8 Best Surah in Quran for Health & Duaas

The holy Quran has a cure for body and soul illness, whatever your illness is you will find a cure for it in the beautiful verses of the Quran.

Allah says in the holy Quran:

وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ ٱلْقُرْءَانِ مَا هُوَ شِفَآءٌۭ وَرَحْمَةٌۭ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۙ وَلَا يَزِيدُ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ إِلَّا خَسَارًۭا ٨٢

“We send down the Quran as a healing and mercy for the believers, but it only increases the wrongdoers in loss.”

Which is the best surah in the Quran for health?

The best surahs in Quran for health are surah Fatiha, surah Al-Baqarah, Ayat ul-Kursi, Surah Yaseen, surah Al-Kafirun, surah Al-Ikhlas, surah Al-nas, and surah Falaq. All these surahs have many rewards and heal the illness of its reader.

The holy prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: ‘The best remedy is the Quran.’

Allah says in the holy Quran:

“Say, ‘It is, for those who believe, a guidance and cure.’” (Quran 41:44)

Allah revealed the Quran to guide us and as a cure and mercy for us. It cures depression, and illness, helps us overcome hardships, be successful in life, and more.

Now let’s learn about the best surah for good health and the best dua to recite. Don’t forget that you can listen to all those Surahs and more for free here.

The 8 Best Surahs in Quran for Health

Quran with sunlight to show the best surah for health

The holy Quran is the best cure for illness. It heals our souls from the hardships of life and shows us how to overcome them. Without the guidance of the Quran, we wouldn’t know what to do next and where to go. Here’re the best surahs to read for better health and cue illness.

1. Surah Fatiha.

The first surah in the holy Quran, and we’re obligated to read it in every prayer. While reading the surah we ask Allah for his guidance and to guide us to the right path. We learn from it to praise and thank Allah for everything we have. It also reminds us of the day of judgment.

Surah al-Fatiha is one of the most significant surahs, it’s the best surah in Quran for health and getting better. It consists of only seven verses that create miracles. Here are the verses of the surah in English:

بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ١”

In the Name of Allah—the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ ٢

All praise is for Allah—Lord of all worlds,

ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ٣

the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

مَـٰلِكِ يَوْمِ ٱلدِّينِ ٤

Master of the Day of Judgment.

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ ٥

You ˹alone˺ we worship and You ˹alone˺ we ask for help.

ٱهْدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٰطَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ ٦

Guide us along the Straight Path,

صِرَٰطَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ ٱلْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا ٱلضَّآلِّينَ ٧

the Path of those You have blessed—not those You are displeased with, or those who are astray.”

Surah Al-Fatiha is also as Al-Hamd (The Praise), As-Salah (The Prayer), Umm al-Kitab (Mother of the Book), Umm al-Quran (Mother of the Quran),  Sab’a min al-Mathani (Seven Repeated Ones, from Quran and Ash-Shifa’ (The Cure).

One of its names is the cure, which shows that it’s the best surah for illness. For better health and to get better recite surah Fatiha. But the most important is to believe that Allah will cure you.

2. Surah Baqarah

The longest surah of the holy Quran with 286 verses that carries many benefits and virtues to its reader. Surah Baqarah is the best surah for health, it cures any type of disease, heals depression and distress, and makes the anxiety go away. I know it’s a long surah but you don’t have to recite it all at once, divide it into smaller parts and read it any time of the day.

3. Ayat ul-Kursi.      

Verse number 255 of surah Al-Baqarah protects its reader from black magic, and evil eye, and cures illness. The verse says:

“Allah! There is no god [worthy of worship] except Him, the Ever-Living, All-Sustaining. Neither drowsiness nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who could possibly intercede with Him without His permission? He [fully] knows what is ahead of them and what is behind them, but no one can grasp any of His knowledge—except what He wills [to reveal]. His Seat encompasses the heavens and the earth, and the preservation of both does not tire Him. For He is the Most High, the Greatest.”

Abu Huraira narrated that our Holy Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surah Baqarah is recited.” (Muslim 4:1707)

The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “whoever read ayat al Kursi, and the last three ayat of surah al-Baqarah, Allah will protect him and his wealth from devils.”

Reading Ayat ul-Kursi in the morning and night will protect you from harm. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “Satan runs away from the house in which Surah Baqarah is recited.”

4. Surah Yaseen

Another best surah for getting better and reading when someone is sick is surah Yaseen. Anas ibn Malik narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said:

“Indeed, for everything, there is a heart, and the Qur’an’s heart is Yasin. Whoever recites Yasin, then for its recitation, Allah writes for him that he recited the Qur’an ten times.”

The surah is of great significance to its reader and should be recited for better health.

5. The four Quls.

The four surahs are called Quls because they all start with the word Qul= قل meaning “Say”.

In the surahs, Allah is telling the prophet to recite the words of the surahs. They are known as the short surahs in the last two pages of the Quran. These four surahs fall among the important surahs to read daily for better health, keeping you protected, and success in life.

The four surahs are:

1. Al-Kafirun

“Say [O Prophet], “O you disbelievers!

I do not worship what you worship.

Nor do you worship what I worship.

I will never worship what you worship.

nor will you ever worship what I worship.

You have your way, and I have my Way.” (Quran)

The message of the surah is to remind us that there is no god but Allah. And that we shouldn’t worship anyone else. The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said:

“’ Idha Zulzilat’ is equal to half of the Quran, Qul Huwa Allahu Ahad is equal to a third of the Quran, and Qul Ya Ayyuhal-Kafirun is equal to a fourth of the Quran.”

2. Al-Ikhlas

Say [O Prophet], “He is Allah—One [and Indivisible];

Allah—the Sustainer [needed by all].

He has never had offspring, nor was He born.

And there is none comparable to Him.” (Quran)

This surah shows us who Allah is. Even though it is a short surah it holds a great reward for its reciter.

The prophet said that reading surah Al-Ikhlas is like reading one-third of the Quran. The prophet used to pray with surah Kafirun and Ikhlas in the optional prayer before Fajr and also in Witr.

“The Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) would read in the two Rakahs of the dawn prayer: “Say, O unbelievers” {Surat al-Kafiroon} and “Say: He is Allah, the one {Surat al-Ikhlas}.” [Sunan Abi Dawud 1256]

3. Surah Al-Falaq

Say, [O Prophet], “I seek refuge in the Lord of the daybreak,

From the evil of whatever He has created, And from the evil of the night when it grows dark,

And from the evil of those [witches casting spells by] blowing onto knots, And from the evil of an envier when they envy.” (Quran)

Surah Falaq protects us against black magic and the evil eye. You should recite it to get better and heals your illness.

4. Surah An-Nas

Say [O Prophet], “I seek refuge in the Lord of humankind,

the Master of humankind,

the God of humankind,

From the evil of the lurking whisperer,

Who whispers into the hearts of humankind,

From among jinn and humankind.” (Quran)

The last two surahs are known as the ‘verses of refuge’. They protect us against evil things when reading them. It protects us from following the wrong path that humans and jinn are leading us to.

Best Dua for Health.

Allah says in the holy Quran:

“Your Lord has proclaimed, “Call upon Me, I will respond to you. Surely those who are too proud to worship Me will enter Hell, fully humbled.” (Surah Ghafir, 60)

We should always turn to Allah whenever we’re in need of help, or if we’re depressed or going through hardship. Always know that no one can help you but Allah. even when you’re sick you should turn to Allah for help.

Here are some of the Duas to recite for better health:


Put your hand on the place where it hurt you and say “Bismillaah” three times. Then recite the following dua 7 times:

“A’oodhu Billaahi wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajidu wa uhaadhir”

“I seek refuge with Allaah and His Power from the evil of what I am suffering from and what I am worried about.”


“Adhhib al-ba’s Rabb an-naas, wa’shfi anta al-Shaafi, laa shifaa’a illa shifaa’uka shifaa’ laa yughaadir saqaman”

(Take away the pain, O Lord of mankind, and grant healing, for You are the Healer, and there is no healing but Your healing that leaves no trace of sickness).” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5243; Muslim, 4061)

Protection from Illnesses

3- recite the following dua in the morning and before sleeping so that Allah protects you from illness:

“Allahumma innee ‘as aluka al-afwa walaafiyata fi ad-dunyaa wa alaakhirati, Allahumma innee ‘as aluka al-afwa walaafiyata fee deenee wa dunyaaya wa ahlee, wa maalee, Allahum-mastur awraatee, wa aamin rawaatee, Allaahum-mahfadhnee min bayni yadayya, wa min khalfee, wa an yameeni, wa an shimaali, wa min fawqee, wa aoothu bi adhamatika an ughtaala min tahti.”

“O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness and good health in this world and the next. Allah, I seek Your forgiveness and Your protection in my religion, in my worldly affairs, in my family, and in my wealth. O Allah, conceal my secrets and preserve me from anguish. O Allah, guard me against what is in front of me and behind me, from my left, and from my right, and from above me. I seek refuge in Your Greatness from being struck down from beneath me.

5- if someone is sick read this dua for them to get better:

Asalullaahal-Adheema Rabbal-Arshil-Adheemi ann yashfiyaka

“I ask Almighty Allah, Lord of the Magnificent Throne, to make you well”

That’s it for today’s article, I hope you found it useful, and if you have any questions visit our website, Quran Online.

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