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What ‘amal can be done for my daughter’s down syndrome?

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My daughter is a patient of down sydrome. Can you please advise me amaal and prophetic medicine. 


In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We are sorry to hear of your daughter’s condition. May Allāh Ta‘āla grant her complete cure and ease. Āmīn.

It is always important that we remind ourselves that all the challenges we face in life, are by the decree of Allāh Ta‘āla. In times of happiness and joy we must be grateful to Allāh Ta‘āla and in times of adversity and pain, we must observe patience, and by doing so, inshAllāh we will receive maximum reward. Consider the following narration our beloved Rasulullāh (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam):

عجبا لأمر المؤمن، إن أمره كله خير، وليس ذاك لأحد إلا للمؤمن، إن أصابته سراء شكر، فكان خيرا له، وإن أصابته ضراء، صبر فكان خيرا له 

Strange is the situation of a believer for there is good in every affair of his and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer for if he has an occasion to feel delight, he shows gratitude (to Allah), thus there is a good for him in it, and if he receives pain and affliction, he endures it patiently, thus there is a good for him in it (as well).[1]

As such, the best approach to such situations is to accept the decree of Allāh Ta‘āla and observe utmost patience along with abundant du‘ā’. InshAllāh, Allāh Ta‘āla will grant you courage, peace and guide you to appropriate means to deal with your daughter’s condition.

You may enquire about a Hakeem and refer to him as Hakeems normally advise on prophetic medicines.

And Allah Ta‘āla Knows Best

Fahad Abdul Wahab

Student Darul Iftaa

New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai                                                                                                                                                                                                               


[1] Sahih Muslim, 2999, The Book of Zuhd and Softening of the Hearts, Chapter: The believer’s affair is always good

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