The Prophet’s guidance on treating pain in general
with Islamic prayer formulas
Muslim [Ibn Ma’jah, Ahmad and At-Tabarani} narrated in his Sahih that ‘Uthman bin Abu AI-‘As complained to the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم from a pain in his body that he suffered from ever since he became a Muslim. The Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: Place your hand on the affected area in your body and say, !In the Name of Allah,’ thrice. Then say, ‘I seek refuge with Allah’s Might and Power from the evil of what I am suffering from, and because of which I have become worry, seven times.”
أَعُوذُ بِعِزَّةِ اللَّهِ وَقُدْرَتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَجِدُ وَأُحَاذِرُ
The remedy mentioned here entails reciting Allah!s Name, relating all matters to Him and seeking refuge with His Might and Power from the pain, and will surely eradicate the pain. In addition, repeating the supplication contained in the remedy frequently will make it even more effective and successful just as the case when the medication is frequently administered until the disease is fully eradicated.
In the Sahihain it is narrated that the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم used to visit some of his family members (who were ill) and would touch them with his right hand, saying: O Allah, the Lord of mankind! Do away with the complaint and bring about the cure. You Alone bring the cure, and there is no cure except Your cure, a cure that does not leave illnesses.
“ اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ النَّاسِ مُذْهِبَ الْبَاسِ اشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لَا شَافِيَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ شِفَاءً لَا يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا
The last Islamic prayer formula includes begging Allah by His Perfect Lordship and Mercy to bring about the cure. The Islamic prayer formula In addition affirms that Allah is the only One Who brings the cure and that there is no cure except the cure that He brings about. The Islamic prayer formula includes begging Allah by His Oneness, Kindness and Lordship,