Special supplications for relatives

A: Actually, there are no specific supplications that can be said by parents for the aim of making their children Multazim or successful in their education. However, parents should supplicate to Allah to grant their children success and guidance throughout their lives using any of the permissible supplications. They should also seek the times at which supplications are most likely to be accepted, and repeat their supplications frequently. Moreover, they should earn lawful money, feed their children lawful food, and provide them with lawful clothing in order to have their supplications answered. Parents should be a good example to their children. It is preferable to supplicate to Allah (Exalted be He) by His Sayings: ...and make my offspring good. Truly, I have turned to You in repentance, and truly, I am one of the Muslims (submitting to Your Will)." and: "Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of the Muttaqûn (the pious. See V.2:2)." These are good supplications. Q 4: Are there any supplications to be said for our sick relatives and friends? What are these supplications? (Part No. 24; Page No. 188)  A: it is permissible to use the Shar`y (islamically lawful) Ruqyah (reciting Qur'an and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing), as the Prophet (peace be upon him) has permitted Ruqyah as long as it does not include Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship). The Ruqyah may be done by reciting Surah Al-Ikhlas, Al-Mu`wwidhatayn (Surahs Al-Falaq and Al-Nas), Al-Fatihah, and Ayat-ul-Kursy (the Qur’anic Verse of Allah’s Chair, Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:255) over the sick person. This Ruqyah was practiced by the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his Sahabah (Companions) and he did not object to their practice of it. Also, you can say the Adhkar (invocations and remembrances said at certain times on a regular basis) and supplications reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) over the sick, such as: "O Allah! Remove the illness. O Lord of the people! Heal (the patient), for You are the Healer. No healing is of any avail but Yours; healing that will leave behind no ailment." (Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim) The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "I seek refuge with Allah's Perfect Words from every devil and from poisonous pests and from every evil eye." Also, Abu Dawud and Al-Tirmidhy related through a Sahih (authentic) Sanad (chain of narrators) on the authority of Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them both) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Anyone who visits a sick person whose time (of death) has not come and says seven times, 'I ask Allah, the Mighty, the Lord of the Mighty Throne, to cure you,' Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) will cure them from that disease." There are other supplications (Part No. 24; Page No. 189) reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.