Dua for anxiety, depression, and sorrow:
Listed below is a Dua for anxiety and depression in both English and Arabic which can help ease anxiety, worry and destress.
Dua 1: anxiety, depression, and sorrow
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ ابْنُ عَبْدِكَ ابْنُ أَمَتِكَ نَاصِيَتِي بِيَدِكَ، مَاض ٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ، عَدْل ٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اِسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّيْتَ بِه ِِ نَفْسَكَ أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَه ُُ فِي كِتَابِكَ، أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ~ُ أَحَدا ً مِنْ خَلْقِكَ أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِه ِِ فِي عِلْمِ الغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ القُرْآنَ رَبِيْعَ قَلْبِي، وَنوْرَ صَدْرِي وَجَلَاءَ حُزْنِي وَذَهَابَ هَمِّي
English Translation: ‘O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of Your maidservant, 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 Quran the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety.’
Dua 2: anxiety and depression
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الهَمِّ وَالحُزْنِ، وَالعَجْزِ وَالكَسَلِ وَالبُخْلِ وَالجُبْنِ، وَضَلْعِ الدَّيْنِ وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ
English Translation: ‘O Allaah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts, and from being overpowered by men.’
Dua 3: anxiety, depression and sorrow
لَا إلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ الْعَظـيمُ الْحَلِـيمْ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ رَبُّ العَـرْشِ العَظِيـمِ، لَا إِلَـهَ إِلَّا اللَّهْ رَبُّ السَّمَـوّاتِ ورّبُّ الأَرْضِ ورَبُّ العَرْشِ الكَـريم
Transliteration: La ilaha illal-lahul-‘atheemul-haleem, la ilaha illal-lahu rabbul-‘arshil-‘atheem, la ilaha illal-lahu rabbus-samawati wa rabbul-ardi wa rabbul-‘arshil-kareem.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 6345)
Translation: None has the right to be worshipped except Allah Forbearing. None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, Lord of the magnificent throne. None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the Earth, and Lord of the noble throne.’
It was reported that Asmaa’ bint ‘Umays (may Allah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to me: “Shall I not teach you some words to say when you feel distressed, Depression and Worried?
Dua 4: Anxiety, worry and distress
اللهُ اللهُ رَبِّ لا أُشْـرِكُ بِهِ شَيْـئاً
Transliteration: Allah, Allah, Rabbi La Ushriku Bihi Syai’a
English Translation: Allah, Allah, my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him (Abu Dawud 2/87. See also Al-Albani, Sahih Ibn Majah 2/335.
Anxiety and Depression:
It is possible for anyone to suffer from anxiety attacks or depression. Although we are Muslim, we are not immune from experiencing such challenges, despite the roots of our faith within us.
It does not necessarily follow that people who are depressed have a lesser Iman or are anti-Islam. They may have depression because they don’t believe in Allah and His divine decree. Faith shows how resolute a person is despite the challenges he or she faces, even in the face of mental challenges.
A holistic and comprehensive approach can be used to manage anxiety and depression. A dua for depression and anxiety is best read for mental peace and health.
The above-mentioned Dua’s that you can recite in English and Arabic with transliteration for those who suffer from anxiety and depression.