Question: Assalamu Alaikum,
I wanted to know what is the cure for insomnia and depression? I have been having trouble sleeping at night. I red the duas for insomnia and Qur’an.
Answer: Wa Alaikum As Salaam,
Scholars have written that for insomnia one should recite Surah Mujaadalah before sleeping (A’maalul Quran).
It is also recorded that one should read the following dua:
“Allahumma Ghaaratin Nujoom Wa Haadatil Uyoon Wa Anta Hayyun Qayyoom. Laa Ta’khuzuka Sinatunw Wa Laa Nawm. Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyoom Ahdi’ Laili Wa Anim A’ini.”
‘O Allah! The stars have gone far and eyes have taken rest. You are Ever living and Eternal. No drowsiness can touch you, and no sleep can overtake you. O the Ever living and Eternal! Give me rest for this night and cause my eyes to sleep’ (Hisnul Haseen).
As for depression, scholars have mentioned that the following two verses of the Quran should be written and worn as a taweez around the neck in a manner that the taweez remains fixed where the heart is. The two verses are:
لِيَرْبِطَ عَلَى قُلُوْبِكُمْ وَيُثَبْبِتَ بِهِ اْلأَقْدَامَ “And to make steadfast your hearts and plant firmly thereby your feet”. (Quran 8:11).
“Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah . Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” (Quran 13:28). (A’malul Quran pg.59).
And Allah Knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan.