Dua for anxiety and sorrow, Having depression does not necessarily mean that a person does not believe in Allah. and his divine decree or may cause one to possess a lesser Iman. The fact that a person remains strongly dependent on Allah despite spiritual challenges shows how strong his or her faith is.

To manage anxiety and depression, we can use a holistic and holistic approach. While prayers are largely a part of being Muslim, it is also important to combine them with the right measures and take appropriate steps to manage our mental health, such as  Dua for anxiety and sorrow seeking professional help. Managing anxiety and depression does not have to be limited to specific ritualistic behaviors. People who experience mental health challenges also need to seek appropriate medical intervention and support.

Dua in times of distress

Asma’ Binti ‘Umais r.a narrated that “Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said to me: Shall I not teach you some words to say when in distress? 

اللهُ اللهُ ربِّي لَا أُشرِكُ به شيئًا

Allah, Allah, Rabbi La Ushriku Bihi Syai’a

“Allah, Allah, my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him”

Dua of Prophet Yunus a.s.

لاَّ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّى كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

 La ilaha illa anta subhanaka inni kuntu minaz zalimin

“There is no god but You, exalted are You! Indeed, I have been the wrongdoer.”

(Surah Al Anbiya, 21:87)

Dua for seeking refuge from severe calamity, misery, and to be freed from misfortune

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ جَهْدِ الْبَلَاءِ، وَدَرَكِ الشَّقَاءِ، وَسُوءِ الْقَضَاءِ، وَشَمَاتَةِ الْأَعْدَاءِ

Allahumma inni a’uzu bika min jahdil-bala’, wa darki shaqa’, wa su’il-qadha’, wa shamatatil-a’da’

“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from severe calamity, from misery to fall upon me, from misfortune in the decree, and from the joys of the enemies.”

(Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Dua to attain calmness of the heart from being anxious

رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي

Rabbi-shrah li sodri, wa yassir li amri, wahlul uqdatan min lisani yafqohu qawli

“Lord, lift up my heart and ease my task for me. Remove the impediment from my tongue so that they may understand my speech.”

(Surah Taha, 20:25-28)

Dua for attaining confidence in Allah 

رَبَّنَا عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ

Robbana, ‘alaika tawakalna, wa ilaika anabna, wa ilaikal-masir

“Our Lord! In You we have placed our trust, and to You we turn in repentance, and to You is the final return.”

(Surah Al-Mumtahanah, 60:4)

Dua for hardship and distress

Allah s.w.t. will grant whoever recites this 7 times in the morning or evening sufficiency from which whatever matters that brings him or her grief:

حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ لآ إلَهَ إلَّا هُوَ، عَلَيْهَ توَكَّلتُ، وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ

Hasbi Allahu la ilaha illa Huwa, ‘alayhi tawakkaltu, wa Huwa Rabbul arshil azim

“Allah is sufficient for me. There is none worthy of worship but Him. I have placed my trust in Him, and He is the lord of the Majestic Throne.”

(Sunan Abi Dawud)

No matter where you are, Allah is with you. In addition to asking these prayers, seek the appropriate help you need. Mental health is important and we have a responsibility to take care of it. Seeking professional medical intervention and support is essential and is indeed part Make yourself better.


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