Prophetic Way to Cure for depression in islam

Prophetic Way to Cure for depression in Islam

Cure for depression or remedies to come out of this problem is big question of today’s world.

Allah Ta’ala has give Quran as shifa for all human problems. Nowadays Depression has become come problem, for which lots of people are taking Medicines for getting out depression.cure for depression

Physiologically, the nervous system of a person has become stressed for such a long period of time, that it becomes overstimulated, which causes the systems of stress and anxiety to start occurring.  Because the amygdala, which is emotional center of the brain is part of the nervous system, this too starts behaving erratically, thereby causing the symptoms of anxiety and stress which causes people to become further worried and continue the cycle.

Depression is a mental health condition characterized by intense negative emotions such as sadness, pessimism, or despondency to a point that it interferes with how one goes about their day. Many people face sadness or sorrow in life. Although both grief and depression involve intense sadness and withdrawal, they differ fundamentally. Depression is varied and, likewise, there are various treatment options available. One mode of treatment that studies found to be beneficial are religious coping techniques.

With this in mind, the Quran can significantly assist Muslims with combating depression. Although clinical depression requires professional treatment, the full force of sadness or sorrow influenced by life’s difficulties, trials, and internal conflict can be buffered with the help of reciting and reflecting on the Quran. Boosting one’s spirituality can provide an inner strength facilitating a calm, healthy mindset.

The stigma that depression is a defect in faith is baseless when considering the fact that the Prophets and Companions were not exempt from feelings of sorrow or periods in which they experienced intense emotions drawing parallels with what modern psychology associates with depression. For example, Prophet Ya’qub (pbuh) experienced such intense sadness when losing his son that his crying and grief cost him his eyesight. The year when Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) beloved wife Khadijah and uncle Abu Talib passed away was known as The Year of Sorrow.

Quran Acknowledges the Reality of Depression 

Many times the Quran reminds one that there is no grief or fear if one remains steadfast and that the Hereafter is free of all those negative and overwhelming feelings and situations (Quran 43:68, 46:13). The Quran acknowledges the reality of these emotions and, by extension, acknowledges the reality of depression. This article presents various instances where the Quran addresses strong emotions such as grief and sorrow, extracting lessons from these five verses from the Quran that may help with depression.

Muslims can never be Depressed

Cure for depression in Islam is given by our Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘Alaihi wasallam.

Below the Hadith-e-Nabwi sallallahu ‘Alaihi wasallam

Sayyiduna Anas bin Maalik (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that it was the noble practice of our beloved Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘Alaihi wasallam) after every Fardh Salah to place his right hand on his forehead (and in some narrations: on his head) and recite the following supplication:

بِسْمِ اللهِ الذِيْ لا إلٰهَ إِلا هُوَ الرحْمٰنُ الرحِيم ، اللهُم أَذْهِبْ عَني الْهَم وَالحُزْن

Bismillahillazhy laa ilaaha illa huwa-Rahmaanu-Raheem.

Allahumma Azh-hib ‘annil-hamma wal-huzn.

Translation: In the name of Allah, besides whom there is none worthy of worship, The most Gracious, The most Merciful.

O Allah ! remove from me worry and depresion.

This narration is suitable for practice and has been recorded by the following authorities:

Imams:Ibn-Sunni (r.a.), pg.101 (Hadith #112), Al-Tabarani (r.a.) (Al-Mu’jamul-Awsat Hadith #2520 and Kitabu-Du’aa, pg.210 Hadith #659; Majma’uz-zawaid, vol.10, pg.110) Khateeb Al-Baghdadi (r.a.) (Tareekh-Baghdad, vol.12 pg.480-481), Abu Nu’aim (r.a.) (Al-Hilyah, vol.2 pg.341-342 Hadith #2493) and Ibn ‘Adiy (Al-Kamil, vol.7 pg.199)


Another beneficial du’a for depression is: abundant recital of

لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِالله

La hawla wala quwwata illa billah

“It is a cure for ninety nine illnesses, the lightest being: depression/anxiety”

(Hakim; Targheeb 2/444)

Spiritual Cure for depression Surah Fatiha

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