ وَقُدْرَتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَجِدُ وَأُحَاذِرُ
Bismillah (3 times), a’udhu billahi wa qudratihi min sharri maa ajidu wa uhaazir.
In the name of Allah, (three times), then say seven times: ‘I seek refuge in Allah and His Power from the evil of what I find and I fear.
Uthman ibn Abi’l-‘As al-Thaqafi narrated that he complained to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) about some pain that he had felt in his body since 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 your body that hurts and say the Dua. (Narrated by Muslim (2202)
بِاسْمِ اللَّهِ أَرْقِيكَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ يُؤْذِيكَ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ نَفْسٍ أَوْ عَيْنِ حَاسِدٍ اللَّهُ يَشْفِيكَ بِاسْمِ اللَّهِ أَرْقِيكَ
Bismillahi arqiik min kulli shai’in yu’ziik min sharri kulli nafsin au aynin haasid Allahu yashfiik Bismillahi arqiik.
In the name of Allah I perform ruqyah for you, from everything that is harming you, from the evil of every soul or envious eye may Allah heal you, in the name of Allah I perform ruqyah for you.
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Jibreel (peace be upon him) came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and said: O Muhammad, are you sick? He said: “Yes.” He said this dua. (Narrated by Muslim (2186)
أَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ رَبَّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ أَنْ يَشْفِيَكَ
As’alullahal-‘Azima Rabbal-‘Arshil-‘Azimi, an yashfiyaka
I ask Allah the Almighty, the Lord of the Mighty Throne, to heal you.
Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“The one who visits a sick person who is not dying, and says seven times in his presence, ‘I ask Allah the Almighty, the Lord of the Mighty Throne, to heal you,’ Allah will heal him from that sickness.” Narrated by Abu Dawud (3106)
Whilst reciting these ruqyahs over yourself, you should wipe your hand over his face, chest and stomach, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to do, and you should sit near your child’s head so that you will be breathing over him as you recite the ruqyah.
There is nothing wrong with blowing lightly onto his face with a little saliva whilst doing that.
Ibn al-Qayyim said:
“The ruqyah comes from the heart and mouth of the one who is reciting ruqyah, so if it is accompanied with some of his saliva and breath, that will have a stronger effect.” (Zad al-Ma’ad, 4/164)
But over and above all that there must be sincerity towards Allah in the dua, and sincere turning to Him and humility before Him, and one should seek out the times when prayers are answered, for when a person raises his hand to Allah in du`a, He is reluctant that the person should remain empty-handed.
Do not be hasty in seeking a response, for Allah may delay the answer for a reason that is known to Him, so you should be patient and have certain faith. Remember that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Call upon Allah when you are certain of receiving a response, and remember that Allah does not answer a du`a that comes from a heedless heart.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi 3479
Adopted from IslamQA website.