Good health is indeed considered one of the greatest blessings of Allah (تعالیٰ) in Islam. When a person is healthy, they have the energy and ability to perform their daily activities, pursue their goals and aspirations, and take care of their loved ones. It is only when a person falls ill or faces health challenges that they truly appreciate the value of good health.
In Islam, health is considered a holistic concept that encompasses not just physical well-being, but also mental and spiritual well-being. It is believed that taking care of one’s health is a religious obligation, and neglecting one’s health is a form of self-harm.
Therefore, Muslims are encouraged to adopt a balanced and healthy lifestyle, which includes eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting enough rest, and taking care of their mental health. At the same time, Muslims are also encouraged to seek Allah’s protection and blessings for good health through prayers and supplications and to be grateful to Allah for the blessings of good health.
Du’as for Good Health:
“O Allah, I ask you for pardon and well-being in my religious and worldly affairs, my family, and my wealth. O Allah, conceal my weaknesses and set at ease my dismay. O Allah, preserve me from the front and from behind and on my right and on my left and from above; and I seek refuge with you lest I be swallowed up by the earth.”(Sunan Abu Dawood:5074 & Sunan Ibn Majah:3871)
Dua for protection against illness:
“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leprosy, madness, and evil diseases”(Sunan Abi Dawud 1554)
Dua for protection against every kind of harm:
“In the Name of Allah with Whose Name there is protection against every kind of harm in the earth or in heaven, and He is All-Hearing and All-Knowing”.( Hisn al-Muslim 86)
Dua for Shifaa in the Sunnah:
“Remove the harm, Lord of men, and give healing. Thou art the Healer. There is no healing but Thine, a healing which leaves no illness behind.”(Mishkat al-Masabih 1530)
Dua for sickness:
“I seek refuge with Allah and with His Power from the evil that afflicts me and that which I apprehend”.(Hisn al-Muslim 243).
The dua of Ayub (as) when he was sick:
“My Lord. Indeed, adversity has touched me, and you are the Most Merciful of the merciful. Duas for Goodness”.(Al-Anbya 83).
Dua for goodness:
“Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire”.(Al-Baqarah 201).
The Dua of Musa (as):
So he watered ˹their herd˺ for them, then withdrew to the shade and prayed, “My Lord! I am truly in ˹desperate˺ need of whatever provision You may have in store for me.”(Al-Qasas 28:24).
Good health is an essential part of spiritual and physical well-being in Islam. Muslims are encouraged to take care of their bodies by ensuring they eat well, get plenty of exercises, and take regular breaks from work or study. In order to ask Allah for good health, Muslims can perform dua (supplication).
Dua is the act of calling upon Allah and asking Him for something, whether that is health, wealth, success or anything else. It’s important to remember that even if your requests are not granted immediately, Allah will always strive to provide what is best for you in the long run.
Dua should be performed with sincerity and humility as a sincere heart will ensure that your prayers are heard by Allah. Before you begin, it’s important to recite any Islamic supplications that are relevant to the situation such as: “O Allah, I ask You for health and well-being both in this life and the next.”