Du‘as for Protection

by: Muallimah Sa’uda Ismail taken from Madrasah Ummul Hasanaat.
There are numerous du‘as from hadeeth. Below are a few:

1. Kalimah Tawheed
Recite after Fajr, “Laa ilaa ha illAllaah wahdahoo laa shareeka lahoo, lahul mulku, wa lahul hamdu, wa hula ‘alaa kulli shay-inn qadeer” 100 times.

Translation: There is none worthy of worship besides Allah who is alone. He has no partner. For him is the Kingdom, and for Him is all praise. He gives life and causes death. In His hand is all good. And He has power over everything.

Rasoolullaah (SallAllaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said “Whosoever says ‘Laa ilaa ha illAllaah wahdahoo law shareeka lahoo, lahul mulku, wa lahul hamdu, wa hula ‘alaa kulli shay-inn qadeer’ 100 times a day, will have the reward equal to the freeing of 10 slaves, will have 10 good deeds added to and 10 bad deeds erased from his register, and he will be protected by this supplication from Shaytaan throughout the day until the evening. No one is better than he who says this supplication except a man who says more”. [Saheeh Bukhari (Fat-hul Baari 6/338) and Saheeh Muslim (an-Nawawi 17/17)].

2. Recite in the morning and in the evening, 
A‘oodhu bi kalimaatillaah-it-taammaati min sharri ma khalaq


Translation: I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created.
[Saheeh Muslim (an-Nawawi 17/32)].

3. Say in the morning and in the evening (thrice): A‘oodhu bi kalimaat-illaah-it-taammah min kulli shaytaanin wa haammah wa min kulli ‘aynil laammah

Translation: I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from every devil and poisonous reptile, and from every envious evil eye.

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbas (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) said: The Prophet (SallAllaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) used to seek protection for Sayyidunaa al-Hasan and al- Husayn: “A‘oodhu bi kalimat-Allah il-taammah min kulli shaytaanin wa haammah wa min kulli ‘aynin laammah”. And he would say: “Your father (Ibraheem Alayhis-Salaam) used to seek protection by means of them (these words) for Ismaa‘eel and Ishaaq.” [Sahih Bukhari, Kitab al Anbiya, 4/179].


4. Say, A‘oodhu bi kalimaat-illah il-taammati min ghada-bihee wa ‘iqabihee wa min sharri ‘ibadihee wa min hamazaat-is-shayaateen wa ay-yahduroon three times.

Translation: I take refuge in the perfect words of Allah from His anger and punishment, and from the evil of His servants, and from the madness and appearance of devils.

It was narrated from al-Walid ibnul-Walid (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) that he said: “O Messenger of Allah, I feel lonely.” He said: “When you go to bed, say: A‘oodhu bi kalimaat-illah il-taammati min ghada-bihee wa ‘iqabihee wa min sharri ‘ibadihee wa min hamazaat-is-shayaateen wa ay-yahduroon (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from His wrath and punishment, and from the evil of His slaves, and from the whispers of the devils and from their being present), then they (the devils) will not harm you or come near you.” [Ibn Al-Sunni: Ma Yaqul Idhaa Akhadha Madja’ahu, p. 201, no. 705].

5. Say Bismillaahil ladhee laa yadurru ma‘asmihee shay-unn fil-ardi wa-laa fis-samaa’i wa huwas-Samee‘ul-‘Aleem three times in the morning and three times in the evening. [Tirmidhi: 5/133].

Translation: In the Name of Allah, with Whose Name nothing on the earth or in the heaven can cause harm, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.

6. Read Hasbiyallaahu Laa ilaaha illaa Huwa ‘alayhi tawakkaltu wa Huwa Rabbul-‘arsh-il ‘Azeem seven times morning & evening.

Translation: Allah is Sufficient for me, none has the right to be worshipped except Him, upon Him I rely and He is Lord of the exalted throne.

7. A‘oodhu bikalimaatil-laahit-taammaatil-latee Laa yujaawizu hunna barrun Wa Laa Faajiroenn min sharri maa khalaq, wa bara-a wa dhara’a, wa min sharri maa yanzilu minas-Samaa-i wa min sharri maa ya’ruju feehaa, wa min sharri maa dhara’a fiel Ardi wa min sharri maa yakhruju minhaa, wa min sharri fitanil-layli wan-nahaar, wa min sharri kulli taariqin illaa taariqan yaţruqu bikhayrin Yaa Rahmaan.

Translation: I take refuge within Allah’s perfect words which no righteous or unrighteous person can transgress, from all the evil that He has created, made and originated. (I take refuge) from the evil that descends from the sky and the evil that rises up to it. (I take refuge) from the evil that is spread on Earth and the evil that springs from her, and I take refuge from the evil of the tribulations of night and day, and the evil of one who visits at night except the one who brings good, O Merciful

8. A‘oodhu billaahi mina-shaytaani rajeemi min nafkhihee wa nafthihee wa hamzihee

Translation: I seek refuge with Allah from the Satan’s arrogance, poetry, epilepsy and lunacy.

Jubayr Ibn Mut’im (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) reported: “I saw the Prophet (SallAllaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) say: (Allahu akbaru kabeeraa, walhamdu lillaahi katheeraa, wa subhanallaahi bukrataw-wa aseelaa)
 three times
 ‘A‘oodhu billaahi mina-shaytaani rajeemi min nafkhihee wa nafthihee wa hamzihee 
(Allah (‘Azza wa Jalla) is the Greatest, much Praise be to Allah if, and Glory be to Allah if in the morning and in the evening. I seek refuge with Allah (‘Azza wa Jalla) from the Satan’s arrogance, poetry, epilepsy and lunacy.) [Abu Dawud (1/203); classed by Al-Albani as authentic].

9. Aayat Kursiyy (Verse of the Throne)
Allahu laa ilaaha illa Huwa-l-Hayyul-Qayyoom La ta’khudhuhoo sinatuw wa la nawm, lahoo maa fis-samaawaati wa maa fil-‘ard. Man dhal-ladhee yashfa‘u ‘indahu illaa bi-idhnihee. Ya’lamu ma bayna aydeehim wa maa khalfahum, wa laa yuheetoona bi shay-im-min ‘ilmihee illaa bimaa shaa-a. Wasi‘a kursiyyuhus-samaawaati wal ard, wa laa ya-ooduhu hif-dhuhumaa Wa Huwal ‘Aliyyul-Adheem.

Translation: Allah, there is no one but He, the Ever Living, the One Who Sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Thrown extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.

Make Wudhu before going to bed, recite Aayat Kursiyy until you fall asleep. It is confirmed that Shaytaan told Abu Hurayrah (RA): “Whosoever recites Ayatul Kursiyy before going to bed, he will be guarded by Allah and no Shaytaan will approach him throughout the night.” The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) confirmed the Satan’s statement and told Abu Hurayrah “Satan told you the truth, but he is a liar.” [Saheeh al-Bukhari (Fath Al-Bari: 6/338) and Muslim (An-Nawawi: 17/17)].

10. Aamanr-Rasool
Aamanar-rasoolu bimaa unzila ilayhi mir-rabbihee wal-mu’minoon
. Kullun aamana billaahi wa mala-ikatihee wa kutubihee wa rusulihee. 
Laa nufarriqu bayna ahadim-mir-rusulih. 
Wa qawloo sami’naa wa ata’naa ghuf-rawnaka rabbanaa wa ilaykal maseer. Laa yukallifullaahu nafsann illaa wus‘ahaa. 
Lahaa maa kasabat wa ‘alayha maktasabat. 
Rabbanaa laa tu-aakhidhnaa in-nasinaa ow akhta’naa. Rabbanaa wa laa tahmil ‘alaynaa isrann kamaa 
hamaltahoo ‘alal-ladheena min qablina
a. Rabbanaa wa laa tuham-milnaa ma laa tawqata lanaa bih. 
Wa’fu ‘annaa, waghfir lanaa, warhamnaa. 
Anta mawlaanaa, fansurnaa ‘alal-qawmil kaafireen.

Translation: The Messenger (Muhammad SallAllaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allâh, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. (They say), “We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers” and they say, “We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all).” (285) Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. “Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Mawlaa (Patron, Supporter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people.”

It was narrated that Abu Mas’ood al-Ansari (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) said: “The Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SallAllaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said: ‘Whoever recites the last two verses of Surat al-Baqarah at night, that will suffice him.’” (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Muslim)

11. Surah Ikhlaas
Qul huwal-laahu ahad. Allaahus-Samad. Lam yalid wa lam yoolad. Wa lam yakul-lahoo kufuwwann Ahad.


Translation: Say: He is Allah (the) One. The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He begets not nor was He begotten, and there is none co-equal to Him.

12. Surah Falaq
Qul a‘oodhu birabbil-falaq. Min Sharri maa khalaq. Wa min sharri ghawsiqinn idhaa waqab. Wa min sharri-n-Naffaathaati fi-l ‘uqad. Wa min sharri haasidienn idhaa hasad.

Translation: Say: I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of the daybreak, from the evil of what He has created, and from the evil of the darkening (night) as it comes with its darkness, and from the evil of those who practice witchcraft when they blow in the knots, and from the evil of the envier when he envies.

13. Surah Naas
Qul a‘oodhu birabbin-Naas. Malikin-Naas. Ilaahin-Naas. Min sharril-was-waasil-Khannaas. Al-Ladhee yuwaswisu fee sudoorin-Naas. Minal-Jinnati Wan-Naas.

Translation: Say: I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of mankind, the King of mankind , the God of mankind , from the evil of the whisperer who withdraws, who whispers in the breasts of mankind, of jinns and men.

It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed al-Khudriyy (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) said: “The Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SallAllaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) used to seek refuge with Allah from the jinn and from the evil eye until the Mu‘awwidhatayn were revealed, and when they were revealed he started to recite them and not anything else”. [Tirmidhi, Nasaa-i, Ibn Maajah].

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