Being concerned for the well being of one’s child

Q: I’m a bit stressed out. My baby is now almost 7 months old. He was Masha Allah developing and reaching all his millstones but he hasn’t done some things like continuous roll over or turning to reach for toys while laying on the floor, only if it’s in front of him or when he tracks from one eye to to another then he reaches for it. The reason we are concerned is that 5 years ago, I was blessed with a daughter. She is disabled and has been diagnosed with a neurological disorder. She was also developing well till 10 months and up to a year but regressed and then we did a genetics test and found out that she is missing a small protein in the brain that facilitates signals and messages from the brain to the rest of body which she is lacking, thus she doesn’t walk, doesn’t speak, has no hand use and of course not a normal brain. She had no deformities alhamdulillah! And Very good eye track! This disease only strikes spontaneously to girls and boys don’t survive it but in rare cases boys may survive. The doctor tested to see me if I was carrying this disease and alhamdulillah I am not, during my pregnancy with my son, I did full screening through sono and I did a full genetics test. The Doctor also told me that it won’t happen again. So I put my trust in Allah and asked for a child that will serve for his deen, and I also named him Abdullah. I really don’t want him to have any disorders or any disease. I read all the duas and dhikrs for Allahs pleasure only. However, I would like to know if you you know of duas to read for his normal development and for the protection of any diseases? Sorry for the long explanation. Please keep us in your duas.


A: Recite the following dua after your five daily Salaah and make dua for him.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّى أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَافِيَةَ فِى الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّى أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِى دِينِى وَدُنْيَاىَ وَأَهْلِى وَمَالِى

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)