Dua For Visiting The Sick
Dua For Visiting The Sick

Powerful Dua For Visiting The Sick In English And Arabic

The Messenger of Allah SAW had taught us several Dua For Visiting The Sick. Muslims are taught to understand that human beings are weak, and prone to illness.


Muslims see illness not as a punishment from Allah, but rather as a test and a purification of one’s sins.

Muslims may recite personal prayers (dua) in any language, but the ones from Islamic Sunnah are most common and recommended. Here are several Muslim prayers for health recovery.

What Do You Say When Visiting Sick?

According to Sunnah, here is what you will say when visiting sick:

لَا بَأْسَ طَهُورٌ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ



Laa ba’sa tahoorun ‘inshaa’Allaah.


Do not worry, it will be a purification (for you), Allah willing.

Fathul-Bari 10:118

Dua For Visiting The Sick
Dua For Visiting The Sick

What Is The Dua For Visiting The Sick?

The Dua for visiting the sick according to Sunnah is, As alullaahal- Adheema Rabbal Arshil Adheemi an yashfiyaka.

Meaning I ask Allah who is the Lofty and the Lord of the Mighty Throne that He cures you.


Dua For Visiting The Sick In Arabic

The Dua for visiting the sick in Arabic Text can be found below

أَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ رَبَّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ أَنْ يَشْفِيَكَ


As alullaahal- Adheema Rabbal Arshil Adheemi an yashfiyaka.


Meaning in English

I ask Allah who is the Lofty and the Lord of the Mighty Throne that He cures you.

Dua For Shifa 7 Times

Prophet Mohammad (SAW) said that by reciting this dua seven (7) times, the ill person will regain his health and if death occurs then that (death) is a different issue (i.e. death is written it cannot be prevented)

At-Tirmidhi 2:210

Dua For Visiting The Sick
Dua For Visiting The Sick

Ibn Abbas Radiyallahu Anhu reported: The Prophet SAW said,

He who visits a sick person who is not on the point of death and supplicates seven times: As’alullahal-Azima Rabbal-Arshil-Azimi, an yashfiyaka (I beseech Allah the Great, the Rubb of the Great Throne, to heal you), Allah will certainly heal him from that sickness.

[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi]

Dua For The Sick Person In Arabic

It is narrated that Aisha Radiyallahu Anha said that when anyone among them had an illness, the Prophet SAW used to rub the area of the pain and recite the following dua for shifa:

اللَّهُمَّ ربَّ النَّاسِ ، أَذْهِب الْبَأسَ ، واشْفِ ، أَنْتَ الشَّافي لا شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ ، شِفاءً لا يُغَادِرُ سقَماً


Allahumma Rabban-naas, azhibil-ba’s, washfi antash-Shaafi laa shifaa’a illaa shifaa’uka, shifaa’an laa yughaadiru saqamaa.

Meaning In English

O Allah, Lord of mankind, do away with my suffering. Heal (me) as You are the only Healer and there is no cure except that of Yours, it is that which leaves no ailment behind.


dua for the sick
dua for the sick

Virtues Of Visiting The Sick

Some scholars opine that visiting the sick is Fard Kifaayah, a communaul obligation.

If no one performs it, it becomes an obligation on whoever is aware of the condition of the sick person to visit him.

This is because the Prophet SAW made it (visiting the sick) one of the rights of a Muslim on his brother.

It is not befitting that the Muslims should know that their brother is ill and none of them visits him.

This will amount to estrangement and a serious breach of ties! The weightier opinion is that visiting the sick is a communal obligation.

It is common for relatives and friends to visit their sick ones, so the communal responsibility is thus discharged.

However, if you know a sick outsider in the city, who is not well known and you know that no one has visited him, then it is obligatory for you to visit him.

This is because doing this is one of the rights Muslims owe one another.

Etiquettes of Visiting The Sick In Islam

There are several etiquettes of visiting the sick, among which are:

  • You should intend to obey the command of the Prophet SAW because the Prophet SAW had ordered it.
  • You should intend to show kindness to your brother by his visitation.
  • A sick person will experience great comfort and delight when visited by his brother.
  • You should use the opportunity to direct the sick person to that which will benefit him.
  • You should advise him to seek repentance and forgiveness, and to settle his liabilities.
  • A sick person usually has difficulties with his purification, Salat and similar matters.
  • If the visitor is a student of knowledge, then the sick person would benefit from him.
  • You must necessarily inform the sick person of his obligations, such as purification and Salat, or the sick one may ask him.
  • You should evaluate whether it is better for him to enlongate his visit or to shorten it.

This is the correct opinion.

Some scholars opine that it is necessary to make the visit brief in order not to burden the sick.

However, the correct opinion is that one should evaluate that which is more beneficial.

If one sees that the sick person is enlivened, welcoming and happy and loves that one stays, then one should tarry a while as this makes the sick happy.

If he observes that the sick longs for people to depart so that his family can come around to attend to him, he should leave quickly wihout further ado.

You should remind the sick person of the favors of Allah upon him. He had granted him good health, but man does not grasp the scope of Allah’s favor.

As the common saying goes:

By the (occurrence) of the opposite does the difference becomes apparent.’ So, you should praise Allah for the sound health and beseech Him to preserve that favor.

You should encourage the sick person to supplicate for the visitor.

The supplication of the sick is closer to acceptance because Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, is with those who are heartbroken and hoping for Allah’s mercy.

A sick person is one of the weakest at heart, particularly if the illness is prolonged and severe.

Therefore, we have strong hope that the supplication of this sick person will be accepted.

There are much more benefits than we have mentioned.

Therefore, one must be keen to visit sick persons because of the abundant and tremendous reward attached to it.

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Allah alone grants success.


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