Depression due to skin problems

Q:

I have had acne for the past 5 years now and it does not seem to go away, I do pray and always keep faith with Allah and have realized I should pray to Allah in my happy and sad times. But the scars they are leaving are affecting my confidence to the point where I feel like it is not worth me living. Do you have any dua for acne and scarring?

A:

While you should not give up praying to Allah to cure you of your affliction and inspire you with confidence, there is no need for you to be depressed over this challenge you are facing. Everyone in life faces tests and trials; that is part of life. The Prophet taught us that the prophets are the ones who suffered the worst kind of tests and trials, and yet they never protested against the will of Allah.  Instead, they took them as challenges for spiritual growth. Indeed, they tried their best to prevent what they could, while leaving the rest to Allah; our faith teaches us to accept the inevitable as part of the will and find peace in resignation to the divine will.

You should arm yourself with dhikr and duaas: Read Al-Fathihah, and the last three surahs of the Quran and the following Duaas:

Allaahumma innee a’oodhu bika mimmaaa ajidu wa uhaadhiru

(0 Allah, I seek refuge in You from the pain and affliction I experience and fear)

As’alu Allaaha al-azheem rabba al-‘arshi al-azheem an yashfiyanee

(I ask Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne, to cure and heal me from all afflictions).

I would also  advise you to ask your physician to refer you to a specialist who can help you overcome this feeling of lack of confidence; for I am afraid, if you are not able to control it, you may fall into depression.

I pray to Allah to cure you of your affliction and give you confidence to face the challenges you face.

Almighty Allah Knows best.

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