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REMEDIES FOR BLACK MAGIC

-Rohit Upadhyay

An evil of society, that harms every aspect of ur life. It destroys ur capabilities of thinking, decreases productivity & can even cause death at times. I was a victim at one stage too, but I held tightly on to Allah Almighty's rope. Alhamdulillah now Im out of it, but I still feel there are some barriers to cross. Let me give u my point of view, that I have always believed that Allah's power is far more powerful than black magic or any other evil. This has to be every Muslim's primary belief; else black magic will have more influence on u. I have always regarded black magic as **** & will continue to do so.

The magicians would stoop to the lowest Xtreme to achieve their level of status within their evil culminated

society. They eat all the rotten trash that u can think of, from **** to dead baby foetus, from lizards to

snakes

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!!!!!

There are various forms of black magic, the most dangerous being sifli.

They are the worst form of evil. From what I've heard, the black magic that we see 2day is only a page from a book that was destroyed centuries ago.

A lot of guppies asked for my help my via pm so here is my reply in detail. Im not here to intimidate all of u folks, rather instill a cure for this fear that everyone has in the back of their head, & remove it permanently.

Anyone affected by this evil can notice its effects instantly. There will be "strange" events like blood on the

walls, or ur clothes, smell of rotten flesh, bad foul stenches etc

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But

this should not deter u from staying on

the right path nor should it bring even the faintest hint of fear in ur heart. Remember satan breeds on fear &

hate, so let the fear of Allah grow in ur heart & make it strong, not the fear of the unknown.

Having said all of this, here are some cures, that I've found in my research after sticking around with some aalims.

If the person feels he is under a black spell, recite Surah Al Baqarah over a bucket of water(with leaves from a neem tree) & bath with it everyday for 7 consecutive days. This has to be done consecutively without any breaks in between.

If the person feels his/her home is affected, then recite Surah Al Baqarah for 7 consecutive days clearly so that the recitation can be heard in every corner of the home. A stereo playing the recitation of Surah Al Baqarah is also valid, & has the same effect.

Recite Ayat Al Kursi followed by Surah Al Kafiroon, Al Uhud, Al Falaq, Al Nas after every obligatory prayers. One can also recite this before driving a car or travelling, to protect him/her from any harm.

Performing Wodhu before u go to sleep at night.

Recite Ayat Al Kursi every night before u sleep, this also protects u from nightmares.

From other sources

There are means of protecting oneself against the dangers of witchcraft before it happens, the most important

and beneficial of which is protecting oneself by reciting the dhikrs, du‘aa‘s and prayers for protection that

are prescribed in sharee‘ah, such as reciting Aayat al-Kursiy after every obligatory prayer, after the dhikrs that are prescribed after the salaam. It may also be recited when going to sleep. Aayat al-Kurisy is the

greatest verse in the Holy Qur‘aan, in which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

―Allaah! Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), Al-Hayyul-Qayyoom (the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists). Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the 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 Kursiy 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‖

[al-Baqarah 2:255]

One may also recite Qul Huwa Allaahu ahad, Qul ‗Aoodhu bi Rabb il-Falaq and Qul ‗a‘oodhu bi Rabb il- naas (i.e., the last three soorahs of the Qur‘aan) following every obligatory prayer, and recite these three soorahs three times at the beginning of the day, after Fajr prayer, and at the beginning of the night, after Maghrib.

Another dhikr is to recite the last two verses of Soorat al-Baqarah at the beginning of the night. In these verses Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

―The Messenger (Muhammad) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allaah, 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).‖

286. Allaah 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) and give us victory over the disbelieving

people‖

[al-Baqarah 2:285-286]

It is narrated in a saheeh report that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ―Whoever recites Aayat al-Kursiy at night will have protectors from Allaah and no devil will come near him until morning comes.‖ And it is reported in a saheeh report that he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also said: ―Whoever recites the last two verses of Soorat al-Baqarah at night, that will suffice him.‖ The meaning – and Allaah knows best is that they will suffice him against all evil.

You should also frequently recite du‘aa‘s seeking refuge in the ―perfect words of Allaah from the evil of that which He has created, night and day, when stopping in any place in the city or in the desert, by air or by sea, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ―Whoever makes a stop then says:

‗A‘oodhu bi kalimaat Allaah il-taammati min sharri ma khalaq (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allaah from the evil of that which He has created),‘ nothing will harm him until he moves on from that place.‖

At the beginning of the day and at the beginning of the night, the Muslim should say three times: ―Bismillaah illaahi laa yadurru ma‘a ismihi shay‘un fi‘l-ard wa la fi‘l-sama‘ wa huwa al-samee‘ ul-‗aleem (In the name of Allaah with Whose name nothing is harmed on earth nor in heaven, and He is the All-Hearing, All-

Knowing)‖ because it is narrated in a saheeh report that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of

Allaah be upon him) encouraged that, and that is a means a protection against all evil.

These dhikrs and prayers for protection are among the greatest means of protecting oneself against the evils of witchcraft and other evils, for the one who recites them regularly and with sincerity, faith and trust in Allaah, depending on Him and keeping their minds and hearts open to what the evidence says. They are also one of the greatest weapons for removing the effects of witchcraft once it has taken place; as well as that one should beseech Allaah a great deal and ask Him to relieve the harm.

Another du‘aa‘ that has been narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) for

treating sickness caused by witchcraft and other things, and which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah

be upon him) used as a ruqyah to treat his companions, is: ―Allaahumma Rabb al-Naas, adhhib al-ba‘s wa‘shfi, anta al-Shaafiy, laa shifaa‘a illa shifaa‘uka, shifaa‘an laa yughaadiru saqaman (O Allaah, Lord of

mankind, remove the evil and grant healing, for You are the Healer. There is no healing except Your healing,

which does not leave any sickness).‖ This should be recited three times.

And there is the ruqyah with which Jibreel (peace be upon him) treated the Prophet (peace and blessings of

Allaah be upon him): ―Bismillaah urqeek, min kulli shay‘in yu‘dheek, wa min sharri kulli nafsin aw ‗aynin

haasidin Allaah yushfeek, bismillaah urqeek (In the name of Allaah I perform ruqyah for you, from

everything that is harming you, from the evil of every soul or envious eye may Allaah heal you, in the name

of Allaah I perform ruqyah for you).‖ This should also be repeated three times

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I'll continue adding more info when I get the time

May Allah protect every one from this evil. AmeeN summa AmeeN

NomAN

Last edited by Mal1k : Apr 29th, 2005 at 09:03 AM.

Cure From Black Magic, Jinn & Illness by Shaykh Muhammed Saleem Dhorat

In recent times, people distressed with ailments - internal and external - have resorted to people who cure through ta'weez and, in some cases, through the agency of jinn (or mu'akkal as some call it). I do not intend to go into the depth of the evils that lie within this institution, but would sincerely request readers to take note of the following points with a fair mind and without being biased so that we may be saved from the deceit of Shaytan which is hidden in the form of pious saintly people who claim to have supernatural powers to cure illnesses and solve problems.

  • 1. Illnesses, problems, calamities, quarrels are natural for humans, and one should look for remedy and

solution through lawful means. One should not, without any endeavour, assume the problem or illness to be

through black magic or an outside effect. Refer to the doctors and have it treated.

  • 2. If one is suffering from anxiety and depression, and cannot find peace of mind, then he/she should check

his/her life and see where the Commands of Allah and His Rasool sallallahu alayhi wasallam are being violated. Come nearer to Allah through His Remembrance, for that is where the contentment of heart and peace of mind lies. In the Remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction. (Al Qur(82:31 naa¢„⬂â¢أ

  • 3. The knowledge of the unseen is an Attribute of Allah the Almighty Only. None in the heavens and on

earth knows the unseen except Allah. Many of these "so called" healers claim to know many things of the

unseen, and to believe such people could lead one to kufr. Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam has said, "One who resorts to an arraf (fortune-teller) and asks him about anything, Salaah will not be accepted from him for forty days." (Muslim)

Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam has also said, "One who resorts to a kahin (soothsayer/claimant to the knowledge of the unseen) and believes him in what he says, has rejected that which has been sent down to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam."

  • 4. Those who violate the law of Allah cannot be pious. A Walee (Friend) of Allah is one who abstains from

disobedience to Allah. Those who touch women, who treat women without any veil or partition, who sit with women in solitude i.e. without a male mahram, how can they possibly be the Friends of Allah. Do not be deceived, friends.

  • 5. In case of doubt, contact your local ulama or those who have been known to you for years for their taqwa,

piety and reliability. insha'Allah, their guidance will save you from going into the wrong hands.

NOW TO SAFEGUARD YOURSELF FROM BLACK-MAGIC Allah ta'ala, through his Infinite Mercy, has taught His Servants such du'a and recitation which does not only cure, but saves them from the evil effects of black-magic, jinn, etc.:

Note: Ayatul kursi is a verse from Soorah Baqarah starting Allahu laa'ilaaha illaa huwal ...

(Al Qurأ¢â‚¬â„¢aan 2:255)

  • 2. Before going to Sleep, read Ayatul kursi. Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam has said, "Whoever

recites Ayatul kursi at night, a protector (angel) from Allah continually safeguards him and Shaytaan will not

come near him until morning."(Bukhari)

  • 3. Read Soorah lkhlas, Soorah Falaq and Soorah Nas after every fardh Salaat. (Read them thrice after the

Fair and Maghrib Salat).

  • 4. Before going to sleep, read the last two verses of Soorah Baqarah. Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam

has said, "Whoever recites the last two verses of Soorah Al Baqarah at night, they will be sufficient for him.

" (They will save him from Shaytaan and other misfortunes). (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizi, Aboo Dawood, Nasaee, Ibne Majah)

  • 5. Read the following duأ¢â‚¬â„¢a in abundance:

A'oozu bikalimaatil'laahit taam'maati min shar'ri maa khalaq

Translation: I seek refuge in all the Perfect Words Of Allah from the mischief of His Creations. (Muslim, Tirmizi, Ibne Majah)

  • 6. Read the following du'a at the beginning of the day and night:

Bismil'laahil lazi laa yadhur'ru ma'a ismihi shay'un fil ardhi walaa fis samaa'i wahuwas samee'ul 'aleem

Translation: In the Name of Allah with Whose Name nothing can cause harm in the earth and the heaven. And He is All Hearing, All Knowing. (Aboo Dawood, Tirmizi, Ibne Maiah, Hakim)

The above mentioned prayers will, insha'Allah, prevent the evil effects of black-magic and other outside effects. These are measures derived directly from the teaching of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and, if recited regularly, with sincerity, yaqeen and Trust in Allah, then one will never complain of evil-effects.

REMEDY FOR ILLNESSES

Regular recitation of the above mentioned is also effective in removing evil effects. Along with these azkar, turn to Allah, repent sincerely and beseech Him. After all, it is He Only that brings cure to every illness and solution to every problem.

The following du'a are also effective for cure:

Allaahumma rabban naas, azhibil ba's, ishfi antas shaafi, laa shifaaأ¢â‚¬â„¢a illaa shifaaأ¢â‚¬â„¢uk, shifaaأ¢â‚¬â„¢an laa yughaadiru suqman.

Translation: 0 Allah 0 the Lord Of the people! Remove the pain. Grant cure, You are the Curer. There is no

cure except Your Cure. Grant such a cure that leaves no sickness. (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizi, ibne Majah)

Bismillaahi arqeeka, min kulli shay'in yu'zeeka, wa min sharri kulli nafsin aw 'aynin haasidin, allaahu yashfeeka, bismillaahi arqeeka.

Translation:In The Name of Allah I make damm (blow) upon you from everything which harms you and from the evil ofevery person or jealous eye. May Allah grant you cure. In The Name of Allah I make damm (blow) on you. (Muslim, Ibne Majah)

Once again, remember that those people who violate the laws of Allah, cannot be saintly persons. Seek

guidance from ulama who are known to you. Inshaأ¢â‚¬â„¢Allah, you will not go wrong.

May Allah safeguard all Muslims from calamities; may He safeguard their Deen; may He give them the correct understanding of Deen; may He keep them away from every action which is contrary to the teachings

of Islam and which brings the Displeasure of Allah. Ameen.

Black magic (sihr) is something that definitely exists and causes harm to people. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) was also afflicted with black magic.

A Jew by the name of Labid ibn Asim who outwardly posed to be a believer (munafiq) carried out black magic on the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace). He took the hair of the Messenger of

Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) and made eleven knots and placed it under a rock in a well called Zarwan. The effect of this was that it created uncertainty in the mind of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) as to whether he had done or not done certain things (although this had no effect on his religious and prophetic obligations). At times the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace)

felt he had accomplished something yet he had not done so and vice versa. The angel Jibra‘il informed the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) as to what had occurred and came down with the two Surahs, namely Surah al-Falaq and Surah an-Nas. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) together with the Companions (Allah be pleased with them all) went to the well and removed the knotted hair. As each verse was recited, the knots untied miraculously. At the eleventh knot, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) was relieved from the effects of this black magic. (See: Tafisir Ibn Kathir & Ma‘arif al-Qur‘an)

Thus, scholars mention that the recitation of the Mu‘awwazatayn (the two Quls: al-Falaq and al-Nas) is very beneficial in the removing of and protection from black magic. One should make a habit of reciting these especially when retiring to bed and after the Fardh prayers. There are many virtues of these two Surahs mentioned in the Ahadith.

Sayyida A‘isha (Allah be pleased with her) narrates that whenever the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him

& give him peace) would become ill, he would recite the Mu‘awwizat (Surah al-Falaq & Surah an-Nas) and blow over himself. When his illness was aggravated, I used to recite these two Surahs (and blow my breath) over him and make him rub his body with his own hand, for its blessings. (Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 4728)

Apart from these two Surahs, the recitation of Surah al-Fatiha, Ayat al-Kursi, and last two verses of Surah al- Baqarah is also very beneficial.

Moreover, the famous Tibi‘i Ka‘b al-Ahbar (Allah be pleased with him) states: ―Had it not been for the phrases that I recite regularly, the Jews would have turned me into a donkey (m: out of black magic). It was

said to him: ―What are these phrases?‖ He replied:

(Transliteration): “A‟uzu bi wajhillah al-Adhim alladhi laysa shay‟un a‟dhamu minhu wa bi kalimatillah at- tammati allati la yujawizuhunna barrun wa la fajir wa bi asmaillah al-husna kulliha ma alimtu minha wa ma

lam a‟lam min sharri ma khalaqa wa bara‟a wa zara‟a.”

Translation: ―I seek the protection of Allah the Great; He, than whom there is nothing greater. And I seek the

protection of the perfect words of Allah which no man, virtuous or evil, can even transcend; and I seek the

protection of all the beautiful names of Allah, those of them which I know and those which I do not know, from the evil of everything He (Allah) created, to which He has given existence, and which He has spread

(over the earth or universe).‖

(Recorded by Imam Malik in his al-Muwatta, 2/541, no. 2737)

Thus, the above supplication can be very beneficial in the removing of the effect of black magic.

Also, the consuming of Ajwa dates has been prescribed by the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) as a remedy for black magic.

Amir ibn Sa‘d narrates from his father that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said:

―He who eats seven Ajwa dates every morning, will not be affected by poison or magic on the day he eats them.‖ (Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 5130)

The above are just some of the methods in removing the effect of black magic that have been prescribed in the Sunnah, thus one may resort to any of them. There are also other remedies besides the above, but time does not allow me to mention them all.

Finally, before parting, I would like to state that undoubtedly black magic is something that exits but it is observed that many people experience some type of downfall or illness and quickly jump to the conclusion that somebody has carried out black magic and start pointing fingers at others. If a child refuses to marry someone whom the parents want him/her to marry, then the parents begin to regard it to be the cause of black magic. Similarly, if the relations of the husband and wife turn sour, the first assumption is that it must be black magic that was carried out by such and such person. Black magic is regarded to be the cause behind every minor and major illness.

This type of understanding is incorrect. One should not be too hasty in concluding that the cause of a problem is black magic, because more often than not, black magic has nothing to do with the problem.

Secondly, due to this, many people have made it a business, in that they deceive people in making them believe that they have some sort of black magic done upon them, thus they are charged with a massive sum for the treatment. People have made thousands in this business.

Thus, one should be very careful in these matters, for in it rests the benefit of this world and the hereafter. Do not be too hasty in determining that the cause behind the problem is black magic. However, if there is substantial evidence such as the sudden break of illness, etc, then one may determine whether it is the cause of black magic or otherwise. And in the case of being afflicted with it, one must primarily turn to Allah Most High and resort to the remedies mentioned in the Qur‘an and Sunnah. Also, if the help of others is sought, then one should only turn to those who are god-fearing and pious.

May Allah Most High guide us all towards the right direction, Ameen.

And Allah knows best.

Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Protection with Ruqya Shield

From the works of Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Phillips, who made such research.

Conditions According to some Islâmic scholars, both parties to the exorcism must fulfill certain spiritual and legal characteristics for effective treatment to take place. In describing these necessary attributes, Ibn al-Qayyim said:

Treatment of fits due to spirit-possession requires two factors on the part of the possessed and on the part of the healer. 1) On the part of the possessed it requires (a) personal strength and turning to the Creator of these spirits

truthfully, and (b) the correct method of seeking refuge wherein the heart and tongue will be in harmony. Indeed this type of treatment is, in fact, warfare, and the warrior will not be able to defeat his enemy unless he possesses two qualities: that his weapon itself be good and sharp and that his arm be strong. If either of these two conditions are not met, a long sword will be of no value. And if both are missing? The heart which is in a state of desolation and ruin with respect to tawheed (belief in the unity of Allaah), trust in Allaah, fear of Allaah and turning to Him, will have no weapon. 2) The requirement on the part of the exorcist is that he also possess both [of the above-mentioned]

factors.[23]

Ibn Taymeeyah warned:

If the possessing demon is an ifreet among jinn and the exorcist is weak, it could harm him. Consequently, he should shield himself by reciting prayers through which he seeks refuge in Allaah, the mu‗awwidhataan[24] and Aayah al-Kursee; by performing formal prayer (salaah); by making supplications and doing other similar things which strengthen his faith; and by putting aside sins through which the evil jinn may gain control over him. Such a person is a soldier of Allaah, and since exorcism is among the greatest forms of jihaad, he should beware not to help his enemy overcome him by his own sins. If the

circumstance is beyond his capacity, he should remember that ‗Allaah does not burden a soul beyond its capacity.‘ He should not expose himself to tribulation by taking on what he is unable to handle.[25]

Methodology The following steps of exorcism have been deduced from the texts of the Sunnah, the practice of the Prophet‘s companions and early scholars. The order in which the steps are mentioned is not intended to be unalterably fixed, but merely a possible sequence which may be followed. First Step: (a) Undo Charm In cases where possession is a result of magic the most effective method of canceling its effects is by finding and undoing the charm used in the bewitchment. Ibn al-Qayyim stated, ―Removing the charm and neutralizing it is the most profound treatment.‖[26] Once the charm has been found and dismantled, the spell

will be broken and the jinnee connected with it will leave the person alone. This was the method used by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) on the occasion of his own bewitchment. Zayd ibn Arqam reported that a Jew,

by the name of Labeeb ibn A‗sam [from the Zuraaq clan],[27] cast a spell on the Prophet (pbuh). When he

began to suffer from it, Jibreel came to him and revealed the two chapters for seeking refuge

(mu‗awwidhataan) and then said to him, ―Surely, it was a Jew who cast this spell on you, and the magical charm is in a certain well.‖ The Prophet (pbuh) sent ‗Alee ibn Alee Taalib to go and fetch the charm. When

he returned with it, the Prophet (pbuh) told him to untie the knots, one by one, and to recite a verse from the

two chapters with the undoing of each knot. When he did so, the Prophet (pbuh) got up as if he had been released from being tied up.[28] Although destroying the charm is the best method of breaking the spell, it is the most difficult, unless someone confesses or the charm is discovered accidentally. The Prophet (pbuh)

only found out the location of the charm by revelation. Consequently, the cases of jinn-possession induced by magic may be treated by the usual method for general demonic possession outlined below. First Step: (b) Address It was the practice of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to address the possessing spirit and command it to leave. In his narration Ya‗laa ibn Murrah reported that on one occasion a woman brought her demented son to the Prophet (pbuh). The Prophet (pbuh) said [to the boy], ―Get out, enemy of Allaah! I am the Messenger of Allaah!‖ The boy recovered, and she gave the Prophet (pbuh) a gift of two male sheep, some aqat (dried

curd)[29] and fat. Allaah‘s Messenger (pbuh) said, ―Take the aqat, the fat and one of the sheep and return the

other.‖[30]

According to some early scholars, an attempt should be made to communicate with the intruding spirit(s), encouraging it/them to leave by giving advice and admonishment. This procedure was proposed by Ibn

Taymeeyah, who said:

In the first instance, where possession is due to sexual desire on the jinnee‘s part – even with the consent of the human partner it (i.e., sexual relations) is as forbidden by Allaah as it is among [unmarried] humans. Without the possessed human‘s consent it becomes an even graver case of atrocity and oppression. In such

circumstances the jinn should be addressed and informed that their acts are either abominable and prohibited

or vile and tyrannical. They are informed [of this] so that evidence may he brought against them on the Day of Judgment and that they are made aware that they have broken the laws of Allaah and His Prophet, whom He sent to both worlds that of men and jinn. In cases of the second category wherein the [possessed] human was unaware that he had harmed a jinnee, the jinnee should be addressed and informed that the human‘s act was unintentional and therefore not deserving

of punishment. If it (i.e

..

the accidental injury) took place in the man‘s house or on his property, the jinnee

should be informed that the house and property belong to the man and, as such, he is permitted to use them in

allowable ways as he pleases. The jinn should also be told that they do not have the right to inhabit human property without the permission of the occupants. They only have a right to dwell in places not occupied by humans, like abandoned buildings and open country.[31] [In summary], if the jinn attack a human, they should be informed of Allaah and His Messenger‘s ruling on the matter, and proof of their error should be pointed out. They should be instructed to be righteous and to abstain from evil, just as is done with humans, based upon Allaah‘s statement:

‗We will not punish [the wayward] until a messenger has been sent [to them].‘ Qur‘aan, 17:15

As a result of this obligation, the Prophet (pbuh) forbade the killing of snakes found in houses until after they

have been told to leave three times. In Saheeh Muslim and other books of hadeeth there is a narration front Aboo Sa‗eed al-Khudree in which he stated that the Prophet (pbuh) said, ―Madeenah has a group of jinn who became Muslims, so whoever sees any snakes [in their homes] should request them to leave three times. If

any of them appear after that, he should kill it, because it is a devil.‖[32]

Second Step: Cursing If the jinnee refuses to respond appropriately by leaving, the exorcist may then use harsh language wherein

Allaah‘s curse is invoked upon the jinnee. This step was specifically referred to by Ibn Taymeeyah, and he brought evidence in support of it in one of his works, saying, ―The commanding of a jinnee to righteousness

and its prohibition from evil should be carried out in the same way that humans are admonished. Whatever is allowable in the case of humans is also allowable in the case of jinn. For example, the repelling of jinn might

require scolding, threatening and even evoking Allaah‘s curse.

Aboo ad-Dardaa‘ narrated, ―Allaah‘s Messenger (pbuh) stood up [in prayer] and we heard him say, ‗I seek refuge in Allaah from you.‘ Then he reached out his hand as if he were catching something, and he said three times, ‗I curse you by Allaah‘s curse.‘ When he finished praying, we asked him, ‗O Messenger of Allaah, we

heard you say something in your prayer which we have never heard you say before, and we saw you stretch out your arm.‘ He replied, ‗Indeed, Allaah‘s enemy, Iblees, brought a fiery torch and tried to thrust it in my face, so I sought refuge in Allaah and cursed him by Allaah‘s perfect curse three times. But he did not

retreat. So I caught hold of him and, by Allaah, had it not been for the prayer our brother, Sulaymaan,[33] he would have been tied up for the children of Madeenah to play with.[34] This hadeeth provides the foundation

for the practice of seeking refuge in Allaah from the jinn and cursing them by Allaah‘s curse.‖[35]

Third Step: (a) Recitations

Since the time of the Prophet (pbuh), recitation of the Qur‘aan for the sick has been an accepted practice among Muslims. Textual evidence for the use of the Qur‘aan in curing illnesses is based upon the following

verses:

―We revealed in stages of the Qur‘aan that which is a healing and mercy for believers. But for the unjust it only adds to their loss.‖ Qur‘aan 17:82 ―O mankind, there has come to you [in the Qur‘aan] an admonition from your Lord and a healing for the [diseases] in your hearts and, for the believers, a guidance and mercy.‖ Qur‘aan 10:57

Soorah al-Faatihah

The companions of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) used to recite chapters and verses of the Qur‘aan as a cure

for possession as well as other illnesses.

The uncle of Khaarijah ibn as-Salt reported that he went to the Prophet and embraced Islaam. During his return journey, fie came across a tribe which had among them a madman fettered in iron chains. The

madman‘s family said to him, ―We have been informed that your companion (i.e., Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)) has come with good. Do you have anything with which to treat illnesses?‖ He recited over him Faatihah al-Kitaab,[36] and he got well. [In another narration it stated: ―He recited over him Faatihah al Kitaab every morning and evening for three days. Whenever he would finish his recitation, he would gather

his saliva and spit. And he got well.‖] They gave him one hundred sheep [but he was in doubt about whether he should accept them] so he went back to Allaah‘s Messenger and informed him of the incident. The Prophet (pbuh) asked him, ―Did you recite anything else besides this?‖ He replied that he had not. The Prophet (pbuh) then said, ―Take them, for by my religion, whoever devours the payment for a false incantation will be destroyed. Indeed, you have eaten the price of a truthful incantation.‖[37] Aboo Sa‗eed al-Khudree said, ―While we were on a journey, we dismounted at a place, whereupon a servant girl came to us and said, ‗The chief of our tribe has been stung by a scorpion and our men are not present. Is there anyone among you who can recite incantations?‘ A man from among us, whom no one suspected knew incantations, got up and went with her, He subsequently recited over him. When the chief got well, he gave him thirty sheep and gave us milk to drink. On his return we asked him, ‗Did you have previous experience at reciting incantations?‘ He replied, ‗No, I only recited over him Umm al-Kitaab.‘[38] We agreed not to speak about it until we reached Madeenah and sought the Prophet‘s advice. When we arrived and asked the Prophet (pbuh) about it, he said, ‗How did he know that it exorcises? Distribute the sheep among yourselves and set aside a share for me also.‘‖[39]

Aayah al-Kursee[40] Among the greatest weapons which may be used to exorcise the jinn is Aayah al-Kursee, as confirmed in Abu Hurayrah‘s narration:

Allaah‘s Messenger put me in charge of the zakaah of Ramadaan.[41] While I was doing so, someone came and began to rummage around in the food, so I caught hold of him and said, ―By Allaah, I am going to take you to Allaah‘s Messenger!‖ But the man implored, ―Verily, I am poor and I have dependents. I am in great need.‖ So I let him go. The next morning the Prophet (pbuh) said, ―O Aboo Hurayrah, what did your captive do last night?‖ I replied, ―He complained of being in great need and of having a family, so I let him go.‖ The Prophet (pbuh) then said, ―Surely, he lied to you and he will return.‖ Since I knew that he was going to return, I laid in wait for him. When he returned and began to dig about in the food, I grabbed him and said, ―I am definitely going to take to you to Allaah‘s Messenger (pbuh).‖ Again he pleaded, ―Let me go! Verily, I am poor and I have a family. I will not return.‖ So I had mercy on him and let him go. The next morning Allaah‘s Messenger (pbuh) said, ―Aboo Hurayrah, what did your captive do last night?‖ I said that he

complained of being in great need and of having a family, so I let him go. The Prophet (pbuh) replied,

―Surely, he lied to you and he will return.‖ So I waited for him and grabbed him when he began to scatter food around. I said, ―By Allaah, I will take you to Allaah‘s Messenger. This is the third time, and you had promised that You would not return; yet you come back anyway!‖ He said, ―Let me give you some words by which Allaah will benefit you.‖ I said, ―What are they?‖ and he replied, ―Whenever you go to bed, recite

Aayah al-Kursee from beginning to end. If you do so, a guardian from Allaah will remain with you and Satan will not come near you until the morning.‖ I then let him go. The next morning the Messenger of Allaah said, ―What did your captive do last night?‖ I said that he claimed that he would teach me some words by which

Allaah would benefit me, so I let him go. When the Prophet (pbuh) asked what they were, I told him that

they were the saying of Aayah al-Kursee before going to bed. I also told him that he said that a guardian from Allaah would remain with me, and Satan would not come near me until I awoke in the morning. The Prophet (pbuh) said, ―Indeed he has told the truth, although he is a compulsive liar. O Aboo Hurayrah, do you know with whom you have been speaking these past three nights?‖ I replied, ―No,‖ and so he said, ―That was a devil.‖[42]

Regarding Aayah al-Kursee Ibn Taymeeyah said:

The countless many who have experience in this field unanimously confirm the incredible effectiveness of this verse in warding off the devils and breaking their spells. Indeed, it is greatly effective in repelling the evil jinn from human souls and exorcising them from the possessed as well as those prodded by the devils, like tyrants, those easily enraged, the lustful and lecherous, musicians and those who ecstatically whistle and clap. enraptured by their music. If this verse is sincerely recited over them, it will drive away the devils and neutralize their illusions. It will also disrupt satanic visions and devil-aided, supernatural feats performed by

humans.[43]

Soorah al-Baqarah Another means recommended for repelling the devil is reading the second chapter of the Qur‘aan, Soorah al- Baqarah (The Cow). Aboo Hurayrah quoted the Prophet (pbuh) as saying,

―Do not make your houses like graveyards.[44] Verily, the devil flees from a house in which Soorah al- Baqarah is read.‖[45] According to the prophetic traditions, the last two verses of this chapter also have special merit for exorcism. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was reported by an-Nu‗maan ibn Basheer to have said, ―When the last two verses of Soorah al-Baqarah are read in a home for three consecutive nights, the devil will not come near it.‖[46]

Basmalah[47]

Also reported to have preventive and curative properties is the basmalah. This is written before each chapter of the Qur‘aan, excluding the 9th chapter, and is also found in verse 30 of chapter 27 (Soorah an-Naml). Aboo al-Maalih‘s father quoted the Prophet (pbuh) as saying, ―Do not say, ‗May Satan be degraded,‘ for surely, he will grow until he becomes the size of a house and he will say, ‗By my power, I will possess him.‘ Say instead, ‗Bismillaah (‗In the name of Allaah‘). If you do that, he will shrink until he becomes the size of a fly.‖[48] ‗Uthmaan ibn Aboo al-‗Aas ath-Thaqafee reported that when he complained to the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) about a pain which he felt in his body from the time he accepted Islaam, the Prophet (pbuh) said,

―Place your hand at the place where you feel the pain in your body and say, ‗Bismillaah‘ three times, then say seven times, ‗A‗oodhu billaahi wa qudratihee min sharri ma ajidu wa uhaadhir.‘ (‗I seek refuge in Allaah and His power from the evil that I find and (from the evil) that I fear.‘)‖[49]

Ta‗awwudh[50]

Seeking refuge in Allaah has been prescribed in some Qur‘ânic verses as a means of warding off the devils:

―If Satan touches you, seek refuge in Allaah, for verily, He is the Hearer and Knower.‖ Qur‘aan, 41:36

―Say, ‗My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the prodding of the devils, and I seek refuge in You, My Lord, from their presence.‘ ‖ Qur‘aan, 23:97

In regard to one whose face had become red with anger, the Prophet said, ―Verily, I know some words which would cause his anger to subside if he said them. He should say, ‗A‗oodhu billaahi minash-shaytaanir-rajeem.‘ (‗I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan, the cursed.‘)‖[51] Before the recitation of the opening chapter of the Qur‘aan in formal prayer, the Prophet (pbuh) used to say, “A„oodhu billaahi minash-shaytaani min nafkhihee wa nafathihee wa hamzih.” (―I seek refuge in Allaah from the pride, poetry and touch of Satan, the cursed.‖)[52]

Among the most powerful Qur‟ânic formulas for seeking refuge are the last two chapters of the Qur‟aan, collectively referred to as the mu„awwidhataan. According to a number of reports, these two chapters were specifically revealed to break the magical spell which had been placed upon the Prophet (pbuh).[53]

The Prophet‘s wife, ‗Aa‘ishah, also reported that whenever any of the members of the household fell ill, Allaah‘s Messenger (pbuh) used to blow[54] over them by reciting the mu‗awwidhataan.[55]

Adhaan and Iqaamah[56] Both calls to pray have been defined by the Prophet (pbuh) as having the ability to drive away the devils.

Aboo Hurayrah reported Allaah Messenger (pbuh) as saying,

―When the adhaan is made, Satan runs away and breaks wind to drown it out. When it is finished, he returns,

but when the iqaamah is proclaimed, he again turns and runs away. When it is finished, he returns to distract

a man [praying], saying, ‗Remember such and such; remember such and such,‘ referring to something the man did not have on his mind. As a result, he forgets how much he has prayed.‖[57]

Suhayl reported that his father sent him to the Haarithah clan along with someone. On the way there, a voice from an enclosure called him by his name. When the person with him looked into the enclosure, he saw no

one. Upon his return, he mentioned it to his father, who said, ―Had I known that you would have met such a situation, I would never have sent you. But whenever you hear such a call, pronounce the adhaan, for I have

heard Aboo Hurayrah say that he heard Allaah‘s Messenger say, ‗Whenever the adhaan is given, Satan runs

away vehemently.‘‖[58] It was also the practice of the Prophet to recite the adhaan in the ears of children at the time of their birth. Aboo Raafi‗ said, ―I saw Allaah‘s Messenger (pbuh) call the adhaan in the ear of [his grandson] al-Hasan ibn ‗Alee, when Faatimah gave birth to him.‖[59] This was to neutralize or to reduce the effect of the devil‘s

influence on the newborn. According to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), all newborn children are touched by the Devil. He was reported by Aboo Hurayrah to have said, ―Satan pricks with his finger every newborn child of Aadam‘s descendants. They all begin screaming from Satan‘s jab, except Mary and her son [Jesus].‖[60]

Prophetic Prayers The Prophet (pbuh) taught a number of prayers for a variety of occasions. Some cure illnesses caused by the

jinn and others ward them off. The following are a selection of them:

„Bismillaahi yubreeka wa min kulli daa‟in yashfeeka wa min sharri haasidin idhaa hasad[61] wa sharri kulli dhee „ayn.‖(―In the name of Allaah, may He make you well and may He cure you from every ill, from the evil of the jealous when they envy, and from the harm of the evil eye.‖)[62]

“Bismillaahi arqeeka min kulli shay‟in yu‟dheeka, min sharri kulli nafsin aw „aynin haasidin. Allaahu

yashfeeka. Bismillaahi arqeek.” (―In the name of Allaah I exorcise you from everything which harms you, from the evil of every soul or jealous eye. May Allaah cure you. In the name of Allaah I exorcise you.‖)[63]

“A„oodhu bi kalimaatillaahit-taammati min kulli shaytaanin wa haammatin wa min kulli „aynin laammah.”(―I seek refuge with the perfect words of Allaah from every devil, poisonous pest and every harmful evil eye.‖)[64] “Adh-hibil-ba‟sa rabban-naasi washfi antash-shaafee laa shifaa‟a illaa shifaa‟uka shifaa‟an laa yughaadiru saqamaa.” (―Remove the suffering, O Lord of mankind, and heal it perfectly –You are the true healer; there is no cure except Your cure – a cure which is not followed by sickness.‖)[65] ―Whoever says, „Laa i1aaha illallaahu wahdahoo laa shareeka lah, lahulmulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa „alaa kulli shay‟in qadeer,‟ (‗There is no god but Allaah, Who is alone without partner; the dominion

and praise are His, and He is able to do all things,‘) one hundred times per day will have a reward similar to

freeing ten slaves, one hundred good deeds will be recorded for him, one hundred of his sins erased, and he

will have a charm against Satan for the whole day until the night. No one can do better than that except one

who does it more often.‖[66] ―If one of you goes to his wife and says, „Allaahumma jannibnash-shaytaana wa jannibish-shaytaana maa razaqta-naa,‟ (‗O Allaah, keep Satan away from us and keep Satan away from what (offspring) You have bestowed upon us,‘) and they have a child, Satan will not harm him or gain control over him.‖[67] ―If a man enters his house and remembers Allaah while entering and while eating, Satan says [to his companions], ‗There is no place to pass the night and no dinner.‘ But if he enters without remembering

Allaah while entering, Satan says. ‗You have caught a place to pass the night.‘ And if he does not mention Allaah‘s name before eating, he says, ‗You have caught both a place for the night and dinner.‘‖[68]

Third Step: (b) Medicines The Prophet (pbuh) prescribed certain natural medicines for sicknesses associated with the jinn.

Dates

For protection against magic or for its treatment, the Prophet (pbuh) recommended the eating of dates in the

morning. Sa‗d quoted the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) as saying, ―Whoever takes seven [Madeenite][69] ‗ajwah[70] dates in the morning, neither magic nor poison will hurt him that day.‖[71]

Truffles

The Prophet (pbuh) was reported to have said.

―Truffles are a form of manna (mann) and their water is a cure for the eye.‖[72]

Bath

In cases of suffering from the evil eye the Prophet (pbuh) recommended taking a bath with water used by the source of the evil eye. Ibn ‗Abbaas quoted Allaah‘s Messenger (pbuh) as saying, ―The effect of the evil eye is real, for if there were anything which could overtake destiny, it would have been [the effect of] the evil eye. So if you are asked to take a bath [as a cure] for the evil eye, do it.‖[73] ‗Aa‘ishah also said that the Prophet (pbuh) used to instruct the possessor of the evil eye to perform ablution (wudoo‗) and then for the one suffering to bathe from its water.[74] Fourth Step: Beating If the above-mentioned three steps fail to bring the desired results, the exorcist may then resort to striking the possessed individual in order to inflict pain on the possessing spirit and to elicit a response to commands, prayers or recitations. Ibn Taymeeyah spoke on this subject, saying, Curing a possessed person and removal of the jinn may require that the afflicted individual be beaten several times. However, the blows fall upon the jinn and the possessed human does not feel them. When a demented

person regains his senses after a beating, he often informs those present that he did not feel anything, and that they (i.e., the blows) did not have any effect on his body. Even when some are struck over three or four hundred times with severe blows on their feet, the effects of which would normally kill a man, only the jinn feel it. The jinn will scream and yell and inform those present about many things. We have ourselves experienced such cases in the presence of crowds on so many occasions that it would take a long time to describe them all.[75] Ibn Taymeeyah‘s student, Ibn al-Qayyim, described an exorcism performed by his mentor in which he struck the patient. He said, Often the shaykh (i.e., Ibn Taymeeyah) would recite in the ear of the insane, “Afa hasibtum annamaa khalaqnaakum „abathan wa annakum ilaynaa laa turja„oon.” (―Do you imagine that We created you in jest and that you will not return to Us?‖)[76] He told me that on one occasion he read this verse in a madman‘s ear and the possessing spirit replied in a drawn-out voice, ―Ye-e-e-e-s.‖ So he took a stick and beat the man on the veins of his neck until Ibn Taymeeyah‘s arm became fatigued from hitting him and those present were sure that that man was dead from the beating. During the beating the jinnee cried out, ―I love him.‖ The shaykh said, ―He does not love you.‖ It said, ―I want to make hajj with him.‖ He replied, ―He does not want to make hajj with you.‖ It said, ―I will leave him in your honor.‖ He replied, ―No, do so in obedience to Allaah and His Messenger.‖ It said, ―Then I will leave him.‖ The madman sat up, looked left and right and said, ―Why did I come to the honorable shaykh?‖ Those present said to him, ―What about all of the beating you have received?‖ he asked, ―Why would the shaykh beat me when I have not committed any sin?‖ He was not at all aware that he had been beaten.[77]

The practice of beating was attributed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in a narration related by Umm Abaan from her father, al-Waazi‗, that her grandfather, az-Zaari‗ ibn ‗Aamir al-‗Abdee, went to Allaah‘s Messenger (pbuh) with his son (or nephew) who was insane. She reported that her grandfather said,

When we reached Allaah‘s Messenger (pbuh) I said, ―I have a son [or nephew] with me who is insane. I have brought him to you so that you may pray to Allaah on his behalf.‖ He said, ―Bring him to me.‖ So I went to

get him from the group of riding animals [among which I had left him]. I took off his traveling clothes and dressed him in his good clothes. I then took him by the hand back to the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh). He

said, ―Bring him closer to me and turn his back to me.‖ He then grabbed the boy‘s garment and began to beat him on the back so vigorously that I saw the whiteness of his (i.e., the Prophet‘s) armpits. While doing so, he said, ―Get out, enemy of Allaah! Enemy of Allaah, get out!‖ The boy then began to gaze in a healthy manner quite different from his earlier gaze. Allaah‘s Messenger (pbuh) then sat him down directly in front of him, called for some water for him and wiped his face. Then he prayed for him. After the Messenger of Allaah

had prayed for him, there was no one in the delegation better than him.‖[78] This narration is weak, however there is an authentic narration in this regard collected by Ibn Maajah:

―When the Messenger of Allaah appointed me as governor of at-Taa‘if, something began to appear to me in my salaah so that I wouldn‘t know how many rak‗aahs I had prayed. When I noticed that, I traveled to the

Messenger of Allaah (pbuh). He said, ‗Ibn Abee al-‗Aas?‘ I said ‗Yes, O Messenger of Allaah.‘ He said, ‗What brings you here?‘ I said, ‗O Messenger of Allaah, something appears to me in my salaah, so that I don‘t know how many rak‗aahs I have prayed.‘ He said, ‗Come close.‘ So I came close to him and sat on the soles of my feet. He struck my chest with his hand, blew into my mouth and said, ‗Get out, Enemy of Allaah!‘ He did that three times, then said, ‗Resume your duty.‘ After that, I swear I was never confused [in my salaah].‖[79]

Notes:

[23] Zaad al-Ma‗aad, p. 69. [24] Chapter numbers 113 and 114. [25] Ibn Taymeeyah‘s Essay on the Jinn, pp. 69-72. [26] Zaad al-Ma‗aad, vol. 3, p. 104, See also at-Tibb an-Nabawee, p. 124. [27] What appears in brackets was mentioned in al-Bukhaaree‘s narration on the authority of ‗Aa‘ishah. See Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 7, pp. 443-444, no. 660.

[28] The report of Zayd ibn Arqam was collected by Ahmad and an-Nasaa‘ee and authenticated by al- Albaanee in Saheeh Sunan an-Nasaa‘ee, vol. 3, pp. 855-6, no. 3802, but neither version mentions the recital of the mu‗awwadhataan. Mention of the mu‗awaadhataan in relation to this incident comes in versions reported by al-Bayhaqee in Dalaa‘il an-Nubuwwah, vol. 7, p. 92, and by ‗Abd ibn Humayd in his Musnad. [29] A preparation made from sheep or goat‘s milk which has been churned and the butter removed, then

cooked and left to dry until it becomes hard like stone. It is used in cooking. See Arabic-English Lexicon, vol. 1, p. 70.

[30] Collected by Ahmad and rated authentic by al-Arnaa‘oot in his edition of Zaad al Ma‗aad. vol. 4, p. 68, ftn. 1. [31] Ibn Taymeeyah‘s Essay on the Jinn, p. 32-33. [32] Majmoo‗ al-Fataawaa, vol. 19, p. 42. The hadeeth can be found in Sahih Muslim, vol. 4, p. 1213, no.

5557.

[33] Prophet Sulaymaan (Soloman) asked Allaah for a unique miracle to be granted only to him. Consequently, Allaah gave him control over the animals, the jinn and many forces of nature. See Qur‘aan,

38:36-38.

[34] Sahih Muslim, vol. 1, pp. 273-274, no. 1106. [35] Ibn Taymeeyah‘s Essay on the Jinn, pp. 64-65. [36] The first chapter of the Qur‘aan. [37] Collected by Aboo Daawood (Sunan Abu Dawud, vol. 3, p. 1093, no. 3892) and authenticated by al- Albaanee in Saheeh Sunan Abee Daawood, vol. 2, p. 737, no. 3297. [38] Another name for the first chapter of the Qur‘aan. [39] Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 6, p. 490, no. 529 and Sahih Muslim, vol. 3, p. 1198, no. 5460. [40] Qur‘aan, 2:255. Aayah al-Kursee literally means ―Verse of the Footstool.‖ Prophet Muhammad (S) declared it to be the greatest verse of the Qur‘aan relative to man. Ubayy ibn Ka‗b said, ―Allaah‘s Messenger ( ) asked me, ‗O Abdul-Mundhir, do you know which verse of Allaah‘s Book is the greatest relative to you?‘ I replied, ‗Allaah, there is no god but He. the Living, the Eternal.‘ Thereupon he patted my chest and said, ‗May knowledge always be pleasant for you, O Abdul-

Mundhir!‘ ‖ (Sahih Muslim, vol. 2, p. 387, no. 1768.) The full text of the verse is as follows:

―Allaah, there is no god but He, the Living, the Eternal. Neither drowsiness nor sleep overtakes Him. All that is in the heavens and earth belong to Him. Who can intercede [on behalf of others] to Him except by His

permission? He knows what is in front of them and what is behind them. They will not grasp any of His knowledge, except what He wills. His footstool extends over the heavens and earth, and He is not made tired

by governing them (i.e., the heavens and earth). He is Transcendent, the Magnificent.‖ [41] Compulsory charity given in the form of foodstuff at the end of the annual month of fasting, Ramadaan, and distributed among the poorest members of society. [42] Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 9, p. 492, no. 530. [43] Majmoo‗ al-Fataawaa, vol. 19, p. 55. [44] The Qur‘aan may not be recited in graveyards. Thus, a home in which the Qur‘aan is not read resembles

a graveyard in that respect. [45] Collected by at-Tirmidhee and Muslim (Sahih Muslim, vol. 1, p. 337, no. 1707). [46] Collected by at-Tirmidhee and Ibn Hibbaan and authenticated by at-Albaanee in Saheeh Sunan at- Tirmidhee, vol. 3, p. 4, no. 2311. [47] This is the verbal noun meaning: to say the phrase, ―Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem‖ (―In the Name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Most Merciful‖) See Arabic-English Lexicon, vol. 1, p. 206. [48] Collected by Aboo Daawood (Sunan Abu Dawud, vo. 3, p. 1387, no. 4964), an-Nasaa‘ee and Ahmad and authenticated by al-Albaanee in Saheeh al-Jaami‗ as-Sagheer, vol. 2, p. 1234, no. 7401. [49] Sahih Muslim, vol. 3, pp. 1198-1199. [50] To seek refuge in Allaah. [51] Narrated by Sulaymaan ibn Sard and collected by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim (Sahih Muslim, vol. 4, p.

1377, no. 6317). [52] Collected by Aboo Daawood (Sunan Abu Dawud, vol. 1, p. 196, no. 763) and authenticated by al- Albaanee in Irwaa‘ al-Ghaleel, no. 342. [53] These include versions reported by ‗Aa‘ishah, Ibn ‗Abbaas, Zayd ibn Arqam and Zayd ibn Aslam and

collected by ‗Abd ibn Humayd, al-Bayhaqee in Dalaa‘il an-Nuboowah and Ibn Mardawayh. See ad-Durr al- Manthoor, vol. 6, pp. 716-7, and Fat-h al-Baaree, vol. 10, pp. 236, 241. [54] The Arabic term used here is nafath, which refers to the act of blowing with a spitting sound produced by placing the tip of the tongue between the lips prior to blowing. The actual term for blowing is nafakh and for light spitting is tafal. See Arabic-English Lexicon, vol. 2, p. 2819. [55] Sahih Muslim, vol. 3, p. 1195, no. 5439. [56] The adhaan is the general call to prayer recited at the beginning of the period for each prayer, and the iqaamah is the prayer call proclaimed when the congregational prayer is about to begin. [57] Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 1, p. 336, no. 587 and Sahih Muslim, vol. 1, p. 211, no. 756. [58] Sahih Muslim, vol. 1, p. 211, no. 755. [59] Collected by Aboo Daawood (Sunan Abu Dawud, vol. 3, p. 1415, no. 5086) and at-Tirmidhee and authenticated by al-Albaanee in Saheeh Sunan at-Tirmidhee, vol. 2, p. 93, no. 1224. [60] Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 4, p. 324, no. 506.

[61] The phrase, ―wa min sharri haasidin idhaa hasad,‖ is the last verse of the 113th chapter, the first of the two chapters known is the mu‗awwidhataan. [62] The Prophet‘s wife, ‗Aa‘ishah. reported that Angel Gabriel used to exorcise the Prophet ( ) with these

words whenever he complained of illness. Sahih Muslim, vol. 3, p. 1192, no. 124.

[63] Aboo Sa‗eed reported that Angel Gabriel came to the Prophet ( ) and asked him, ―Muhammad, have you fallen ill?‖ He replied, ―Yes,‖ and Gabriel said the abovementioned prayer. Sahih Muslim, vol. 3, p. 1192, no. 5425. [64] Ibn ‗Abbaas reported that the Prophet ( ) used to seek refuge with Allaah for his grandsons, al-Hasan and al-Husayn, saying, ―Your forefather. (i.e., Abraham), used to seek refuge in Allaah for Ishmael and Isaac by reciting, ‗A‗oodhu bi kalimaatillaahi…,‘‖ Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 4, pp. 385-386, no. 590. [65] ‗Aa‘ishah, the wife of the Prophet ( ), reported that whenever someone among them fell ill, Allaah‘s

Messenger ( ) used to wipe him with his right hand and then say the aforementioned prayer. Sahih Muslim, vol. 4. p. 1194, no. 5432.

[66] Narrated by Aboo Hurayrah and collected by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim (Sahih Muslim, vol. 4, p. 1415,

no. 6508). [67] Reported by Ibn ‗Abbaas and collected by al-Bukhaaree (Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 1, p. 105, no. 143 and vol. 7, p. 74, no. 94) and Muslim.

[68] Narrated by Jaabir ibn ‗Abdullaah and collected by Muslim, Aboo Daawood (Sunan Abu Dawud, vol. 3, p. 1063, no. 3756) and Ibn Maajah. [69] What appears in the brackets was mentioned in Muslim‘s narration. See Sahih Muslim, vol. 3, p. 1129, no. 5080. [70] The best kind of Madeenite dates coming from the Leenah palm-tree. (Arabic-English Lexicon, vol. 2, pp. 1968-1969). [71] Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 7, p. 446, no. 664 and Sahih Muslim, vol. 3, p. 1129, no. 5081.

[72] Reported by Sa‗eed ibn Zayd in Sahih Al-Bukhari. vol. 7, p. 409, no. 609. [73] Sahih Muslim, vol. 3, p. 1192, no. 5427. [74] Collected by Aboo Daawood (Sunan Abu Dawud, vol. 3, p. 1088, no. 3871) and authenticated by al- Arnaa‗oot in at-Tibb an-Nabawee, p. 163), ftn. 1. [75] Ibn Taymeeyah‘s Essay on the Jinn, p. 93. [76] Qur‘aan, 23:115.

[77] Zaad al-Ma‗aad, vol. 4, pp. 67-69. [78] Collected by al-Tabaraanee (al-Mu‗jam al-Kabeer, vol. 5, pp. 275-6) and Aboo Daawood at-Tayaalasee. [79] Collected by Ibn Maajah and authenticated by al-Albaanee in Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah, vol. 2, p. 273, no. 2858.

Spiritual Warfare Prayer IV

Stop. If you have not read Spiritual Warfare Prayer Ruqyah I, Spiritual Warfare Prayer Ruqyah II or Spiritual Warfare Prayer Ruqyah III please go back and read them in order so that you can fully understand this vast subject. This is the end of this four part series. In the beginning section we will observe the world wide epidemic of victims of exorcism or witchcraft. I will systematicaly list the symptoms observed by scholars who have personally witnessed cases of possession, sihr (magic), envy and evil eye. I will than give Islamically legal formuals and incantations of supplications to Allah and Quranic text for performing Spiritual Warfare Prayer or known as Ruqyah, insh Allah.

Worldwide Victims of Exorcism or Witchcraft

Last month in the city of Milwaukee, an autistic American boy has died during an aggressive exorcist ceremony held by members of the Faith Temple Church to supposedly cure him of the evil spirits.

Those involved in the ceremony, were arrested shortly after the incident on suspicion of physically abusing the child. In January 2003, a Japanese exorcist has been arrested along with his eight "disciples" on suspicion of fraud, after taking millions of yens in fees for performing exorcism rites on the public. A 1991 exorcism in

Florida of a young girl was filmed for US network television.

Media reports say that in other countries such as Greenland and Swaziland, top civil servants used exorcists to chase away evil spirits in government offices and promote better harmony between the employees. These incidents had prompted local indignation.

Despite the advances in science and psychiatry, magical rites or exorcism is actually more popular in many countries and the exorcists have a strong International Association.

It is believed that spirits or demons cause mental illness and thus the mentally ill persons become the objects of beatings, restraint, and starvation-of the victim to drive the evil spirits out, instead of receiving care from physicians. So many fraudsters claim to have psychic power and cheat the victims and their families.

It is reported that Pope John Paul II himself performed exorcism during his papacy. The boom in new religions and the growth in spiritual confusion are being blamed for the rising tide of exorcisms or witchcraft being performed around the world without distinction between cases of mental illness and demonic influence.

Historical background

Many religions in various parts of the world continue the practice of exorcism. In the Christian and Jewish traditions, exorcism is an adjuration addressed to demons or evil spirits to force them to abandon a possessed object, place, or person; technically, a ceremony used in religious traditions to expel demons from persons who have come under their power.

In general, the term exorcism denotes prayers to "curb the power of the devil and prevent him from doing harm." It is written in Holy Scripture, "your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour." (1 St.Peter 5,8)

The rites and practices to ward off or to expel evil spirits are also a form of exorcism. In the Roman Catholic Church, exorcism is an order that priests may practice with special permission.

It is mainly used as a preparation for the sacrament of baptism. This practice is usually performed by a priest, shaman or a person with special religious authority, with a Bishop's permission.

The Bible includes a number of references to demons and exorcism. The New Testament describes occasions when Jesus Christ expelled demons and evil spirits by prayer and the power of his command. His followers and others as well, drove out demons "in his name."

In the first two centuries of the Christian era, the power of exorcism was considered a special gift that might be bestowed on anyone, lay or cleric. About AD 250, however, there appeared a special class of the lower clergy, called exorcists, to whom was entrusted this special function.

About the same time, exorcism became one of the ceremonies preparatory to baptism, and it has remained a part of the Roman Catholic baptismal service. The exorcism of persons possessed by demons is carefully regulated by canon law in the Roman Catholic Church, and the elaborate rite is contained in the Roman ritual.

Exorcism Today

The leading Christian exorcist Father Jeremy Davies, from the Westminster Diocese, believes that the incidence of the demonic influence on the whole is rising. To cope with the modern rise in demonic

influences, more exorcisms need to be performed and thus the Vatican is promoting greater distribution of its new manual on exorcism.

In Britain, each Catholic diocese has an exorcist, but they are forbidden to speak publicly about the ritual and are rarely identified. One new rule by the Vatican is to ban media coverage of exorcisms.

The Japanese exorcist is suspected of charging more than 1,000 people between 30,000 and 1 million yen (253-8,449 dollars) for an exorcism.

Most of the victims were believed to be women in their 20s or 30s, the Daily Yomiuri said. The group allegedly operated in the Tokyo area, as well as in Nagoya, Osaka and Kanagawa prefecture.

In January 2003, in Greenland there was a row over a top Greenland civil servant who used an exorcist to chase away evil spirits in government offices.

Jens Lyberth, the home rule government's newly appointed manager, also urged nearly 600 civil servants to use similar spiritual healing methods in an attempt to promote better harmony between them.

The healer told Greenland Radio that she "contributed to restoring the respect for the special Greenland spirit that has been suppressed for too long".

A church pastor in Swaziland has performed a ceremony to cleanse the offices of Swaziland's government officials.

Reverend Advent Dlamini, performed the rituals by reading out biblical verses condemning devilish activities in the office in front of journalists and the entire staff.

New Guidelines

In January 1999, the Roman Catholic Church has revised its exorcism rituals for the first time in nearly 400 years. Pope John Paul II himself has approved the guidelines for deciding when and how to perform exorcisms, last issued in 1614.

Except for some new formulas for priests authorised by bishops to read during exorcisms, the text is largely unchanged. What is new is the caution that determines if exorcism is warranted.

"The exorcist will decide with prudence" after consulting with spiritual experts and "if considered opportune, with experts in medical and psychiatric science," the new rules stress.

The rite of official Roman Catholic exorcism itself remains essentially the same, including making the sign of the cross, sprinkling holy water and ordering the devil to leave the possessed person.

People convinced they are victims of the "evil eye" and other curses do not need exorcisms, say the rules, but special prayers are suggested.

In November 2000, the Catholic Church has issued strict new rules governing exorcism. Vatican insiders say the guidelines - which include getting permission from a bishop, and discouraging media coverage - are aimed at controlling a popular African bishop who lives in Rome.

Emmanuel Milingo was summoned to Rome 18 years ago from his native Zambia when European missionaries complained that he was using the practices of African witchdoctors.

The Vatican believed it could keep a closer eye on Archbishop Milingo there, and put him in a flat next door to the Apostolic Palace. But exorcism has gained him a wide following in Europe. Vatican attempts to ban him from preaching in Rome and Milan have merely led him to hold masses elsewhere.

The "instruction" from the Vatican says that it is legitimate to pray for relief from suffering, but says that exorcisms must be carried out according to the letter of the law laid down in 1999 - the first update of the exorcism service since 1614.

The new guidelines say the atmosphere at exorcisms must be kept under control. "Anything resembling hysteria, artificiality, theatricality or sensationalism should be absent from such gatherings, above all on the part of those who are in charge," one said.

It is reported that Pope John Paul II himself once performed exorcism during his papacy. The Italian news agency ANSA said he carried out the rite in 1982, driving out the devil from a woman who was brought to him.

Father Davies, a former doctor and a co-founder of the 200-strong International Association of Exorcists, warned there was a tendency in the West to mistake the spiritual for the psychological. This, he said, was opposed to the African continent where the reverse was true.

The 1998 manual, which replaces the one in use since 1624, was translated from Latin for distribution to bishops and exorcists around the world. The 90-page ritual, entitled (On Every Kind of Exorcism in Supplication) encourages priests to spend more time in prayer with the possessed person.

A Vatican commission of theologians and liturgists has been working on the manual for the past 20 years. It retains much of the symbolism of the original, but tones down the most aggressive imprecations against the devil.

This article is from www.islamweb.net

I have started out with this article to show the importance and need for proper knowledge of Ruqyah to be spread out around the world by the will of Allah.

Regarding how sihr begins to take effect on victims:

In Sword against Black Magic and Evil Magicians, Wahid Abdussalam Bali goes on to say,

"The agreement between a Sahir (magician) and a Demon

In most cases, an agreement is set up between a sahir (magician) and a demon, requiring that the former commit certain pagan rituals, wether secretly or openly, and the latter provide the services he needs or send someone to do the job. Usually the agreement is set up between a sahir and one of the chiefs of the tribe of the jinn and demons. The chief instructs one of the tribes disrespectful demons to work for the sahir, obeying it's orders and informing him of past events, causing seperation of a man from his wife, a love spell between two people, making someone incompetent and other conditions.

Distinctive Features of A Sahir's Work

If you find one of these following charcteristics in a person who treats people suffering from sihr or other relate illnesses, then this person is definetly a sahir (magician).

1.) He asks the patient his and his mother's names.

2.) He takes a sweaty garment from the patient (a piece of cloth, hat ect )

..

3.) He sometimes asks for an animal, with certain specifications, in order to slaughter it without saying the

name of Allah. He may use the sacrificial blood to stain some painful areas of the patient, or throw the

carcass in on a ruined site.

4.) He writes incantations.

5.) He recites unclear incantations

6.) He gives the patient a hijab (incantation written on a piece of paper), which contains squares within

which letters or figures are written.

7.) He instructs the patient to isolate himself/herself in a dark room and to not talk to people for a certain

period of time.

8.) He sometimes instructs the patient to not touch water for a certain period of time, usually forty days. This

indicates the this particular jinn working for the sahir is Christian.

9.) He gives the patient some items to bury in the ground.

10.) He gives the patient some pieces of paper to burn to use as incens for their body.

11.) He murmurs unclear words.

12.) He sometimes informs the patient his name, his town and the reason for his visit.

13.) He writes broken letters on a piece of paper (hijab) or on a plate made of white porcelain, and instructs

the patient to dissolve the writing in water, and then drink it."

Shaykh Sulaymaan al-‗Alwaan (www.islam-qa.com) had this to say about practioners of magic:

" Magic in all its forms in haraam according to all divinely-revealed laws, and there is scholarly consensus

that magic and learning magic are haraam. Magic goes against that which the Messengers brought and it

opposes the purpose for which the Books were revealed. Most of the scholars were of the view that the one

who practices magic is a kaafir whom the authorities are obliged to execute.

things( till they had saidg de are for trialg so hcus( enoyna thguat )slegna( owt eseht fo rehtien tub“

disbelieve not )by learning this magic from us(si

]2aqarah BaqaB-lvuran a[

This proves that magic is kufr (disbelief).

tnce it is proven that a person is guilty of practicing magicg then he must be killed yhis was proven from a

hment without the command group of the xahaabahg but it is not for individuals to carry out this hadd punis

of the ruler or his deputyg because carrying out the hadd punishments without the authority of the ruler may

lead to mischiefg and destroy any sense of security in the societyg and undermine the position of the ruler

ragic

2ilal uhililps gyhe ixorcist yradition nn

2oth the acts of magic and the effects of spells on humans

weal ragic is the product of satanic intervention

is an dhat is meant by magic laloosee addressed the issue sayingg sayingg "-ll involve the agency of jinn

lnd in order to perform itg the help

act which resembles a miracle but is notg because it )magic( is learned

yhese acts may be in the form of [ statementsg [ of the devil is sought by pleasing him with abominable acts

phrases of shirk )polytheism( and praises of satan acts like actsg like planet like incantations containig

worshipg and an adherence of crime and licentiousness and beliefsg like the preference and love of whatever

ll ] 333 ra,aaneeg vol qg p-wooh al [ " is neccessary to please ]the devil[

upon the lshqar explicitly statedg "weal magic is that in which the magician relies-lr zmar al

that it was the devils wubb( qordg whose knowledge encompasses all things g has informed us( tur devil

awho who taught mankind magic

peace and blessings -xolomon (ollowed what the devils used to read during the rule of xulaimanlnd they f ,

they teach people magic and that -and xulaiman did not disbelieveg but the devils disbelieved

)be upon him

never taught a )angels( rut in 2abylon and the twowhich was sent down to the two angelsg earut and ra

thing to anyone until they used to sayg "de are only a trialg therefore do not lose your faith" and they used to

ne by it except learn that by which they cause division between man and his wife and they cannot harm anyo

by lllahss command and they learn what will harm themg not benefit them and surely they know that

whoever bargains for this will not have a share in the eereafter and for what an abject thing they have sold

e vuran BaqaB[[ "!themselves if only they knew

l good example of the relationship of magic to possession can also be seen in the incident in which ,lbdulla

xhe informed

cord necklace and asked her about its purpose ibn ras,ud found his wife wearing a knotted

n to by a oewish magician and that a spell had been placed on it to stop her eye it was give that him

nbn , ras,ud snatched it from her neckg told her it was caused by a jinneeg

dischargingg which it did from

vol 3g p qa38g no 333.[ j gwho desisted when the spell was placed on her " ]xee xunan lawud

xymptoms of ragic for xeperation of two people

l sudden change from love to hate

between the two parties concerned l great deal of suspicion is aroused by

wrong so excuses are accepted by either party even if one of them is in the

trivial \ixaggerating the causes of disputes between two people even if they may be

hanging the mental image of that they have for each other so that they see the other one in an ugly way

lity it is the demon who is entrusted with the task in rea even even though the other one might be beautiful

of performing this type of sihar is the one who would appear to the person as the other in a ugly way

other person does yhe person affected by sihar hates anything that the

may dor instanceg a husband party stays also hates the place in which the other yhe person affected by sihar

be in a good mood when he is out doors but when he gets home he feels quite depressed

is that each of them lccording to nbn pathirg the cause of seperation between two spouses through this sihr

yafsir ibn pathirqaq

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ds( appears to the other as an ugly or ill mannered person

yhe wuqyah for this xihr

is otherwise known as wuqyah of wuqyah datiha -ll

datiha vuran-lrabic ll

q-datihaqa3-inglish ll

vuran

"lll praise is to lllahg the qord tf yhe

reation

The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Owner of the Day of Recompense

You alone we worship and from You alone we seek help (and may we always).

Guide us on the Straight Path.

The path of those whom You have favoured -

Not the path of those who earned Your anger - nor of those who are astray."

(Amen - So be it)

Transliteration of Al Fatiha 1:1-7

Bismi Allahi alrrahmani alrraheemi

Al-Hamdu Lillahi Rabbi Al-`Alamina

Ar-Rahmani Ar-Rahimi

Maliki Yawmi Ad-Dini

'Iyaka Na`budu Wa 'Iyaka Nasta`inu

Ahdina As-Sirata Al-Mustaqima

Sirata Al-Ladhina 'An`amta `Alayhim Ghayri Al-Maghdubi `Alayhim Wa La Ad-Ðallina

Arabic Al- Baqarah 2:1-5 Quran

English Al- Baqarah 2:1-5

"Alif-Laam-Meem. (Alphabets of the Arabic language; Allah and to whomever He reveals, know their

precise meanings.)

This is the exalted Book (the Qur‟an), in which there is no place for doubt; a guidance

for the pious.

This is the exalted Book (the Qur‟an), in which there is no place for doubt; a guidance for the pious.

Those who believe without seeing (the hidden), and keep the (obligatory) prayer established, and spend in

Our cause from what We have bestowed upon them.

And who believe in this (Qur‟an) which has been sent down upon you, O beloved Prophet, (Mohammed -

peace and blessings be upon him) and what was sent down before you; and are certain of the Hereafter.

It is they who are on guidance from their Lord; and they are the successful."

The Evil Eye

A part of Islamic traditional belief is the concept of a type of glance capable of casing harm to those whom it

befalls. Ibn Abaas reported the Prophet

Exorcisms

Fatwa

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet

Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

We ask Allah to cure you and protect you from all misfortunes. We emphasize on seeking help from Allah

and having unshakable trust in Him, He is the Best Protector and Most Merciful. Allah Says (interpretation

of meaning): {Is not Allah Sufficient for His slave?}[39:36]. He also Says: {And if Allah touches you with

harm, none can remove it but He, and if He touches you with good, then He is Able to do all

things.}[6:17]. Allah also Says: {And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And

whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him.}[65:3].

What you are enduring may be due to magic or evil eye or influence of jinn or merely a physical disease or

complex thoughts etc. However, regardless of what it is, we would like to give you some guidelines that

are useful in the case of magic, evil eye or epilepsy.

First, give up all kinds of complex thoughts and delusions. They strike one only when his faith is distorted,

or when he fails to have the strong trust in Allah, and does not have the sufficient knowledge of Shariah.

Ibn Qayyim said: A bewitched person brings harm for himself because he gets attracted by something and

heeds to it thus it overrides his heart due to his deep love and attraction.

Second, using the legal incantations i.e. the verses of Qur'an and Prophetic supplications. Ibn al-Qayyim

said: Among the Shariah incantations; frequently reciting the Mu'awwazatain (last two chapters from

Qur'an), Surah al-Fatihah, Ayah al-Kursi and the supplications that are reported from the Prophet (Salla

Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) such as "A'uzhu Bi Kalimati Allahit Tammati Min Sharri Ma Khalaq". (I seek

refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created").

And "A'uzhu Bi Kalimati Allahit Tammati Min Kulli Shaitanin Wa Hammatin Wa Min Kulli Aynin

Laammtin". (I seek protection with Allah's perfect words from every Satan and crawling creature and

every evil eye.').

Anyone who keeps on reciting the above supplications knows their benefits and even recognizes how

badly a Muslim is in need of those supplications.

In addition, one should bear in mind that the supplications are like a weapon which itself cannot bring any

benefit rather the benefits depend on its user, how effectively he uses the weapon. Therefore, one should

supplicate using the authentic supplications properly i.e. the heart should act in accordance with the tongue

besides having strong faith in Allah.

Third, reciting Qur'an, and authentic supplications upon the affected person could dispel the effect of

magic and evil eye.

Fourth, avoiding to become entrapped by jugglers and magicians who take away peoples' money

wrongfully. Ahmad narrated that the Prophet said: Whoever goes to a soothsayer or a fortune-teller and

believes him he has disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammad (Peace and blessing be upon him).

Fifth, being steadfast on the path of Shariah internally and externally. The Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa

Sallam) said: Do not go beyond the limits of Allah, Allah will protect you… [ al-Tirmizi ]

Ibn al-Qayyim said: Most of the time evil Jinn affect only due to lack of sound Islamic knowledge and

ruination of hearts.

He also quoted from some Salaf as saying: If a heart is full of the remembrance of Allah and Satan comes

near to such heart, he (the person) will strike down the Satan. The other Satans will come to their defeated

fellow and ask about what happened to him? It will be said that the human being has affected him.

So, a Mumin overcomes a Satan with his strong faith as reported in Musnad Ahmad that the Prophet (Salla

Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: A Mumin emaciates his Satan as you emaciate your riding camel.

Know that the conspiracy of Satan is very weak; nothing will befall you except what had already been

decreed by Allah. So, by being steadfast on the path of Shariah, following the rulings of Shariah and

avoiding the prohibitions you may protect yourself from Satans of Jinn as well as those of human beings.

Allah knows best.

just wanted to inquire about the cures for magic or jinn possessions. I will post some symptoms of the

person concerned

* sudden loss of interest in socializing, even with very close relatives.

* unexplained physical and mental pressures when reciting the Qur'aan or the kalima or namaz.

* nervousness of being with people or looking at people, this could be explained as lack of confidence but

it is not, the person concerned is quiet confident. Another sign is that other people that come in contact

with that person become nervous which can be detected from their appearance.

* sudden significant DECREASE IN MEMORY, even though the person concerned has had very good

memory in the past and has won prizes in Qur'aan memorization competitions and he is just a teenager to

have brain diseases such as Alzheimer.

* all these symptoms have started quite at the same time about 2-3 years a go and has worsen since (except

the memory problem which started in the last 15 months).

* his fathers family have contacts with people that practice magic and the person concerned has no good

relations with his father and his relatives.

I would really thank u for your input on whether this might be caused form magic or jinn possession (or

not), and if it is, the possible cures for them.

Fatwa

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship

except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, may Allaah exalt his mention as well as

that of his family and all his companions.

The symptoms that you had mentioned about the patient like neglecting to socialize with people, mental

and physical pressures when reading the Qur'aan, getting nervous when being with people or looking at

them, sudden loss of memory, and the fact that the people who get near to him or deal with him get

nervous as well, and so forth, are more likely to be magic rather than being possessed by Jinn. No matter

what the condition is, the cure is in the Book of Allaah. Allaah says (interpretation of meaning): {And We

send down from the Qur'aan that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe (in Islaamic

Monotheism and act on it).}[17:82].

It is also reported that the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, used to make Ruqyah (to read some

Qur‘aanic verses and prophetic supplication) by reading chapters number: 112, 113, and 114. The Prophet,

sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "These chapters are the best for seeking refuge in Allaah." [Muslim] A

treatment for magic is to read the verses in which magic is mentioned or have someone read over the

patient, like the saying of Allaah (interpretation of meaning): {Then when they had cast down, Moosaa

(Moses) said: "What you have brought is sorcery, Allaah will surely make it of no effect. Verily, Allaah

does not set right the work of Al-Mufsidoon (the evil-doers, corrupts, etc.)}[10:81]. One can also protect

himself by the legislated mention of Allaah, like the designated remembrance of the morning and the

evening, and by being in a state of ablution all the time. Another method of treatment for the patient is to

read or have someone read for him the verses of the Qur'aan on water and oil, like reading the beginning of

chapter As-Saaffaat [37] and the Ad-Dukhaan [44].

In addition to this, one can seek refuge in Allaah by saying the following supplications:

"I commend you to the protection of Allaah's perfect words from every devil, vermin and every evil eye.",

"I take refuge in Allaah's perfect words from the evil He has created.", "In the Name of Allaah with whose

name nothing is harmed on Earth nor in the heavens and He is the Samee' (The All-Hearing), the Al-

'Aleem (The All-Knowing)". One should read each of the above supplications three times then blow on the

water and olive oil. The patient should drink the water and massage his body with it (or have someone

massage him). But the patient should believe that the cure is from Allaah and that the treatment is

beneficial only with the Will of Allaah.

This person has to repent to Allaah about the bad relations with his father. It could be that what had

happened to him was due to bad relations with his father. The family of the patient has to cut relations with

the people who practise magic, as magic is one of the seven destructive great major sins. Indeed it is

forbidden to go to magicians as this is considered one of the greatest major sins.

The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "A person who goes to a soothsayer or magician or diviner

and asks him (about something) and believes his sayings, he has indeed disbelieved in what has been

revealed to Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam (i.e. the Message of Islaam.)." [Al-Bayhaqi and Abu

Ya‘laa]

Allaah knows best.

I have a friend who is suffering from witchcraft/magic/Jinn. A Sheik have been reading Qur'an on him for

4 months now and everyday a number of Jinn come out of him but till now he is not cured. What is to be

done for him?

Fatwa

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and

upon all his Family and Companions.

Dear Brother,

We ask Allah to cure your friend and protect him and us from evil Jinn and human beings.

We advise you to continue reciting Qur'an upon that person since Allah cures people through the Qur'an.

For more details, please read to Fatwa:

, 523 and 547.439

Allah knows best.

Assellem 'alaykom wa rahmatoullahi wa barakatou dear brother, my question is about the leaf of sidr

(treatment of sihr). I would like to know how to use it exactly please. Such can we use it as an infusion like

tea etc. Barakallahou fikoum for your help. May ALLAH bless you. Assellem 'alaykom wa rahmatoullahi

wa barakatou

Fatwa

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and

upon all his Family and Companions.

Imam Ibn Hajar reported in his book "al-Fath" from Wahab Bin Munaabbih the way of using leaves of

Sidr (Lotus jujube) as a remedy to get rid of the witch. He said: 'One should take seven leaves of green

Lotus jujube, grind them between two stones, put the stones and the leaves in some water. Then take out

the two stones. Having done so, one recites the verses of Kursi, (2:255) and the last three Surah (chapters)

of the Qur'an (112,113,114). After that, one drinks three sips of that water and showers himself with what

remains from it. One will - Insha Allah - feel delighted of what he had. This is particularly useful for the

man who has been withheld from his wife.

Allah knows best.

I am a good educated girl. al hamdulilaah. but I heard that some of the bad people I know some bad people

of low educational status who are doing what we call siher, amal, shawatha, going to a witch or someone

to do me harm by that sihir. I know it is Haram to go to witches to deactivate this Siher. What can I do? Do

I go to a Shaikh to read Qur'an on me or what ? Please inform me about this. Thank you so much for this

great site.

Fatwa

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and

upon all his Family and Companions.

Dear sister, At first, it is badly needed to state that magic is made up of blowing on knots, incantations and

secret plotting - in written or spoken forms. For sure, it produces an effect on the bewitched one's mind,

heart or even body, but by Allah's will. Allah Says in the Holy Qur'an (Interpretation of meaning): {But

they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah's permission}.[2:102] Without a doubt, magic is not only

Haram (forbidden), but also one of the seven grave sins. The Beloved Prophet (Blessings and peace of

Allah be upon him) said: "Avoid the seven grave sins. The companions asked: O Messenger of Allah!

What are these grave sins? He answered: Making anybody or anything as partner with Allah; practising

magic; killing without justification a living being whose like has been declared sacred by Allah; practising

usury; misappropriating the property of an orphan, running away during the battle and slandering chaste,

innocent believing woman" . Bukhari and Muslim. One is liable to be affected with magic. He may know

of being bewitched, but can not find out reasons, except feeling some changes in his behaviour or nature.

So, treatment can be achieved via: (1) bringing the magic out, or (2) reciting some specific passages of the

Holy Qur'an on a vessel of water and then, drinking from the vessel and showering oneself. These passages

comprise:

1 :al-Fatiha or Sura 1. 2 :Sura 2: verse 255. 3 :Sura 2: verses 285-286. 4 :Suras 113-114. 5 :Sura 7: verses

18-122. 6 :Sura 10: verses 80-82. 7 :Sura 20: verse 69. In addition to that, one has to do good actions

regularly, avoid evil and forbidden things and remember Allah much, especially by repeating the known

forms of remembrance specific to the morning and evening in their specific times. Allah knows best.

Ruqya for sickness and exorcism

―Adh-hibil-ba‘sa rabban-naasi washfi antash-shaafee laa shifaa‘a illaa shifaa‘uka shifaa‘an laa yughaadiru

saqamaa.‖

(―Remove the suffering, O Lord of mankind, and heal it perfectly –You are the true healer; there is no cure

except Your cure – a cure which is not followed by sickness.‖)[65]

―A‗oodhu bi kalimaatillaahit-taammati min kulli shaytaanin wa haammatin wa min kulli ‗aynin laammah.

(―I seek refuge with the perfect words of Allaah from every devil, poisonous pest and every harmful evil

eye.‖)[64]

―Bismillaahi arqeeka min kulli shay‘in yu‘dheeka, min sharri kulli nafsin aw ‗aynin haasidin. Allaahu

yashfeeka. Bismillaahi arqeek.‖

(―In the name of Allaah I exorcise you from everything which harms you, from the evil of every soul or

jealous eye. May Allaah cure you. In the name of Allaah I exorcise you.‖)[63]

‗Bismillaahi yubreeka wa min kulli daa‘in yashfeeka wa min sharri haasidin idhaa hasad[61] wa sharri kulli

dhee ‗ayn.‖

(―In the name of Allaah, may He make you well and may He cure you from every ill, from the evil of the

jealous when they envy, and from the harm of the evil eye.‖)[62

Afa hasibtum annamaa khalaqnaakum ‗abathan wa annakum ilaynaa laa turja‗oon.‖

(―Do you imagine that We created you in jest and that you will not return to Us?‖)

Spiritual Warfare Prayer Ruqyah III

Stop. If you have not read Spiritual Warfare Prayer I and/or Spiritual Warfare Prayer II yet please go back

and read them. This is the third of a four part series.

As you read Spiritual Warfare Prayer II you learned about Satans hatred for mankind and many of

his devious ways and tricks.

It is very important to understand how to be close to the only God

whose name is Allah, to worship him at all times and to stay away from that which he has forbidden to

protect our selves from the evil plots of satan.

It is detrimental to the well being of the Muslims heart that

we adhere to the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) correctly and follow all of his righteous and

blessed advice; this is especially true when it comes to daily supplications and thikr of Allah Ta'ala.

Allah says in interpretation of Quran:

"Therefore remember me, and I will remember you. Be grateful to Me and never show me ingratitude"

Quran 2:152

"Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest."

Quran 3:134

"And the men and women who remember Allah frequently, Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a

great reward."

Quran 33:35

"Whoever sits and does not mention the name of Allah (before he rises) will find it a cause of sorrow from

Allah. Whoever lies down to to sleep and does not mention the name of Allah before rising will find it a

cause of sorrow from Allah."

hadith Abu Dawud 4/264

"Or do you think you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed before you? They

were afflicted with severe poverty, ailments and were shaken."

Quran 2:214

How to get up and Pray on time by the permission of Allah

Prayer if done correctly can be a shield for us from hell fire and shaitans plots. it is very important that we

oblige by Allah rules and laws as they are to grant ease for us in this life and the next from hardship. In

www.islamweb.net, #7043 the students of knowledge had this to say:

"It is a bad deed of a worshipper to think about worldly matters while he/she is prayer saying: "You alone we

worship, and You alone we seek for help". (www.islamweb.net) "Fajr prayer is of great importance in the

sight of Allah, as well as all other obligatory prayers. Allah says: "Perform As-Salat (Iqamât-as salat) from

mid-day till the darkness of the night (i.e. the Zuhr, 'Asr, Maghrib, and 'Isha' prayers), and recite the Qur'an

in the early dawn (i.e. the Morning Prayer). Verily, the recitation of the Qur'an in the early dawn is ever

witnessed (attended by the angels in charge of mankind of the day and the night)"(Al-Isra 17:78), i.e. it is

witnessed by the angels of the night and the angels of the day.

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "Congregational prayers are 25 times better than individual

prayers, and the angels of the night and those of the day meet at Fajr prayer." Reported byAl-Bukhari.

What also proves that Fajr prayer is important is that the prophet considered missing Fajr prayer in

congregation a sign of hypocrisy.

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "There is no prayers more difficult for hypocrites (to

perform) than al-Fajr and al-Isha. But had they known what is in them (the great reward of these prayers)

they would have come to them (these two prayers) even crawling (if they cannot walk)." Reported by Al-

Bukhari.

So Fajr prayer is of great importance and you have to take the following means to wake up to perform it on

time:

  • 1. To sleep early.

  • 2. To recite the remembrance of Allah when going to bed, and to sleep after performing a Wudu.

  • 3. To set the alarm clock on the appropriate time.

  • 4. To ask a person who prays Fajr on time to wake you up, either a member of your family or a friend

by telephoning you.

  • 5. Not to get exhausted by doing hard work.

  • 6. To supplicate Allah as much as you can to enable you to wake up on time.

If you take all the above measures, you will InshaAllah wake up and pray on time."

The Five Levels of Prayer

Ibn al-Qayyim writes in his book al-Wabil al-Sayyib:

·

The first is the level of the one who wrongs himself and is negligent. He does not

do wudu properly, or pray at the right time or make sure he does all the necessary parts of prayer.

·

The second is one who observes the outward essentials of prayer, prays on time and

does wudu, but he has lost the battle against his own self and is overwhelmed with waswaas

(insinuations).

·

The third is one who observes the outward essentials of prayer, prays on time and

does wudu, and also strives against his own self and against waswaas, but he is preoccupied with his

struggle against his enemy (Shaytan), lest he steal from his prayer, so he is engaged in salah and jihad

at the same time.

·

The fourth is one who when he stands up to pray, he fulfils all the requirements of

the prayer, and his heart is fully focused and alert lest he omit anything, and his concern is to do the

prayer properly and perfectly. His heart is deeply immersed in his prayer and worship of his Lord.

·

The fifth is one who does all of that, but he takes his heart and places it before his

Lord, looking at his Lord with his heart and focusing on Him, filled with love and adoration, as if he

is actually seeing Him. That waswaas and those thoughts diminish, and the barriers between him and

his Lord are lifted. The difference between the prayer of this person and the prayer of anyone is else

is greater than the difference between heaven and earth. When this person prays, he is preoccupied

with his Lord and content with Him.

The first type is punishable; the second is accountable; the third is striving so he is not counted as a sinner;

the fourth is rewarded and the fifth is drawn close to his Lord, because he is one of those for whom prayer is

a source of joy. Whoever finds their joy in prayer in this life, will find their joy in being close to Allah in the

Hereafter, and will also find his joy in Allah in this world. Whoever finds his joy in Allah will be content

with everything, and whoever does not find his joy in Allah, will be destroyed by his feelings of grief and

regret for worldly matters."

It is important that as a Musim you fulfil you obligations of doing morning and evening supplications to

make sure that you are properly praising Allah and protecting your self from harm by the permission of

Allah.

Among the means of treating ailments: the saheeh haseeth narrated from Ibn Mas‘ood (may Allaah be

pleased with him):

―There is no believer who is stricken by anxiety, distress or grief, and he says, ‗Allaahumma inni ‗abduka

ibnu ‗abdika ibnu amatika, naasiyati bi yadika, maadin fiyya hukmuka, ‗adlun fiyya qadaa‘uka, as‘aluka bi

kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw ‗allamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw anzaltahu fi kitaabika

aw asta‘tharta bihi fi ‗ilm il-ghaybi ‗indaka an taj‘ala al-Qur‘aan al-‗azeem rabee‘a qalbi wa noora sadri wa

jalaa‘a huzni wa dhahaaba hammi wa ghammi (O Allaah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your

maidservant. My forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over

me is just. I ask You by every name belonging to You which You have named Yourself with, or taught to

any of Your creation, or revealed in Your Book, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the Unseen with

You, that You make the Holy Qur‘aan the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my

sorrow and a release for my anxiety and distress)‘, but Allaah will relieve him.‖ This is one of the medicines

prescribed in sharee‘ah.

Similarly, one may say,

Laa ilaaha illa anta, subhaanaka, inni kuntu min al-zaalimeen (none has the right to be worshipped but

You (O Allaah), Glorified (and Exalted) be You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]! Truly, I have

been of the wrongdoers)‖

[cf. al-Anbiyaa‘ 21:87]

If you want to know more, please refer to the writings of the scholars on the topic of adhkaar (dhikr,

remembering Allaah), such as al-Waabil al-Sayyib by Ibn al-Qayyim, al-Karim al-Tayyib by Shaykh al-

Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, al-Adhkaar by al-Nawawi, and Zaad al-Ma‘aad, by Ibn al-Qayyim.

But when faith grows weak, the soul‘s acceptance of remedies prescribed in sharee‘ah also grows weak.

People nowadays have begun to rely on physical medicines of U.S Doctors as well as new age medicine that

consists of different mixes of plants and herbs, more than on the spiritual remedies prescribed in Islam. But

when faith is strong, the spiritual remedies prescribed in Islam have a more complete effect; their effect may

be faster than that of physical medicines. We are all aware of the story of the man whom the Messenger

SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sent on a campaign. He camped near some Arabs, but

those people near whom he camped did not show him any hospitality. Allaah willed that their chief should be

stung by a snake, and they said to one another, ―Go to those people who are camped (near us), maybe you

will find a raaqi (one who recites ruqyah, i.e., incantations or prayers for healing) with them.‖ The Sahaabah

said to them, ―We will not recite ruqyah for your chief until you give us such and such number of sheep.‖

They said, ―We agree.‖ Then one of the Sahaabah went and recited over the one who had been stung; he

recited Soorat al-Faatihah only, then that person who had been stung got up as if he was released from a

chain.

This recitation of al-Faatihah had such an effect in this man because it came from a heart that was filled with

faith. When they came back, the Prophet SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ―How

didyou know that it is a ruqyah?‖

But in our own times there is this weakness of religious commitment and faith, and people have started to

rely on outward physical matters, and this is causing them further suffering. Sometimes it is the body that

has told a lie not that the ruqya has not worked.

One hadeeth, reported by Bukhari, states that a man came to the Prophet (SAWS) because his brother had a

stomach disorder. The Prophet said, "Let him drink honey." The man returned a second time and again the

Prophet (SAWS) responded again, "Let him drink honey." The man returned again, and said, "I have done

that." The Prophet then responded, "Allah has said the truth, butyour brother's stomach has tolda lie. Let him

drink honey." He drank it and was cured.

On the other hand there are those who cheat people and deceive them, claiming to be pious reciters of

Qur‘aan, but they consume people‘s wealth unlawfully. People are of two extremes, one which thinks that

recitation of Qur‘aan has no effect at all, and the other extreme composed of cheaters who deceive people by

reciting devious recitations, and some are moderate.

Shaykh Ibn ‗Uthaymeen, Fataawa Islamiyyah, 4/465, 466

But as there is no contradiction between using permissible physical medicines as prescribed by doctors and

using spiritual medicines such as ruqyah and seeking refuge with Allaah and other du‘aa‘s that are proven in

sound reports, the two may be combined, as the Prophet SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)

did. It was proven that he used both kinds of treatment, and he said, ―Strive to pursue that which will benefit

you and seek refuge with Allaah, and do not feel helpless.‖ And he said: ―Seek treatment, O slaves of Allaah,

but do not seek treatment with things which are haraam.‖

Six-Remembrance of Allah & Recitation of the Qur'an

Send not away those who call on their Lord in the morning and the evening

--< So remember Me-I will remember you. (Quran 2:152)-->

Even if this were the only reward for the remembrance of Allah, it would be mercy and honour enough, for

such a heart is always aware and free from wrong actions.

Although remembrance is one of the easiest forms of worship, the mercy and honour that it brings cannot be

acheived by any other means. Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet *saaws* said, "Whoever recites the

words, "There is no god but Allah, the One, having no partner with Him. Sovereignty belongs to Him and

All praise is due to Him, and He is Powerful over everything', one hundred times every day, there is a reward

equal to freeing ten slaves for him, and a hundred good actions are recorded for him, and a hundred wrong

actions are removed from his record. That is a safeguard for him against shaytan on that day until evening,

and no one brings anything more excellent than this, except the one who has done more than this (that is,

who recites these words more than one hundred times)."1

Jabir reported that the Prophet *saaws* said, "Whoever recites the words, "Glory be to Allah and His is the

praise', will have a palm tree planted for him in the Garden."2

Ibn Mas'ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, "To Praise Allah, may He be Exalted, is more dear to me

than spending the same number of dinars (as the number of times I praise Him) in the way of Allah."

Remembrance of Allah is a remedy for hard hearts. A man once told al-Hassan, "O Abu Sa'id, I complain to

you about the hardness of my heart." He said, "Soften it with the remembrance of Allah." Makhul said,

"Remembrance of Allah is (a sign of) health, while remembrance of people is like a disease." A man once

asked Salman, "Which deeds are the best?" He said, "Haven't you read in the Qur'an:

--<* And the remembrance of Allah is greatest. (Quran 29:45)<*-:

Abu Musa once related that the Prophet *saaws* said, "The difference between the one who remembers his

Lord and the one who does not is like the difference between the living and the dead."3

Abdullah ibn Busr related that a man once told the Prophet *saaws*, "The roads to good are many and I am

unable to take all of them, so please tell me something to which I can hold fast, but do not overburden me

lest I forget it." He said, "Make sure that your tongue is moist and supple with the remembrance of Allah, the

Exalted."4

Continual remembrance of Allah increases a servant's good witnesses on the Day of Resurrection. It is a

means which prevents him from talking in the wrong way, such as backbiting and spreading tales and their

like. Either the tongue is mentioning Allah and remembering Him, or it is talking incorrectly.

Whoever has the gates of remembrance opened to him has an opening to his Lord, Mighty and Glorious is

He, through which he will find what he seeks. If he finds Allah, he has found everything. If he misses the

opportunity, he has missed everything.

There are several types of remembrance. The remembrance of the Names of Allah, Mighty and Glorious is

He, the remembrance of His Attributes, and praising Him and thanking Him. All of these can take the form

of saying, for example, 'Glory be to Allah', 'Praise be to Allah', 'There is no god but Allah'. A servant can

also remember Allah by referring to His Names and Attributes, such as by saying, for example, "Allah,

Mighty and Glorious is He, Hears all that his servants say and do"; or by mentioning what He has

commanded and what He has forbidden, such as saying, "Allah, the Mighty and Glorious, commands such

and such, or forbids such and such."

A servant can also remember Allah by talking about His blessings, while the best type of remembrance is the

recitation of the Qur'an, because this contains remedies to cure the heart from all illnesses. Allah, the

Exalted, says:

--<*O mankind, there has come to you a protection from your Lord and a healing for what is in your hearts,

and for those who believe, a guidance and a mercy. (Quran 10:57)-->

And also

--<* We send down in the Qur'an that which is a healing and a mercy for those who believe. (Quran 17:82)>-

-*

All the illnesses of the heart result from desires and doubt, and the Qur'an is a cure for both. It has enough

clear signs and proofs to distinguish between truth and falsehood, and thus it cures the diseases of doubt

which ruin knowledge, understanding and perception, by enabling a person to see things as they really are.

Whoever studies the Qur'an, and allows it to be absorbed by his heart, will recognise truth and falsehood and

will be able to distinguish between them, just as he is able to distinguish between night and day.

As for curing the diseases that arise from desires, it is because it contains wisdom and good counsel. This

recommends avoiding worldly gains and inspires a yearning for the akhira.

The Prophet *saaws* once said, "Whoever wants to love Allah and His Messenger should read the Qur'an."5

The Qur'an is also the best means for bringing the servant nearer to his Lord, Glorious and Exalted is He.

Khabab ibn al-Arat said to a man, "Draw closer to Allah as much as you can, and remember that you can do

so by no means more pleasing to Him than using His own words."

Ibn Mas'ud said, "Whoever loves the Qur'an loves Allah and His Messenger," and sayyedina Uthman ibn

Affan, may Allah be pleased with him, said, "If your hearts were really pure, they would never have enough

of reciting Allah's words."

All in all, the most benefical thing for the servant is to remember Allah, Mighty and Glorious is He,

constantly:

--<* Surely in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest. (Quran 13:28)*>-

Allah also says: "Say: "It is for those who believe a guide anda healing."(Fussilat 41:44)

Notes:

  • 1. Al-Bukhari, Kitabn ad-Da'awat, 11/201; Muslim, Kitab adh-Dhikr

wa'd-Du'a, 17/16.

  • 2. Sahih, at-Tirmidhi, Kitab ad-Da'awat, 9/433.

  • 3. Al-Bukhari, Kitab ad-Da'awat, 11/208; al-Hakim, Kitab ad-Du'a, 1/495.

  • 4. At-Tirmidhi, Kitab ad-Da'awat, 9/314.

  • 5. Da'if, munkar. See the commentary on this hadith in Ibn Hajar's Tahdhib

at-Tahdhib, 2/222 and Lisan al-Mizan, 2/185, and in as-Suyuti's Al-Jami'

as-Saghir, 6/150.

The Purification of the Soul from the works of Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbabli, Ibn Al-Qayyim

al-Jawziyaa,

and

Abu

Hamid

al-Ghazali

The Importance of reading Quran and Supplicationg to Allah, alone

In interpretation of the Quran Allah says:

"He will heal the breast of a believing folk."

Quran 9:14

"And when I become sick, He (Allah) heals me."

 

Quran 26:80

"

There

has come from unto you an exhortation from your Lord, a healing for that which is in your breasts,

a guidance and mercy for the believers."

 
 

Quran 10:57

"And we reveal of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy for the believers

...

"

Quran 17:82

"It is a guidance and a healing for those who believe."

Quran 41:44

"There has come to you good advice from your Lord and a healing for that which is in the hearts, a guidance

and a mercy for believers."

Quran 10:57

 

"

...

and

heal the breast of a beleiving people and removes the anger of their hearts

...

"

 

Quran 9:14-15

I have gathered daily supplications that are beneficial for us to use for remembering Allah, purifying our

heart, making our scale heavy on the day of judgement and for healing.

Daily Supplications from Fortress of the Muslim Invocations from the Quran and the Sunnah

Produced by: www.islamawareness.net

I will be adding a context menu for these hopefully soon, insha Allah.

Table Of Contents

When you wake up Supplications

Supplication for before entering bathroom

Supplication for when you have left the bathroom

Supplication before ablution, Wudu

When you wake up Supplications

Arabic, Transliteration and then English

  • 1. Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee 'ahyaanaa ba'da maa 'amaatanaa wa'ilayhin-nushoor.

Praise is to Allah Who gives us life after He has caused us to die and to Him is the return.

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/113; Muslim 4/2083

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  • 2. Laa 'illaha 'illallahu wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay'in

Qadeer Subhaanallahi, walhamdu lillaahi, wa laa 'ilaha 'illallahu, wallaahu 'akbar, wa laa hawla wa laa

Quwwata 'illaa billaahil-'Aliyyil-'Adheem, Rabbighfir lee.

There is none worth of worship but Allah alone, Who has no partner, His is the dominion and to Him

belongs all praise, and He is able to do all things. Glory is to Allah. Praise is to Allah. There is none worth of

worship but Allah. Allah is the Most Great. There is no might and no power except by Allah's leave, the

Exalted, the Mighty. My Lord, forgive me.

Reference: Whoever says this will be forgiven, and if he supplicates Allah, his prayer will be answered; if he

performs ablution and prays, his prayer will be accepted. Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 3/39,

among others. The wording here is from Ibn Majah 2/335.

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  • 3. Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee 'aafaanee fee jasadee, wa radda 'alayya roohee, wa 'athina lee bithikrihi.

Praise is to Allah Who gave strength to my body and returned my soul to me and permitted me to remember

Him.

Reference: At-Tirmithi 5/473. See Al-Albani's Sahih Tirmiihi 3/144.

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Supplication for before entering bathroom

[Bismillaahi] Allaahumma 'innee 'a'oothu bika minal-khubthi walkhabaa'ith.

(Before entering) [In the Name of Allah] . (Then) O Allah , I seek protection in You from the male and

female unclean spirits.

Reference: Al-Bukhari 1/45, Muslim 1/283. The addition of Bismillah at its beginning was reported by Said

bin Mansur. See Fathul-Bari 1/244

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Supplication for when you have left the bathroom

  • 11. Ghufraanaka

I seek your forgiveness.

Reference: Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah and At-Tirmithi. An-Nasa'i recorded it in 'Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah.

Also see the checking of Ibn Al-Qayyim's Zadul-Ma'ad, 2/387.

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Supplication before ablution, Wudu

Bismillaahi

In the Name of Allah

Reference: Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, and Ahmad. See also Al-Albani, 'Irwa'ul-Ghain 1/122.

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What to say upon completing Ablution-Wudu

'Ash-hadu 'an laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa 'ash-hadu 'anna Muhammadan 'abduhu wa

Rasooluhu.

I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner; and I bear

witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger.

Reference: Muslim 1/209.

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  • 14. Allaahummaj'alnee minat-tawwaabeena waj'alnee minal-mutatahhireen.

O Allah, make me among those who turn to You in repentance, and make me among those who are purified.

Reference: At-Tirmithi 1/78. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At- Tirmithi 1/18

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  • 15. Subhaanaka Allaahumma wa bihamdika, 'ash-hadu 'an laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta, 'astaghfiruka wa 'atoobu

'ilayk.

Glory is to You, O Allah, and praise; I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but You. I seek

Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.

Reference: An-Nasa'i, 'Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah, p. 173. See also Al-Albani, 'Irwa'ul-Ghalil 1/135 and

2/94.

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Supplication For when you leave your home

Bismillaahi, tawakkaltu 'alallaahi, wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata ‗ illaa billaah.

In the Name of Allah, I have placed my trust in Allah, there is no might and no power except by Allah.

Reference: Abu Dawud 4/325, At-Tirmithi 5/490. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/151

Allaahumma 'innee 'a'oothu bika 'an 'adhilla, 'aw 'udhalla, 'aw 'azilla, 'aw 'uzalla, 'aw 'adhlima, 'aw 'udhlama,

'aw 'ajhala 'aw yujhala 'alayya.

O Allah, I seek refuge in You lest I misguide others , or I am misguided by others , lest I cause others to err

or I am caused to err , lest I abuse others or be abused, and lest I behave foolishly or meet with the

foolishness of others.

Reference: Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, An-Nasa'i, At-Tirmithi. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/152 and

Sahih Ibn Majah 2/336

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Supplication For when you are entering your home

. Bismillaahi walajnaa, wa bismillaahi kharajnaa, wa 'alaaRabblnaa tawakkalnaa

In the Name of Allah we enter , in the Name of Allah we leave , and upon our Lord we depend [then say As-

Salaamu 'Alaykum to those present].

Reference: Abu Dawud 4/325. Muslim {Hadith no. 2018) says that one should mention the Name of Allah

when entering the home and when beginning to eat; and that the devil, hearing this, says: "There is no shelter

for us here tonight and no food."

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In The Muslims Supplication throughout the day and night by: Siddiqah Sharafuddeen says,

"Supplication for driving or on mount

Bismilla (In the name of Allah)

"Glorified be He who subjugated this for us, and (otherwise) we could not have subdued it. Indeed, we will

assuredly return to our Lord."

Alhumdulillah Alhumdulillah Alhumdulillah (All praise is to Allah 3xs)

Allahu akbar Allahu akbar Allahu akbar (Allah is great 3xs)

"Our Lord, glorified are You. I have wronged myself, and I admit my sin, so forgive me. There is none who

forgives sins but you."

At-Tirmidhi-hassan

Abu Dawud-saheeh 43:13-14

Ahmad, ibn Hibban and al-Hakim-saheeh

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Supplication for when entering market

"There is no god but Allah, alone, having no partner. Soverignty is His, and all praise is His. He gives life

and death, and He is the Ever-Living, who never dies. All good is in His hand, and He has ability over all

things'

- Allah will record for him one million good deeds, erase from him one million bad deeds and elevate him

one million degrees, and a house will be built for him in Paradise."

At-Tirmidhi-hasan"

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Invocation for when you are going to the Mosque

Allaahummaj'al fee qalbee nooran, wa fee lisaaanee nooran, wa fee sam'ee nooran, wa fee basaree nooran,

wa min fawqee nooran, wa min tahtee nooran, wa 'an yameenee nooran, wa 'an shimaalee nooran, wa min

'amaamee nooran, wa min khalfee nooran, waj'alfee nafsee nooran, wa 'a'dhim lee nooran, wa 'adhdhim lee

nooran, wafal lee nooran, waj'alnee nooran, Allaahumma 'a'tinee nooran, waj'al fee 'asabee nooran, wafee

lahmee nooran, wafee damee nooran, wa fee sha'ree nooran, wa fee basharee nooran. [Allaahummaj'al lee

nooran fee qabree wa nooran fee 'idhaamee.] [Wa zidnee nooran, wa zidnee nooran, wa zidnee nooran.][Wa

hab lee nooran 'alaa noor.]

O Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue light, and in my ears light and in my sight light, and

above me light, and below me light, and to my right light, and to my left light, and before me light and

behind me light. Place in my soul light. Magnify for me light, and amplify for me light. Make for me light

and make me a light. O Allah, grant me light, and place light in my nerves, and in my body light and in my

blood light and in my hair light and in my skin light.1 [O Allah, make for me a light in my grave

...

and a

light in my bones.](At-Tirmithi 5/483 (Hadith no. 3419).) [Increase me in light, increase me in light, increase

me in light .](Al-Bukhari in Al-'Adab Al-Mufrad (Hadith no. 695), p. 258. See also Al-Albani, Sahih Al-

'Adab Al-Mufrad(no. 536).) [Grant me light upon light.] (Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/118.)

Reference: 1 Up to this point was reported by Al-Bukhari 11 / 116 (Hadith no. 6316) and by Muslim 1/526,

529-530 (Hadithno. 763).

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Invocation for Entering the Mosque

'A'oothu billaahil-'Adheem, wa bi-Wajhihil-Kareem, wa Sultaanihil-qadeem, minash-Shaytaanir-rajeem.

[Bismillaahi, wassalaatu.] [Wassalaamu 'alaaRasoolillaahi.] Allaahum-maftah lee 'abwaaba rahmatika.

I seek refuge in Almighty Allah, by His Noble Face, by His primordial power, from Satan the outcast. 1 [In

the Name of Allah, and blessings.] 2 [And peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.] 3 O Allah, open before me

the doors of Your mercy. 4

Reference:

  • 1 Abu Dawud and Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jdmi' As-Saghir (Hadithno. 4591).

  • 2 Ibn As-Sunni (Hadith no. 88), graded good by Al-Albani.

  • 3 Abu Dawud 1/126, see also Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jami'As-Saghir 1/528.

4 Muslim 1/494. There is also a report in Sunan Ibn Majah on the authority of Fatimah (RA), : "O Allah,

forgive me my sins and open for me the doors of Your mercy." It was graded authentic by Al-Albani due to

supporting Ahadith. See Sahih Ibn Majah 1/128-9.

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Invocation for leaving the Mosque

Bismillaahi wassalaatu wassalaamu 'alaa Rasoolillaahi, Allaahumma 'innee 'as'aluka min fadhlika,

Allaahumma'simnee minash-Shaytaanir-rajeem.

In the Name of Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah. O Allah, I ask for Your

favor, O Allah, protect me from Satan the outcast.

Reference: ibid.

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Supplication to say when you the Athan- Call to Prayer

Repeat what the Mu'aththin says, except for when he says:

Hayya 'alas-Salaah (hasten to the prayer) and Hayya 'alal-Falaah (hasten to salvation). Here you should say:

Laa hawla wa laa quwwata 'illaa billaah.

There is no might and no power except by Allah.

Reference: Al-Bukhari 1/152, Muslim 1/288.

Wa 'anaa 'ash-hadu 'an laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa 'anna Muhammadan 'abduhu wa

Rasooluhu, radheetu billaahi Rabban, wa bi-Muhammadin Rasoolan wa bil'islaami deenan.

I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner, and that

Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger. I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Muhammad as my

Messenger and with Islam as my religion. 1 [To be recited in Arabic after the Mu'aththin‘s Tashahhud or the

words of affirmation of Faith] 2

Reference:

1 Muslim 1/290.

2 Ibn Khuzaymah 1/220.

Allaahumma Rabba haathihid-da 'watit-taammati wassalaatil-qaa'imati, 'aati Muhammadanil-waseelata

walfadheelata, wab 'ath-hu maqaamam-mahmoodanil-lathee wa'adtahu, ['innaka laa tukhliful-mee'aad]

Reference:

Al-Bukhari 1/152, and the addition between brackets is from Al-Bayhaqi 1/410 with a good (Hasan) chain of

narration. See 'Abdul-Azlz bin Baz's Tuhfatul-'Akhyar, pg. 38.

Between the call to prayer and the 'Iqamah, you should supplicate Allah for yourself. Invocation during this

time is not rejected.

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Words of Remebrance in the Morning and Afternoon

'A 'oothu billaahi minash-Shaytaanir-rajeem. Allaahu laa 'ilaaha 'illaa Huwal-Hayyul-Qayyoom, laa

ta'khuthuhu sinatun wa laa nawm, lahu maa fis-samaawaati wa maa fil-'ardh, man thai-lathee yashfa'u

'indahu 'illaa bi'ithnih, ya'lamu maa bayna 'aydeehim wa maa khalfahum, wa laa yuheetoona bishay'im-min

'ilmihi 'illaa bimaa shaa'a, wasi'a kursiyyuhus samaawaati wal'ardh, wa laa ya'ooduhu hifdhuhumaa, wa

Huwal- 'Aliyyul- 'Adheem.

I seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast. - Allah! There is none worthy of worship but He, the Ever

Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him

belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him

except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them in this world, and what will happen to them in

the Hereafter. And they will never encompass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His

Throne 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.

Reference: Whoever says this when he rises in the morning will be protected from jinns until he retires in the

evening, and whoever says it when retiring in the evening will be protected from them until he rises in the

morning. It was reported by Al-Hakim 1 / 562, Al-Albani graded it as authentic in Sahihut-Targhib wat-

Tarhib 1/273, and traces it to An-Nasa'i and At-Tabarani. He says that At-Tabarani's chain of transmission is

reliable (Jayyid).

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem. Qul Huwallaahu 'Ahad. Allaahus-Samad. Lam yalid wa lam yoolad. Wa

lam yakun lahu kufuwan 'ahad.

With the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. 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 equal to

Him.

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem. Qul 'a'oothu birabbil-falaq. Min sharri ma khalaq. Wa min sharri ghaasiqin

'ithaa waqab. Wa min sharrin-naffaathaati fil-'uqad. Wa min sharri haasidin 'ithaa hasad.

With the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. 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.

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem. Qul 'a'oothu birabbin-naas. Malikin-naas. 'Ilaahin-naas. Min sharril-

waswaasil-khannaas. Allathee yuwaswisu fee sudoorin-naas. Minal-jinnati wannaas.

With the Name of Allah , the Most Gracious , the Most Merciful. 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.

(Recite these three times each in Arabic).

Reference: Al-Ikhlas 112:1-4. - Al-Falaq 113:1-5. - An-Nas 114:1-6 - Whoever recites these three times in

the morning and in the evening, they will suffice him (as a protection) against everything. The Hadith was

reported by Abu Dawud 4/322, and At-Tirmithi 5/567. See Al-Albani's Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/182.

'Asbahnaa wa 'asbahal-mulku lillaahi walhamdu lillaahi, laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu,

lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa 'alaa kutti shay'in Qadeer. Rabbi 'as'aluka khayra maa fee haathal-

yawmi wa khayra maa ba'dahu wa 'a'oothu bika min sharri maa fee haathal-yawmi wa sharri maa ba'dahu,

Rabbi 'a'oothu bika minal-kasali, wa soo'il-kibari, Rabbi 'a'oothu bika min 'athaabin fin-naari wa 'athaabin

fil-qabri.

We have entered a new day 1 and with it all dominion is Allah's. Praise is to Allah. None has the right to be

worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner. To Allah belongs the dominion, and to Him is the praise

and He is Able to do all things. My Lord, I ask You for the goodness of this day and of the days that come

after it, and I seek refuge in You from the evil of this day and of the days that come after it. 2 My Lord, I seek

refuge in You from laziness and helpless old age. My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the punishment of

Hell-fire , and from the punishment of the grave. 3

Reference:

  • 1 When you say this in the evening you should say 'Amsaynaa wa'amsal-mulku lillaah: "We have ended

another day and with it all dominion is Allah's.

2 When you say this in the evening you should say: Rabbi 'as'aluka khayra maa fee haathihil-laylati, wa

khayra maa ba'dahaa, wa 'a'oothu bika min sharri maa fee haathihil-laylati wa sharri maa ba'dahaa: "I ask

You for the good things of this night and of the nights that come after it and I seek refuge in You from the

evil of this night and of the nights that come after it."

3 Muslim 4/2088.

Allaahumma bika 'asbahnaa, wa bika 'amsaynaa, wa bika nahyaa, wa bika namootu wa 'ilaykan-nushoor.

O Allah , by You we enter the morning and by You we enter the evening, 1 by You we live and and by You

we die, and to You is the Final Return. 2

Reference:

  • 1 When you say this in the evening you should say: Allaahumma bika 'amsaynaa wa bika 'asbahnaa, wa bika

nahyaa, wa bika namoot, wa 'ilaykal-maseer : "O Allah, You bring us the end of the day as You bring us its

beginning, You bring us life and you bring us death, and to You is our fate." 2 Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/142.'

Allaahumma 'Anta Rabbee laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta, khalaqtanee wa 'anaa 'abduka, wa 'anaa 'alaa 'ahdika wa

wa'dika mas-tata'tu, 'a'oothu bika min sharri maa sana'tu, 'aboo'u laka bini'matika 'alayya, wa 'aboo'u

bithanbee faghfir lee fa'innahu laa yaghfiruth-thunooba 'illaa 'Anta.

O Allah, You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship but You. You created me and I am your slave. I

keep Your covenant, and my pledge to You so far as I am able. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I

have done. I admit to Your blessings upon me, and I admit to my misdeeds. Forgive me, for there is none

who may forgive sins but You.

Reference:

Whoever recites this with conviction in the evening and dies during that night shall enter Paradise, and

whoever recites it with conviction in the morning and dies during that day shall enter Paradise, Al-Bukhari

7/150. Other reports are in An-Nasa'i and At-Tirmithi.

Allaahumma 'innee 'asbahtu 'ush-hiduka wa 'ush-hidu hamalata 'arshika, wa malaa'ikataka wajamee'a

khalqika, 'annaka 'Antallaahu laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta wahdaka laa shareeka laka, wa 'anna Muhammadan

'abduka wa Rasooluka.

O Allah , I have entered a new morning 1 and call upon You and upon the bearers of Your Throne , upon

Your angels and all creation to bear witness that surely You are Allah , there is none worthy of worship but

You alone , You have no partners, and that Muhammad is Your slave and Your Messenger . (Recite four

times in Arabic.) 2

Reference:

1

another day

2

"

...

Reference:

1

this evening

2

"

...

When you say this in the evening you should say, Allaahumma 'innee

'amsaytu. . .

.: "O Allah, I have ended

"Allah will spare whoever says this four times in the morning or evening from the fire of Hell, " Abu

Dawud 4/317. It was also reported by Al-Bukhari in Al-'Adab Al-Mufrad, An-Nasa'i in 'Amalul-Yawm wal-

Laylah and Ibn As-Sunni. Nasa'i's and Abu Dawud's chains of transmission are good (Hasan), Ibn Baz, p. 23.

Allaahumma maa 'asbaha bee min ni'matin 'aw bi'ahadin min khalqika faminka wahdaka laa shareeka laka,

falakal-hamdu wa lakash-shukru.

O Allah , whatever blessing has been received by me or anyone of Your creation 1 is from You alone , You

have no partner . All praise is for you and thanks is to You. 2

When you say this in the evening, you should say: Allaahumma maa 'amsaa bee

...

: "O Allah, as I

...

enter

Whoever recites this in the morning, has completed his obligation to thank Allah for that day; and whoever

says it in the evening, has completed his obligation for that night. Abu Dawud 4/318, An-Nasa'i 'Amalul-

Yawm wal-Laylah (no. 7), Ibn As-Sunni (no. 41), Ibn Hibban (no. 2361). Its chain of transmission is good

(Hasan), Ibn Baz, p. 24.

Allaahumma 'aafinee fee badanee, Allaahumma 'aafinee fee sam'ee, Allaahumma 'aafinee fee basaree, laa

'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta. Allaahumma 'innee 'a'oothu bika minal-kufri, walfaqri, wa 'a'oothu bika min 'athaabil-

qabri, laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta.

O Allah, make me healthy in my body. O Allah, preserve for me my hearing. O Allah, preserve for me my

sight. There is none worthy of worship but You . O Allah , I seek refuge in You from disbelief and poverty

and I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the grave . There is none worthy of worship but You.

(Recite three times in Arabic.)

Reference:

Abu Dawud 4/324, Ahmad 5/42, An-Nasa'i, 'Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah (no. 22), Ibn As-Sunni (no. 69), Al-

Bukhari Al-'Adab Al-Mufrad. Its chain of transmission is good (Hasan), Ibn Baz, p. 26.

Hasbiyallaahu laa 'ilaaha 'illaa Huwa 'alayhi tawakkaltu wa Huwa Rabbul-'Arshil-'Adheem .

Allah is sufficient for me . There is none worthy of worship but Him . I have placed my trust in Him, He is

Lord of the Majestic Throne . (Recite seven times in Arabic .)

Reference:

Allah will grant whoever recites this seven times in the morning or evening whatever he desires from this

world or the next, Ibn As-Sunni (no. 71), Abu Dawud 4/321. Both reports are attributed directly to the

Prophet j§ (Marfu1). The chain of transmission is sound (Sahih). Ibn As-Sunni.

Allaahumma 'innee 'as'alukal-'afwa wal'aafiyata fid-dunyaa wal'aakhirati, Allaahumma 'innee 'as'alukal-'afwa

wal'aafiyata fee deenee wa dunyaaya wa 'ahlee, wa maalee , Allaahum-mastur 'awraatee, wa 'aamin

raw'aatee, Allaahum-mahfadhnee min bayni yadayya, wa min khalfee, wa 'an yameenee, wa 'an shimaalee,

wa min fawqee, wa 'a'oothu bi'adhamatika 'an 'ughtaala min tahtee.

O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness and Your protection in this world and the next. O Allah, I seek Your

forgiveness and Your protection in my religion, in my worldly affairs, in my family and in my wealth. O

Allah, conceal my secrets and preserve me from anguish . O Allah , guard me from what is in front of me

and behind me , from my left , and from my right , and from above me . I seek refuge in Your Greatness

from being struck down from beneath me.

Reference:

Sahih Ibn Majah 2/332 and Abu Dawud.

Allaahumma 'Aalimal-ghaybi wash-shahaadati faatiras-samaawaati wal'ardhi, Rabba kulli shay 'in wa

maleekahu, 'ash-hadu 'an laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta, 'a'oothu bika min sham nafsee, wa min sharrish-shaytaani wa

shirkihi, wa 'an 'aqtarifa 'alaa nafsee soo'an, 'aw 'ajurrahu 'ilaa Muslimin.

O Allah, Knower of the unseen and the evident , Maker of the heavens and the earth , Lord of everything and

its Possessor , I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but You . I seek refuge in You from the

evil of my soul and from the evil of Satan and his helpers . (I seek refuge in You) from bringing evil upon

my soul and from harming any Muslim.

Reference:

Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/142 and AbuDawud.

Bismillaahil-lathee laa yadhurru ma'as-mihi shay'un fil-'ardhi wa laa fis-samaa'i wa Huwas-Samee 'ul-

'Aleem .

In the Name of Allah, Who with His Name nothing can cause harm in the earth nor in the heavens, and He is

the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing. (Recite three times in Arabic).

Reference:

"Whoever recites it three times in the morning will not be afflicted by any calamity before evening, and

whoever recites it three times in the evening will not be overtaken by any calamity before morning." Abu

Dawud 4/323, At-Tirmithi 5/465, Ibn Majah 2/332, Ahmad. Ibn Majah's chain of transmission is good

(Hasan), Ibn Baz, p. 39.

Radheetu billaahi Rabban, wa bil-'Islaami deenan, wa bi-Muhammadin (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallama)

Nabiyyan.

I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as my religion and with Muhammad (peace and blessings of

Allah be upon him) as my Prophet. (Recite three times in Arabic .)

Reference:

"Allah has promised that anyone who says this three times every morning or evening will be pleased on the

Day of Resurrection." Ahmad 4/ 337, An-Nasa'i, 'Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah p. 4, Ibn As-Sunni (no. 68), At-

Tirmithi 5/465. Its chain of transmission is good (Hasan), Ibn Baz, p. 39.

Yaa Hayyu yaa Qayyoomu birahmatika 'astagheethu 'aslih lee sha'nee kullahu wa laa takilnee 'ilaa nafsee

tarfata 'aynin.

O Ever Living One, O Eternal One, by Your mercy I call on You to set right all my affairs. Do not place me

in charge of my soul even for the blinking of an eye (i.e. a moment).

Reference:

Its chain of transmission is sound (Sahih), Al-Hakim 1/545, see Albani, Sahihut-Targhib wat-Tarhib, 1/273.

'Asbahnaa 'alaa fitratil-'Islaami wa 'alaa kalimatil-'ikhlaasi, wa 'alaa deeni Nabiyyinaa Muhammadin

(sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallama), wa 'alaa millati 'abeenaa 'Ibraaheema, haneefan Musliman wa maa kaana

minal-mushrikeen.

We have entered a new day 1 upon the natural religion of Islam, the word of sincere devotion, the religion of

our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and the faith of our father Ibrahim. He

was upright (in worshipping Allah), and a Muslim. He was not of those who worship others besides Allah. 2

Reference:

  • 1 When you say this in the evening, you should say: 'Amsaynaa 'alaa fitratil-'Islaam

...

:

"We end this day

"

...

  • 2 Ahmad 3/406-7, 5/123, An-Nasa'i, 'Amalul- Yawm wal-Laylah (no. 34), At-Tirmithi 4/209.

Subhaanallaahi wa bihamdihi.

Glory is to Allah and praise is to Him. (Recite one hundred times in Arabic ).

Reference:

"Whoever recites this one hundred times in the morning and in the evening will not be surpassed on the Day

of Resurrection by anyone having done better than this except for someone who had recited it more. " Al-

Bukhari 4/2071.

Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay'in

Qadeer.

None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the

praise and He is Able to do all things . (Recite ten times 1 in Arabic or one time to ward off laziness.) 2

Reference:

1 Allah will write ten Hasanaat (rewards) for whoever recites this ten times in the morning, and forgive him

ten misdeeds and give him the reward of freeing ten slaves and protect him from Satan. Whoever recites this

ten times in the evening will get this same reward. An-Nasa'i, 'Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah (no. 24). Its chain

of transmission is sound (Sahih). Albani 1/272. Abu Hurayrah «fe narrated that the Prophet j§ said: "Allah

will write one hundred Hasanat for whoever says There is no God but Allah alone, He has no partner. To

Allah is possession of everything, and to Him all praise is. He is Capable of all things' ten times in the

morning, and forgive him one hundred misdeeds. He will have the reward of freeing a slave and will be

protected from Satan throughout the day unto dusk. Whoever says it in the evening will have the same

reward." Ahmad 8/704, 16/293. Its chain of transmission is good (Hasan), Ibn Baz, p. 44.

2 Whoever recites this in the morning, will have the reward of freeing a slave from the Children of Isma'il.

Ten Hasanaat (rewards) will be written for him, and he will be forgiven ten misdeeds, raised up ten degrees,

and be protected from Satan until evening. Whoever says it in the evening will have the same reward until

morning. Abu Dawud 4/319, 3/957, Ahmad 4/ 60, Ibn Majah 2/331, Ibn Al-Qayyim Zadul-Ma'ad 2/388. Its

chain of transmission is sound (Sahih). Al-Albani 1/270.

Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay'in

Qadeer.

None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the

praise and He is Able to do all things . (Recite 100 times in Arabic upon rising in the morning).

Reference:

Whoever recites this one hundred times a day will have the reward of freeing ten slaves. One hundred

Hasanaat (rewards) will be written for him and one hundred misdeeds will be washed away. He will be

shielded from Satan until the evening. No one will be able to present anything better than this except for

someone who has recited more than this. Al-Bukhari 4/95, Muslim 4/2071.

Subhaanallaahi wa bihamdihi: 'Adada khalqihi, wa ridhaa nafsihi, wa zinata 'arshihi wa midaada kalimaatihi.

Glory is to Allah and praise is to Him, by the multitude of His creation, by His Pleasure, by the weight of His

Throne, and by the extent of His Words. (Recite three times in Arabic upon rising in the morning .)

Reference:

Muslim 4/2090.

Allaahumma 'innee 'as'aluka 'ilman naafi'an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa 'amalan mutaqabbalan.

O Allah, I ask You for knowledge that is of benefit , a good provision , and deeds that will be accepted .

(Recite in Arabic upon rising in the morning.)

Reference:

Ibn As-Sunni, no. 54, Ibn Majah no. 925. Its chain of transmission is good (Hasan), Ibn Al-Qayyim 2/375.

'Astaghfirullaaha wa 'atoobu 'ilayhi.

I seek the forgiveness of Allah and repent to Him. (Recite one hundred times in Arabic during the day .)

Reference:

Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/101, Muslim 4/2075.

'A'oothu bikalimaatil-laahit-taammaati min sharri maa khalaqa.

I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created. (Recite three times in

Arabic in the evening .)

Reference:

Whoever recites this three times in the evening will be protected from insect stings, Ahmad 2/ 290, An-

Nasa'i, 'Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah no. 590, At-Tirmithi 3/187, Ibn As-Sunni no. 68. According to Al-Albani,

Ibn Majah's (2/266) chain of transmission is sound (Sahih), and following Ibn Baz 45, At-Tirmithi's report is

good (Hasan).

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Supplications Before Sleeping

(Cup your palms together, blow gently into them and then recite:)

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem. Qul Huwallaahu 'Ahad. Allaahus-Samad. Lam yalid wa lam. yoolad. Wa

lam yakun lahu kufuwan 'ahad.

With the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful . Say : He is Allah (the) One . The Self-

Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He begets not nor was He begotten , and none is equal to Him .

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem. Qul 'a'oothu birabbil-falaq. Min sharri maa khalaq. Wa min sharri

ghaasiqin 'ithaa waqab. Wa min sharrin-naffaathaati fil-'uqad. Wa min sharri haasidin 'ithaa hasad.

With the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. 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.

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem. Qul 'a'oothu birabbin-naas . Malikin-naas . 'Ilaahin-naas . Min sharril-

waswaasil-khannaas . Allathee yuwaswisu fee sudoorin-naas . Minal-jinnati wannaas .

With the Name of Allah , the Most Gracious , the Most Merciful. 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 .

(Then pass your hands over as much of your body as you can reach, beginning with the head and the face,

then the entire front of your body. Do this three times .)

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 9/62, and Muslim 4/ 1723.

Allaahu laa 'ilaaha 'illaa Huwal-Hayyul-Qayyoom, laa ta'khuthuhu sinatun wa laa nawm, lahu maa fis-

samaawaati wa maa fil-'ardh, man thal-lathee yashfa'u 'indahu 'illaa bi'ithnihi, ya'lamu maa bayna 'aydeehim

wa maa khalfahum, wa laa yuheetoona bishay'im-min 'ilmihi 'illaa bimaa shaa'a, wasi'a kursiyyuhus-

samaawaati wal'ardha, wa laa ya'ooduhu hifdhuhumaa, wa Huwal- 'Aliyyul- 'Adheem.

Allah! There is no God but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither

slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth.

Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them in this

world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never encompass anything of His

Knowledge except that which He wills. His Throne 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.

Reference: Al-Baqarah 2:255. Whoever reads this when he lies down to sleep will have a guardian from

Allah remain with him and Satan will not be able to come near him until he rises in the morning. See Al-

Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 4/487.

'Aamanar-Rasoolu bimaa 'unzila mir-Rabbihi walmu'minoon, kullun 'aamana billaahi wa malaa'ikatihi wa

Kutubihi wa Rusulihi, laa nufarriqu bayna 'ahadim-mir-Rusulihi, wa qaaloo sami'naa wa 'ata'naa ghufraanaka

Rabbanaa wa 'ilaykal-maseer. Laa yukallifullaahu nafsan 'illaa wus'ahaa, lahaa maa kasabat wa 'alayhaa

mak-tasabat, Rabbanaa laa tu'aakhithnaa 'in naseenaa 'aw 'akhta'naa, Rabbanaa wa laa tahmil 'alaynaa 'isran

kamaa hamaltahu 'alal-latheena min qablinaa, Rabbanaa wa laa tuhammilnaa maa laa taaqata lanaa bihi,

wa'fu 'annaa, waghfir lanaa warhamnaa, 'Anta Mawlaanaa fansurnaa 'alal-qawmil-kaafireen.

The Messenger believes in what has been send down to him from his Lord, and so do the believers. Each one

believes in Allah, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. They say: "We make no distinction between

any of His Messengers," and they say: "We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and

to You is the return." Allah burdens not a person beyond what he can bear. 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.

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 Protector, and help us against the disbelieving people.

Reference: Al-Baqarah 2:285-6. These two Verses will be sufficient for anyone who recites them at night

before sleeping. Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari.9/94, Muslim 1/554.

Bismika Rabbee wadha'tu janbee , wa bika 'arfa'uhu, fa'in 'amsakta nafsee farhamhaa, wa 'in 'arsaltahaa

fahfadhhaa, bimaa tahfadhu bihi 'ibaadakas-saaliheen.

With Your Name 1 my Lord, I lay myself down ; and with Your Name I rise . And if my soul You take , have

mercy on it , and if You send it back then protect it as You protect Your righteous slaves. 2

Reference:

  • 1 "If any of you rises from his bed and later returns to it, let him dust off his bed with his waist garment three

times and mention the Name of Allah, for he does not know what may have entered the bed after him, and

when he lies down he should

say. . .

".

  • 2 Al-Bukhari 1 1/ 126 and Muslim 4/2084.

Allaahwmma 'innaka khalaqta nafsee wa 'Anta tawaffaahaa, laka mamaatuhaa wa mahyaahaa, 'in

'ahyaytahaa fahfadhhaa, wa 'in 'amattahaa faghfir lahaa . Allaahumma 'innee 'as'alukal-'aafiyata.

O Allah, You have created my soul and You take it back. Unto You is its death and its life . If You give it

life then protect it , and if You cause it to die then forgive it. O Allah, I ask You for strength.

Reference: Muslim 4/2083 and Ahmad 2/79.

Allaahumma Rabbas-samaawaatis-sab'i wa Rabbal-'Arshil-'Adheem, Rabbanaa wa Rabba kulli shay 'in,

faaliqal-habbi wannawaa , wa munzilat-Tawraati wal-'Injeeli, wal-Furqaani, 'a'oothu bika min sharri kulli

shay 'in 'Anta 'aakhithun binaasiyatihi. Allaahumma 'Antal-'Awwalu falaysa qablaka shay'un, wa 'Antal-

'Aakhiru falaysa ba'daka shay'un, wa 'Antadh-Dhaahiru falaysa fawqaka shay'un, wa 'Antal-Baatinu falaysa

doonaka shay'un, iqdhi 'annad-dayna wa 'aghninaa minal-faqri.

O Allah! Lord of the seven heavens and Lord of the Magnificent Throne . Our Lord and the Lord of

everything . Splitter of the grain and the date-stone , Revealer of the Torah and the Injeel 1 and the Furqdn

(the Qur'an), I seek refuge in You from the evil of everything that You shall seize by the forelock. 2 O Allah

You are the First and nothing has come before you, and You are the Last, and nothing may come after You.

You are the Most High, nothing is above You and You are the Most Near and nothing is nearer than You.

Remove our debts from us and enrich us against poverty. 3

Reference:

1 The Scripture that was revealed to 'Isa (Jesus).

2

3

Arabic .) 2

Reference:

1

say

2

...

"

 

See Qur'an Al-'Alaq 96:15, where seizure by the forelock preceeds being cast into Hell. (Translator)

Muslim 4/2084.

Allaahumma qinee 'athaabaka yawma tab'athu 'ibaadaka.

O Allah, 1 save me from Your punishment on the Day that You resurrect Your slaves. (Recite three times in

"When the Prophet (SAW) wanted to lie down to sleep, he used to place his right hand under his cheek and

Abu Dawud 4/311. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/143.

Bismika Allaahumma 'amootu wa 'ahyaa.

In Your Name , O Allah , I die and I live.

Reference: Here, dying and living are metaphors for sleep and wakefulness. This explains why the normal

order of these words has been reversed in this Hadith. In other contexts the living is mentioned before dying.

See Qur'an Al-Baqarah 2:258, Aal-'Imrdn 3:156, Al-A'raf 7:158 among many other examples, (trans.). See

also Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/113, Muslim 4/ 2083.

Subhaanallaahi, - Walhamdu lillaahi, -Wallaahu 'Akbar.

Glory is to Allah (thirty-three times in Arabic) , praise is to Allah (thirty-three times) , Allah is the Most

Great (thirty-four times)

Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee 'at'amanaa wa saqaanaa, wa kafaanaa, wa 'aawaanaa, fakam mimman laa kaafiya

lahu wa laa mu'wiya.

Praise is to Allah Who has provided us with food and with drink , sufficed us and gave us an abode for how

many are there with no provision and no home.

Reference: Muslim 4/2085.

Allaahumma 'Aalimal-ghaybi wash-shahaadati faatiras-samaawaati wal'ardhi, Rabba kulli shay 'in wa

maleekahu, 'ash-hadu 'an laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta, 'a'oothu bika min sharri nafsee, wa min sharrish-shaytaani

wa shirkihi, wa 'an 'aqtarifa 'alaa nafsee soo 'an, 'aw 'ajurrahu 'ilaa Muslimin.

O Allah, Knower of the unseen and the evident , Maker of the heavens and the earth , Lord of everything and

its Master, I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but You . I seek refuge in You from the evil of

my soul and from the evil of Satan and his helpers . (I seek refuge in You) from bringing evil upon my soul

and from harming any Muslim.

Reference: Abu Dawud 4/317. See also Al-Albani, SahihAt-Tirmithi 3/142.

Recite Surah 32 (As-Sajdah) and Surah 67 (Al-Mulk) in Arabic.

Reference: At-Tirmithi, An-Nasa'i. See also Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jami ' As-Saghir 4/255

Allaahumma 'aslamtu nafsee 'ilayka, wa fawwadhtu 'amree 'ilayka, wa wajjahtu wajhee 'ilayka, wa 'alja'tu

dhahree 'ilayka, raghbatan wa rahbatan 'ilayka, laa raalja' wa laa manja minka 'illaa 'ilayka, 'aamantu

bikitaabikal-lathee 'anzalta wa bi-nabiyyikal-lathee 'arsalta.

O Allah, 1 I submit myself to You, entrust my affairs to You, turn my face to You, and lay myself down

depending upon You , hoping in You and fearing You . There is no refuge , and no escape, except to You. I

believe in Your Book (the Qur'an) that You revealed, and the Prophet whom You sent.

 

Reference:

1 "Before you go to bed perform ablutions as you would for prayer, then lie down on your right side and say.

 

"

.

.

The Prophet (SAW) said: "Whoever says this and dies in his sleep, has died in a state of the natural

monotheism (Fitrah)." Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/113, Muslim 4/2081.

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What to say if you have a bad dream

Spit to your left (three times). 1

Seek refuge in Allah from the Devil and from the evil of what you have seen (three times). 2

Do not speak about it to anyone. 3

Reference:

  • 1 Muslim 4/1 772.

  • 2 Muslim 4/1 772, 3.

  • 3 Muslim 4/1772.

  • 4 Muslim 4/1773.

115. Get up and pray if you desire to do so.

Reference: Muslim 4/1773.

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Invocations in times of worry and grief

Allaahumma 'innee 'abduka, ibnu 'abdika, ibnu 'amatika, naasiyatee biyadika, maadhin fiyya hukmuka,

'adlun fiyya qadhaa'uka, 'as'aluka bikulli ismin huwa laka, sammayta bihi nafsaka, 'aw 'anzaltahu fee

kitaabika, 'aw 'allamtahu 'ahadan min khalqika, 'awista'tharta bihi fee 'ilmil-ghaybi 'indaka, 'an taj'alal-

Qur'aana rabee'a qalbee, wa noora sadree, wa jalaa'a huznee, wa thahaaba hammee .

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.

Reference: Ahmad 1/391, and Al-Albani graded it authentic.

Allaahumma 'innee 'a'oothu bika minal-hammi walhazani, wal'ajzi walkasali, walbukhli waljubni, wa

dhala'id-dayni wa ghalabatir-rijaal .

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) .

Reference: Al-Bukhari 7/158. See also Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/173.

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Invocations for anguish

Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahul-'Adheemul-Haleem, laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu Rabbul-'Arshil-'Adheem, laa 'ilaaha

'illallaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-'ardhi wa Rabbul-'Arshil-Kareem .

There is none worthy of worship but Allah the Mighty, the Forbearing. There is none worthy of worship but

Allah, Lord of the Magnificent Throne. There is none worthy of worship but Allah, Lord of the heavens and

Lord of the earth, and Lord of the Noble Throne.

Allaahumma rahmataka 'arjoo falaa takilnee 'ilaa nafsee tarfata 'aynin, wa 'aslih lee sha'nee kullahu,

laa'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta.

O Allah , I hope for Your mercy . Do not leave me to myself even for the blinking of an eye (i.e. a moment) .

Correct all of my affairs for me . There is none worthy of worship but You.

Reference: Abu Dawud 4/324, Ahmad 5/42. Al-Albani graded it as good in Sahih Abu Dawud 3/959.

Laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta subhaanaka 'innee kuntu minadh-dhaalimeen .

There is none worthy of worship but You, glory is to You. Surely, I was among the wrongdoers.

Reference: At-Tirmithi 5/529. Al-Hakim declared it authentic and Ath-Thahabi agreed with him 1/ 505. See

also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/168.

Allaahu Allaahu Rabbee laa 'ushriku bihishay'an.

Allah, Allah is my Lord. I do not associate anything with Him.

Reference: Abu Dawud 2/87. See also Al-Albani, Sahih Ibn Mdjah 2/335

Invocation for when you meet an adversary or powerful ruler

Allaahumma 'innaa naj'aluka fee nuhoorihim wa na'oothu bika min shuroorihim.

O Allah , we ask You to restrain them by their necks and we seek refuge in You from their evil.

Reference: Abu Dawud 2/89, and Al-Hakim graded it authentic and Ath-Thahabi agreed 2/142

Allaahumma 'Anta 'adhudee, wa 'Anta naseeree, bika 'ajoolu, wa bika 'asoolu, wa bika 'uqaatilu.

O Allah, You are my strength and You are my support. For Your sake I go forth and for Your sake I advance

and for Your sake I fight.

Reference: Abu Dawud 3/42, At-Tirmithi 5/572. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/183

Hasbunallaahu wa ni'amal-wakeel.

Allah is sufficient for us and the best of those on whom to depend.

Invocation against the oppression of rulers

Allaahumma Rabbas-samaawaatis-sab'i, wa Rabbal-'Arshil-'Adheem, kun lee jaaran min [here you mention

the person's name], wa 'ahzaabihi min khalaa'iqika, 'an yafruta 'alayya 'ahadun minhum 'aw yatghaa,

'azzajaaruka, wajalla thanaa'uka, wa laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta .

O Allah , Lord of the seven heavens , Lord of the Magnificent Throne , be for me a support against [such and

such a person] and his helpers from among your creatures, lest any of them abuse me or do me wrong.

Mighty is Your patronage and glorious are Your praises. There is none worthy of worship but You.

Reference: Al-Bukhari, Al-'Adab Al-Mufrad (no. 707). Al-Albani graded it authentic in Sahih Al-'Adab Al-

Mufrad (no. 545).

Allahu 'Akbar, Allahu 'a'azzu min khalqihi jamee'an, Allaahu 'a'azzu mimmaa 'akhaafu wa 'ahtharu, 'a'oothu

billaahil-lathee laa 'ilaaha 'illaa Huwa, almumsikis-samaawaatis-sab'i 'an yaqa'na 'alal-'ardhi 'illaa. bi'ithnihi,

min sham 'abdika [name of the person] , wa junoodihi wa 'atbaa'ihi wa 'ashyaa'ihi, minal-jinni wal'insi,

Allaahumma kun lee jaaran min sharrihim, jalla thanaa'uka wa 'azza jaaruka, wa tabaarakasmuka , wa laa

'ilaaha ghayruka.

Allah is the Most Great , Mightier than all His creation . He is Mightier than what I fear and dread. I seek

refuge in Allah, Who there is none worthy of worship but Him . He is the One Who holds the seven heavens

from falling upon the earth except by His command . [I seek refuge in You Allah] from the evil of Your

slave [name of the person], and his helpers, his followers and his supporters from among the jinn and

mankind. O Allah, be my support against their evil. Glorious are Your praises and mighty is Your patronage.

Blessed is Your Name, there is no true God but You. (Recite three times in Arabic.)

Reference: Al-Bukhari, Al-'Adab Al-Mufrad (no. 708). Al-Albani graded it authentic in Sahih Al-'Adab Al-

Mufrad (no. 546).

Invocation Against an Enemy

Allaahumma munzilal-kitaabi, saree'al-hisaabi, ihzimil-'ahzaaba, Allaahumma ihzimhum wa zalzilhum.

Allah, Revealer of the Book, Swift to account , defeat the groups (of disbelievers) . O Allah , defeat them and

shake them.

Reference: Muslim 3/1362.

What to say if you fear people may harm you

Allaahummak-fineehim bimaa shi'ta.

O Allah, suffice (i.e. protect) me against them however You wish.

Invocation for if you are stricken by a doubt in your faith

(Say:) I seek refuge in Allah. (Then you should desist from doing what you are in doubt about.)

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 6/336, Muslim 1/120.

'Aamantu billaahi wa Rusulihi.

(Say:) I believe in Allah and His Messenger.

Reference: Muslim, 1/119-20.

Huwal-'Awwalu wal-'Aakhiru wadh-Dhaahiru wal-Baatinu, wa Huwa bikulli shay'in 'Aleem.

(Recite the Ayat) He is the First and the Last, the Most High and the Most Near. And He is the Knower of all

things (in Arabic).

Reference: Al-Hadid 57:3, Abu Dawud 4/329. Al-Albani graded it good in SahihAbu Dawud, 3/962.

Invocations for the settling of a debt

Allaahummak-finee bihalaalika 'an haraamika wa 'aghninee bifadhlika 'amman siwaaka.

O Allah, suffice me with what You have allowed instead of what You have forbidden , and make me

independent of all others besides You.

Reference: At-Tirmithi 5/560. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/180.

Allaahumma 'innee 'a'oothu bika minal-hammi walhazani, wal'ajzi walkasali, walbukhli waljubni, wa

dhala'id-dayni wa ghalabatir-rijaali .

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 from being overpowered by men (i .e. other people).

Reference: Al-Bukhari 7/158.

Invocations Against the distraction of satan during prayer and recitation of Quran

'A'oothu billaahi minash-Shaytaanir-rajeem.

(Say:) I seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast (then spit to your left). (Do this three times reciting in

Arabic.)

Reference: Muslim 4/1729.

Invocation for when you find something becoming difficult for you

Allaahumma laa sahla 'illaa maal ja'altahu sahlan wa 'Anta taj'alul-hazna 'ithaa shi'ta sahlan.

O Allah, there is no ease other than what You make easy. If You please You ease sorrow.

Reference:

Ibn Hibban in his Sahih (no. 2427), and Ibn As- Sunni (no. 351). Al-Hafidh (Ibn Hajar) said that this Hadith

is authentic. It was also declared authentic by 'Abdul-Qadir Al-Arna'ut in his checking of An-Nawawi's

Kitabul-Athkarp. p106.

What to say and do if you commit a sin

There is not any slave of Allah who commits a sin, then he perfects his ablution and stands to pray two

Rak'ahs of prayer, then seeks Allah's forgiveness, except that Allah will forgive him.

Reference:

Abu Dawud 2/86, At-Tirmithi 2/257. Al-Albani graded it authentic in Sahih Abu Dawud 1/283.

Invocation against the devil and his promptings

Seeking refuge with Allah against him (i.e. by saying I seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast).

Reference: Abu Dawud 1/206, At-Tirmithi. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 1/77, and Surat Al-

Mu'minun, 23:98-9.

The call to prayer - 'Athan.

Reference: Muslim 1/291, Al-Bukhari 1/151.

Saying words of Allah's remembrance (Thikr) and recitation of the Qur'an.

Reference: "Do not turn your homes into graveyards, surely the Devil flees from the house in which Surat

Al-Baqarah is read," Muslim 1/539. The Devil is also driven out by the invocations for morning and evening,

those that are said before sleeping and upon waking up, those for entering and leaving the house, including

those for entering and leaving the mosque, and by many other authentic invocations taught to us by the

Prophet (SAW) such as the reading of 'Ayatul-Kursi, (Al-Baqarah 2:255), and the last two 'Ayat of Surat Al-

Baqarah before going to sleep. Whoever says: "There is none worthy of worship but Allah alone, Who has

no partner, His is the dominion and His is the praise, and he is Able to do all things," one hundred times, it

will be a protection for him from the Devil throughout the day.'

Invocation for when something you dislike happens or when you fail to acieve something you attempted to

do

Qadarullaahi wa maa shaa'afa'ala.

It is the Decree of Allah and He does whatever He wills.

Reference:

"The strong believer is better and more dear to Allah than the weak believer, and in each of them there is

good. Be vigilant for what is to your benefit and seek the help of Allah and do not falter. But when you are

striken by some setback, do not say: 'If only I had done such and such,' rather say: 'It is the Decree of Allah

and He does whatever He wills.' For verily the saying 'if (i.e. if only I had) begins the work of the Devil."

Muslim 4/2052.

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Congratulations for new parents and how they should respond

Baarakallaahu laka fil-mawhoobi laka, wa shakartal-waahiba , wa balagha 'ashuddahu, wa ruziqta birrahu.

May Allah bless you with His gift to you , and may you (the new parent) give thanks, may the child reach the

maturity of years , and may you be granted its righteousness . The reply of the person being congratulated is

to say :

Baarakallahu laka wa baaraka 'alayka, wa jazaakallaahu khayran, wa razaqakallaahu mithlahu, wa 'ajzala

thawaabaka.

May Allah bless you, and shower His blessings upon you, and may Allah reward you well and bestow upon

you its like and reward you abundantly

Reference:

An-Nawawi, Kitdbul-'Athkarp. 349, and Sahihul-'Athkar2/7l3 by Saleem Al-Hilali

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How to seek Allah protection for children saying

'U'eethukumaa bikalimaatil-laahit-taammati min kulli shaytaanin wa haammatin, wa min kulli 'aynin

laammatin.

I seek protection for you in the Perfect Words of Allah from every devil and every beast , and from every

envious blameworthy eye.

Reference:

Al-Bukhari4/119.

Invocation for when you are visiting the sick

Laa ba'sa tahoorun 'inshaa'Allaah.

Do not worry, it will be a purification (for you) , Allah willing.

Reference:

Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani Fathul-Bari 10/118.

'As'alullaahal-'Adheema Rabbal-'Arshil-'Adheemi 'an yashfiyaka.

I ask Almighty Allah , Lord of the Magnificent Throne, to make you well. (Recite seven times in Arabic .)

Reference:

At-Tirmithi, Abu Dawud. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 2/210 and Sahihul-Jami' As-Saghir 5/180

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The reward for visiting the sick

When a man goes to visit his sick Muslim brother, he walks along a path of Paradise until he sits , and when

he sits he is cloaked in mercy. If he comes in the morning, seventy thousand angels pray for him until

evening, and if he comes in the evening, seventy thousand angels pray for him until morning.

Reference:

At-Tirmithi, Ibn Majah, Ahmad. See, Al-Albani, Sahih Ibn Majah 1/244, and Sahih At-Tirmithi 1/286. It was

also graded authentic by Ahmad Shakir.

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Invocations for the terminally ill

Allaahum-maghfir lee warhamnee wa 'alhiqnee bir-rafeeqil-'a'laa.

O Allah , forgive me and have mercy upon me and join me with the highest companions (in Paradise).

Reference: Al-Bukhari7/10, Muslim 4/1893.

As he was dying, the Prophet (SAW) dipped his hands in water and wiped his face saying:

Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu 'inna lilmawti lasakaraatin.

There is none worthy of worship but Allah , surely death has agonies.

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 8/144. The Hadith also mention him using the Siwak

(tooth stick).

Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wallaahu 'Akbar, laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu, laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa

shareeka lahu, laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wa laa hawla wa laa

quwwata 'illaa billaah.

There is none worthy of worship but Allah , Allah is the Most Great . None has the right to be worshipped

but Allah alone . None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone , Who has no partner. There is none

worthy of worship but Allah, His is the dominion and His is the praise. There is none worthy of worship but

Allah , there is no power and no might but by Allah.

Reference: At-Tirmithi and Ibn Majah. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/152 and Sahih Ibn Majah

2/317.

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What to encourage the dying person to say

Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu.

'There is none worthy of worship but Allah," will enter Paradise.

Reference: Abu Dawud 3/190. See also Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jami' As-Saghir 5/432.

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Invocation for when tragedy strikes

'Innaa lillaahi wa 'innaa 'ilayhi raaji'oon, Allaahumma'-jurni fee museebatee wa 'akhliflee khayran minhaa.

We are from Allah and unto Him we return . O Allah take me out of my plight and bring to me after it

something better.

Reference: Muslim 2/632.

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Invocation for closing the eyes of the dead

Allaahummaghfir li (name of the person) warfa' darajatahu fil-mahdiyyeena, wakhlufhu fee 'aqibihi fil-

ghaabireena , waghfir-lanaa wa lahu yaa Rabbal-'aalameena, wafsah lahu fee qabrihi wa nawwir lahu feehi.

O Allah, forgive [name of the person] and elevate his station among those who are guided. Send him along

the path of those who came