Duas to Combat Anxiety and Depression

This world brings heartbreaking news several times each day. Sometimes, the sad news is related to our personal selves, while at other times, they are regarding the violence and the weird things happening all over the globe. Consequently, more than half of our population is suffering from anxiety and depression and remains worried all the time. Such anxieties tend to lower our productivity and creativity apart from robbing us of our peace of mind.

Muslims turn to Allah for all their problems and find solace in His words as mentioned in Qur’an and Hadith. Allah Subhana wa ta’ala has taught us many duas to help us fight against anxieties and worries. Some of the beautiful duas are being mentioned below:

• Transliteration: “Yaa Hayyu yaa Qayyoom, bi Rahmatika astagheeth”
Translation: “O Ever-Living One, O Everlasting One, by Your mercy I seek help.” (Al Tirmidhi)

• Transliteration: “Allaahumma innee ‘abduka wa ibn ‘abdika wa ibn amatika, naasiyati bi yadika, maadin fiyya hukmuka, ‘adlun fiyya qadaa’uka, as’aluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw anzaltahu fi kitaabika aw ‘allamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw ista’tharta bihi fi ‘ilm il-ghaybi ‘andak an taj’ala al-Qur’aana rabee’ qalbi wa noor sadri wa jalaa’a huzni wa dhahaaba hammi”
Translation: “O Allaah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your female slave, my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every Name belonging to You which You named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur’aan the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety” (Ahmad)

Duas to Combat Anxiety and Depression

• Transliteration: “Allaahumma rahmataka 'arjoo falaa takilnee 'ilaa nafsee tarfata 'aynin, wa 'aslih lee sha'nee kullahu, laa'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta.”
Translation: “O Allah , I hope for Your mercy . Do not leave me to myself even for the blinking of an eye (i.e. a moment). Correct all of my affairs for me. There is none worthy of worship but You.” (Abu Dawood)

• Transliteration: “Laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta subhaanaka 'innee kuntu minadh-dhaalimeen.”
Translation: “There is none worthy of worship but You, glory is to You. Surely, I was among the wrongdoers.” (Al Tirmidhi)

• Transliteration: “La ilaaha ill-Allaah al-‘Azeem ul-Haleem, Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb il-‘arsh il-‘azeem, Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb is-samawaati wa Rabb il-ard wa Rabb il-‘arsh il-kareem”
“There is no god except Allaah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allaah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allaah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.” (Al-Bukhari, Muslim)

• Transliteration: “Allaah, Allaah, Rabbee laa ushriku bihi shay’an”

• Translation: “Allaah, Allaah, my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him (Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah)

These duas help soothe one’s mind because Allah is indeed capable of taking away all our worries and replacing them with contentment.


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