When Feeling Some Pain in the Body

One way or the other, all of us have experienced physical pain in ourselves. Experiencing pain is also a blessing in disguise, as it is a sign that our body communicates with us. However, one must seek medical attention and pray for strength and healing. Making dua when feeling some pain in the body is a practice that is taught to us by Prophet Muhammadﷺ. It is an acknowledgment that Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى will heal us, and there is no one but Him who has a charge and right over our lives.

Hisnul Muslim

When feeling some pain in the body

Sickness & Death Duas

(1)بِسْمِ اللَّهِ(2)أَعُوذُ باللَّهِ وَقُدْرَتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَجِدُ وَأُحَاذِرُ

Bismillaah.(1)'A'oothu billaahi wa qudratihi min sharri maa 'ajidu wa 'uhaathiru.(2)

Put your hand on the place where you feel pain and say: "With the Name of Allah". (Three times)(1)Then say: "I seek refuge in Allah and in His Power from the evil of what I find and of what I guard against". (Seven times)(2)

[Hisnul 243] [Muslim 4/1728.]

The Etiquettes of Reciting Dua for When Feeling Some Pain in the Body

Narrated by Uthman Bin Abu al-As Al Thaqafi and reported in Sahih Muslim 2202, Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) instructed him to “Place your hand at the place where you feel pain in your body and say (in the name of Allah) three times and seven times (I seek refuge with Allah and with His Power from the evil that I find and that I fear)” when he has complained that he feels a pain in his body. 

Reciting Dua When Feeling Some Pain in the Body Benefits

Making dua when feeling pain can help one find the patience and strength to endure the pain. Dua serves to be a source of comfort and strengthens one's belief that both health and sickness are from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) and He will alleviate the pain and discomfort. It makes one mindful of seeking Allah’s mercy and strengthens their spiritual connection with Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى). 


It is advised to recite Surah Fatiha when one feels pain, but one can recite any surah that brings them comfort.

When one is ill, it is the sadqah of their life, and both health and illness are from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى).