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20 Surah for Mental Illness and Depression in Islam

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Various surah verses in the Qur’an are called terms that can be categorized as mental illness such as sick Qalbu (maradhun), majnuun, maftuun and jinnatuun which are translated as “insane”. Everyone who has a mental illness often asks the doctor for advice and the cause is the lack of iman and faith. There is no definite cure for this disease other than faith in God and reciting the Qur’an with the surah. The Qur’an is a remedy for various diseases and makes people believe in healing.


“And when I am ill, it is He who cures me.” (Surah Ash-Shu’ara 26:80)

Below is presented 20 surahs for mental illness.

Remember Allah

Mental illness happens from lack of faith in Allah. Humans usually remember people more often and forget Allah. Friends who are usually believed can betray him, while Allah will not leave him in any condition. This is one of the causes of mental illness that will provide other effects, such as jealousy, envy, deep sadness and so on. A calm soul is a soul blessed by God which will be pleased and satisfied and that is a high-level mental health situation. Below is presented the surah for remembering Allah.

1. Surah Ar-Ra’d Verse 28

“Those who believed and find satisfaction their hearts in the remembrance (of) Allah. No doubt, in the remembrance of Allah find satisfaction the hearts.”

2. Surah Al Fath Verse 4

“He (is) the One Who sent down [the] tranquility in(to) (the) hearts (of) the believers that they may increase (in) faith with their faith. And for Allah (are the) hosts (of) the heavens and the earth, and Allah (is) All-Knower, All-Wise.”

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Believe The Power of Allah

Allah is the only one who has the will to heal human. He can cure any illness. No one has the ability to heal other than Him, so we must believe only in Allah and ask for His help, not with others. Doctors can indeed heal us but that is also with the help of God. In addition, the Quran with its surah is a powerful way to cure mental illness that is difficult to overcome by humans and doctors. Here is presented the surah for believing the power of Allah and Quran.

3. Surah At-Talaq Verse 2-3

“Then when they have reached their term, then retain them with kindness or part with them with kindness. And take witness two men just among you and establish the testimony for Allah. That is instructed, with it, whoever [is] believes in Allah and the Day the Last. And whoever fears Allah, He will make for him a way out. And He will provide for him from where not he thinks. And whoever puts his trust upon Allah, then He (is) sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah (will) accomplish His purpose. Indeed, Allah has set for everything a measure.”

4. Surah Al-Fatihah Verse 1-7

“In (the) name (of) Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All praises and thanks (be) to Allah, the Lord of the universe. The Most Merciful. The Most Gracious, (The) Master (of the) Day (of the) Judgment. You Alone we worship, and You Alone we ask for help. Guide us (to) the path, the straight.  (The) path (of) those You have bestowed (Your) Favors on them, not (of) those who earned (Your) wrath on themselves and not (of) those who go astray.”

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5. Surah Al Baqarah Verse 1-4

“Alif Laam Mim. That (is) the book no doubt in it, a Guidance for the God-conscious.  Those who believe in the unseen, and establish the prayer, and out of what We have provided them they spend. And those who believe in what (is) sent down to you and what was sent down from before you and in the Hereafter, they firmly believe.”

6. Surah Al Baqarah Verse 163

“And your God (is) God one (only); (there is) no god except Him, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.”

7. Surah Al Baqarah Verse 255

“Allah – (there is) no God except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of all that exists. Not overtakes Him slumber [and] not sleep. To Him (belongs) what(ever) (is) in the heavens and what(ever) (is) in the earth. Who (is) the one who can intercede with Him except by He knows what (is) before them and what (is) behind them. And not they encompass anything of His Knowledge except [of] what He willed. Extends His Throne (to) the heavens and the earth. And not tires Him (the) guarding of both of them. And He (is) the Highest, the Greatest.”

8. Surah Al Baqarah Verse 284-286

“To Allah (belongs) whatever (is) in the heavens and whatever (is) in the earth. And if you disclose what (is) in yourselves or you conceal it, will call you to account for it, Allah. Then, He will forgive [to] whom He wills, and He will punish whom He wills. And Allah on everything (is) All-Powerful. Believed the Messenger in what was revealed to him from his Lord and the believers. All believed in Allah, and His Angels, and His Books, and His Messengers. “Not we make a distinction between any of His And they said, “We heard and we obeyed. (Grant) us Your forgiveness our Lord, and to You (is) the return.”

(Does) not burden Allah any soul except its capacity, for it what it earned, and against it what it earned. “Our Lord! (Do) not take us to task if we forget or we err. Our Lord! And (do) not lay upon us a burden like that (which) You laid [it] on those who (were) from before us. Our Lord! [And] (do) not lay on us what not (the) strength we have [of it] (to bear). And pardon [from] us, and forgive [for] us and have mercy on us. You (are) our Protector, so help us against the people – [the] disbelievers.”

9. Surah Al Imran Verse 18

“Allah bears witness that [He], (there is) no god except Him, and (so do) the Angels, and owners (of) [the] knowledge – standing in justice. (There is) no god except Him the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.”

10. Surah Al A’raf Verse 54

“Indeed, your Lord (is) Allah the One Who created the heavens and the earth in six epochs, then He ascended to the Throne. He covers the night (with) the day seeking it rapidly and the sun and the moon and the stars – subjected by His command. Unquestionably for Him (is) the creation and the command, blessed (is) Allah, Lord (of) the worlds.”

11. Surah Al-Mu’minun Verse 116

“So exalted is Allah, the Sovereign, the Truth; there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Noble Throne.”


12. Surah Al Jin Verse 3

“And [it teaches] that exalted is the nobleness of our Lord; He has not taken a wife or a son.”

13. Surah Al-Hasyr Verse 22-24

“He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, Knower of the unseen and the witnessed. He is the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him. He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”

14. Surah Al-Isra Verse 82

“And We send down of the Qur’an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss.”

15. Surah Ash-Shu’ara Verse 80

“And when I am ill, it is He who cures me.”

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Purify The Soul and Heart

One of the causes of mental illness is the soul and heart that are still not clean. We still allow evil things to enter into our hearts and make our souls uneasy. We are controlled by the evil thing and can make us leave Allah. The element of qalbu disturbed means faith and devotion less or even closed as a result of less understanding, less thought from the aspect of Qur’an, so we often follow the lusts that always invite people to evil, or in other words the human being becomes ill or disturbed soul seen from an Islamic point of view.

The Quran with its surah makes the heart and soul calmer so that it can overcome the evil thing. Therefore, we need some of this surah to expel, kill evil in our hearts and souls, and prevent it from coming back.

16. Surah As-Saffat Verse 7

“And as protection against every rebellious devil.”

17. Surah Yusuf Verse 53

“And I do not acquit myself. Indeed, the soul is a persistent enjoiner of evil, except those upon which my Lord has mercy. Indeed, my Lord is Forgiving and Merciful.”

18. Surah Ash-Shams Verse 7-10

“And [by] the soul and He who proportioned it. And inspired it [with discernment of] its wickedness and its righteousness, He has succeeded who purifies it, And he has failed who instills it [with corruption].”

19. Surah Al-Mu’minun Verse 97-98

And say, “My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the devils, And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they be present with me.”

20. Surah An-Nas Verse 1-6

Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind, The Sovereign of mankind. The God of mankind, From the evil of the retreating whisperer – Who whispers [evil] into the hearts of mankind – From among the jinn and mankind.”

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That’s all surah for mental illness. Hope this article will give us benefits. Hope we will always remember Allah, believe in Him and can purify the soul and heart from evil things that can cause the mental illness.

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