Panic is a psychological disease that often occur to someone that is on the lowest state of mind. It could be due to stress, anxiety, and worries. Panic is not a condition that is taken lightly. Psychologist would have a good cure for panic attack and anxiety, Islam has the best remedy. The Prophet (SAW) used to make this dua for seeking the cure for panic and worry,
“Oh Allah! I seek refuge in You from worry and sadness, from weakness and laziness, from miserliness and cowardice, from being overcome by debt and from being overpowered by men.” – Bukhari
Here are the best way how to cure panic in Islam:
1. Recognize the Initial Signs of Panic
Panic attacks has initial signs, and you have to recognize it. If you are struggling and have a lot of things going inside the mind, you tend to worry about many things. You have many dreams to achieve but you feel like unable to accomplish at all.
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2. Prepare for Sudden Panic Attack
Panic attack won’t be hurting you physically. But it can be very dangerous to your mind, which eventually affects your health as well. Panic attack could be occur suddenly, know that your mood can be going up and down in no time.
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3. Avoid Your Triggers
Avoid anything that triggers panic attacks, as Allah says,
“And come not near to unlawful intercourse. Verily, it is a fahishah (i.e. anything that transgresses its limits; a great sin), and an evil way.” – Al Isra (17:32)
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4. Mature Your Thoughts
The Prophet (SAW) said,
“The affair of the believer is amazing in that it is always good for him, and this is true only for a believer. If something joyful comes to him he gives thanks, and that is good for him. If something harmful comes to him, he is patient, and that is good for him.” – Muslim
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5. Learn How to Reduce Panic and Anxiety
Learn how to reduce your panic by certain methods that Islam suggests. Remembering Allah SWT through dhikr, make dua to Allah SWT in every prayers, and recite the Quran to soothe your heart and mind.
6. Stop Worrying About the Future
As you never know what the future brings, you often worrying about it. It brings panic attacks since you worrying too much of it. You should stop it since you live in the present, it better to do the best in the future and reduce the worry of the future.
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7. Prepare for the Worst But Try for the Best
For everything, do the best but always prepare for the worst. Never set your expectation high since it will really make you down.
Dua to Cure Panic
For every soul disturbance such as panic attack, the best cure only comes from Allah SWT. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has taught us that the cure for every illness is inside the Quran. Here are duas to recite to cure panic in the best way.
1. From a hadith that graded authentic by Al Albani, the Prophet (SAW) said that we should recite the following dua,
للّهُـمَّ إِنِّي عَبْـدُكَ ابْنُ عَبْـدِكَ ابْنُ أَمَتِـكَ نَاصِيَتِي بِيَـدِكَ، مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ، عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤكَ أَسْأَلُـكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّـيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ أِوْ أَنْزَلْتَـهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ، أَوْ عَلَّمْـتَهُ أَحَداً مِنْ خَلْقِـكَ أَوِ اسْتَـأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الغَيْـبِ عِنْـدَكَ أَنْ تَجْـعَلَ القُرْآنَ رَبِيـعَ قَلْبِـي، وَنورَ صَـدْرِي وجَلَاءَ حُـزْنِي وذَهَابَ هَمِّـي
O Allah, I am Your slave and the son of Your male slave and the son of your female slave. My forehead is in Your Hand (i.e. you have control over me). Your Judgment upon me is assured and Your Decree concerning me is just. I ask You by every Name that You have named Yourself with, revealed in Your Book, taught any one of Your creation or kept unto Yourself in the knowledge of the unseen that is with You, to make the Qur’an the spring of my heart, and the light of my chest, the banisher of my sadness and the reliever of my distress.
2. From a hadith by Bukhari, narrated by one of the Da’waat al Makroob,
اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّي أَعْوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الهَـمِّ وَ الْحُـزْنِ، والعًجْـزِ والكَسَلِ والبُخْـلِ والجُـبْنِ، وضَلْـعِ الـدَّيْنِ وغَلَبَـةِ الرِّجال
O Allah, I seek refuge in you from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and overpowered by men (i.e. others).
3. The supplication of distressed, in a hadith by Abu Dawood, Abu Bakrah (RA) reported,
اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَا أَنْتَ
O Allah, it is Your mercy that I hope for, so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye, and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshiped except You.
4. From hadith by Abu Dawood, the Prophet (SAW) said,
اللهُ اللهُ رَبِّ لا أُشْـرِكُ بِهِ شَيْـئاً
“Allah, Allah is my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him.”
5. Reported by Sa’d ibn Waqas, the Prophet said,
لاَ إِلَهَ إِلَّا أنْـت سُـبْحانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْـتُ مِنَ الظّـالِميـن
There is none worthy of worship but You, You are far exalted and above all weaknesses. Surely, I was among the wrongdoers.
6. There’s one dua that the Prophet (SAW) used to recite when he feel any distress or panic, such as the hadith by Tirmidhi,
“Ya Ḥayy Ya Qayyūm, bi-Rahmatika astagheeth.”
‘O Ever-Living, O Sustainer, in Your Mercy I seek relief.’
7. When the panic attacks occur, you are overwhelmed by negativity, so we must recit dua from Surah Al Qamar verse 10
أَنِّي مَغْلُوبٌ فَانتَصِرْ
Indeed, I am overpowered, so help me.
8. Below is the dua that Prophet Musa (AS) made when he’s about to leave his country, from Surah Al Qasas verse 24,
رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ
My Lord, indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need.
9. Only Allah SWT can make anything difficult become easy, from sahih by Ibn Hibban,
اللّهُـمَّ لا سَـهْلَ إِلاّ ما جَعَلـتَهُ سَهـلاً، وَأَنْتَ تَجْـعَلُ الْحَـزَنَ إِذا شِـئْتَ سَهـْلاً
O Allah, there is no ease except in that which You have made easy, and You make the difficulty, if You wish, easy.
10. There are dua for everyone who seek for peace, said by Prophet (SAW),
“After every prayer, the Prophet (SAW) used to make this dua after reciting “astaghfirullah” three times.” – Muslim
Those are the best way how to cure panic in Islam. May all of us be always healthy physically and psychologically.