Fatwa: # 19236
Category: Character & Morals
Country: India
Date: 30th April 2011

Title

Could you please give me some dua's for anxiety and depression.

Question

Could you please give me some dua's for anxiety and depression.

Answer

Assalāmu `alaikum Warahmatullāhi Wabrakatuh,

 

What is the cause of the anxiety and depression?

It is important to treat the cause. Duas alone are not sufficient to overcome anxiety and depression. We are living in a world of cause and effect and in the world of means. To diagnose a problem and adopt means for cure is the teaching of Shariah. Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam and the Sahaba radi allahu anhum faced various challenges in their lives.

They attempted to identify the cause of the problems and adopted means to remedy the problems. Yes, they took strength and courage through Salah and Duas.

At times our own actions lead us to anxiety and depression. The remedy is then simple. Self reformation. In such a situation ones can make any amount of dua and Dhikr, his wrong deeds will still drown him in grief and depression.

This life is filled with challenges and adversities. It is natural to feel anxious and experience grief. The best solution for such feelings is to remind ourselves that we are muslims and we are sent in this world to be tested.

 

A feeling of anxiety is actually a test from Allah. Allah want to see our reaction. We are caught between the order of Allah and our Nafs.

To control ones Nafs at this time and remind ourself of Allahs test is what Allah wants from us. It is then Allah’s help will come.

It is the barakaat of such submission, duas and Dhikr that Allah will guide one to the road of relief and comfort.

Allah Ta’ala tells us

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ

O you who believe! Seek assistance through patience and Salah.
Indeed Allah with those who are the patient ones.

(Qur’an 2:153)

Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam advised us the following dua for grief and depression.

اَلَّلهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحُزْنِ
وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ  مِنَ الْعَجْزِ وَ الْكَسَلِ
وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ  
وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِن غَلَبَةِ الدَّيْنِ وَقَهْرِ الرِّجَالِ

 

And Allah Ta'āla Knows Best,

 

Muftī Ebrahim Desai

Daruliftaa
35 Candella Rd, Durban, South Africa

www.daruliftaa.net

 

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