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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...!!!!! 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...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

Source

www.islamqa.com

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 ‫أ‬¢â‚¬â„¢aan 13:28)

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.:

1. After completing fardh Salat, recite the masnoon waza ‫أ‬¢â‚¬â„¢if and thereafter ayatul kursi.
Note: Ayatul kursi is a verse from Soorah Baqarah starting Allahu laa'ilaaha illaa huwal...
(Al Qur ‫أ‬¢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 du ‫أ‬¢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 shifaa ‫أ‬¢â‚¬â„¢a illaa shifaa ‫أ‬¢â‚¬â„¢uk,
shifaa ‫أ‬¢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. Insha ‫أ‬¢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.

but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, ‘We are for trial, so”
“‘(disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us

[Quran al-Baqarah 2:102]

.(This proves that magic is kufr (disbelief

Once it is proven that a person is guilty of practicing magic, then he must be killed. This was proven from a
group of the Sahaabah, but it is not for individuals to carry out this hadd punishment without the command
of the ruler or his deputy, because carrying out the hadd punishments without the authority of the ruler may
.lead to mischief, and destroy any sense of security in the society, and undermine the position of the ruler

Magic
In The Exorcist Tradition, Bilal Phililps

Real Magic is the product of satanic intervention. Both the acts of magic and the effects of spells on humans
involve the agency of jinn. Al-Aaloosee addressed the issue saying, saying, " What is meant by magic is an
act which resembles a miracle but is not, because it (magic) is learned. And in order to perform it, the help
of the devil is sought by pleasing him with abominable acts. [These acts may be in the form of ] statements,
like incantations containig phrases of shirk (polytheism) and praises of satan; acts like acts, like planet
worship, and an adherence of crime and licentiousness;and beliefs, like the preference and love of whatever
is neccessary to please [the devil]. " [ Rooh al-Ma'aanee, vol.1, p.338.] ll

Dr. Umar al-Ashqar explicitly stated, "Real magic is that in which the magician relies upon the
devil. Our (Rubb) Lord, whose knowledge encompasses all things , has informed us that it was the devils
:who who taught mankind magic

And they followed what the devils used to read during the rule of Sulaiman(Solomon - peace and blessings '
be upon him); and Sulaiman did not disbelieve, but the devils disbelieved - they teach people magic; and that
which was sent down to the two angels, Harut and Marut in Babylon; and the two (angels) never taught a
thing to anyone until they used to say, "We are only a trial, therefore do not lose your faith" and they used to
learn that by which they cause division between man and his wife; and they cannot harm anyone by it except
by Allah’s command; and they learn what will harm them, not benefit them; and surely they know that
whoever bargains for this will not have a share in the Hereafter; and for what an abject thing they have sold
themselves; if only they knew!" [Quran 2:102] e

A good example of the relationship of magic to possession can also be seen in the incident in which 'Abdulla
ibn Mas'ud found his wife wearing a knotted cord necklace and asked her about its purpose. She informed
him that it was given to by a Jewish magician and that a spell had been placed on it to stop her eye
from discharging, which it did. Ibn ' Mas'ud snatched it from her neck, told her it was caused by a jinnee,
who desisted when the spell was placed on her." [See Sunan Dawud, vol.3, p. 1089, no.3874] j

Symptoms of Magic for Seperation of two people

A sudden change from love to hate

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

No excuses are accepted by either party even if one of them is in the wrong

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

Changing the mental image of that they have for each other so that they see the other one in an ugly way
even even though the other one might be beautiful. in reality it is the demon who is entrusted with the task
of performing this type of sihar is the one who would appear to the person as the other in a ugly way

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

The person affected by sihar also hates the place in which the other party stays. For instance, a husband may
be in a good mood when he is out doors but when he gets home he feels quite depressed

According to Ibn Kathir, the cause of seperation between two spouses through this sihr is that each of them
appears to the other as an ugly or ill mannered person. (Tafsir ibn Kathir1:144) ds

The Ruqyah for this Sihr

Al- Fatiha is otherwise known as Ruqyah of Ruqyah

Arabic Al-Fatiha Quran


English Al-Fatiha1:7-1

Quran

"All praise is to Allah, the Lord Of The Creation

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
.and 547 523 ,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
al-Fatiha or Sura 1. 2 :Sura 2: verse 255. 3 :Sura 2: verses 285-286. 4 :Suras 113-114. 5 :Sura 7: verses: 1
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."

www.islamweb.net #7043

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
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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." 2Sahih 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
When you say this in the evening you should say, Allaahumma 'innee 'amsaytu. . . .: "O Allah, I have ended
another day..."
2
"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

Reference:
1
When you say this in the evening, you should say: Allaahumma maa 'amsaa bee...: "O Allah, as I... enter
this evening..."
2
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 Name1 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 Injeel1 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
See Qur'an Al-'Alaq 96:15, where seizure by the forelock preceeds being cast into Hell. (Translator)
3
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
Arabic .)2

Reference:
1
"When the Prophet (SAW) wanted to lie down to sleep, he used to place his right hand under his cheek and
say..."
2
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)

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 7/71, Muslim 4/2091.


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

Turn over on your other side.4


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.

Reference: Al-Bukhari 8/154, Muslim 4/2092


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.

Reference: Al-Bukhari, 5/172.


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.

Reference: Muslim 4/2300.


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 before, and forgive us and him, O Lord of the worlds. Enlarge for him his grave
and shed light upon him in it.

Reference: Muslim 2/634.

Spiritual Warfare Prayer Ruqyah II

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Ok, in this section we will explore the creation of jinn (invisible beings), their character, their vendetta
against mankind, diseases of the human heart and other actions that make us more prone to fall prey to
possession, sihr (magic), envy and low eman (faith).

In Watching for Satans Traps, Al Jumu'ah Vol. 15 Issue 05, says:

"Shun the Company of Satan's Disciples

Satan has human disciples, who sometimes surpass even him in evil. The believers should avoid their
company.

"And when you see those who engage in (offensive) discourse concerning Our Verses, then turn away from
them until they enter into another conversation. And if Satan should cause you to forget, then do not remain
after the reminder with the wrongdoing people."

[Quran 6:68]"

A good way to be able to shun satan is through undestanding his existence, goal, and his ways of trying to
achieve his goal.

In interpretation of the Quran Allah says:

"He created man from clay like that of earthenware."

Quran 55:14

"Indeed We created man from sounding clay made out of black smelly mud. And created the jinn before
him, from smokeless fire."

Quran 15:26-27

"And created jinn from the flame of fire."

Quran 55:15

"And I created the jinns and men, only for them to worship Me. I do not ask any sustenance from them, nor
wish that they give Me food. Indeed it is Allah, Who is the Greatest Sustainer, the Strong, the Able."

Quran 51:56-58

Allah says, "Every soul will taste death. And we test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will
be returned"

[Quran 21:35]

In his explanation of this verse, Ibn Katheer says, "It means 'We test you sometimes by bestowing bounty on
you, sometimes by bringing you misfortunes; then We see who is thankful among you, who disbelieves, who
is patient, and who surrenders to despair'."
(Tafseer Ibn Katheer)

Of all trials, the greatest source of our misfortunes is from the Satan. Allah has warned us of this open enmity
of the Satan times and again: "O mankind, indeed the promise of Allah is truth, so let not the worldly life
delude you and be not deceived about Allah by the Deceiver (i.e. Satan)"

[Quran 35:5 - 6]

The Beginning Of Satans open animosity to mankind; our creation

"And recall when your Lord said to the angels, "I will create man from sounding clay made out of black
smelly smelly mud. Therefore when I have properly fashioned him and breathed into him a chosen noble
soul from Myself, fall down before him in prostration." Therefore all the angels, each and every one of them,
fell prostrate. Except Iblis (Satan); he refused to be among those who prostrated. Said Allah, "O Iblis! What
happened to you that you stayed apart from those who prostrated?" He answered, "It does not befit me to
prostrate myself to a human whom You have created from sounding clay made out of black smelly mud."
Said Allah, "Therefore exit from Paradise, for you are an outcast." "And indeed you are accursed till the Day
of Judgement."

Quran 15:28-35

Describing Satan's eternal hostility to humans, Allah says, "(Satan) said, 'because You have put me in error, I
will surely sit in wait for them (i.e. mankind) on Your straight path. Then I will come to (misguide) them
from before them and from behind them and on their right and on their left, and You will not find most of
them grateful (to You)'."

[Quran 7:17-18]

Allah has warned His servants (us) against Satan saying, "He (i.e. Satan) promises them and arouses desire in
them. But Satan does not promise them except deception"

[Quran 4:1 17-120]

In "What Are the Jinn?", www.islamweb.net writes:

"The Qur'an and Sunnah (Prophet's sayings) indicate that the jinn exist, and that there is a purpose for their
existence in this life, which is to worship Allah Alone, with no partner or associate. Allah says (interpretation
of the meanings):

"And I (Allah) created not the jinn and humans, except they should worship Me (Alone)."

[Quran Al-Thariyat 51:56]

"O assembly of jinn and mankind! Did there not come to you Messengers from amongst you, reciting unto
you My Verses…?"

[Quran Al-An'aam 6:130]

The world of the jinn is an independent and separate world, with its own distinct nature and features that are
hidden from the world of humans. Jinns and humans have some things in common, such as the possession of
understanding and the choice between the way of good and the way of evil. The word jinn comes from an
Arabic root meaning "hidden from sight". Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

"… Verily he (Shaytaan / Satan) and his qabeeluhu [his soldiers from the jinn or his tribe] see you from
where you cannot see them…"

[Quran al-A'raaf 7:27]

Allah has told us in His Book the essence from which the jinn were created. He says (interpretation of the
meaning):

"And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire."

[Quran Al-Hijr 15:27]


"And the jinn did He create from a smokeless flame of fire."

[Quran al-Rahmaan 55:15]

According to a hadeeth narrated by 'Aa'ishah, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
"The angels were created from light, the jinn were created from fire, and Adam was created from that which
has been described to you (soil)." (Reported by Muslim, 5314).

Types of jinn

Allah has created different types of jinn. Among them are some that can take on different forms, such as dogs
and snakes; some who are like flying winds with wings; and some that can travel and rest. Abu Tha'labah al-
Khushani said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

'The jinn are of three types: a type that has wings, they fly through the air; a type that looks like snakes and
dogs; and a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey." Saheeh (authentic).

The jinn and the sons of Adam

Every individual among the sons of Adam has a jinn who has been appointed to be his constant companion
(qareen). Ibn Mas'ood said: "The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said,
'There is not one of you who does not have a jinn appointed to be his constant companion.' They said, 'And
you too, O Messenger of Allah?' He said, 'And me too, but Allah has helped me and he has submitted
(became a believing Muslim), so that he only helps me to do good.'" (Reported by Muslim, 2814).

Their powers

Allah has given the jinn powers that he has not given to humans. Allah has told us about some of their
powers, such as the ability to move and travel quickly. An 'ifreet (genie) from among the jinn guaranteed to
the Prophet Sulaymaan (Solomon), peace be upon him, that he would bring the throne of the Queen of
Yemen to Jerusalem in a moment faster than that needed for a man to get up from where he was sitting. Allah
says (interpretation of the meaning):

"An 'ifreet (strong genie) from the jinns said: 'I will bring it [her throne] to you before you rise from your
place (council). And verily, I am indeed strong, and trustworthy for such work.' One with whom was
knowledge of the Scripture said: 'I will bring it to you within the twinkling of an eye!' - then when
Sulaymaan saw it placed before him, he said, 'This is by the Grace of my Lord…'"

[Quran al-Naml 27:39-40]

The food and drink of the jinn

The jinn eat and drink. Ibn Mas'ood said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon
him) said:
'Someone from among the jinn called me, and I went with him and recited Qur'an for them.' He took me and
showed me the traces of where they had been and the traces of their fires. They asked him for food and he
said, 'You can have every bone on which the name of Allah has been mentioned that comes into your
possession, as meat, and all the droppings as food for your animals.' The Prophet (peace and blessings of
Allah be upon him) said, 'So do not use [these things] for cleaning yourselves [after relieving oneself], for
they are the food and provision of your brothers.'" (Reported by Muslim, 450).

The believing jinn may eat any bone on which the name of Allah has been mentioned, because the
Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) did not permit them to have anything on which
Allah's name has not been mentioned - those are for the kuffaar (disbelievers) among the jinn.

The beasts of the jinn

According to the hadeeth narrated by Ibn Mas'ood, that we have quoted above, the jinn asked the Messenger
(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) for provision, and he said to them: "…and [you can have] all the
droppings as food for your animals."

The dwelling-places of the jinn

The jinn live on this earth where we do. They are mostly to be found in ruins and unclean places like
bathrooms, dunghills, garbage dumps and graveyards. Hence the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be
upon him) taught us to take precautions when entering such places, by reciting the athkar (prayers)
prescribed by Islam. One of these was reported by Anas ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him), who
said:

"When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) entered the toilet, he would say,
'Allahumma innee a'oothu bika min al-khubuthi wa'l-khaba'ith (O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the evil
ones, male and female).'"

(Reported by al-Bukhaari, 142; and Muslim, 375).

Some jinns are Muslims and some are kaafirs (disbelievers)

Allah tells us that some of the jinn said (interpretation of the meaning):
"And some of us are Muslims, and of us some are al-qaasitoon (disbelievers - those who have deviated from
the Right Path). And whosoever has embraced Islam, then such have sought the Right Path. And as for the
qaasitoon, they shall be firewood for Hell.'"

[Quran Al-Jinn 72:14-15]

The Muslims among the jinn are of different levels as regards righteousness and taqwa (God-
consciousness). Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

"[Some jinn said:] 'There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary; we are groups, each
having a different way (religious sects, etc.)'"

[Quran Al-Jinn 72:11]

The story of how the first jinn of this ummah ( nation) became Muslim was narrated by 'Abd-Allah ibn
'Abbaas, who said: "The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) went out with a group of his
Companions heading for the marketplace of 'Ukaath. This was when the shayaateen (devils) were prevented
from getting any news from heaven, and shooting stars had been sent against them. The shayaateen went
back to their people, who said, 'What is the matter with you?' They said, 'We cannot get news from heaven,
and shooting stars were sent against us.' Their people said, 'Nothing is stopping you from hearing news from
heaven except some new event that must have happened. Go and look in the east and the west of the earth,
and see if you can find out what it is that is stopping you from hearing news from heaven.'

Those who went out in the direction of Tihaamah came upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be
upon him) in Nakhlah, when he was on his way to 'Ukaath, and found him leading his Companions in Fajr
prayer. When they heard the Qur'aan, they listened to it and said, 'By Allah, this is what is stopping us from
hearing news from heaven.' When they went back to their people, they said,

'O our people, we have heard a wonderful Recital (the Qur'an). It guides to the Right Path, and we have
believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord (Allah).

[QuranAl-Jinn 72:2 - interpretation of the meaning]

Then Allah revealed to His Prophet (peace be upon him) the words (interpretation of the
meaning):

"Say (O Muhammad): 'It has been revealed to me that a group of jinn listened (to this Qur'an)…'

[Quran al-Jinn 72:1],


and Allah revealed to him what the jinn had said."
(Reported by al-Bukhari, 731).

Their reckoning on the Day of Resurrection

The jinn will be called to account on the day of Resurrection. Mujahid (May Allah have mercy on him) said,
concerning the ayah (verse) (interpretation of the meaning):

"… but the jinn know well that they have indeed to appear (before Him) (i.e., they will be brought to
account)"

[Quran al-Saffat 37:158]


"They will be brought to judgement."

[Saheeh al-Bukhari]

Protection from the harm of the jinn

Because the jinn can see us while we cannot see them, the Prophet (peace be upon him) taught us many ways
to protect ourselves from their harm, such as seeking refuge with Allah from the accursed Shaytaan, reciting
Soorat al-Falaq and Soorat al-Naas (the last two Soorahs of the Qur'aan), and reciting the words taught by
Allah in the Qur'an (interpretation of the meaning):
"Say: 'My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the shayateen (devils). And I
seek refuge with You, my Lord, lest they may attend (or come near) me.'"

[Quran Al-Mu'minoon 23:97-98]

Saying Bismillah (in the Name of Allah) before entering one's home, before eating or drinking, and before
having intercourse will also keep the Shaytaan from entering the house or partaking with a person in his
food, drink and sexual activity.

Similarly, mentioning the name of Allah before entering the toilet or taking off one's clothes will prevent the
jinn from seeing a person's 'awrah (private parts) or harming him, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
"To put a barrier that will prevent the jinn from seeing the 'awrah of the sons of Adam, let any one of you say
'Bismillah' when entering the toilet."

(Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 551; Saheeh al-Jaami', 3611).

Strength of faith and religion in general will also prevent the jinn from harming a person, so much so that if
they were to fight, the one who has faith would win. 'Abd-Allah ibn Mas'ood (May Allah be pleased with
him) said: "A man from among the Companions of Muhammad ( peace be upon him) met a man from among
the jinn. They wrestled, and the human knocked down the jinn. The human said to him, 'You look small and
skinny to me, and your forearms look like the front paws of a dog. Do all the jinn look like this, or only you?'
He said, 'No, by Allah, among them I am strong, but let us wrestle again, and if you defeat me I will teach
you something that will do you good.' The human said, 'Fine.' He said, 'Recite:

'Allah! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever-living, the One Who sustains and protects all
that exists…'

[Quran Aayat al-Kursi - al-Baqarah 2:255 - interpretation of the meaning].

The human said, 'Fine.' He said, 'You will never recite this in your house but the Shaytan will come out of it
like a donkey breaking wind, and he will never come back in until the next morning.'"

(Reported by al-Darimi, 3247)."

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"So O men and jinns! Which favour of your Lord will you deny?"

Quran 55:40

"We have indeed adorned the lowest heaven with stars as ornaments.And to protect it from every rebellious
devil. They cannot listen to the speech of those on higher elevations and they are targeted from every side.
To make them flee, and for them is a never-ending punishment. Except one who sometimes steals a part, so
a blazing flame goes after him."

Quran 37:7-10

"And they have appointed a relationship between Him and the jinns; and indeed the jinns surely know that
they will be brought forth."

Quran 37:158

In The Exorcist Tradition Bilal Philips writes:

"The angels were created from light and the Jinn from a flame of fire. However, it is the view of most Suni
Scholars, past and present that the relation of the Jinn to fire is like the relation of man to earth. Although
man's origin is from the elements of earth, man himself is not composed of earth. Similarily, Jaann (Father
of the Jinn)was created from the elements of fire, but neitrher he nor his descendents are any longer
composed of fire. According to some scholars proof of this can be found in the Prophets statement:

"Satan appeared before me in my prayer and I chocked him and felt the coldness of his saliva on my hand.."

[Collected by Ahmed disagreed over isnaad possibly weak]

They argued that if satan was himself a fiery being, then how could his saliva be cold or how could he
even have saliva?" [Ahkaam al-Jaann, p.27]

It is generally held that the Jinn, like the angels, were created before mankind. This belief is based upon the
apparent meaning of the following Quranic verse:

"Indeed We created man from sounding clay made out of black smelly mud. And created the jinn before
him, from smokeless fire."

Quran 15:26-27

This amy be deduced from the following Quranic text in which the creation of the Jinn is mentioned before
man:

"And I created the jinns and men, only for them to worship Me."

Quran 51:56

Ibn Kathir narrates [1300-1373] quotes a narration from the Prophets companion, 'Abdulla ibn Umar [d 693
CE], wherein the Prophet (saw) stated that the Jinn, descendents of jaann, were on earth two thousand years
before the creation of Adam.
[Tafseer al- Qur'aan al-'Atheem, voli, p.108]
The Jinn are created beings, consequently they die as do humans. Evidence for this belief may be found in
the general statements from the Qur'aan which indicate that all of creation will cease to exist:

"Everything [that exists] will perish except His [i.e.,Allah's] face."

Quran 28:88

"Everything in the world will vanish..."

Quran 55:26

Furthermore there is a verse which addresses the issue directly

"It is these upon whom the Word has proved true, among the nations that passed away before them, of jinns
and men; indeed they were losers."

Quran 46:18

Al-Aaloosee said, "The statement of [Allah], Most Great and Glorious, '....among the previous generation of
jinn and men that have passed away,' is used to prove that the Jinn die generation after generation, like
humans."

[Rooh al-Ma'aannee, vol.26, 9.21]

Proof can also be found in authentic traditions of the Prophet (s)

"I seek refuge in Your power. There is no god beside You, [You are the One] who does not die, while the
Jinn and mankind die."

[Bukhari vol.9, p.357, no.480]

Satan [Arabic Shaytaan]

This term is equivelent in meaning to the words "devil" or "demon" when used indefinitely or in the plural,
but with the definite article "al," it specifically refers to the Devil, i.e. Satan.

Arabic English Lexicon, vol.2, p. 1552.

It is clearly apparent from the authentic hadeeths that satan was a jinnee and not an angel , When taken by
themselves some verses of the Quran imply that he might have been an angel; however, there are alsomany
others which infer that he was a jinnee, an done that explicitly states that he was a jinnee:

"And indeed We created you, then designed you and then ordered the angels, "Prostrate before Adam"; so
they all prostrated, except Iblis (Satan); he did not become of those who prostrate."

Quran 7:11

The above verse iondicates that Iblees (personal name of satan) was among the angels. Iblees is derived
from ablasa, which means, he despaired or gave up hope for the mercy of Allah."
Relationships with Humans

Like blood, Satan flows through man's veins. One of his most lethal weapons is false hopes. As we know
from our father Adam's story, Satan knows our weakness and attacks us on the most vulnerable point. Allah
says,"... and Satan made attractive to them that which they were doing."

[Quran 6: 4]

Safiyyah reported that the Prophet (s) said:

"Verily, Satan flows in the blood stream of Adams descendents."

[Bukhari vol. 3, pp.142-3]

The Jinn are able to affect the subconscious human mind, according to the Prophets statement,

"Verily, the dreams which a man sees in his sleep are of three types: a dream from the most Merciful (Allah),
a sad dream from satan, and a subconscious dream."

[Muslim, vol. 4, p. 1224, and no 5621]

Thoughts

"Satan will come to one of you and say, 'Who created this and that? ' Until he asks, 'Who created your Lord?'
When he comes to that, one should seek refuge in Allah and stop [such idle thoughts]."

[Bukhari, vol. 4, p.320, no.496]

Birth
Muhammad (saw) said:

"Satan pricks with his finger every newborn child of Adams descendents. They all begin screaming from
Satans jab, except Mary and her son Jesus (Esa) ."

[Bukhari vol. 4, p.426, no.641]

Abu Hurayrah narrated:

The reason for their protection is the supplication made by Mary's mother at Mary's birth .
[Bukhari vol. 4, p. 426, no. 641]
It is recorded in the Quran
"So when she gave birth to it, she said, “My Lord! I have indeed given birth to a girl!” And Allah well knows
what she gave birth to; and the boy she had prayed for is not like this girl; “And I have named her Maryam
and I give her and her offspring in Your protection, against Satan the outcast.”

Quran 3:36

Sickness

Some physical human sicknesses are caused by the effects of jinn.

Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:

"[One of the causes for] the destruction of my nation of followers will be [assassination by] stabbing and the
plague, which is harassment from you enemies among the jinn. [Death] by either way is martyrdom."

[al-Albaanee Saheeh al-Jaami' as Sagheer, vol 2, p. 779, no 4231]

"Can you not see that We (Allah) have set the devils on the disbelievers, excitedly prodding them [to sin and
disbelief]."

Quran 19:83

The fact is that the Jinn fear those who are strong among the righteous and therefore avoid them.

Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:

"Surely I can see the devils among the Jinn and mankind fleeing from 'Umar (Ra)."

In Watching for Satans Traps, Al Jumu'ah Vol. 15 Issue 05 says,

"Find Tranquility in Remembering Allah

Allah has urged His servants to remember Him, ask His forgiveness, and to show patience in way of
observing His Deen (Religion).

"Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Truly, it is in the
remembrance of Allah that the hearts ever find peace."

[Quran 13:28]

The Best Defense: Supplications

The Prophet (SAWS) has taught us the best defense against the Satan, and that is consistent remembrance of
Allah with the help of beautiful supplications for every occasion. These awraad (Supplications) bring us
abundant reward and high ranks with Allah. This technique has been time-tested by the Prophets and the
pious people in overcoming the Satan.

The Prophet (SAWS) being so merciful to his Ummah (Society), explained the supplications, Salah (prayer)
and rules in all situations, times, and places; in deeds and in words, when eating, drinking, answering nature's
call, and when misfortunes strike, when going to bed and even when having intercourse with one's spouse.
The Prophet (SAWS) says, "If one wants to make love to one's spouse, and says, I seek refuge in your Name,
'O Allah, protect us from Satan, and save what you have bestowed upon us from Satan,' Allah will protect his
offspring from Satan all his life." (Bukhari)"

In The Exorcist Tradition, Bilal Philips wrote,

Ibn al-Qayyim said:

"Evil spirits mostly gain control of those having little religous inclination and those whose hearts and
tongues faith has deserted; those whose souls are desolate of the remembrance of Allah and of the formulas
for strengthening faith. When evil spirits meet a man who is isolated, weaponless and naked, they are easily
able to attack him and overcome him."
[Zaad al-Ma'aad, p.69]

Ibn Taymeeyah suggested the following three circumstances to be main reasons why Jinn may possess
humans:

1. "The occasional possession of man by the Jinn may be due to the sexual desires on the part of the Jinn...or
even love, just as it may be among humans."

2. " Demonic possession sometimes also occurs as a result of horseplay, jest or plain evil on the part of the
jinn, just as eviland mischief occurs from among humans for similar reasons."

3. " However, possession is most often a result of the Jinn being angry because some wrong has been done
to them. Thus, the jinn punish those who wronged them. For example, when humans accidentaly harm or
hurt them by urinating on them, pouring hot water on them or by killing some of them, the jinn think that
they have been intentionally harmed. Although humans may not realize what they have done, the jinn by
nature are very ignorant, harsh and volatile in their behavior, so they may vengefully punish humans much
more severly than they deserve."

Thus, in the view of Ibn Taymeeyah, possession may occur with relative frequency to practising Muslims as
well as to weak and non practising Muslims.

Partial Possession

Ibn Taymeeyah says:

"The Jinn usually communicate by either visions or voices with those seeking information among the idol
worshippers , Christians, Jews and heretical Muslims driven astray by the devils....The devils will often
respond while taking the form of one besought , whether dead or alive...This frequently happens to
Chrisitans (survivorsareus.com note: or heretical Muslims like Sufi's and so on and so forth) who call upon
those whom they edify, whether dead or alive...." Elsewhere he said, "And among them (i.e., disbelievers,
pagans, magicians, ect..) are those who believe that when someone dies he can return and communicate with
them, pay their debts, retrieve their lost items, and advise them. Images of those who who die come to them
[doing these things], but they are actually devils taking their forms."

According to Islamic beliefs one of the many ways the devils lead humans astray is to appear to them in
images which reinforce their false beliefs. They become visible as apparitions or visions.
In Majmoo' al Fatawaa, Ibn Taymeeyah said:

"The devils may appear to those who worship them in forms which humans mistakenly identify as heavenly
spirits.... Jinn may also make humans hear the voice of those whom they call upon who are far away. Such
cases are frequent among idolaters , Christians, Jews, and ignorant Muslims who seek refuge in those whom
they consider Holy.""

You may be wandering why devils cause so much mischief so I will now give you some of the reasons why.

Interpretation of the Quran

"Iblis said, "Give me respite till the day when people will be resurrected. Said Allah, "You are given
respite. Iblis said, "Hence I swear by the fact that You sent me astray, I will certainly lay in wait for them on
Your Straight Path. Then I will certainly approach them - from their front and from behind them and from
their right and from their left; and You will find most of them not thankful. Allah said, "Exit from here,
rejected, outcast; indeed whoever among them follows your bidding, I will fill hell with all of you."

Quran 14-18

"The one whom Allah has cursed; the devil said, I swear, I will certainly take an appointed portion of Your
bondmen. And I will surely lead them astray, and I will certainly arouse desires in them, and I will definitely
order them so they will pierce animals’ ears, and I will definitely order them so they will alter Allah’s
creation; and whoever chooses the devil for a friend instead of Allah, has indeed suffered a manifest loss."

Quran 4:118-119

"And indeed We (Allah) sent to every nation a Noble Messenger (proclaiming) that "Worship Allah and
beware of the devil; therefore Allah guided some of them, and error proved true upon some of them;
therefore travel in the land and see what sort of fate befell the deniers! If you (O dear Prophet Mohammed -
peace and blessings be upon him) desire for their guidance, then indeed Allah does not guide one whom He
misleads, and they do not have any aides. And they swore by Allah most vehemently in their oaths that,
Allah will not raise up the dead; yes He will, why not? A true promise obligatory upon Him, but most men do
not know. In order that He may make clear to them the matter in which they differed, and the disbelievers
may realise that they were liars."

Quran 16:36-39"

Shaykh Saleem Al-Hilaalee in Protection against the plots of Shaytaan wrote:

"These ayat (The above) prove that shaytaan is on the onslaught of a firce war holding arrogance and malice
against man and inciting people to manifest their evil. Allah has permitted him to do this, oblivious of the
threats of Allah and with no regards, for His slaves. Allah, glorified is He, has not left man unprotected . He
has made faith and abundant remembrance of Him means to protect our selves and weapons for our defense.

Allah has uncovered the plots of shaytaan for man so that if he becomes negligent about his protection and
incabable of knowing shaytaans schemes, then fortune will turn against him, There Is No Might Nor Power
Except with Allah.

This old enemy of the children of Adam (as) in his pursuit of trickery and schemes, is determined to embark
boldly in the battle against the course of time. He plots and plans in organized stages and continues in this
way, one fight after another. He executes his polices with man step by step. Allah says in interpretation of
the Quran:

"...do not follow the footsteps of the devil; undoubtedly he is your open enemy."

Quran 2:168, 208 and 6:142

Shaytaan invades the human soul at a moment of neglect and weakness

"And if shaytaan causes you to forget, then sit not in the company of those people who are the wrongdoers."

Quran 6:68

Shaytan's pace is swift and harmful as he affects man with speed. He searches for ways to take complete
control over the way in, therefore man should take precaution against him.

Shaytaan luring into destruction by persuasion

In interpretation of Quran Allah says,

"Indeed those of you who turned back on the day when the two armies met - for as it was the devil who
caused them to waver, because of some of their deeds; and undoubtedly Allah has forgiven them; indeed
Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Forbearing."

Quran 3:155

These ayat describe what happened in the mind of the archers, imagine the whole of mankind and their state
of mind when they commit a sin. The confidence of Allah's pardon and pleasure are reduced.

In interpretation of Quran Allah says,

"And do not be like those who came out from their houses proudly, and to be seen by men, and they prevent
people from Allah’s way; and all their actions are within Allah’s control. And when Satan made their deeds
seem good in their sight and said, This day no one can overpower you, and you are under my protection; so
when the two armies came face to face, he scrambled back and said, "I am unconcerned with you - I can see
what is not visible to you - I fear Allah; and Allah’s punishment is severe."

Quran 8:47-48

The cores of satanic beautification are false promises and glimmering hopes. Just as Adam (As) was
promised eternal life and rule likewise were the poytheist promised victory;

"The devil promises them and arouses desires in them; and the devil does not give them promises except of
deceit. "

Quran 4:120

Iblees establishes the courtyard of his battle using his tools of beautification-beautification of ugliness.. the
gullible see his false attraction and it leads them to sin. So the people should be warned that whenever a
matter appears beautiful to them or whenever they find a longing desire in themselves, shaytaan will already
be there.

In "Watching for Satans Traps," Al Jumu'ah Vol. 15 Issue 05 writes:

"Satan intercepts us in every path of righteousness, dissuading us from good and persuading us to do evil.
This struggle is depicted in a hadeeth [Tradition of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam
(SAWS) / peace be upon him)]. "Satan sat in Man's paths," the Prophet says. "He sat for him in the path of
Islam and said, 'How could you embrace Islam and discard your religion and the religion of your
forefathers?' But man, disobeying Satan, embraced Islam. Then Satan sat for man in the path of hijrah
(emigration) and said, 'How could you emigrate and leave your land and sky?' But man, however, disobeyed
Satan and emigrated. Then Satan sat for man in the path of Jihad (Actions in the way of Allah) and said,
'How could you perform jihad sacrificing yourself and your money? You could be killed; your wife may re-
marry and your money may be divided among inheritors.' However, man still disobeyed Satan and went out
for Jihad. He who has done this verily deserves to enter paradise. He who gets killed has the right to enter
Paradise; he who drowns has the right to enter Paradise, and he who falls off his horse has the right to enter
Paradise," the Prophet concluded. (Ahmed and Nasa'ee)

To protect ourselves against the Satan and his party, we must cling to Allah's Book and follow the example of
the Prophet (SAWS). Innovations in matters of religion, arguments about Allah's verses without proper
knowledge are the time-tested traps of the Satan."

""It is the devil who threatens with his friends; so do not fear them and fear Me, if you have faith."

Quran 3:175

In Shaytaan Causing Fear and Terror, Tareeqah Al-Jannah writes:

"Thus when one has fear, fright and apprehension it is due to the shaytaan. Indeed shaytaan tries to make his
enemies become a source of fright and he takes away their power and awe.

"And Satan will say when the matter has been decided, Indeed Allah had given you a true promise - and the
promise I gave you, I made it untrue to you; and I had no control over you except that I called you and you
obeyed me; so do not accuse me, blame only yourselves; neither can I help you, nor can you help me; I have
no concern with your ascribing me as a partner (to Allah); indeed for the unjust is a painful punishment."

Quran 14:22

"The example of the devil - when he said to man “Disbelieve”; so when he has rejected faith, he says, “I am
unconcerned with you - indeed I fear Allah, the Lord of The Creation.”

Quran 59:16"

In The Seven Tricks of Shaytaan Against You, Tareeqah Al-Jannah writes:

"As for the tricks of Shaytaan against you they are seven:

1. He obstructs you from doing acts of obedience. Repel him by realizing that you are in need of these acts of
obedience in order to gather provision from this life for the next life, which will have no ending.

2. He commands you to procrastinate in acts of obedience. Repel him by realizing that your appointed time is
not in your hands and that you could die at any moment.

3. He commands you to rush in acts of obedience by suggesting to you, "Hurry! In order that you can do so-
and-so!" Repel him that realizing that few acts of obedience done with perfection is better than many done
incompletely.

4. He commands you to perfect your worship in order to be seen of men. Repel him by realizing that the
sight of Allah is enough for you over the sight of men

5. He whispers arrogance and pride in your heart by saying, "Who is greater and more precise than your
obedience?" Repel him by realizing that your acts of obedience to Allah is a blessing from Allah, not from
yourself. If it were not for the bounty of Allah, you would not be able to establish any act of obedience,
which are nothing next to the blessing of Allah Ta`ala.

6. This is the greatest of his tricks, he says to you, " Make strenuous effort in keeping your obedience of
Allah secret. Soon He will make your acts manifest before the world!" Repel him that you are a slave of
Allah and that He alone is your Master. If He wills, He will manifest you and if He wills He will keep you
concealed. If He wills, He will make you important and if He wills He will make you insignificant. That is
for Him to decide, and you should not care whether He manifests your good deeds to people or not, because
there is nothing in their hands worth seeking after.

7. He suggests in your heart, " There is no need for you to perform acts of obedience to Allah. Truly, if you
were created and destined to be among the people of bliss, then there is no danger in you neglecting the acts
of worship. And if you were created and destined to be among the people of wretchedness, then there is no
benefit in doing them. Repel him that realizing that you are a slave. And that it is the duty of a slave to obey
the commands as is the rights to slaveness (`ubuudiyya).

Allah is the Rabb (Lord), and He knows the rights of Lordship (rubuubiyya). Thus these acts of obedience
will benefit you in every way if you were created and destined to be among the people of bliss. It will benefit
you by increasing your reward. And if you were not created and destined for bliss, then in no way Allah will
punish you for acts of obedience. These acts of obedience will not harm you. For to be entered into the fire
while you are obedient to Allah is more precious to you than you being entered into the fire while you are
disobedient.

And how is it possible for you to enter the fire when the Promise of Allah is true and His Words are Truthful
for He has promised a tremendous reward for acts of obedience? Whoever meets Allah Ta`ala while he has
faith and obedience will never enter the fire and he has duly earned the Paradise by the Promise of Allah the
Truthful and not by any act. It is in that Allah has informed us by His saying,

"Allah's praises are due to Allah who made good to us His Promise and has made us inherit the earth and we
may abide in the Paradise whenever we please. Excellent is the Reward of those who work."

(Quran 39:74)

Therefore my brothers (and sisters), wake up! It is as He said. So seek the aid of Allah alone and seek refuge
with Him. All matters are in His hands and from Him alone is success. And there is neither power nor might
except with Allah the Exalted the Great."

[From: Tareeqah Al-Jannah - Bab Muhaarabatush-Shaytaan (On the War with Shaytaan)
Reasons for possession

Some of the prominent reasons for people to suffer harm from devils through possesion and or magic is due
to their lifestyle and sinful habits. Many Muslims for example are not fulfiling their religous obligations
such as: worshipping correctly, seeking authentic Islamic knowledge, supplicating daily sunnah dhikr,
protecting their eyes and private parts from temptation, covering their private parts (awrah), living according
to Islam by adhering to what is halal (permissable) and staying away from what is harram (forbidden) and
what could be harram for fear that it is harram (forbidden).

"Say: Allah has power to send punishment upon you from above you, or from under your feet; or to cover
you in confusion with party strife; and make you taste the inter-fighting and violence of one another. See
how We variously explain the Aayat (proofs and signs), so that they may understand."

Quran 6:65

One benefit of the above ayat:

It shows the great power of Allah, the Exalted, in that whenever the Muslims abandon judging by the
Sharee'ah (Divinely Prescribed Law) of Allah; but rather take to man made laws that oppose the Law of
Allah - which, with deep regret, is happening now - then Allah causes the Ummah to split-up into sects and
parties, and makes them fight one another.

[The above taken from Not Judging by the Book of Allah: A Cause for Calamities to Strike the Ummah By:
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Jameel Zaynoo]

"So do they not ponder the Qur’an deeply, or are there locks on some of their hearts?"

Quran 47:24

"Not at all – but rather their earnings have heaped rust upon their hearts."

or translated as

"Nay! But on their hearts is the covering of sins (ran) which they used to earn."

Quran 83:14

In Disease of the Hearts and their Cures Ibn Taymiyya writes:

"The hearts are of three types:

(1) The correct heart is secure that is secure from all desires that oppose the command of Allah and His
prohibitions and it is also secure from doubts that contradict what He (Allah) informs. Just as it is secure
from worshipping anything else besides Allah and from seeking judgement from any person other than His
(Allah's) Messenger.

(2) The dead heart, this being the opposite of the correct heart containing no life, neither knowing it's Lord
nor worshipping Him.
(3) The Heart that has some life but also has a defect. So it contains love of Allah, faith in Him, sincerity and
trust towards Him from those things that are essential to it remaining alive. It also contains the love of vain
desires and preferences to them, despicable morals and manners from those things that cause it to die, and it
continously wavering between those two conditions.

So the first type of heart is the living, humble, soft and gentle heart. The second is the dry, harsh, and dead
heart. The third is the heart which is diseased, it can either be made secure or have its destruction sealed.

All of the diseases of the heart can be founded upon desires and doubts. The life of the heart and its
illumination is the cause of all good to be found in it and its death and darkness is the cause of evil to be
found in it. The heart can be perfected through purification of the heart, repentance, and the relinquishing of
all types of false love and despicable manners. This can be attained through striving hard against ones soul
that incites towards evil and bringing it to account and combatting the satans from among the Jinn by holding
fast to Allah; knowing their plots and objectives, and safeguarding onself against them through remembrance
of Allah, the exalted and seeking refuge in Him from them.

The heart becoming defective and weak revolves around two basic matters: the corruptioon of knowledge
and corruption of intent. These in turn lead to two destructive illnesses
-anger and
-misguidance

Misguidance being the end result of the corruption of intent. So these two diseases are the lords of all the
ailments that afflict the heart. It's cures lies in guidance based upon knowledge. Guidance based on
knowledge is to know the truth and to follow it. The whole of the Qur'an is a cure for these two diseases,
others and in it contains perfect guidance."

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

So now you should have a very good understanding of shaytaans plots and the need to properly protect your
self. Establishing in you heart firm belief and practise of Islam is a good way of achieving the desired
outcome. Prayer is not something that should be taken lightly by any means. Prayer is Islams second pillar
and it is to be performed a minimum of five times a day. Prayer is so important that one should even read
books from the scholars that properly instruct you on how to pray like the Prophet Muhammad (saw) (I have
in my free e books) and that is not enough. You should practise the movements so that you do them correctly
not just thinking that in doing them in your obligatory prayers as enough because that is not enough. The
following will aid you in some of your prayer and supplications, insha Allah.

Spiritual Warfare Prayer Ruqyah I

This is the first of a four part series that will give you a introduction to the subjects that I will be going into
detail about in the other sections like: magic, the condition of the heart, the legitimacy of seeking medical
treatment, types of sihr (magic), types of ruqyah and forbidden forms of treatment for magic, jinn possesion
and more. It is imparitive that you have a complete understanding of Islam's creed so I will go over this with
you in this section.

I have written this at the best of my present ability to give you all of the proper tools you need to successfully
accomplish the practise of doing Ruqyah. This is a very serious subject that deserves much elaboration on its
different branches of neccessary knowledge. Learning about Ruqyah is a special and very fulfiling part of
ones life. With the proper knowledge of it you can by the permission of Allah help your self and others from
the unneccesary oppression of jinn, demons, sihr, envy, regular sickness and poision. I ask you to please
read everything even if you are already familiar with the material as it is always a good idea to refresh your
memory every so often to ensure that you are at your best mental capacity.

Allah says interpretation of the Quran:

"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

The issue of seeking treatment from spiritual warfare with prayer is called ruqyah. Ruqyah with the Qur'an
is a very serious one requiring frank discussion, due to the fact that a number of innovations and superstitions
that have no support in the Qur'an, the Sunnah of the Prophet [sallallhu alayhi wa sallam (SAWS)], or the
examples of his noble Companions are being practiced in the name of ruqyah and healing through Qur'an.

Literal meaning of Sihr –


According to Al-Azhari:

Sihr means to make something appear in a form other than the real one

According to Ibn Mandhur:

Sihr means to make something false appear to be real, or makes something appear to people differently from
its true form, it means that he has given an object a status other than its real one.

According to A’aisha:

Arabs have given it the name sihr because it can transform good health into illness,

Definition of Sihr- Sihr is an agreement between a Sahir and a satan which stipulates that the sahir commit
certain illegal or polytheistic acts, in return for the Satans assistance and obedience in fulfilling the sahir’s
requests.

A halal way to cure the evil efffects of sihr is with Ruqyah.


Ruqyah entails reciting the Qur'an and making supplications to Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, in order to aid in
the treatment of illness and other problems. Ibn Hajar al-Asqalanee said that the definition of ruqyah further
includes ta'awwuth, which means to seek refuge. In his words: "There is no disagreement whatsoever
(between scholars) as to the permissibility of turning to Allah for help and seeking refuge with Him from
whatever happens or is expected to happen."

In this spirit, the primary concern of the present article is to offer sincere advice and warn against the evil
deviations that the improper practice of ruqyah may lead to. As we will see, the best defense against
ignorance is faith in Allah and sound Islamic knowledge.

The Condition of the Heart

The heart is normally full and does not allow anything alien to enter it unless something else leaves it first.
The believing servant knows his Creator, why he was created and the journey's end after death. In contrast,
weak faith in monotheism, weak reliance on Allah and a lack of beneficial knowledge render the heart a
breeding ground for devilish insinuations, illusions and trivialities.

Regarding this dangerous condition, Ibnul-Qayyim wrote, "Evil spirits mostly gain control of those having
little religious inclination and those whose hearts and tongues faith has deserted - (people) whose souls are
desolate of the remembrance of Allah and of the formulas for strengthening one's faith."

The Legitimacy of Seeking Medical Treatment

The Prophet (SAWS) sought medical treatment and ordered his Companions to do so as well. Jabir narrated
that the Prophet (SAWS) said, "There is a remedy for every malady, and when the remedy is applied to the
disease, it is cured with the permission of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious." (Muslim)

Commenting on this hadith, Ibnul-Qayyim wrote, "The Prophet (SAWS) made cure conditional on applying
medicine to the (right) illness. (Just as every creature has an opposite), every disease has an opposite remedy
that can cure it…"
In fact, numerous Prophetic ahadith support the view that seeking medical treatment is perfectly acceptable,
and even encouraged, in Islam.

The Prophet's Guidance Concerning Protection and Cure

Our best guidance in life comes from studying the life and habits of the Prophet (SAWS) who showed us
what to do in all circumstances. Allah says about him: "He is ardently desirous of your (welfare); and to the
believers he is compassionate, merciful." [9:128]

We shall look here at some protective measures prescribed by the Prophet (SAWS) in addition to various
remedies for combating the effects of the evil eye and magic.

Protective Measures

Protection against evil in general can be realized by asserting belief in the unity of Allah, finding out about
Him through His beautiful names and lofty attributes, offering sincere worship to Him alone, obeying His
commands, relying on Him, loving Him and frequently remembering Him. What is required here is
remembrance that involves both the heart and the tongue.

Treatment of the Evil Eye

The power to harm others by a look or glance, known as the evil eye, is true. Ibn Abbas narrated that the
Prophet (SAWS) said, "The effect of the evil eye (al-ayn) is real for if there were anything which could
overtake destiny, it would have been (the effect of) the evil eye." (Muslim)

To ward off the effect of the evil eye, one should say, upon seeing someone or something that pleases him,
"maa shaa-Allah" (only that which Allah wills comes to pass!), and then he should pray to Allah to bless that
person or thing.

If the person with an evil eye is known, he should be asked to wash his body and retain ant wasted water that
he has used. The water should be poured over the affected person from the back, and he will-with Allaah's
leave-recover.

See hadith Sahih by Al-Abani in Sahih al-Jami(3908)

Ibnul-Qayyim said, "Among the formulas of seeking Allah's refuge and those (encompassing) ruqyah are:
frequent recitation of surah Al-Falaq, surah An-Nas, surah Al-Fatihah and Ayatul-Kursy. One should also
recite Prophetic supplications (related to seeking Allah's refuge and protection)."

Treatment of Magic

One should protect oneself from the effect of magic before it happens. Among other things, this can be
achieved by demonstrating sincere devotion and worship to Allah alone, and seeking His protection by
frequently remembering Him and by reciting Prophetic supplications at suitable times. As for treating magic
after its occurrence, the affected person should be patient with Allah's decree, repent for his sins and insist on
receiving treatment only from those (Muslims) who are known for their piety and uprightness.
In Sword against Black Magic & Evil Magicians,Wahid Abdussalam Bali had this to say about the different
types of magic (sihr):

"Types of Sihr

Number One
Sihr of Chaldeans who used to worship the seven planets, believing the planets control the world. These are
the people Prophet Ibrahiim (Abraham) was sent.

Number Two
Sihr of people who have fantasies and hallucinations. Man's soul has been created weak and is submissive to
fantasies.

Number Three
Seeking assistance of worldly spirits (Jinn)who are of two types.
1. Believers in Islaam
2. Disbelievers who are demons
This type of sihr is known as putting a spell on someone or using assistance of jinn to to perform acts of sihr.

Number Four
This includes magic and eye catching trickery.

Number five
Marvelous objects such as geometically-made artwork. This should not be considered as sihr as it is the
driving force behind more advanced machines and other marvelous objects.

Number Six
Use of specific medication in foods and ointments, there is no gainsaying the effect of such medication as the
effect of hypnotism is clear.

Number Seven
The Sahir will claim they know the supreme name of God and that the jinn obey their command in many
things.

Number Eight
Slandering people is one of the softer forms of sihr which is very common among the people."

Forbidden Supplications

Ibn Taimiyyah mentioned that Allah's answering someone's du'aa or fulfilling his wishes does not necessarily
mean that the method that person used is acceptable in Islam. Jabir reported that the Prophet (SAWS) said,
"Do not supplicate against your own selves, your children, your servants, or your property, lest you should
supplicate at a time when supplications are accepted." (Muslim)

Ibn Taimiyyah specified some of the errors that people may make when supplicating to Allah, such as the
following:
- Associating partners with Allah.
- Praying for unlawful or undesirable things in Islam.
- Supplicating in a manner that is not pleasing to Him, as Allah says: "Call upon your Lord in humility and in
secret. Surely, He does not love the transgressors"

[Quraan 7:55]
According to Ibn Taimiyyah, "There are (some) people who make forbidden supplications, and they get what
they ask for but with a great deal of harm. Others also make undesirable (makrooh) supplications and they
still get what they ask for…These and similar kinds of supplications are forbidden even if those who make
them get their wishes granted. Those who believe in the effect of forbidden supplications are mostly ignorant
people who do not realize the conditions for supplication. This generally happens to people who grope in
utter darkness, namely the disbelievers, the hypocrites and those who commit major sins so much so that
their hearts have become black as a result of sins and thus, they cannot distinguish between truth and
falsehood. This is why such forbidden supplications continue to be a source of confusion for those whom
Allah has not guided and whose hearts He has not illuminated with knowledge."

Ruqyah and Supplication

Ruqyah is similar to supplication. While it is preferred to use supplications that the Prophet (SAWS) taught
us, Muslim scholars agree that it is also permissible to use supplications he did not teach us. The condition
for doing so is that such supplications must not contain forbidden words, nor be forbidden in themselves or
bound to lead to forbidden things, such as giving up the supplications that have been reported from the
Prophet (SAWS) altogether. However, it is better and safer to adhere to those supplications that the Prophet
(SAWS) taught us.

Consider the following hadith, which illustrates this point well: Abu Hurairah narrated that a Bedouin
entered the masjid while the Prophet (SAWS) was sitting. He then offered two rak'ahs of salah and said, "O
Allah, have mercy on me and on Muhammad, and do not have mercy on anyone along with us. 'The Prophet
(SAWS) said to him, "You have narrowed down a thing (Allah's mercy) that is broad." (Ahmed and Abu
Dawud)

Types of Ruqyah

There are two main types of ruqyah:


1. Lawful Ruqyah: This is the kind of ruqyah that the Prophet (SAWS) used. It consists of permissible
supplications as evidenced by Qur'anic verses and the authentic texts from the Sunnah, but without any
additions and without practicing it in an enigmatic manner.
2. Forbidden Ruqyah: This type of ruqyah may contain words of shirk, mysterious charms or anything else
deemed forbidden in Islam like using pork, blood and ect...

Permissible Ruqyah

Ibn Hajar said, "Muslim scholars are in unanimous agreement that ruqyah is permissible if (the following)
three conditions are met:
1. Only Allah's Words (i.e., the Qur'an), Names or Attributes can be used.
2. It must be in (comprehensible) Arabic or intelligible words in another language.
3. Those taking part must believe that the incantation cannot have an independent effect, but that it is Allah
the Almighty who causes it to have effect." (Fath Al-Baree)

As is the case with supplications being permissible so long as they do not contradict the principles of Islam
or lead to shirk, the same ruling applies to methods of ruqyah that have not been reported by the Prophet
(SAWS). However, such ruqyah should not contain mysterious words or be performed in an enigmatic
manner that is reminiscent of the practices of magicians and charlatans.
Ibn Qudamah said, "Imam Ahmed was told about a man who claimed to neutralize magic by putting water in
a pot and reciting incomprehensible words among other things. Imam Ahmad then disapprovingly shook his
hand and said, I do not know about this (absurd practice)."' (Al-Kafee)

A Muslim should be extremely careful about these matters and always refer to the Qur'an and the Sunnah
whenever he comes across something with which he is unfamiliar. Obscure practices that find no support in
the Qur'an or the Sunnah should be rejected. Therefore, one should avoid confusion and simply go to the
essence of what ruqyah actually is: a means of supplicating to Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, through legitimate
means coupled with the sincere practice of Islam and belief in Allah.

We conclude our study with the following invaluable quotation from Siddeeq Hasan Khan in his book
"Sincere Devotion":
"All acts and supplications that are bound to cure diseases are . . .permissible to practice if the words used in
them are from the Qur'an and the Sunnah, or if they are supplications and practices reported from the early
pious generation of Muslims, which are free from shirk; otherwise, (such practices) are forbidden and
constitute acts of polytheism…"

"Indeed, Allah the Almighty is sufficient for His obedient servants if they are not attached to other than Him
and (do not seek) recourse (except with) Prophetic supplications and permissible (types of) medicine.
Whoever avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, but he who falls into
doubtful matters falls into that which is unlawful. Given that shirk can easily be committed without realizing
it, one should exercise extreme caution to avoid it."

Allah Knows Best

The Authentic Creed by: Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz

Table of Contents
Introduction
Belief in Allah
Belief in Angels
Belief in the Books
Belief in Messengers
Belief in the Last Day
The Invalidaters of Islam

Introduction

All praise is due to Allah, and Allah's Peace and Blessings be

upon His Final Messenger, his pure family, his noble

Companions, and all those who follow them with righteousness

until the Day of Judgment.

To proceed:

In view of the fact that the true 'Aqidah, or creed, is the


foundation of Islam, I have decided on ' The Authentic Creed

and the Invalidators of Islam as a title for the present treatise.

It is evident from texts of the Noble Qur’aan and the Sunnah

that a person's words and deeds will not be accepted unless

they emanate from a true creed. If the creed is not authentic,

all words and deeds emanating there from are bound to be

rejected. The Qur'aan says:

"And whosoever disbelieves in Faith then, fruitless is

his work and in the Hereafter he will be among the

losers." (Soorah 5:5)

"And indeed it has already been revealed to you, as it

was to those before you, that if you join others with

Allah in worship, then surely all your deeds will be in

vain, and you will certainly be among the losers."

(Soorah 39:65)

The Verses to this effect are numberless.

The Qur’aan and the Prophetic traditions clearly state that the

true creed is to believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His

Messengers, the Last Day, and Al-Qadar (Divine Destiny), the

good of it and the bad of it. These six articles constitute the

basis of the true creed with which Allah sent His Book and with

which He sent His Messenger Muhammad !.

These articles also include all aspects of Al-Ghaib (Unseen

World), or in which a Muslim should believe. They also include

all that which Allah and His Messenger have informed us

thereof. The evidence of these articles come from many


Verses of the Qur’aan as well as Prophetic traditions. The

following are but a few examples. Allah says:

"It is not righteousness that you turn your faces

towards east or west; but it is righteousness to believe

in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, the Book and

the Messengers." (Soorah 2:177)

He also said:

"The Messenger believes in what has been revealed to

him from his Lord, as do the believers. Each one (of

them) believes in Allah, 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 end of all journeys." (Soorah

2:285)

He further says:

"O you who believe! Believe in Allah and His Messenger,

and the Scripture which He sent to His Messenger (i.e.,

the Qur’aan) and the Scripture which He sent to those

before (him) any who disbelieves in Allah, His Angels,

His Books, His Messengers and the Last Day has indeed

gone far, far astray." (Soorah 4:136)

"Know you not that Allah knows all that is in the heaven

and on the earth? Verily, it is (all) in the Book (Al-Lauh

Al-Mahfaz), Verily, that is easy for Allah." (Soorah 22:70)

The authentic Prophetic traditions clearly stating these articles


are also innumerable. We cite the following tradition as an

example. Muslim reported in his Sahih on the authority of

'Umar bin Al-Khattab that when Jibril asked the Prophet !

about Faith, he said:

"Iman or Faith, is to believe in Allah, His Angels, His

Books, His Messengers, the Last Day, and to believe in

Destiny, the good of it and the bad of it."

This tradition has also been reported by Al-Bukhari on the

authority of Abu Hurairah. From these articles emanate all that

a Muslim should believe with regard to Allah's Right, the Day

of Judgment and all matters pertaining to the Unseen World.

Belief in Allah

Belief in Allah signifies that Allah is the true God Who Alone

deserves to be worshipped, as He is the Creator and the

Sustainer of all human beings. It also signifies that He is also

fully aware of their secret and open words and deeds and is

Able to reward the righteous and punish the disobedient. In

fact, Allah created mankind and the jinn for the sole reason to

worship Him Alone. As the Qur’aan says:

"And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except

that they should worship Me (Alone). I seek not any

provision from them (i.e., provision for themselves or

for My creatures) nor do I ask that they should feed Me

(i.e., feed themselves or My creatures). Verily, Allah is

the All-Provider, Owner of Power, the Most Strong."

(Soorah 51 : 56-58)
And He said:

"O mankind! Worship your Lord, Who created you and

those who came before you that you may become

righteous. Who has made the earth a resting place for

you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down rain from

the sky, and brought forth therewith fruits as provision

for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allah (in

worship) while you know that He Alone has the right to

be worshipped." (Soorah 2:21,22)

Allah sent the Messengers and sent down the Books to clarify

this Truth, call to it and warn against all that which contradicts

it. The Qur’aan says:

"And verily, we have sent among every Ummah a

Messenger, (with the command), 'Worship Allah (Alone)

and avoid (or Keep away from) At-Taghut (i.e., all false

deities)." (Soorah 16:36)

"And We did not send any Messenger before you but we

revealed to them (saying): La Ilaha illa Ana (none has

the right to be worshipped but I, So worship Me."

(Soorah 21:25)

"(This is) a Book, the Verses whereof are perfected and

then explained in detail from One (Allah), Who is All-

Wise and Well-Acquainted (with all things): (Saying)

worship none but Allah. Verily, I (Muhammad) am unto

you from Him a warner and a bringer of glad tidings."

(Soorah 11:1,2)
The reality of 'worship' mentioned in the above-mentioned

Verses is to direct all one s acts to Allah Alone. These include,

amongst other things, supplications, fear and hope, prayers,

fasting, making sacrifices and taking vows. These should be

done in total submission to His Will, fearing His chastisement

and hoping for His Mercy as well as displaying love for Him.

Many Verses of the Qur'aan clearly state this Islamic

fundamental. The Qur’aan says:

"Verily, we have sent down the Book to you in truth: so

Worship Allah (Alone), offering Him sincere devotion.

Surely, sincere devotion (worship) is due to Allah

Alone." (Soorah 39:2,3)

"And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but

Him." (Soorah 17:23)

“So, call upon Allah with sincere devotion, making your

worship pure for Him (Alone)” (Soorah 40:14)

Al-Bukhari and Muslim also report on the authority of Mu’adh

who said, that the Prophet said:

“Allah’s right upon His slaves is that they should worship Him

Alone and not to associate anyone with Him in worship.”

Belief in Allah also necessitates the belief in all the apparent

obligations including the five pillars of Islam, namely the

declaration that none is worthy of worship except Allah and

that Muhammad ! is His Messenger, performing prayers,

paying Zakah, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and

performing pilgrimage to Ka’bah in Makkah, if one can afford


it.

The mast important of all these pillars is the declaration of

Faith, That none has the right to he worshipped except Allah.

This declaration requires offering sincere devotion to Allah

Alone. Anyone who is worshipped besides Allah is but vain

falsehood, as the Qur’aan says:

"That is because Allah is the Only True God, and those

besides Him whom they invoke are but vain falsehood."

(Soorah 22:62)

We have mentioned earlier that Allah created the jinn and

men to worship Him Alone and that He sent His Messengers

and sent down His Books to explain this fundamental to them.

Many Muslims nowadays have neglected this fundamental and

have thus fallen into ignorance and have, wittingly or

unwittingly, worshipped others besides Allah, hence violating

this right of worship, which is His prerogative.

This belief also necessitates the belief that Allah is the

Originator and Creator of the creation and that He Alone is the

Disposer of their affairs with His Total Will and Absolute

Knowledge. He is also the Master of the present world and the

Hereafter and the Lord of the worlds. There is no creator or

lord but He. He sent the Messengers and sent down the Books

to call them to that which will benefit them in this world and in

the Hereafter. The Qur’aan says:

"Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the

Guardian and Disposer of all affairs." (39: 62)


"Indeed your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens

and the earth in six days, then He rose over the Throne

(in the manner that suits His Majesty). He covers the

night with the day, seeking it rapidly, and (He created)

the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) are subjected to

His Commandment. Surely, His is the creation and the

commandment. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of the

worlds." (Soorah 7:54)

Belief in Allah also necessitates the belief in His Beautiful

Names and Lofty Attributes that are clearly stated in the

Qur'aan and are authentically mentioned by His Prophet

Muhammad !. We should believe in all His Attributes without

changing them, completely ignoring them, twisting their

meanings, or claiming that they resemble human attributes.

Rather, we should believe in these Attributes and describe

Allah in a manner that suits His Majesty and Grandeur, for

none of His creatures resembles Him in any way.

The Qur’aan says:

"There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-

Hearer, the All-Seer." (Soorah 42: 11)

"Invent not similitudes for Allah. Truly, Allah knows and

you know not." (Soorah 16:74)

Such is the creed of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah, the

Companions of the Prophet and those who follow in their

footsteps. Imam Abu Al-Hasan Al-Ash'arI mentioned this creed

in his book 'A1-Maqalat 'an Ashabil-Hadithi wa Ahlis-Sunnah. '


Other leading scholars have also mentioned this true creed in

their works.

Imam A1-Awza said:

"Az-ZuhrI and Makhul were inquired about the Verses which

talk about Allah' s Attributes and they replied, 'Leave them as

they are." That is, do not interpret them.

Al-Walid bin Muslim said:

"Malik, A1-Awza'i, Al-Laith bin Sa'd, and Sufyan Ath-Thawri,

may Allah have mercy upon them, were asked about the

narration concerning Allah's Attributes, and they all said to

believe in them all without interpreting their meanings."

Al-Awza'i said:

"We used to say in the presence of At-Tabi'un, the successors

of the Prophet's Companions, that Allah is over His Throne,

and we believed in all the Prophetic traditions concerning

Allah's Attributes."

When Rabi'ah bin Abu 'Abdur-Rahman, the teacher of Imam

Malik, was asked about the Verse, "Allah rose over His

Throne." (Soorah 7:54), he replied:

"Allah's rising over the Throne is not to be denied, to imagine

the manner in which this is done is impossible, the Message is

from Allah, the Prophet conveyed this Message, and we have

to believe in it as it is."

When Imam Malik himself was inquired about the manner in

which Allah rose over the Throne, he replied: "Allah's action of

rising over the Throne is known, the manner in which this was
done is not known, the belief in this matter is obligatory, and

inquiring about this manner is an innovation in religion, or

Bid'ah."

Then he addressed the inquirer thus, "You are but an evil

person." Then he asked people around him to send him out.

Umm Salamah, the Prophet's wife, is reported to have made

the same statement.

Imam Abu 'Abdur-Rahman 'Abdullah bin Al-Mubarak said in

this connection:

"We know that our Lord, Glorious is He, is over His Throne and

over His heavens, distinct from His creation."

The religious scholars have written so much on this subject

that it is impossible to quote them all in this treatise. Whoever

is interested to find out more about this subject can refer to

works written by scholars of Sunnah in this regard. These

include, among other things, 'Abdullah bin Imam Ahmad's As-

Sunnah, Muhammad bin Khuzaimah's At-TawhId, Abul Qasim

At-Tabari's As-Sunnah. One can also refer to Imam Ibn

Taimiyyah's reply to the people of Hamat, Syria, in which he

delineated the belief of Ahius-Sunnah. He also included in this

reply the statements of Ahlus-Sunnah as well as logical and

textual evidence from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah supporting

their position and exposing their opponents' opinions. He also

dealt with the subject in his treatise known as Ar-Risalatu At-

Tadmiriyyah in which he cited the belief of Ahlus-Sunnah along

with logical and textual evidence from the Qur'aan and the
Sunnah, leaving no room for argument for the objective

seekers of Truth.

Whoever adopts other than the position of Ahius-Sunnah as to

the issue of Allah's Names and Attributes will certainly

contravene massive logical and textual evidence from the

Qur’aan and the Sunnah.

Ahlus-Sunnah have confirmed all the Names and Attributes

that Allah confirmed for Himself either in the Qur'aan or

through the authentic traditions of the Prophet !, without

changing them completely, twisting their meaning, ignoring

them or likening them to those of His creatures. They have

taken into account all possible proofs and have thus avoided

falling into obvious contradictions. It is Allah's Plan to make

the argument of those objective and sincere seekers of the

Truth supreme:

"Nay, We hurl the Truth against falsehood, and it

destroys it, and behold, falsehood is vanished." (Soorah

21:18)

"And no question do they bring to you but We reveal to

you the Truth and the best explanation (thereof)."

(Soorah 25:33)

Commenting on the Verse:

"Indeed your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens

and the earth in six days, then He rose over the Throne

(in a manner that suits His Majesty)." (Soorah 7:54)

The renowned exegete of the Qur’aan, or Mufassir, Al-Hafiz


Ibn KathIr said:

"People in this regard adopt far too many different opinions,

which are not possible to cite here. However, we adopt in this

regard the position of (the righteous predecessors), As-Salafus-

Salih, past and present, such as Malik, Al-Awza'i, Ath-

Thawri, Al-Laith bin Sa'd, Ash-Shafi'i, Ahmad and Ishaq bin

Rahwaih. They all believed in Allah's Attributes without

twisting their meanings, ignoring them completely, or likening

them to those of His creatures."

And whatever image comes to our minds about Allah should

be rejected, for "there is nothing like unto Him, and He is

the All-Hearer, the All-Seer." (Soorah 42:11)

Nu'aim Al-Khuza'i, the teacher of Imam A1-Bukhari, said:

Whoever likens Allah to His creatures is a disbeliever, and

whoever denies the Attributes that Allah ascribes to Himself is

a disbeliever. It is impossible to liken Allah to any of His

Creatures. Guided are those who confirm to Allah the

Attributes, in a manner suiting His Majesty, mentioned in the

clear Qur’aanic Verses and authentic Prophetic traditions and

rejects all blemishes as to Allah's Attributes."

Belief in the Angels

A Muslim should believe in all Allah's angels, whom He created

to worship Him and whom He describes as "honored slaves."

(Soorah 21 :26) and that:

"He knows what is before them, and what is behind

them, and they cannot intercede except for him with


whom He is pleased. And they stand in awe for fear of

Him." (Soorah 21:28)

The angels fall into different categories and they are assigned

different duties. There are, amongst others, those who bear

the Throne of Allah (Soorah 40:7), those who guard Paradise

and Hell, and those who record the slave's deeds, to mention

but a few.

A Muslim should believe in those whom Allah named such as

Jibril (Gabriel), Mika'il, Malik the Guardian of Hell-fire, and

Israfil, who is in charge of blowing in the Trumpet.

'

Aishah reported that the Prophet said: "The angels were

created from light, the jinn were created from a smokeless

flame of fire, and Adam was created from what has been

described to you." (Muslim)

Belief in the Books

A Muslim should believe that Allah had sent down Books upon

His Prophets and Messengers to clarify His Right and to call to

it, as the Qur’aan says:

"Indeed We have sent Messengers with clear proofs,

and revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance

(Justice) that mankind may keep up justice." (Soorah

57:25)

"Mankind were one community and Allah sent Prophets

with glad tidings and warnings, and with them He sent

the Scripture in truth to judge between people in


matters wherein they differed." (Soorah 2:2 13)

A Muslim should also believe in the Revealed Books that Allah

named, such as the Torah, the Gospel, the Psalms, and the

Qur’aan. The Glorious Qur’aan is the final and the best of all

these Books. It confirms the Scriptures that came before it

and is a witness over it, testifying the truth and falsifying the

falsehood therein. All Muslims should follow its commands,

shun its prohibitions and refer to its rulings to settle their

differences. They should also follow the authentic Sunnah of

the Prophet ! because Allah sent Muhammad ! to both the

jinn and mankind and sent down the Noble Qur’aan to judge

between them. He also made it a healing for the diseases,

such as hypocrisy, ignorance and doubt, an exposition of

everything, and a guidance and mercy for those who believe.

The Qur’aan says:

"And this is a Book (i.e., the Qur’aan) which We have

sent down as a blessing, so follow it and fear Allah, that

you may receive mercy." (Soorah 6: 155)

"And We have sent down to you the Book (i.e., the

Qur’aan) as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a

mercy, and glad tidings to Muslims." (Soorah 16:89)

"Say (O Muhammad): 'O mankind! I am sent to you all

as the Messenger of Allah, to Whom belongs the

dominion of the heavens and the earth there is no God

worthy of worship but He; it is He Who gives life and

causes death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger,


the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e.,

Muhammad !), who believes in Allah and His Words:

follow him that you may be guided." (Soorah 7:158)

The Qur’aanic Verses to this effect are many.

Belief in the Messengers

A Muslim should believe in all Allah's Messengers without

exception. He must believe that Allah sent mankind

Messengers from amongst them as warners, bearers of glad

tidings, and callers to the Truth. Whoever follows them will

certainly attain bliss and happiness, and whoever disobeys

them will be doomed and disgraced. Muhammad ! was the

best of all these Messengers. Allah says:

"And assuredly We have sent amongst every people a

Messenger (proclaiming), ' Worship Allah (Alone) and

avoid the worship of Taghut (false deities)." (Soorah

16:36)

"Messengers who gave good news as well as warning in

order that mankind should have no plea against Allah

after the Messengers." (Soorah 4:165)

"Muhammad is not the father of any man among you,

but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last of the

Prophets." (Soorah 33:40)

A Muslim should also believe in those Prophets and

Messengers that Allah or His Messenger was authentically

reported to have named, such as Nüh, Hud, Salih, and Ibrahim

– alaihum as-salaam
Belief in the Last Day

Belief in the Last Day includes the belief in all that which will

happen after death and about which Allah and his Messenger

! informed us. This includes the trial in the grave, the torment

or the bliss therein. This also includes the belief in all that will

be witnessed on the Day of Judgment, such as the Bridge set

over the Hell-fire, The Balance, Reckoning, Reward and

Punishment, the giving of the records, which the successful

believers will be given in their right hand while the wretched

disbelievers will be given in their left hand behind their back.

This also includes the belief in the River that will be given to

Prophet Muhammad !, belief in Paradise and Hell-fire, belief in

the believers' looking at their Lord and His talking to them. A

Muslim should believe in all these facts and others that are

clearly mentioned in the Qur’aan and authentically reported to

have been said by the Prophet.

Belief in the Divine Destiny

Belief in the Qadar (Divine Destiny) comprises four things:

First, the belief that Allah knows what has been and what will

be; He is Aware of everything concerning His slaves, knows

their provision and sustenance, their appointed terms on

earth, their deeds, and everything else relating to them.

Nothing is hidden from Him. The Qur’aan says:

"Verily, Allah is the All-Knower of everything." (58:7)

"That you may know that Allah has power over all

things, and that Allah comprehends all things in (His)


Knowledge." (Soorah 65:12)

Second, the belief that He keeps all that He decrees in a Clear

Book, or Al-Lauh-Al-Mahfuz, as the Qur’aan says:

"We know that which the earth takes of them (their

dead bodies), and with Us is a Book preserved (i.e., the

Book of Decrees)." (Soorah 50:4)

"And all things We have recorded in a Clear Book."

(Soorah 36:12)

He further says:

"Know you not that Allah knows all that is in heaven

and on earth? Indeed, it is all in a Book (Al-Lauh-Al-

Mahfuz), and that is easy for Allah." (Soorah 22:70)

Third, the belief that His Will is absolute and powerful and that

whatever He decrees will be, and whatever He does not decree

will never come to pass:

"Verily, Allah does what He wills." (Soorah 22:18)

"Verily, when He intends a thing, His Command is, 'Be',

and it is." (Soorah 36:82)

"And you will not will except as Allah Wills, the Lord of

the worlds." (81:29)

Fourth, the belief that He is the Sole Creator of all things, as

the Qur’aan says:

"Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the

Guardian and Disposer of all affairs." (39:62)

"O mankind! Remember the Grace of Allah Upon you! Is

there a creator other than Allah who provides for you


from the sky and the earth? There is no God worthy of

worship except He. How then are you turning away

(from Him)?" (Soorah 35:3)

Belief in the Divine Destiny, therefore, comprises all these four

categories. This is the position of Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah.

Only those who yield to innovations in religion deny some of

these categories.

The belief in Allah also includes the belief that Faith comprises

both words and deeds, that this Faith increases with acts of

obedience and decreases as a result of committing acts of

disobedience, and that it is not permissible to accuse a Muslim

of disbelief, or Kufr, as a result of committing acts of

disobedience and major sins, such as adultery, stealing, usury,

drinking alcohol, and disobedience to parents, as long as he or

she does not regard these sins permissible. The Qur’aan says:

"Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up

with Him in worship, but He forgives anything else, to

whom He pleases." (4:116)

Authentic Prophetic traditions also state that Allah will

ultimately take out of Hell-fire whoever has an atom's weight

of Faith.

Belief in Allah also necessitates love for His sake, hate for His

sake, and making friends and enemies for His sake. A true

believer loves the believers and takes them for friends, and

shows hate towards the disbelievers and does not take them

for friends. The best of the believers one should love are the
Companions of the Prophet !. Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah love

them and believe that they are the best of mankind after the

Prophets, as the Prophet said in the well-known authentic

tradition:

"The best of generations are my generation, then those

who follow them, then those who follow them."

They also believe that the best of them are in the following

order: Abu Bakr, then 'Umar bin Al-Khattab, then 'Uthman bin

'Affan, then 'Ali bin Abi Talib. Then there are those

Companions who were given the glad tidings of entering

Paradise, then the rest of the Companions. They keep their

tongue in check regarding the arguments that arose amongst

them and believe that they did their best to do only that which

they believed was right. Whoever was right in his judgment

would get a double reward, and whoever was wrong in his

judgment would get one reward. They also love the believing

members of the family of the Prophet and his wives the

Mothers of the Believers.

They free themselves from the position the Sheite Sect holds

in this regard. They (the Sheites) hate the Prophet's

Companions, blaspheme them, and place the Prophet's family

members in a position higher than that Allah chose for them.

They also declare themselves free from the position held by

An-Nawasib who harm the Prophet's family members in word

and deed.

What we have mentioned in this brief treatise on the true


creed with which Allah sent His Messenger ! represents the

belief of the Saved Sect, that of Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jama 'ah,

about which the Prophet said:

"A group of my followers will continue to be given

victory while holding on to the Truth, no harm will be

done to them by those who forsake them until Allah's

Command comes to pass."

He also said:

"The Jews were divided into seventy-one sects, the Christians

were divided into seventy-two sects, and my followers will be

divided into seventy-three sects which will all be (punished) in

Hell-fire with the exception of one."

When the Companions asked him to identify it, he replied:

"Those who are upon that which my Companions and I

follow."

Indeed, this is the authentic creed one should follow.

Those who contradict and deviate from this belief fall into

many categories. They include, among others, those who

worship idols, angels, saints, the jinn, trees, and stones.

These people have not followed the call of Allah's Messengers;

rather they stubbornly rejected their call. This is exactly what

the Quraish and some other Arab tribes did when Prophet

Muhammad ! came with the Truth from His Lord. They used

to beseech their false gods to fulfill their needs, heal their sick,

and grant them victory over their enemy. They would also

offer sacrifices to them and make vows in their names. When


the Prophet ! disapproved of their foolish beliefs and called

them to worship Allah Alone and not to associate any partner

with Him in worship, they replied:

"Has he made the gods (all) into one God? Truly this is

a strange thing!" (Soorah 38:5)

The Prophet did not yield to despair. He continued calling them

to worship Allah Alone, warning them against associating

others with Him in worship, and explaining to them the reality

of Islam. His efforts eventually paid off when they entered

Allah's religion in crowds. Islam then reigned supreme and

prevailed over all religions due to the huge efforts made by

the Prophet, his Companions, and those who followed them in

righteousness. The situation changed again after ignorance

dominated and an overwhelming majority of people reverted

to their foolish, ignorant practices, including the commission of

all forms of Shirk. This phenomenon is increasingly spreading

in our present-day society because of ignorance.

The argument these people put forward is not different from

that of their predecessors, namely:

"These are our intercessors with Allah." (Soorah 10:18)

And:

"We only worship them in order that they may bring us

closer to Allah." (39:3)

Allah refuted this false claim and made it clear to them that

worshipping any other person or thing other than Allah is

blatant Shirk and disbelief. The Qur’aan says:


"They worship, besides Allah, what can hurt them not

nor profit them, and they say: 'These are our

intercessors with Allah." (Soorah 10:18)

Allah refuted this claim in the same Verse thus:

"Say: 'Do you indeed inform Allah of something He

knows not, in the heavens or on earth? Glory be to Him!

And far is He above the partners they ascribe to Him!”

(Soorah 10:18)

These Verses clearly indicate that worshipping Prophets, saints

and others besides Him is a major form of Shirk, which is an

unpardonable sin. Only those who commit it have invented

this name. The Qur’aan says:

"We only worship them in order that they may bring us

closer to Allah." (Soorah 39:3)

Allah refuted their false claim thus:

"Truly Allah will judge between them in that wherein

they differ. But Allah guides not him who is a liar and a

disbeliever." (Soorah 39:3)

In this Verse, therefore, Allah makes it crystal clear that the

worship they offer to other than Him, whether in the form of

invocation, hope, fear or otherwise, is blatant disbelief. He

also calls them liars when they claim that their false gods

bring them closer to Allah.

There are a number of ideologies and philosophies in our

present time which contradict this true belief in every detail.

The followers of these ideologies and philosophies, which were


invented, by Marx, Lenin and others who call to atheism and

disbelief, give their beliefs different names, such as socialism,

communism, and Ba'thism. These people are in essence

disbelievers, because they do not believe in the Last Day,

Paradise and Hell. They also reject all religions because they

claim that there is no god and that life is only matter. Those

who follow these ideologies and philosophies will certainly bear

the worst of consequences both in this life and in the

Hereafter.

Other beliefs, which contradict the true belief, include Al-

Batinyyah and Sufism whose followers believe that their socalled

saints are Allah's partners in His rule and disposition of

the world's affairs. They give them such names as Aqtab,

Awtad, and Aghwath. Indeed, this is the worst form of Shirk

with relation to Allah's Lordship; it is even far worse than the

form of Shirk which was prevalent in Pre-Islamic Arabia, for

the Arabs at that time joined partners with Allah only in

worship not in His Lordship. As the Qur’aan says:

"And when they embark on a ship, they invoke Allah,

making their Faith pure for Him only: but when He

brings them safely to land, behold, they give a share of

their worship to others.” (Soorah 29:65)

"If you ask them who created them, they will certainly

say, 'Allah." (Soorah 43:87)

"Say: 'Who provides for you from the sky and from the

earth? Or who has power over hearing and sight? And


who brings out the living from the dead and the dead

from the living? And who rules and regulates all

affairs?' They will certainly say, 'Allah.' Say: 'Will you

not then show piety (to Him)?" (Soorah 10:31)

Those who commit Shirk these days are worse than their

predecessors in that some of them join partners with Allah in

Lordship and that they commit Shirk in both times of ease and

hardship. This is quite obvious from their practices at the

shrines of Al-Hussein, Al-Badawi and others in Egypt, the

shrine of Al-Eidarous in Aden, the shrine of Al-Hadi in Yemen,

the shrine of Ibn 'Arabi in Syria, the shrine of 'Abdul-Qadir Al-

Jilani in Iraq, and other well-known shrines across the Muslim

World. To make matters worse, there are only a few people

who take great pains to remind these ignorant people of the

reality of TawhId with which Allah sent His Messenger. We

pray to Allah Almighty to guide them to the Truth and to help

Muslim leaders combat and uproot this phenomenon.

Of the beliefs that contradict the true belief with regard to

Allah's Names and Attributes are the beliefs held by Al-

Jahmiyah and Al-Mu'tazilah sects and their likes. These sects

completely ignore Allah's Lofty, Perfect Attributes as though

He is non-existent or an inanimate being! Far is He above

what they say about Him!

Al-Asha'irah is another sect that deny some of the Attributes

while confirming others, thus contradicting clear logical as well

as textual evidence from the Qur’aan and authentic Prophetic


traditions.

The correct and true belief is that of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-

Jama'ah who confirm all the Names and Attributes that Allah

has confirmed for Himself in the Qur'aan or through His

Prophet. They set Him far above His creation, as there is no

one who bears resemblance to Him in anything. They refer to

all proofs in the Qur'aan and the Sunnah without twisting the

meaning thereof in the least. In this way they avoided

confusion into which others have fallen. This belief is the way

to salvation and bliss in this life and in the Hereafter. It is the

Straight Path, which was followed by the pious predecessors

and their leaders. The condition of the present-day Muslims

will not be rectified except by following the same path of the

predecessors who held tight to Allah's Book and the Sunnah of

His Messenger and shunned all that contradict them.

The Invalidators of Islam

You should know, dear Muslim brother, that Allah made it

obligatory upon all His slaves to enter Islam and hold on to it,

and warned them against following other than Islam. He also

sent His Prophet Muhammad to call mankind to it. Allah has

informed us in the Qur’aan that guided are those who follow

the teachings of Islam, and misguided are those who reject

them. He warned us in many Verses against the causes of

apostasy and all forms of Shirk and disbelief Religious scholars

have mentioned that there are a number of invalidators that

are bound to take one out of the fold of Islam. For the sake of
attaining salvation in the Hereafter, I have briefly cited in the

following pages, with some explanation, the ten most critical

of these invalidators so that you will avoid them and make

others aware of them.

1 . To associate others with Allah in worship.

The Qur’aan says:

"Allah forgives not (the sin of) setting up partners with

Him in worship, but He forgives whom He pleases other

sins than this." (Soorah 4: 1 16)

"Whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, Allah

will forbid him Paradise, and the Fire will be his abode.

For the wrongdoers there are no helpers." (Soorah 5:72)

Forms of worship include calling upon the dead, seeking their

assistance, offering sacrifices to them, and taking vows in

their names.

2. To set up intermediaries between oneself and Allah, seeking

their intercession and putting absolute trust in them. Those

who do so are unanimously considered disbelievers.

3. Not to accuse polytheists and those who commit Shirk or

disbelief, to be in doubt as to their being disbelievers, or to

approve of their beliefs.

4. To believe that the Prophet's guidance is not complete or

perfect or that other people's ruling and judgment is better

than his. Those who prefer the rule of false gods are blatant

5 . Those who hate anything that the Prophet came with are

also disbelievers even if they act upon them. The Qur’aan


says:

"That is because they hate that which Allah sent down,

so He has made their deeds fruitless." (Soorah 47:9)

6. Those who ridicule anything that Islam came with, such as

punishment and reward in the Hereafter, are disbelievers. The

Qur’aan says:

"Say: 'Was it at Allah, and His Signs, and His Messenger,

that you were mocking? Make no excuse; you have

rejected Faith after you had accepted it." (9:65,66)

7. Magic in all its forms, including turning someone away from

somebody that he or she loves, and making someone love

someone or something he or she does not normally like.

Whoever practices magic or approves of it is a disbeliever, as

evidenced by the Qur’aanic Verse that says:

"But neither of these (two angels) taught anyone (such

things) without saying, We are only for trial, so

disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us)." (Soorah

2:102)

8. To take the disbelievers for friends, give them support and

assistance against the Muslims is an act of disbelief. The

Qur’aan says:

"And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship)

is of them. Verily Allah guides not a people unjust."

(Soorah 5:51)

9. Those who believe that it is in their power or authority to

forsake the law of Islam are disbelievers. The Qur’aan says:


"And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will

never be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will

be one of the losers." (Soorah 3:85)

10. To turn away from Islam and to stubbornly refuse to learn

its teachings or act upon them. The Qur’aan says:

"And who does more wrong than he who is reminded of

the Signs of his Lord, then he turns away there from?

Verily from those who transgress We shall exact (due)

retribution."

Relief Through Supplication

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad Aal Taali

Muharram 18, 1424 (March 21, 2003

All praise is due to Allaah, Lord of all the worlds. Peace and blessings of Allaah be upon the Prophet, his
household and companions.

Fellow Muslims! Fear Allaah and be dutiful to Him. Stay away from sins. For sins destroy. Know that you
have a Lord Whom you are going to meet and a house in which you are going to live after your death. Seek
the pleasure of your Lord before you meet Him and properly build your house before you move into it.

Fellow Muslims! We are the ummah of Qur’aan and Sunnah, the ummah of divine guidance. We are the
ummah of the right path but we did not stay on this path.

Brethren in faith! All hardships and tribulations that afflict the Muslims are just like whips that drive them
back to Eemaan and Tawheed. They remind them of Allaah the Almighty; they encourage them to turn back
to Him in repentance and to fear the Day of Judgement. Allaah says:

“See they not that they are tried once or twice every year (with different kinds of calamities, disease,
famine)? Yet, they turn not in repentance, nor do they learn a lesson (from it).” (At-Tawbah 9:126)

Materialism has prevailed over the hearts of many people, and as a result they see nothing except in the light
of materials. It is when man keeps away from the light of Eemaan and his relationship with Allaah becomes
weak that his soul lives in spiritual isolation and his heart becomes hardened. He then lives a disturbed and
fearful life. All this is a result of his abandonment of the real source of life and his forgetfulness of Allaah.
He forgets that it is Allaah Who created the soul and Who knows the means by which it lives. The life is not
that of the body but of the soul. Allaah says,
“Is he who was dead (without Faith by ignorance and disbelief) and We gave him life (by knowledge and
Faith) and set for him a light (of Belief) whereby he can walk amongst men - like him who is in the darkness
(of disbelief, polytheism and hypocrisy) from which he can never come out?” (Al-An‘aam 6:122)

Hence, belief in Allaah is the source of security and peace. And the hearts that are devoid of Eemaan are
always far from Allaah and are full of fright and confusion.

Fellow Muslims! When a man’s heart is full of Eemaan, he knows his place of refuge and the remedy for his
ailments. For this life is based on toil and man is seldom free from dangers. He suffers ailments and
calamities; sorrows and wars; injustice and transgression and all kinds of tribulations. However, Allaah is
Ever Compassionate with His slaves. He always provides for them relief through a door of His mercy and
blesses them with tranquillity and peace of mind. That door is the door of supplication to Allaah, humbling
oneself before Him and putting one’s trust in Him. For supplications are the security of the frightened, the
refuge of the weak and the solace of invocators. Who is He that has sought refuge with Allaah and has not
been protected and who is he that has relied on Him and has not been given guidance?

Supplication is the essence of worship. Allaah says,

“And your Lord said: "Invoke Me, I will respond to your (invocation). Verily! Those who scorn My worship
(i.e. do not invoke Me, and do not believe in My Oneness, they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!”
(Ghaafir 40:60)

He also says,

“And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to
them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any
mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.” (Al-
Baqarah 2:186)

Supplication is the dearest thing to Allaah. It is the way to patience in the cause of Allaah. It is a sign of
sincere dependence on Allaah and keeping away from incapacity and laziness. It is an easy-to-make act of
worship and it can be done at all places and times. Allaah tells us that Prophet Ibraaheem said,

“And I shall turn away from you and from those whom you invoke besides Allaah. And I shall call on my
Lord and I hope that I shall not be unblessed in my invocation to my Lord.” (Maryam 19:48)

Many are the afflictions that have been removed by supplications! Many are the sins that have been forgiven
through invocations! And many are the blessings that have been endowed through supplications! The
Messenger of Allaah said, “What has been destined cannot be prevented from happening. Invocation is
helpful in things that have happened and things that have not happened. Calamity and supplication
sometimes meet and engage in duel till the Day of Resurrection.” (Al-Haakim)

Supplication is the worship of the Prophets. Allaah says about them,

“Verily, they used to hasten on to do good deeds, and they used to call on Us with hope and fear, and used to
humble themselves before Us.” (Al-Anbiyaa 21:90)

The Messenger of Allaah said, “No Muslim makes a supplication in which there is no sin or severing of the
tie of kinship except that Allaah gives him by that one of three things: He gives him what he asked for
immediately or He saves for him by that supplication some reward (which He gives him on the Day of
Resurrection) or He saves him from a calamity which is equivalent to the supplication he made.” The
companions then said: ‘We will then make more supplications.’ The Messenger of Allaah replied: “And
Allaah also will give more.” (Ahmad)

When Prophet Ibraaheem called upon Allaah after he was thrown into fire, Allaah commanded the fire
saying:

"O fire! Be you coolness and safety for Ibraaheem (Abraham)!” (Al-Anbiyaa 21:69)

Allaah also says about Prophet Ayyoob,

“And (remember) Ayyoob (Job), when he cried to his Lord: "Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the
Most Merciful of all those who show mercy. So We answered his call, and We removed the distress that was
on him, and We restored his family to him (that he had lost) and the like thereof along with them, as a mercy
from Ourselves and a Reminder for all those who worship Us.” (Al-Anbiyaa 21:83-84)

He says about Prophet Yoonus,

“So We answered his call, and delivered him from the distress. And thus We do deliver the believers (who
believe in the Oneness of Allaah, abstain from evil and work righteousness).” (Al-Anbiyaa 21:88)

And about Prophet Zakariyya He says,

“And (remember) Zakariyya (Zechariah), when he cried to his Lord: "O My Lord! Leave me not single
(childless), though You are the Best of the inheritors. So We answered his call, and We bestowed upon him
Yahyaa (John), and cured his wife (to bear a child) for him.” (Al-Anbiyaa 21:89-90)

O you who is afflicted with calamities! O you who has been weakened by ailments! O you who have been
overwhelmed by debts! Why don’t you call upon Allaah the Self-Sufficient and the Most Gracious? O you
who have been submerged by sins! Why can’t you call upon Allaah the Oft-Forgiving to forgive you? O you
who lives in fear and distress! Why can’t you call upon Allaah to give you relief?

Brethren in Islaam! The nation of Islaam has experienced many crises and hardships and it was only through
sincere return to Allaah that it was able overcome those hardships. Allaah says,

“Verily, We sent (Messengers) to many nations before you (O Muhammad) And We seized them with extreme
poverty (or loss in wealth) and loss in health (with calamities) so that they might humble themselves (believe
with humility). When Our Torment reached them, why then did they not humble themselves (believe with
humility)? But their hearts became hardened.” (Al-An’aam 6:42)

Even some ancient polytheists would sincerely call upon Allaah alone whenever they were faced with
calamities.

The Muslim nation is now in dire need of the mercy of its Lord as it is in need of His help. Let us return to
Allaah, invoke His blessings and hope for His mercy.

Fellow Muslims! Supplication has its condition and manners, which every Muslim must learn in order to
have his supplications answered. Foremost among these is that the intention and means of supplication
should be compatible with Islaamic Monotheism. It is this condition that makes supplication an act of
worship that must be solely directed to Allaah alone. Man must call, seek assistance from and seek refuge
with Allaah alone.. He must seek forgiveness, victory, guidance, realization of his goals and aid from Allaah
alone. He should ask only Allaah for the removal of his afflictions and for security against all evils.
All these are rights of Allaah over His slaves. Man must call upon Allaah alone. For neither does slumber or
sleep overtakes Him. It is He alone who hears the supplication of the supplicants wherever they are and
whichever language they speak. He is never distracted by a slave whom he listens to from listening to
another and He is never annoyed because of the multitude of those who call upon Him. He alone has the
power to give benefit or harm.

It is therefore an act of associating partners with Him to call upon the dead, the angels, the jinn and others
besides Him. He says about Himself,

“He is the Ever Living. None has the right to be worshipped but He; so invoke Him making your worship
pure for Him Alone (by worshipping Him Alone, and none else, and by doing righteous deeds sincerely for
Allaah’s sake only, and not to show off, and not setting up rivals with Him in worship).” (Ghaafir 40:65)

The observer of the invocations of the Prophets will notice that Tawheed characterizes them. An example of
this is the invocation made by Prophet Yoonus,

“He cried through the darkness (saying): None has the right to be worshipped but You (O, Allaah) Glorified
(and Exalted) are You (above all that (evil) they associate with You). Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers.”
(Al-Anbiyaa 21:87)

Allaah answered his supplication through Tawheed.

Brethren in Islaam! The supplicant should make sure that he follows the Sunnah while making the
supplication. He should call upon Allaah with His sublime Names and Attributes. He should seek for His
forgiveness and acknowledge His favour on him. It is good if he starts his supplication with praising Allaah
as it is due and invoking His blessing on His Prophet, Muhammad –peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him. The supplicant should also not transgress while making supplication nor be in haste to have his
supplication answered. He should also not despair. For the One he calls is the Graceful Lord.

Further, the supplicant must be a sincere believer. He should face the qiblah while making the supplication
and should be sure that he is in the state of purity. He should raise his hands to Allaah. He should be resolute
in his supplication, supplicate at the times when invocations are most likely answered and select the
supplications that are authentically reported from the Prophet. He should also not forget to make a sadaqah
before his supplication. If he can do all these, his supplication will never be rejected. If he however does not
see a sign of the acceptance of his supplication, let him examine himself.

The Messenger of Allaah said, “O you people! Allaah is Pure and does not accept but only that which is pure.
He indeed commands the believer with that which He commanded the Messengers. He says:

“O (you) Messengers! Eat of the lawful foods (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, milk products, fats,
vegetables, fruits, etc.), and do righteous deeds. Verily! I am Well-Acquainted with what you do.” (Al-
Mu’minoon 23:51)

And He commands the believers saying:

“O you who believe! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you with, and be grateful to Allaah, if it
is indeed He Whom you worship.” (Al-Baqarah 2:172)

The Messenger of Allaah then mentioned a man who was on a long journey, and he was shoeless and dust-
covered. He was raising his hands to heavens saying: O my Lord! O my Lord!’ while his food, drink, dress
and nourishment were all from unlawful sources. How could his supplication be answered?” (Muslim)
Brethren in faith! Listen to this call from your Lord:

“Invoke your Lord with humility and in secret. He likes not the aggressors. And do not do mischief on the
earth, after it has been set in order, and invoke Him with fear and hope. Surely, Allaah’s Mercy is (ever) near
unto the good-doers.” (Al-A‘raaf 7:55-56)

Fellow Muslims! Whoever fears Allaah in times of ease Allaah, Allaah will stand by him in times of
hardship. Allaah says about Prophet Yoonus when the whale swallowed him:

“Had he not been of them who glorify Allaah, He would have indeed remained inside its belly (the fish) till
the Day of Resurrection.” (As-Saaffaat 37:143-144)

Which means: Had it not been for the good deeds that he had done before, he would have been made to
remain in the belly of the whale till the Day of Resurrection.

The Muslim must therefore remain steadfast during afflictions and return to Allaah in repentance.

Brethren in Islaam! We are also in dire need of uniting our ranks and removing our differences. For disunity
is the cause of failure. Allaah says,

“O you who believe! When you meet (an enemy) force, take a firm stand against them and remember the
Name of Allaah much (both with tongue and mind), so that you may be successful. And obey Allaah and His
Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be
patient. Surely, Allaah is with those who are patient.” (Al-Anfaal 8:45-46)

Fellow Muslims! Let us always follow the teachings of Qur’aan and Sunnah. It is the duty of the scholars to
teach people and direct them to all that can benefit them and remove their distress. They should remind
people of Allaah and teach them the importance of unity and the harm of disunity

Daily Practices Tool, Recitations: Life Support for The Seekers

Recite Madad Al-Haqq 200 times.

The Daily Awrad (Spiritual Practices) Awrad of the People of Determination


1. 3X-Shahada three times;
2. 7OX -Astaghfirullah
3. 1X- Fatiha one time with the intention of participating in the blessings sent down with it when it
was revealed in Makka. Bismi Allahi alrrahmani alrraheemi Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameena
Alrrahmani alrraheemi Maliki yawmi alddeeni Iyyaka naAAbudu waiyyaka nastaAAeenu Ihdina
alssirata almustaqeema Sirata allatheena anAAamta AAalayhim ghayri almaghdoobi AAalayhim
wala alddalleena
4. Amana-r-Rasul (Surat 2, verses 285-286), one time. Whoever recites this ayat, will attain a high
rank and a great position. He will get the Safety of al-Aman, in this world and the next. Amana
alrrasoolu bima onzila ilayhi min rabbihi waalmuminoona kullun amana biAllahi wamalaikatihi
wakutubihi warusulihi la nufarriqu bayna ahadin min rusulihi waqaloo samiAAna waataAAna
ghufranaka rabbana wailayka almaseeru
5. 7X- Inshira (Surah 94) 7 times. Alam nashrah laka sadraka WawadaAAna AAanka wizraka
Allathee anqada thahraka WarafaAAna laka thikraka Fainna maAAa alAAusri yusran Inna
maAAa alAAusri yusran Faitha faraghta fainsab Waila rabbika fairghab
6. 11X- Ikhlas (Surah 112) 11 times. Qul huwa Allahu ahadun Allahu alssamadu Lam yalid Walam
yakun lahu kufuwan ahadun Whoever recites this Surah, must obtain the tajalli of the two Names
of Glory, al-Ahad (the One), and as-Samad (the Eternal). Anyone who reads it, must get a portion
of this tajalli.
7. 1X- Falaq (Surah 113) 1 time; Qul aAAoothu birabbi alfalaqi Min sharri ma khalaqa Wamin
sharri ghasiqin itha waqaba Wamin sharri alnnaffathati fee alAAuqadi Wamin sharri hasidin itha
hasada
8. 1X- Nas (Surah 114) 1 time. Qul aAAoothu birabbi alnnasi Maliki alnnasi Ilahi alnnasi Min
sharri alwaswasi alkhannasi Allathee yuwaswisu fee sudoori alnnasi Mina aljinnati waalnnasi
{Reality Insan Kamel}
9. 10X- La ilaha illallah completing it with Muhammadun Rasulullah;
10. 10X- Salawat ash-sharifa 10 times
11. Ihda, presenting the reward of the above recitation to the Prophet (s) and to the Shaykhs of
the Naqshbandi Tariqat;
12. Sit on the knees, meditating on the connection (rabitah) to your Shaykh, from your Shaykh
to the Prophet (s) and from the Prophet (s) to the Divine Presence, reciting
13. 3X- "Allahu Allahu Allahu Haqq" three times;
14. 1500 Min. X-Dhikr of the Glorious Name 'Allah, Allah' 5000 times by tongue, 5000 times
by heart;
15. 300X- Praising the Prophet (s) through salawat 500 times, and on Mondays, Thursdays and
Fridays 1000 times.
16. 100X- Surah Iklas or 1/30 Juz-one-thirthieth of the Qur'an (juz), or instead Ikhlas 100
times;
17. 100X- Salawat Nabi or one chapter of Dalail al-Khairat or instead salawat 100 times;

Realities of Awrad:

Grand Shaykh said, "If someone reads Fatiha, he will not leave this world without attaining those Divine
Favors that are hidden behind the meaning of the Fatiha which enable him to reach a state of submission to
Allah, Almighty and Exalted. The blessings that Allah has sent down with the Fatiha when it was revealed to
the Prophet (s) will never cease, and will last forever, with the one who recites the Fatiha. No one is able to
know how much blessings there are except Allah and His Messenger (s). Whoever recites surat al-Fatiha,
with the intention of sharing in these tajallis, will attain a high position and a great rank. And whoever recites
without this intention, gets general Divine Favors only. This surah possesses innumerable and limitless
stations (maqamat) in the Sight of Allah, Who is Powerful and Sublime.

He will enter the Circle of Security in the Presence of Allah Almighty and Exalted, and he will reach all the
stations of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order. He will be an inheritor of the Secret of the Prophet (s)
and of saints, and will arrive at the stage of Bayazid al-Bistami, the Imam of the Order, who said, "I am the
Truth (al-Haqq)." This is the magnificent tajalli (manifestation) which belongs to this ayat, and to other ayats
also.

GrandShaykh Khalid al-Baghdadi, one of the imams of this Order, received the Vision and the Secret of this
Ayat, through which Allah made him special for his time.
Surah Inshira: On each letter and on each ayat there is a tajalli which is different from that on any other.
Whoever recites an ayat or letter of the Qur'an, will attain the Divine grace that is particular to that ayat or
letter

If anyone recites this Surat of Qur'an, he will receive those Divine Graces, tajallis and virtues. Whoever
wishes to obtain these virtues, must keep these awrad daily along with his obligations. Then he will gain
True Life and Eternal Life.

Surah Nas & Falak: Since they mark the end of the Qur'an, they are linked and associated with the
completion of the Divine Graces and tajallis. By means of these awrad, the Masters of the Most
Distinguished Naqshbandi Order became Oceans of Knowledge and Gnosis. GrandShaykh Abdullah ad-
Daghestani said, "You have now reached the beginning, where each verse, letter and surah of the Qur'an has
its own special tajalli, which do not resemble any others. For that reason the Messenger of Allah said, "I have
left three things with my Ummah, death which makes them afraid, true dreams which give them good
tidings, and the Qur'an which addresses them." By means of the Qur'an Allah will open up the gates of
Divine Grace in the Last Times, as it came down in the time of the Holy Prophet and the Companions, and in
the times of the khalifas, and in the time of the saints.

These stations and continuous Divine Graces are closely bound together and they cannot be separated, so any
deficiency in the awrad will automatically create a deficiency in the Divine Graces being sent down. As an
example, if we want to wash our hands, we may wait in front of the tap for water to come out. If the pipes do
not connect properly so that the water escapes before reaching the tap, then, no matter how long we wait, the
water will not flow out. So we must not let any deficiency enter our dhikr until we obtain all the tajallis and
Divine Graces.

These awrad for the of followers, must be performed once every 24 hours, together with all other obligations,
according to the shari'ah of the Prophet (s). Everything which the Prophet (s) brought was founded in these
awrad. It is the way that the slave reaches the key of nearness to Allah, Who is Powerful and Sublime. It was
by means of it that the prophets, messengers and saints reached their Creator, and it is by means of these
awrad that we reach all these stations of the Most Distinguished Tariqat.

The Masters of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order say that whoever claims that he is affiliated to one
of the 40 Orders, or to the most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order, but nevertheless has not entered seclusion
(khalwat) even once in his life, and then such a person should be ashamed of connecting himself with the
People of the Path.

In our time, Grand Shaykh Abdullah ad-Dagestani said, "Whichever of the People of the Last Time (akhir az-
zaman), wishes to attain a high rank and an exalted state, and get what a murid normally gets by means of
seclusion (khalwat), and spiritual exercises, then he must continuously perform these awrad (Dhikr). With
this awrad we have set the foundations for the higher stations, which are built on this foundation. The murid
ought to know that if he fails to attain an exalted station and high grade in this world because of his lack of
effort, then he shall not be separated from this world, but that the Shaykhs make him reach it, and reveal for
him his station, either during his lifetime, or at the time of the seven last breaths during the agonies of death."

"If anyone performs these awrad (dhikr) and then performs an action which is forbidden he will be like the
one who builds his house on the side of a cliff, and then his house collapses down the side of the cliff. So we
should always be aware of our actions, gauging them to see if they are halal or haram, if Allah is going to be
angry with our actions or not. And we need to think about every action that we are about to do so much that
ultimately we do not do any haram thing which might weaken our foundation. And that is why we have to
think before every action. As the Prophet (s) said in his hadith 'One hour's contemplation is better than
seventy years of worship.' We should perform our actions in the perfectly correct way that is to say without
any haram deeds intervening."
"On this basis Allah has divided the day into three parts: eight hours for worship, eight hours for earning a
living and eight hours for sleeping. Anyone who does not accept and follow this division of energies will
exemplify the hadith, 'He who is erratic will be erratic in the Hellfire.' He who goes according to his own will
and reasoning does not progress and he who wishes to obtain exalted stations, levels and stages which
previous generations earned by means of retreats and other spiritual exercises, must remember Allah
throughout the course of the day."

GrandShaykh continued, "He who makes a regular practice of the awrad (dhikr) shall attain the Water of
True Life, and with it he will perform ablution. He will bathe in it and drink it and by means of it shall he
reach his goal. There is such a person who claims that he has been in the Order for thirty years, and as yet
has not seen anything and not attained anything. The answer to that person is to search and look at his actions
over the past years. How many deficient actions has he performed? When you know the deficiency you
should quickly avoid it, then you will reach Allah Who is Powerful and Sublime. When the murid forsakes
that which the Shaykhs have told him to do of the daily duty (wazifa), then he will be absolutely incapable of
making further progress and he will be unable to reach any state he had previously attained. No Prophet ever
attained prophethood, nor did any saint ever attain sainthood, and no believer ever attained the stage of faith
without utilizing his time for his daily dhikr."

Defending Yourself against Evilness

Power of Darood or Salawat on Prophet Muhammad (s): Burns away evilness , because Sayedena
Muhammad (s) Promise that for every Praise and Prayer on Me I will be present to you to return the
greetings. This Light of Sayedena Muhammad (s) Burns away evilness.
Du'a / Prayers
Bismillah Hillazi
la yadurru ma'ismihi {HabibAllah}
shay un fil ardi wa laa fis samaa
wa huwa samee ul Aleem (Recite 3x)
In the name of Allah,
by whose name nothing is harmed!
Neither on earth nor in the heavens
and He is the all-Seeing, the all-Knowing (Recite 3x)

Fire of Difficulties
to be cooled down and made into the fire of Divine Love.
21.69 We said, "O Fire! be thou cool, and (a means of) safety for Abraham!"
Qulna ya naru , koonee bardan wasalaman aala ibraheema : {33x
Day}
For relief of Anger or Stress: 33 times per day, Additionally when
making daily Wudu/ Ablution recite and imagine that the light of wudu
is taking away the fiery character. This Anger is a means in which evilness gains entrance to you.

Angels Gave This for Prophet {s} Protection at Birth For Adults and Children:

“The heavenly angels descended and surrounded the Prophet's {s} mother Amina on all sides, so that she was
placed in the middle and thus protected from the invidious gaze of the Jinn, and so no harm could befall her.
Then one of the angels addressed her and spoke, ‘Oh Amina, I bring you good news of the blessed boy you
bear, for this son is meant to be the last and the seal of all prophets, and the prince of them all, and a leader of
his people. Allah Almighty bears witness to this from his beginning up to the end. When you have given birth
to this blessed child, recite over him these words for his protection:

1. Bismillahi astar’ika rabbak, wa a’wwadhuka bil-wahid


2. Min sharri kullu hasidin wa qa’imin wa qa’id
3. Wa kullu khalqin za’id
4. wa ‘an il-fasadi jahilin wa kullu khalafin fasid
5. min nafizhin au ‘abithin wa kullu jinnin marid
6. ya’khudhu bil-murasidin bi-t-turuq-il-muwarid.
7. La yadurrahu wa la ya’tunahu fi yaqazhatin wa la manam wa la fi zha’ni wa la fi maqam
8. Sajis-al-layali wa awakhar-al-ayyam Yad-allahi fauqa aydihim wa hijab-allahi fauqa ‘adiyatihim.
(In the Name of Allah, I beseech Thy Lord for Thy protection and I place Thee in the keeping of the One.)
(From the evil of every invidious one, be he standing or seated.)
(and whatever other creature)
(and from the mischief of the ignorant and every evil consequence)
(from the meddler or disturber, and from every defiant Jinn)
(who takes advantage of any easy way of access )
(that they may not approach with harm while he wakes or sleeps, in no circumstance or place)
(Allah’s Hand is above theirs, and Allah’s Shield over their misdeeds.)’”
When More Du'a Needed.. one or all may be recited

A’udhu bi-wajhi-llahil-karim wa bi-kalimati-llahi-t-tammat-allati la yujawizuhunna barrun wa la fajir,


min sharri ma yanzilu min-as-sama’i wa ma ya’ruju fiha wa min sharri ma yakhruju minha wa min
fitan-il-layli wa-n-nahari wa min tawariq-il-layli wa-n-nahari illa tariqan yatruku bi-khayrin, ya
Rahman!

(I seek refuge in the Gracious nature of my Lord Allah, and in the perfection of the Divine Word which
neither the righteous nor the transgressor is able to breach, from the evil which descends from the sky and
that which rises up to it; and from the evil which comes forth from the sky; and from the tribulations of the
night and the day, and from all the calamities of night and day, except for those that result in benefit, Oh
Lord of Mercy!)

When this Du'a was recited, the fire of an Ifrit (devil) died down. Therefore, it can be used to lessen satanic
influences.

To ask for Unseen Support, Recite:

1. Madad yaa rijaal-Allah a`eenoona bi-`awnillaah wa kun `awnan lanaa billaah `asa nahda bi-
fadlillaah. (Recite 3x)
(Help, Oh Man of Allah. Help us with Allah's help, and so be a help to us.
Perhaps we will be so fortunate as to receive Allah's Bounty.)

2. Madad Ya Sayyidi, Ya Sahib, Ya Siddiq, Ya Rasul, Ya Allah. (Recite 5x)(Help, Oh our Master, Oh
Companion, Oh Trustworthy, Oh Messenger, Oh God)
When Riding Upon Something Airplane, Cars, Trains:
Quran Yaseen 36:38 "(Recite 100x)" -BismiAllah Al Rahman Al
Raheem "thalika taqdeeru alAazeezi alAalemme" That is the
measuring of the Mighty, the Wise

When Entering into a place or your home, for increased protection, sustenance and out of general respect
for the unseen, recite:
1. Assalaamu Alaika Ya RasulAllah, wa Salaam u Alaika Ya Ibadullahi Saliheen wa ghayibeen.
Surah Ihklas (Qul huwa Allahu ahadun Allahu as-Samadu lam yalid walam yulud walam
yakun lahu kufuwan ahadun) (Recite 1x)
(Peace be upon you, Oh Messenger of God, and Peace be upon you Oh righteous servants of God and the
unseen. Surah Ikhlas)

General Cleansing of a particular Space from Bad Energy:

{Asking The Heavenly King Support over Dunya Difficulties}

Holy Quran 27:30 Bismi Allahi alrRahmani ar-Raheem " Inna hu min Suleiman wa inna hu Bismi
Allahi alrRahmani ar-Raheem "

Recite Upon Water:


• 40 times Upon Water Surah Fatiha for Not Smoking, Addictions
• Upon Water Jug 7 Fatiha , 7 Ihklas, 7 Falak, 7 Nas Daily upon water and drink for removal of
bad energy within the body this remedy for 40 days
Before Sleeping:
• Make ablution
• Pray two cycles of Prayer
• Then Read Surat Ihklas, Falak, Nas then rub light of prayer on your body and then sleep.
• Sleep preferably with head covered
• Sleep on Back or Right Side Not on Stomach or Left side
• and Siwak or salt on the night stand
Understanding Ruqya { Talisman/Healing}
4. Narrated Ibn `Abbas (Allah be well pleased with him)

Some of the companions of the Prophet passed by some people staying at a place where there was water, and
one of those people had been stung by a scorpion. A man from those staying near the water, came and said to
the companions of the Prophet, "Is there anyone among you who can do Ruqya as near the water there is a
person who has been stung by a scorpion."
• So one of the Prophet's companions went to him and recited Surat-al-Fatiha for a sheep as his fees.
• The patient got cured and the man brought the sheep to his companions who disliked that and said,
"You have taken wages for reciting Allah's Book." When they arrived at Medina, they said, '
• O Allah's Apostle! (This person) has taken wages for reciting Allah's Book"
• On that Allah's Apostle said, "You are most entitled to take wages for doing a Ruqya with Allah's
Book." (Saheeh Bukhari)

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PRAYERS IN THE MORNING AND EVENING
AS BAHNA WA ASBAHAL MULKO LI
We enter upon morning and so doth the creation of Allah, lord of the worlds.

AllahUMMA INNI AS ALUKA KHAIRA HAAZAL YAUME FAT HAHU WA NUSRAHU WA


AOOZUBIKA MIN SHARRI MA FEEHI WA AHARRI MA BAADAHU.
O Allah !I beg of thee, the good of this day, the victory thereof, the help thereof: and the guidance the evil
that be therein. And the evil that be hereafter.

AllahUMMA INNI AS ALUKA LIMAN NAAFI ANW WA RIZQANW WAASIL ANW WA AMALAM
MUTAQABBILANW WA SHIFA AM MIN KULLE DAYIN.
O Allah! I beg of thee useful knowledge, and abounding sustenance, and commendable conduct and cure
from all ailments.

FOR DUSK
AM SAINA WA AMSAL MULKU LIL LAHE RABBIL AALAMEEN.
We enter upon the evening, and so doth the creation of Allah, lord of the worlds.

AllahUMMA INNI AS ALUKA KHAIRA HAAZIHIL LAILATI FAT HAH WA NUSRAHA WA


NOORAHA WA BARKATAHA WA HUDAHA WAAOOZOBIKA MIN SHARRIMA FEEHA WA
SHARRIMA BAADAHA.
O Allah !I beg of thee the good of this night, the victory thereof, the help thereof: and light thereof: the
blessing thereof: and the guidance thereof: and be therein, and evil that be thereafter (in the evening).

AT THE RISING OF THE SUN


ALHAMDU LIL LAHIL LAZI AQAALANA YAUMANA HAAZA WA LAM YUHLIKNA BI ZUNOOBA.
All praise be to him , who excused us this day and did not destroy us on account of our misdeeds.

AT THE CALL EVENING PRAYER


AllahUMA INNA HAAZA IQBALO LAILEKA WA IDBARU NAHAREKA WA ASWATU DUAAIKA
FAGHFIRLEE.
O Allah ! This is the hour of the advent of thy night, and the departure of thy day, and the sounds of thy
heralds, so grant me forgiveness.

BISMILLAHIL LAZI LA YADHURRO MAA ISMEHI SHAI UN FIL ARHDI WALA FIS SAMA I WA
HUWAS SAMI UL ALEEM.
in the name of Allah. He with whose name nothing: either on the earth or in the sky, can any harm he is the
best hearer and knower.

AT THE TIME OF GOING TO BED


AllahUMMAQINI AZAABAK YAUMA TAB ASU IBADAKA.
O Allah! Save me from the pangs of the day of resurrection.

AllahUMMA BISMEKA AMOOTU WA AHYA.


O Allah ! In thy name do I die and live.

AT THE TIME OF AWAKENING


ALHAMDU LIL LAHIL LAZI AHYAANA BAASA MA AMATAN WA ILAIHINNUSHOORO.
All praise to Allah , he who revived us to life after giving us death, and to him we shall have to return.

AOOZO BI KALIMATIL LAHIT TAAMMATI MINGHADHABITHEE WA IQAABIHEE WA SHARRE


IBAADIHI WA MIN HAMA ZAATISH SHAYA TEENI WA ANY YAHDHUROON.
I seek refuge, through the complete words of Allah, from his anger, his punishment, and the mischief of his
men, and the evil suggestions of the devils lest they should come to me.

AT TAHAJJUD
AllahUMA LAKAL HAMDU ANTA QAYYIMUS SAMAAWATTI WAL ARDHE WA MAN FEE HINNA
WA LAKAL HAMDU ANTA NOORUS SAMAAWATTI WAL ARDHI WA MAN FEE HINNA WA
LAKAL HAMDU ANTA MALIKUS SAMAAWATTI WAL ARDHI WA MAN FEE HINNA ANTAL
HAQQO WA WAADUKA HAQQUNW WA LIQQA UKA HAQQUNW WAN NAARU HAQQUNW WAN
NABIYOONA HAQQUBW WA MUHAMMADUN HAQQUNW WAS SA ATU HAQQUN AllahUMMA
LAKA ASLAMU WA BIKA AAMANTU WA ALAIKA TAWAKKALTU WA ALAIKAANABTU WA BIKA
KHAASAMTU WA ILAIKA HAKAMTU FAGHFIRLI MA QADDAMTU WA MA AALAANTU WA
MAA ANTA AALAMU BIHI MINNI ANTAL MUQADDIMO WA ANTAL MUAKHKHERO LA ILAHA
ILLA ANTA WA LA ILAHA GHAIRUKA.
O Allah! Praise be to thee, thou art the guardian of the heavens and the earth . And of those that are therein.
Praise be to thee, thou art the light of the heavens and the earth and of those that are therein. Thou art the
king of the heavens and the earth, and those that are therein. Thou art true, true is thy promise. True is our
meeting with thee, true is thy world, are the prophets. True is mohammad, and true is the hour of judgement
o Allah ! Unto thee do I surrender: in thee do I turn . With thy help do I content and unto thee do I seek
judgement. So forgive me for that which I expedite. And that which I defer and that which I conceal. And
that which I reveal. And also for that (sin) of mine whereof thou art better aware than I. Thou art the
expediter and thou art the deferer. There is no god other than thee.

AT THE TIME OF ENTERING AND COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET


BISMILLAHE AllahUMA INNI AOOZOBIKA MINAL KHUSBUSI WAL KHABAA ISE.
In the name of Allah . O Allah ! I seek refuge in thee from the foul male and female devils.

GHUFRAANAKA AL HAMDO LIL LA HIL LAZI AZ HABA ANIL AZAA WA AA FAANI.


(I ask) thy pardon. Praise be to Allah who revleived me from the suffering and gave me health.

ON HEARING AZAN
AllahUMMA RABBA HAAZIHID DAAWATIL TAAMMATI WAS SALAATIL QAA IMATE AATI
MOHAMMADANIL WASILATA WAL FADHEELATA WAD DARAJATAR RAFEEATA WAB AS HO
MAQAAMAM MAHMOODA NIL LAZI WA ATTAHU WAR ZUQNA SHAFA ATTAHU YAUMAL
QIYAAMATI INNAKA LAA TUKHLIFUL MEEYAD.
O Allah ! Lord of this perfect call and of the salaat to be offered presently, vouchasafe Muhammad the way
of approach unto thee, and also eminence, and elivate him to the glorious position which thou hast promised
him, and afford us his intercession. On the day of tjudgement and thou goest not back on thy promise.

WHILE ENTERING MOSQUE


WHILE ENTERING THE MOSQUE ONE SHOULD PLANT ONES RIGHT FOOT FIRST AND THEN
THE LEFT AND ALONG WITH DARUD OFFER THE FOLLOWING PRAYER.
ALLA HUMMAF TAHIL ABWABBA RAHMATIKA.
O Allah ! Open unto me the gates of thy mercy.

WHILE STEPPING OUT OF MOSQUE


AFTER RECITING DARUD ONE SHOULD UTTER THESE WORDS.
AllahUMMA INNI ASAALUKA MIN FADHLIKA
O Allah! I beg of thee thy bounty.

AFTER MORNING AND EVENING PRAYERS.


THE FOLLOWING SUPPLICATION SHOULD BE MADE AFTER MORNING AND EVENING
PRAYERS.
AllahUMMAAJIRNI MINAN NARRI.
O Allah ! Protect me against the fire (of hell)

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PRAYER, ONE SHOULD RECITEASTAGHFIRULLAH (I SEEK


FORGIVENESS FROM Allah) THRICE AND THEN MAKE THIS SUPPLICATION.
AllahUMMA ANTAS SALAAMU WA MINKAS SALAAMU HAYINA RABBANA BISSA LAAME WA
AD KHILNA DAARASSALAAM TABARAKTA YA ZALJALALI WAL IKRAAM, SAMENA ATAANA
GHUFRANAKA RABBANA WA ILAIKAL MASEER.
O Allah ! Thou art the author of peace and from thee comes peace and peace returns towards thee. Keep us
alive with peace, and let us enter the house of peace. Blessed and exalted art thou o lord of glory and
honour ! (o our lord!) hear us and grant us pardon to thee is (our ) return.
AFTER WITR ONE SHOULD RECITE THE WORDS.
SUBHANAL MALIKAL QUDDUS (GLORY BE TO THE KING, THE HOLY). TO BE RECITED
THRICE.

ONE SHOULD RECITE SUBHAAN Allah (GLORY BE TO Allah THIRTY THREE TIMES
ALHUMDULLILAH (PRAISE BE TO Allah ) THIRTY THREE TIMES, AND AllahO AKBAR (Allah IS
GREAT) THIRTY FOUR TIMES AFTER EVERY PRAYER.

AT THE TIME OF BREAKING FAST


AllahUMMA LAKA SUMTU WA ALA RIZQEKA AFTARU.
O Allah! IT IS FOR THEE I OBSERVE FAST IT IS WITH THINE BLESSING THAT I BREAK IT.

AFTER BREAKING FAST


ZUHABAZZAMMAAO WABTALLATIL UROOQU WA SABATAL AJRO INSHA AllahO TA ALA.
NO MORE WAS THE THIRST, MOISTENED WERE THE VEINS, AND THE REWARD BECAME DUE,
THE LORD SO WILLED.

WHILE BREAKING THE FAST AT THE TABLE OF ANOTHER PERSON.


AFTARA INDAKUMUS SAA IMUNA WAAKALA TA AAMAKUMAL ABRAARU WA SALLAT
ALIAKOMUL MALAIKATU.
MAY THE OBSERVERS OF THE FAST BREAK IT AT YOUR (TABLE) AND THE PIOUS TAKE
MEALS AT YOUR (HOUSE) AND ANGELS BEG MERCY FOR YOU.

AllahUMMA BARRIK LAHUM FEEMA RAZAQTAHUM WAGHFIR LAHUM WAR HAMHUM.


O Allah ! BLESS THEIR LIVELIHOOD THAT THOU GAVEST THEM GRANT THEM PARDON AND
GRANT THEM MERCY.

SUBHANA ZI MULKI WAL MALAKOOTI SUBHAANA ZIL IZZATE WAL AZMATE WAL HAIBATE
WAL QUDRATE WAL KIBRIAA E WAL JABAROOTE SUBHANAL MALIKIL HAYYIL LAZI LA
YANAMU WALA YAMOOTU SUBBOOHUN QUDDOSUN RABUNA WA RABBUL MALAAI KATI
WAR ROOHI AllahUMMA AJIRNA MINAN NARE YA MUJIRU YA MUJIRU YA MUJEER.
GLORY BE TO THE MASTER OF THIS WORLD, AND THAT OF THE HEAVEN. GLORY BETO THE
POSSESSOR OF HONOUR, GREATNESS, AWE, DOMINION, MAJESTY AND MIGHT. GLORY BE TO
THE EVER LIVING SOVEREIGN WHO NEITHER SLEEPS NOR DIES. O ALL GLORIOUS, ALL
HOLY ONE. OUR LORD AND LORD OF THE ANGELS, AND THE SOUL. O Allah!SAVE US FROM
THE(HELL) FIRE GUARDIAN. O GUARDIAN, O GUARDIAN.

AN IMPORTANT SUPPLICATION IN PILIGRIMAGE


THIS SUPPLICATION IS MADE AFTER DONNING THE IHRAM (PILGRIMAGE DRESS)
LABBAIKA AllahUMMA LABAIKA LABAIKA LA SHARIKA LAKA LABAIKA INNAL HAMDA
WANNAIMATA LAKA WAL MULKA LA SHARIKA LAKA.
HERE I AM AT THY SERVICE, O Allah! HERE I AM AT THY SERVICE. NO PARTNER HAST THOU.
HERE I AM AT THY SERVICE. VERILY UNTO THEE BELONG THE PRAISE AND THE BOUNTY
AND ALSO THE SOVEREIGNTY. NO PARTNER HAS THOU.

AT THE TIME OF BEGINNING MEAL


BISMILLAAHE WA ALA BARKATILLAH.
IN THE NAME OF Allah AND WITH THE BLESSING OF Allah.

AT THE FINISHING OF MEAL


AL HAMDO LIL LAHIL LAZI ATAMANA WA SAQAANA WAJA ALANA MINAL MUSLIMEEN.
PRAISE BE TO Allah WHO FED US AND GAVE US DRINK AND MADE US MUSLIMS.

WHILE DINING AT THE TABLE OF THE OTHER PERSON


AllahUMMA AT IM MAN AT AMANI WAQSI MAN SAQANI.
O Allah ! FEED HIM WHO FED ME AND GIVE HIM DRINK WHO GAVE ME DRINK.

AFTER TAKING MILK


AllahUMMA BAARIK LANA FEEHE WA ZIDNA MINHU.
O Allah ! BLEES US WITH IT AND INCREASE IT FOR US

AT THE TIME OF DONNING A NEW GARMENT


ALHAMDU LIL LAHIL LAZI KASAANI MA WWAARI BEHI AURATI WA ATA JAMMALU BEHI FEE
HAYATEE.
PRAISE BE TO Allah, WHO CLAD MEWITH THAT WHEREWITH I COVER MY SHAME AND
WHERE WITH I ADORN MYSELF IN MY LIFE.

SUPLICATION FOR ISTIKHARAH


WHEN ANYONE INTENDS TO DO ANY THING, LET HIM OFFER TWO RAKATS OF
UNOBLIGATORY PRAYER, AND THEN RECITE.
AllahUMMA INNI ASTAKHIRUKA BI ILLMIKA WA ASTAQDIRUKA BIQUDRATIKA WA AS ALUKA
MIN FADHLEKAL AZEEM. FA INNAKA TAQDIRU WALA AQDIRU WA TAA LAMU WALA
AALAMU WA ANTA ALLAMUL GHUYOOBE AllahUMMA IN KUNTA TAALANU ANNA HAAZAL
AMRA KHAIRUL LE FEE DEENE WA MA YASSIRHU LEE SUMMA BARRIK LEE FEEHI WA AASHI
WA AAQIBATE AMRI FASRIFHU ANNI WASRIFNI ANHU AAQIBATE AMRI FASRIFU ANNI
WASRIFNI ANHU WAQDIR LEYAL KHAIRA HAISU KAANA SUMMA ARDHINE BEHI.
O Allah ! I BEG THEE THE GOOD THROUGH THY KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY THROUGH THY
POWER AND BEG (THY FAVOURS) OUT OF THINE INFINITE BOUNTY FOR THOU HAST POWER,
I HAVE NONE. THOU KNOWEST. I KNOW NOT AND THOU ART THE GREAT KNOWER OF
THINGS HIDDEN. O Allah! IF IN THY KNOWLEDGE THIS MATTER BE GOOD FOR MY FAITH,
FOR MY LIVELIHOOD AND FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY AFFAIRS, THEN TURN ME AWAY
FROM ME DAIN FOR ME THE GOOD WHEREVER IT BE AND CAUSE ME TO BE PLEASED
THEREWITH.

SEEKING DIVINE HELP IN THE MEMORISATION OF THE HOLY QURAN


WHOEVER INTENDS TO MEMORISE THE HOLY QURAN, HE SHOULD ON A FRIDAY NIGHT
WAKE UP IN THE THIRD PART OF THENIGHT OR MIDNIGHT AND IF THAT IS NOT POSSILE,
EVEN IN THE EARLIER PART OF THE NIGHT AND OFFER FOUR RAKATS. IN THE FIRST RAKAT
HE SHOULD RECITE SURAH FAATIHA AND DUKHAAN. IN THE THIRD ONE FAATIHA AND AL
SAJDAH. IN THE FOURTH ONE FAATIHA AND AL MULK.
AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS PRAYER, HE SHOULD GLORIFY Allah AND SHOWER BLESSING
IN THE FORM OF DAROOD UPON MUHAMMAD (MAY THE PEACE OF Allah BE UPON HIM) AND
ALL OTHER APOSTLES OF THE LORD, AND BEG PARDON FROM HIM FOR ALL THE MUSLIMS,
MALE AND FEMALE, AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE THEIR PREDECESSORS IN FAITH. THEN HE
SHOULD MAKE THE (FOLLOWING SUPPLICATION TO THE LORD WITH THE FIRM
CONVICTION THAT IT WILL BE GRANTED.
AllahUMMA ARHAMNI BI TARKIL MASSI ABADAM MA ABQAITANI WARHAMNI AN
ATAKALLAFA MAALA YAANAINI WARZUQNI HUSNAN NAZARI FEEMA YARADHIKA ANNI
AllahUMMA BADI AS SAMAAWATTE WAL ARDHEZALJALAALI WAL IKRAAMI WAL IZZATIL
LATI LA TARUMU AS ALUKA YA AllahU YA RAHMAANU BE JALAAIKA WA NOORE WAJHIKA
AN TULZIMA QAIBI HIFZAKITABIKA KAMA ALLAMTANI WAR ZUQNI AN AQRA AHU
ALLAMTANI WAR ZUQNI AN AQRA AHU ALANNAHWIL LAZI YAUDHEEKA ANNI AllahUMMA
BADI ASSAMAWATTI WAL ARDHI ZALJALALI WAL IKRAAMI WAL IZZATILLATI LA TARAMU
AS ALUKA YA ALAAHU YA RAHMAANU BE JALAAIKA WA NOORE WAJHIKA AN TULZIMA
QALBI HIFZA KITABIKA KAMA ALLATANI WAR ZUQNI AN AQRA AHU ALANNAHWIL LAZI
YURDHEEKA AllahUMMA BADI ASSAMAWAATI WAL ARDHI ZALJALALI WAL IKRARAAMI
WAL IZZATILLATI LA TARAMU AS ALUKA YA AllahU YA RAHMANU BI JALALIKA WA NOORI
WAJHIKA AN TANAWWIRA BI KITAABIKA BASARI WA AN TUTLIQA BEHI LESAANI WA AN
TUFARRIJA BIHI AN QALBI WA AN TASHRAHA BIHI SADRI WA AN TAGHSILA BIHI BADANI FA
INNAHU LAYUEENUNI ALAA HAQQI GHARUKA WALA YUTEEHI ILLA ANTA WA LA HAULA
WALA QUWATTA ILLA BILLAHIL ALIYIL AZEEM.
O Allah ! BE THOU GRACIOUS UNTO ME BY ENABLING ME TO GIVE UP SINS ALTOGETHER. AS
LONG AS THOU GRANTEST ME LIFE AND HAST MERCY UPON ME, LEST I SHOULD CONCERN
MYSELF WITH AUGHT WHICH IS OF NO COSEQUENCE TO ME AND VOUCHSAFE ME THE
GOODNESS OF SIGHT WHICH WILL CAUSE THEE TO BE WELL PLEASED WITH ME. O Allah!
ORIGINATOROF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH LORD OF MAJESTY, GLORY AND OF MIGHT
INCOMPREHENSIBLE ! I BESEECH THEE, O Allah, O BENIFICENT LORD. IN THE NAME OF THY
COUNTENANCE TO CAUSE MY HEART TO RETAIN THY SCRIPTURE EVENAS THOU HAST
TAUGHT (IF UNTO ME). AND GRANT THAT I MAY RECITE IT IN SUCH A MANNER AS WILL
CAUSE THEE TO BE WELL PLEASED WITH ME, O Allah ! ORIGINATOR OF THE HEAVENS AND
THE EARTH LORD OF MAJESTY, GLORY AND OF MIGHT INCOMPREHENSIBLE! I BESEECH
THEE, O BENIFICENT LORD! IN THE NAME OF THY MAJESTY AND OF THE LIGHT OF THY
COUNTENANCE TO ILLUMINATE MY SIGHT WITH THY SCRIPTURE, TO SET FREE MY
TONGUE, TO COMFORT MY HEART THEREWITH. FOR, INDEED! NONE HELPS ME IN (THE
PATH OF)TRUTH BESIDES THEE AND FAVOURS ME BESIDES THEE. THERE IS NO STRENGTH
NOR POWER SAVE IN Allah, THE EXALTED, THE MAGNIFICENT.

FOR GREETING THE BRIDE AND THE BRIDEGROOM


BARAKAllahU LAKA WA BAARAKAllahU ALAIKA WA JAMA AA BAINAKUMA FEE KHAIR.
MAY Allah BLESS YOU AND SHOWER HIS BLESSING UPON YOU TWAIN AND KEEP YOU IN A
HAPPY UNION.

FOR PRIVACY ON THE FIRST NIGHT WHEN THE HUSBAND AND WIFE MEET TOGETHER
THE HUSBAND SHOULD TAKE HOLD OF THE FORLOCK OF HIS WIFE AND MAKE THIS
SUPPLICATIN. IT IS ALSO EFFECTIVE AT THE TIME OF BUYING AN ANIMAL.
AllahUMMA INNI AS ALUK MIN KHAIREHA WA KHAIRIMA JABALTAHA ALAIHI AOOZUBIKA
MIN SHARRIHA WA SHARRIMA JABALTAHA ALAIHI.
O Allah ! I BEG OF THEE THE GOOD OF THIS (WITH) AND THE GOOD OF DISPOSITION
WHEREWITH THOU HAST CREATED HER EVIL AND FROM THE EVIL OF HER DISPOSITION
WHERE WITH THOU HAST CREATED HER.

AT THE TIME OF SEXUAL INTERCOURSE


BISMILLAHI AllahUMMA JANNIBANASH SHAITANA WA JANNIBISH SHAITAANA MA
RAZAQTANA.
IN THENAME OF Allah. O Allah !GUARD US AGAINST SATAN AND CAUSE SATAN TO KEEP OFF
FROM WHAT THOU VOUCHSAFEST US.

AT THE TIME OF EJACULATION OF SPERM


AllahUMMA LA TAJ ALLISH SHAITAANI FEEMA RAZAQTANI NASEEBA.
O Allah ! LET SATAN NOT TAKE ANY PART OF THE CHILD WHICH THOU HAST DESTINED FOR
ME.

WHILE BIDDING GOOD BYE TO ANYBODY


ASTAUDI ULLAHA DEENAKA WA AMMAANATAKA WA KHAWATEEMA AMALIKA.
UNTO Allah I COMMEND THY FAITH, THEY TRUST AND THE CONSEQUENCE OF THY WORK.
AT THE TIME OF UNDERTAKING A JOURNEY
AllahUMMA BIKA ASULU WA BIKA AHULU WA BIKA ASEERU.
O Allah ! IT IS BY THY HELP THAT I DO ASSAIL AND IT IS BY THY HELP THAT I MOVE AND IT
IS BY THY HELP THAT I WALK.

AT THE TIME OF RIDING


WHILE RIDING A HORSE OR BOARDING A TRAIN OR BOARDING A PLANE,ONE SHOULD
RECITE.
BISMILLAH (IN THE NAME OF Allah) AND AFTER HAVING TAKEN ONES SEAT ONE SHOULD
MAKE THE FOLLOWING SUPPLICATION.
ALHUMDU LIL LAHI SUBHANAL LAZI SAKHKHARA LANA HAZZA WAMA KUNNA LAHU
MUQRINEEN, WA INNA ILA RABBINA LA MUNQALIBOON.
PRAISE BE TO Allah. GLORY UNTO HIM WHO HATH SUBJECTED THIS (VEHICLE…)FOR US,
THOUGH WE WERE UNABLE TO SUDUE IT BEHOLD WE ARE ASSUREDLY TO RETURN UNTO
OUR LORD.

AFTER HAVING SET OUT A JOURNERY


AllahUMMA HAW WIN ALAINA HAAZAS SAFARA WATWI ANNA BO DA HU AllahUMMA ANTAS
SAHIBU FIS SAFARI WAL KHALIFATU FIL AHLI AllahUMMA INNI AOOZUBIKA MINW WAA SAA
ISSAFARI WA KAABATIL MANZARI WA SU IL MUNQALABI FIL AALI WAL WALADI.
O Allah ! MAKE EASY FOR US THIS JOURNEY OF OURS AND ROLL UP FOR US THE DISTANCE
THEREOF. O Allah! THOU ART OUR COMPANION IN THIS JOURNEY AND GUARDIAN IN (OUR)
HOUSEHOLD. O Allah! I SEEK REFUGE IN THEE FROM THE TOIL OF THIS JOURNEY, FROM
BEHOLDING A MISERABLE SIGHT AND ON ILL RETURN IN MY WEALTH, HOUSEHOLD AND
MY CHILDREN.

ON RETURN FROM JOURNEY


AAEBUNA TAAIBUNA AABIDUNA LE RABBINA HAAMIDOONA.
WE ARE RETURNERS, PENITENTS, WORSHIPPERS AND ADORES OF OUR LORD.

ON UNDERTAKING A SEA JOURNEY


WHEN A PERSON EMBARKS A BOAT OR A SHIP, HE SHOULD MAKE THE FOLLOWING
SUPPLICATION
BISMILLAHI MAJREEHA INNA RABBI LA GHAFOORUR RAHIM WA MA QADARUL LAAHA
HAQQA QUDRIHI WAL ARDHO JAMIAN QABDHATO HOO YOMAL QIYAMATE WAS
SAMMAWAATU MATWIYATUM BEYAMEENEHI SUBHANAHU WA TA AALA AMMA
YAUSHREKOON.
IN THE NAME OF Allah BUT ITS SAILING AND ITS ENCHORING. SURELY. MY LORD IS
FORGIVING, Merciful AND THEY HONOUR NOT Allah WITH THE HONOUR DUE TO HIM AND
THE WHOLE EARTH WILL BE IN HIS GRIP ON THE DAY OF RESURRECTION AND THE
HEAVENS ROLLED UP IN HIS GRIP ON THE DAY OF RESURRECTION AND THE HEAVENS
ROLLED UP IN HIS RIGHT HAND. GLORY BE TO HIM ! AND HIGHLY EXALTED IS HE ABOVE
WHAT THEY ASSOCIATE (WITH HIM).

WHILE ENTERING A CITY


AllahUMMA BAARIK LANA FEEHA (TO BE RECITED THRICE)
AllahUMMAR ZUQNA JANAAHA HABBIBNA ILA AHLIHA WA HABBIB SAALEHEE AHLIHAA
ILAINA.
O Allah ! BLESS US IN THIS (TOWNSHIP) O Allah ! PROVIDE US WITH THE FRUITS THEREOF.
AND CAUSE US TO BE LOVED BY THE FOLK THEREOF AND CAUSE THE RIGHTOUS FOLK
THEREOF TO BE LOVED BY US.
AT THE TIME OF LANDING AT A PLACE
RABBI ANZILNI MUNZALAM MUBARAKANW WA ANTA KHAIRUL MUNZILEEN.
MY LORD! CAUSE ME TO LAND AT THE LANDING BLEST AND THOU ART THE BEST OF THOSE
WHO BRING TO LAND.

AOOZUBIKALILMATILLAHII TAAMMAATI MIN SHARRE MA KHALAQA.


I SEEK REFUGE IN THE PERFECT WORDS OF Allah FROM THE EVIL OF THAT WHICH HE HATH
CREATED.

AT THE TIME OF INSTRUCTING A NEW CONVERT TO ISLAM


AllahUMMAGHFIRLI WAR HAMNI WAAHDINI WAR ZUQNI.
O Allah ! GRANT ME PARDON, HAVE MERCY ON ME, GUIDE ME ( TO THE RIGHT PATH) AND
GRANT ME LIVELIHOOD.

AT THE TIME OF COMING BACK FROM A JOURNEY TO ONES HOME


TAUBAN TAUBAL LE RABBENA AUBAL LA YUGHADIRO ALAINA HAUBAN.
WE OFFER TOO MUCH REPENTANCE TO OUR TURN TO HIM (SO THAT) NO SIN BE LEFT WITH
US.

AT THE TIME OF DISTRESS


HUSBUNAL LAAHO WA MNAMAL WAKEELU ALAL LAAHE TAWAKKALNA.
Allah IS SUFFICENT FOR US AND HE IS AN EXCELLENT GUARDIAN AND WE REPOSE OUR
TRUST IN Allah.

AT THE TIME OF RECIEVEING A SHOCK


INNA LILLAHI WA INNA RAAJEOON. AllahUMMA INDAKA AHTASIBO MUSEEBATI FA AJIR NI
FEEHA WA ABDILNI MINHA KHAIRAN.
SURELY WE ARE Allah'S AND TO HIM SHALL WE RETURN. O Allah !I BESEECH THEE FOR THE
REWARD OF MY HARDSHIP. REWARD ME AND COMPENSATE ME BY SUBSTITUTING IT WITH
GOODNESS.

WHEN OVERWHELMED BY THE AWE OF TYRANT


AllahUMMAK FINA HUM BEMA SHEETA AllahUMMA INNI AJ ALUKA FEE NUHOOREHI
AllahUMMA INNI AJ ALUKA FEE NUHOOREHI WA AOOZOBEKA MIN SHOROOREHIM.
O Allah ! LET THY SUSTENACE, SUFFICE US AGAINST THEM AS THOU DESIREST. O Allah ! I
PLACE THEE IN FRONT OF THEM. AND I SEEK REFUGE IN THEE FROM THEIR MISCHIEF.

FOR RELIEF IN HARDSHIP


AllahUMMA LA SAHLA ILLA MA JAALTAHU SAHLAN WA ANTO TAJ ALUL HUZNA SAHLAN IZA
SHATTA.
O Allah ! THERE IS NOTHING EASY EXCEPT WHAT THOU SO MAKETH AND THOU MAKETH
THE DIFFICULT EASY, WHATSOEVER THOU LIKETH.

FOR THE FULFILMENT OF A NEED OR DESIRE


AllahUMMA INNI AS ALUKA ATAWAJJAHU ILAIKA BE NABIEKA MOHAMMADIN NABIYYIR
RAHMATE FEE HAAJATE HAAZIHEE IT TUQDHA LEE FASHAFFEHOO FEEA
O Allah! I BESEECH THEE AND APPROACH THEE THROUGH MUHAMMED, THE PROPHET OF
MERCY AND BE THEE TO FULFIL MY NEED SO THAT THE PROPHETS INTERCESSION MAY BE
COMPLETED IN MY FAVOUR.

FOR FORGIVENESS
AllahUMMA MAGHFIRATUKA AUSA O MIN ZUNOOBE WA RAHMATUKA ARJAA INDEEMIN
AMALI.
O Allah! THE EXTENT OF THY FORGIVENESS IS FAR WIDER AS COMPARED TO MY SINS AND
THE EXTENT OF THY MERCY IS A MATTER OF GREATER HOPE FOR ME THAN MY DEED.

AT THE TIME OF DRAUGHT


AllahUMMA ASQENA AllahUMMA AGHISNA.
O Allah! GIVE US THE DRINK, O Allah! BLESS US WITH RAINFALL.

ON SEEING CLOUDS
AllahUMMA INNA NAOOZUBIKA MIN SHARRI MA URSELA BEHI.
O Allah ! WE SEEK REFUGE IN THEE FROM THE EVIL OF THAT WHICH HATH BEEN SENT
THEREWITH.

AT THE TIME OF RAINFALL


AllahUMMA SAYYEBAN NAAFEAN
O Allah MAKE IT A PROFITABLE DOWNPOUR.

WHEN THERE IS AN EXCESSIVE DOWNPOUR


AllahUMMA HAWALAINA WA LA ALAINA AllahUMMA ALAL AAKAAMIWALAAJAME WAZ
ZIRAABI WAL AUDEYATI WA MANABITITISH SHAJARE.
O Allah ! LET THERE BE DOWNPOUR IN OUR SURBURBS BUT NOT ON US. LET THE RAIN FALL
ON HILLOCKS IN THE THICKETS ON THE MOUNTAINS, RIVERS AND ON THE HOT BEDS OF
PLANTATION

WHEN ONE HEARS THUNDERS


AllahUMMA HAWALAINA WA LA ALAINA AllahUMMA ALAL AAKAAMI WAL AAJAME WAZ
ZIRAABI WAL AUDEYATI WA MANABITISH SHAJARE.
O Allah ! LET THERE BE DOWNPOUR IN OUR SURBURBS BUT NOT ON US . LET THE RAIN
FALL ON HILLOCKS IN THE THICKETS ON THE MOUNTAINS, RIVER AND ON THE HOT BEDS
OF PLANTATIONS.

SUBHANAL LAZI YASABBEHUR RAADO BE HAMDEHI WAL MALAAIKATO MIN KHEEFATEHI.


GLORY BE UNTO HE (Allah) WHOSE PRAISE THE THUNDER HYMNETH AND THE ANGELS
(HYMN) OUT OF AWE OF HIM.

IN DARKNESS AND STORM


AllahUMMA INNA NASAALUKA MIN KHAIRE HAAZEHIR REEHI WA KHAIRE MA FEEHA WA
KHAIRE MA OMERAT BEHI WA NAOOZUBEKA MIN SHARRE HAAZEHIR REHHE WA SHARRE
MA FEEHA WA SHARRE MA AMERAT BEHI.
O Allah ! WE BEG OF THEE THE GOOD OF THIS WIND AND THE GOOD OF THAT WHICH IS
THEREIN AND THE GOOD OF THAT WHICH IT HATH BEEN BIDDEN AND WE SEEK REFUGE IN
THEE FROM THE EVIL OF THAT WHICH IS THERIN AND THE EVIL OF THAT WHICH IT HATH
BIDDEN.

ON HEARING THE CROWNING


AllahUMMA INNI AS ALUKA MIN FADHLIKA.
O Allah ! I BEG OF THEE THY BOUNTY.

ON HEARING A DONKEY BRAY OR A DOG BARK.


AOOZOBILLAHE MINASH SHAITWANIR RAJEEM
I SEEK REFUGE IN Allah FROM SATAN THE OUTCAST
WHEN THERE IS SOLAR OR LUNAR ECLIPSE.
ONE SHOULD HYMN THE GLORY OF Allah BY SAYING ALLA O AKBAR ( Allah IS GREAT).
OFFER PRAYER, AND GIVE CHARITY AND ALMS.

ON SIGHTING THE NEW MOON


AllahUMMA AHILLAHU ALAINA BIL YUMNI WAL AIMAANE WAS SALAAMATI WAL ISLAAME
WATTAUFEEQE LEMA TUHIBBU WA TARDHARABBI WA RABBUKAL LAAHU.
O Allah! LET THIS NEW MOON APPEAR UNTO US WITH GOOD LUCK AND PROPERITY, WITH
SAFETY AND WITHISLAM AND WITH HOPE OF SUCCESS TO DO DEEDSWHICH MY LORD AND
YOUR (MOONS) LORD LIKES AND APPROVES.

ON BEHOLDING THE MOON


AOOZUBILLAHE MIN SHARRE HAZAL GHAASIQE.
I SEEK REFUGE IN Allah FROM THE EVIL OF THIS DARKNESS.

ON SHABE QADR
AllahUMMA INNAKA AFFOWWUN TUHIBBUL AFWA FA FU ANNI.
O Allah ! VERILY THOU ART PARTONER, THOU LOVEST PARDON SO GRANT ME
FORGIVENESS.

ON SEEING ONES FACE IN THE LOOKING GLASS


AllahUMMA ANTA HASSANTA KHALQE FA HASSIN KHULQI.
O Allah ! THOU MADE MY PHYSICAL CONSTITUTION QUITE GOOD, MAKE MY DISPOSITION
GOOD TOO.

WHEN ONE IS REMINDED OF THE OTHER PERSON


AllahUMMA SALLI ALLA MOHAMMADIN ZAKARAllahO BE KHAIRIM MAN ZAKARANI.
O Allah ! SHOWER THY BLESSING ON MUHAMMAD LET Allah BEAR WELL IN MIND ONE WHO
REMEMBERED ME.

WHEN A MUSLIM SEEKS ANOTHER MUSLIM WITH CHEERFUL COUNTENANCE


ADH HAKAL LAHOO SINNAKA.
MAY Allah ALWAYS KEEP YOU CHEERFUL!

WHEN ANY FAVOUR IS DONE UNTO YOU


JAZAKAllahO KHAIRAN
MAY Allah GIVE YOU A GOOD REWARD!

ON RECEIVING THE DEBT


AUFAITANI AUFAllahO BEKA.
YOU PAID ME MY DUE LET Allah FULFIL (HIS PROMISE UNTO YOU).

WHEN A MAN FINDS ANYTHING IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS WISHES.


ALHAMDULIL LAHIL LAZI BE NAIMATEHEE TATIMMUS SAALEHATU.
ALL PRAISE BE TO Allah WITH WHOSE BENOVOLENCE THE GOOD THINGS LEAD TO
PERFECTION.

WHEN ONE FINDS ANYTHING DISAGREEABLE


ALHAMDU LIL LAHE ALA KULLE HAALIN.
PRAISE BE TO Allah UNDER ALL SORTS OF CONDITION.
WHEN EVIL THOUGHTS COME TO MIND
AOOZUBILLAHE MINASH SHAITAANE AAMANTU BILLAHI WA RASOOLEHI.
I TAKE REFUGE WITH Allah FROM THESATAN. I REPOSE MY FAITH IN Allah AND APOSTLES.

AT THE TIME OF ANGER


AOOZUBILLAHE MINASH SHAITWANIR RAJEEM
I TAKE REFUGE IN Allah FROM THE SATAN OUTCAST.

FOR THE EXPIATION OF SINS (OF THE TONGUE) COMMITED IN AN ASSEMBLY.


SUBHANAL LAHE WA BE HAMDEHISUBHANA KALLA HUMMA WA BE HAMDIKA ASH HADU
ANL LA ILAAHA ILLA ANTA ASTAGHFIRUKA WA ATOOBU ILAIKA.
GLORY BE TO Allah AND PRAISE UNTO HIM. THY GLORY I EXTOL, O Allah! AND THY PRAISE I
HYMN. I TESTIFY THAT THERE IS NO GOD SAVE THEE. I SEEK THY FORGIVENESS AND UNTO
THEE DO I TURN PENITENT.

BEFORE ENTERING THE MARKET


BISMILLAHE ALLHUMMA INNI AS ALUKAKHAIRA HAAZEHIS SOOQE WA KHAIRA MA FEEHA
WA AOOZUBEKA MIN SHARREHA WA SHARRI MA FEEHA AllahUMMA INNI AOOZUBEKA AN
USEEBA FEEHA YAMEENAN FAAJIRATAN AU SAFQATAN KHAASERATAN.
IN THE NAME OF Allah. O Allah! I ASK OF THEE GOOD OF THIS MARKET AND THE GOOD OF
THAT WHICH IS THEREIN AND I SEEK REFUGE IN THEE LEST I SHOULD STRIKE A BARGAIN
HEREIN INCURRING LOSS.

ON BEHOLDING A FRUIT OF SEASON FOR THE FIRST TIME.


AllahUMMA BAARIK LANA FEE SAMARENA WA BAARIK LANA FEE MADEENATENA WA
BAARIK LANA FEE SAAENA WA BAARIKLANA FEE MUDDENA.
O Allah ! BLESS US IN OUR FRUITS, BLESS US IN OUR CITY, BLESS US IN OUR SA’S AND BLESS
US IN OUR MUDD.

ON FINDING ANYONE IN AFFLICATION


ALHAMDO LIL LAHIL LAZI AAFAANI MIMAB TALAKA BEHI FADH DHALANI ALA KASEERIM
MIMMAN KHALAQA TAFDHEELA.
PRAISE BE TO Allah WHO SAVED ME FROM THAT THEREWITH HE HATH AFFLICTED THEE
AND MADE ME TO EXCEL WITH A MARKED EXCELLENCE MOST OF THOSE WHOM HE
CREATED.

WHEN ANYTHING LOST OR SOMBODY ABSCONDS


AllahUMMA RA AADDADH DHAALLATE WA HAADEYADH DHAALLATE ANTA TAHDEE
MINADH DHALATE URDUD ALAYYA DHUAALLATI BE QUDTATEKA WA SULTANEKA FA INNA
HA MIN ATAAIKA WA FADHLEKA.
O Allah !THOU ART THE RESTORER OF THE THING LOSTAND THOU ART THE GUIDE TO ONE
WHO IS IN ERROR. THOU GUIDETH (TO THEPATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS) ONE WHO IS LED
ASTRAY. RESTORE ME WITH THY POWER AND MIGHT MY LOST THING. FOR VERILY THAT
WAS OUT OF THY GIFT AND BOUNTY.

WHEN ONE APPREHENDS ON OMEN


AllahUMMA LA AAYATI BIL HASANAATE ILA ANTA WALA YUZHABU BIS SAYYE AATE ILA
ANTA WA LA HAULA WALA QUWATA ILLA BEKA.
O Allah! NONE BRINGS GOOD BUT THEE ALONE AND NONE TAKES AWAY EVIL BUT THEE
ALONE. THERE IS NO STRENGTH NOR POWER SAVE WITH THEE.

THE WARD OFF AN EVIL EYE


BISMILLAAHE AllahUMMA AZHIB HARRAHA WA BARDAHA WA WA SABAHA.
IN THE NAME OF Allah. O Allah ! TAKE AWAY ITS HEAT AND COLD AND ITS PAIN.

EXORCISING AN EVIL SPIRIT


AZHIBIL BAASA RABBANASISH FI ANTASH SHAFFI LAA FAI ILLA ANTA.
O THE NOURISHER AND SUSTAINER OFMANKIND ! REMOVE AFFLICTION, CURE(HIM) THOU
ART THE CURER, THERE IS NO CURER BUT THEE.

WHEN FIRE BREAKS OUT


ON SUCH OCCASSIONS ONE SHOULD REPEAT AllahO AKBAR (Allah IS GREAT) AGAIN AND
AGAIN.

WHEN ONE FEELS PAIN IN KIDNEY DUE TO STONE.


RAABU NAllahUL LAZI FIS SAMAA I TAQADDASA ISMUKA AMRUKA FIS SAMMA I WAL
ARDHE KAMA RAHMATUKA FIS SAMMA I FAJ AL RAHMATAKA FIL ARDHE WAGHFIR LANA
HUBBANA WA KHATAAYANA ANTA RABBUL TAYYIBEENA FA ANZIL SHIFAA AM MIN
SHIFAEKA WA RAHMATAM MIR RAHMATIKA ALA HAAZAL WAJ E .
OUR LORD IS Allah, HE I WHO IS IN HEAVEN. HALLOWED BE THY NAME THINE IS THE
COMMAND IN THE HEAVEN AND OPON THE EARTH. EVEN AS THY MERCY PREVAILETH IN
THE HEAVENS SO LET THY MERCY PREVAILETH IN THE HEAVENS SO LET THY MERCY
PREVAIL UPON THE EARTH. FORGIVE OUR SINS AND FAILINGS THOU ART THE LOD OF THE
WELL DISPOSED. SEND DOWN CURE FROM THY CURE AND MERCY FROM THY MERCY FOR
THIS AILMENT.

FOR SORES AND SWELLINGS


APPLY SOME SALIVA ON THE INDEX FINGER AND THEN BESMEAR IT WITH DUST AND ROLL
IT OVER THE SORE AND THE SWELLING AND SUPPLICATE IN THE FOLLOWING WORDS.
BISMILLAHE TURBATO ARDHINA BI REQQATE BAADHINA LLIY USHFA SAQEEMUNA BI IZNI
RABBINA.
IN THE NAME OF Allah. THIS IS THE DUST OF OUR EARTH WITH SALIVA OF ONE AMONGST US
SO THAT OUR AILMENT MAY BE CURED WITH THE PERMISSION OF Allah.

WHEN THE FEET ARE BENUMBED.


SALLAllahU ALA MOHAMMADIN SALLAL LAHOO ALAIHE WA AALEHI WA SALLAM.
LET THERE BE BLESSING OF Allah UPON MOHAMMAD, BLESSING OF Allah UPON HIM AND
HIS FAMILY AND PEACE TOO.

FOR SAFE GUARDING OURSELF AGAINST ALL TYPES OF DISEASES


BISMILLAHE AOOZOBILLAHE WA QADRATIHEE MIN SHARRIMA AJIDU WA OHAZERU.
IN THE NAME OF Allah. I SEEK REFUGE WITH Allah AND WITH HIS POWER EVERY EVIL THAT I
MAY FIND OR THE FEAR OF WHICH EVER HAUNTS ME. (TO BE REPEATED SEVEN TIMES).

WHEN EYES ARE SWOLLEN


AllahUMMA MATTENI BE BASREI WAJ AL HUL WAARISA MINNI WA ARINI FIL ADDOWWI
SAARI WANSURNI ALA MANZALAMANI.
O Allah ! GRATIFY ME WITH MY EYE SIGHT AND MAKE IT SURVIVE AFTER ME, AND SHOW
ME MY STRIVING AGAINST THE ENEMY AND GRANT ME VICTORY OVER HIM, WHO
PERPETRATES OPPRESSION ON ME.

WHEN A MAN SUFFERS FROM FEVER


BISMILLAHIL KABEERI AOOUZUBILLAHIL AZEEME MIN SHARRIKULLI IRQINNAARINW WA
MIN SHARRE HARRIN NAARE.
IN THE NAME OF Allah, THE GREAT. I TAKE REFUGE WITH Allah, THE MAGNIFICENT, FROM
THE EVIL OF EVERY SPURTING VIEN AND FROM THE EVIL OF EVERY SPURTING VIEN AND
FROM THE EVIL OF THE HEAT OF FIRE.

ON VISITING THE SICK


LA BAASA TAHURUN INSHA AllahO LA BAASA TAHURUN INSHA AllahO ALLA HUMMASH FEHI
AllahUMMA AAFIHI.
MIND IT NOT ! IT IS A PURGER. IF Allah SO WILLS, MIND IT NOT ! IT IS A PURGER. IF Allah SO
WILLS. O Allah ! CURE HIM AND RECUPERATE.

AT THE TIME OF DEATH


LAILAHA ILLA LAHU MOHAMMADUR RASOOLULLAH.
THERE IS NO GOD SAVE Allah MOHAMMAD IS THE APOSTLE OF Allah.

AT THE TIME OF CONDOLENCE


INNA LILLAAHE MAA AKHAZA WA LIL LAAHE MA ANTA WA KULLAUN INDAHU BE AJALIM
MUSAMMAN FAL TASBIRU WAL TAHTSIB
VERILY EVERYTHING BELONGS TO Allah THAT HE HATH TAKEN AWAY AND BELONGS TO
Allah THAT HE HATH GIVEN. Allah IS WITH HIM FOR AN APPOINTED TIME FOR BEAR AND
EXPECT RAWARD.

WHEN THE DEAD BODY IS LOWERED INTO THE GRAVE


BISMILLAHE WA ALA MILLATE RASOOLILLAH.
IN THE NAME OF Allah AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RITUAL OF THE MESSENGER OF
Allah.

ON VISITING THE GRAVEYARD


ASSALLAAMU ALAIKUM YAA AHLAL QUBOOR YAGHFIRYL LAHU LANA WA LAKUM ANTUM
SALAFANA WA NAHNO BIL ASR.
PEACE BE UPON YOU. O YE DWELLERS OF PEACEGRAVES ! MAY Allah FORGIVE US AND
YOU ! YOU ARE OUR FORERUNNERS AND WE ARE AT YOUR HEELS.

FOR THE FULFILMENT OF A NEED OR DESIRE


IT IS NARRATED ON THE AUTHORITY OF ABDULLA BIN ABI AUFA (MAY Allah BE PLEASED
WITH HIM!) THAT HOLY PROPHET(SALAM) SAID WHOSEEVER HAS A NEED THAT CAN BE
FULFILLED BY GOD, LET HIM MAKE ABULTION AND LET HIM MAKE IT WELL. THEN HE
SHOULD OFFER TWO RAKATS OF PRAYER, GLORYIFY Allah, AND INVOKE BLESSING ON THE
APOSTLE OF Allah,THEREAFTER SUUPLICATE IN THE FOLLOWING WORDS.
LA ILAHA ILLAL LAHUL HALEEMUL KAREEMO SUBHANAllahE RABBIL ARSHIL AZEEM, WAL
HAMDULILLAHE RABBIL AALAMEEN. AS ALUKA MUJIBAATE RAHMATEKA WA AZAEMA
MAGHFIRATEKA WAL GHANEEMATA MIN KULLE BIRRNW WASSALAAMATA MIN KULLE
BIRRNW WASSALAAMATA MIN KULLE ISMIN LA TADA LEE ZAMBAN ILLA GHAFARTAHU WA
LA HAMMAN ILLA FARRAJTAHU WALA HAAJATAN HIYA LAKA RIDHAN ILLA QADHAITAHA
YA ARHAMAR RAHEEM.
THERE IS NO GOD SAVE Allah, CLEMENT, THE BOUTIFUL. GLORY BE TO Allah, LORD OF THE
MAGNIFICENT THRONE. PRAISE BE TO Allah, LORD OF THE WORLDS! I BEG OF THEE THE
CAUSES ENTAILING THY MERCY AND THE PURPOSES OF ( SECURING) THY PARDON GAINS
FROM EVERY RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SAFEGUARD FROM EVERY SIN. LEAVE NO SIN OF MINE
UNFORGIVEN, NO ANXIETY UNRELIEVED AND NO NEED OF MINE, WHERE WITH THOU, THE
MOST Merciful OF THESE WHO SHOW MERCY !

FOR RELIEF FROM INDEBTEDNESS


AllahUMMAKFINEE BI HALAALIKA AN HARAAMIKA WA AGHNENI BE FADHLEKA AMMAN
SITWAAKA.
O Allah! LET THY SUBLIMITY SUFFICE ME AGAINST THINGS UNLAWFUL UNTO THEE. MAKE
ME,BY THY GRACE, DEPENDANT ON NONE SAVE THYSELF.

FOR THE RELIEF OF PAIN


WA BIL HAQQE ANZAL NAAHO WA BIL HAQQE NAZALA WA MA ARSALNAAKA ILLA MUBASH
SHIRANW WA NAZEERA.
AND WITH TRUTH HAVE WE REVEALED IT AND WITH TRUTH DID IT COME, AND WE HAVE
NOT SENT THEE , BUT AS A GIVER OF GLAD TIDINGS AND AS A WARNER.

FOR THE STRENGHTHENING OF MEMORY


DAILY AFTER THE FIVE FARZ PRAYERS, PLACE YOUR HAND ON THE HEAD AND RECITE
ELEVEN TIMES YA QUWIYO (O STRONG)

FOR IMPROVEMENT OF EYESIGHT


DAILY AFTER THE FIVE PRAYERS, RECITE ELEVEN TIMES THE WORDS YA NOORO (O LIGHT)
AND PLACE THE END OF YOUR FINGERS ON YOUR EYES.

FOR STAMMERING
RECITE THE FOLLOWING PRAYER FOR 21 TIMES AFTER THE MORNING PRAYER.
RABBISH LEE SADRI WA YASSIR LEE AMRI WA AHLUL UQDATAM MILLISAANI YAF QAHOO
QAULEE.
O MY LORD! EXPAND ME MY BREST. EASE MY TASK FOR ME AND REMOVE THE
IMPEDIMENT FROM MY SPEECH, SO THAT THEY MAY UNDERSTAND WHAT I SAY.

FOR THE RELIEF OF STOMACH ACHE


RECITE THREE TIMES THE FOLLOWING WORDS FROM HOLY QURAN OVER WATER AND
MAKE THE SUFFERER DRINK IT.
LA FEEHA GHAULUNW WALAHUM ANHA YUNZAFOON.
IT DEPRIVES NOT OF REASON NOR ARE THEY EXHAUSTED THEREWITH.

WHEN THE EPIDEMICS LIKE CHOLOERA AND PLAGUE BREAK OUT


DURING THESE CALAMITIES BEFORE EATING ANYTHING RECITE THE FOLLOWING SURAH
THREE TIMES.
BISMILLAHIR RAHMAANIR RAHEEM, INNA AUZALNAAHU FEE LAILATIL QADRE, LAILATUL
QADRE KHAIRUMMIN ALFI SHAHAR, TANAZIZNE RABBEHIM MIN KULLE AMRIN,
SALAAMUN HIYA HATTA MATLA IL FAJR.
IN THE NAME OF Allah, THE BENIFECENT, THE Merciful. SURELEY WE HAVE REVEALED IT ON
THE NIGHT OF MAJESTY. AND WHAT WILL MAKE THEE COMPREHEND. WHAT THE NIGHT OF
MAJESTY IS ? THE NIGHT OF MAJESTY IS BETTER THAN A THOUSAND MONTHS. THE
ANGELS AND THE SPIRIT DECEND IN IT BY THE PERMISSION OF THEIR LORD . FOR EVERY
AFFAIR PEACE IT TILL THE RISING OF MORN. IF A PERSON FALLS A VICTIM TO THESE
EPIDEMICS THE ABOVE VERSES MAY BE RECITED OVER ANY EATABLES AND THE PATIENT
ASKED TO EAT THEM.

FOR THE RELIEF FROM FEVER


IF A PERSON RUNS TEMPERATURE WITHOUT FEELINGS COLD, THE FOLLOWING WORDS OF
QURAN SHOULD BE RECITED.
QULNA YA NAARO KUNI BARDANW WA SALAAMAN ALA IBRAHIM.
WE SAID! O FIRE! BE COOLNESS AND PEACE ABRAHAM.
IN CASE A PERSON RUNS TEMPRATURE WITH COLDNESS, THE FOLLOWING WORDS OF THE
QURAN BE RECITED.
BISMILLAAHE MAJREEHA WA MURSAAHA INNA RABBI LA GHAFOORUR RAHEEM.
IN THE NAME OF Allah. BE ITS SAILING AND ITS MOORING. VERILY MY LORD IS INDEED
FORGIVING AND Merciful.

WHEN BITTEN BY SNAKE, SCORPION , OR WASP


TOUCH THE BITTEN PLACE SLIGHTLY AFTER DIPPING A FINGER IN THE SOLUTION OF SALT
AND RECITE THIS VERSE SEVEN TIMES.
BISMILLAHIR RAHMAANIR RAHEEM. QUL YA AYYOHAL KAFFIROONA LA AABOODO MA
TAABUDOONA WALA ANTUM AABIDOONA MA AABUD, WALA ANA AABIDUM MA ABAT TUM
WALA ANTUM AABIDOONA MAA AABUD, LAKUM DEENAKUM WALIYADEEN.
IN THE NAME OF Allah. THE BENIFICENT, THE MERCIFAUL .SAY O DISBELIEVERS ! I WORSHIP
NOT THAT WHICH YE WORSHIP NOR DO YE WORSHIP THAT, NOR WILL YE HAVE BEEN WONT
TO WORSHIP HIM WHOM I WORSHIP. TO YOU BE YOUR WAY AND TO ME MINE.

WHEN BITTEN BY A MAD DOG


WRITE THESE WORDS OF THE QURAN ON A BISCUIT AND OFFER IT TO THE MAN WHO HAS
BEEN BITTEN BY A MAD DOG AND ASK HIM TO EAT IT.
INNAHUM YAKEEDUNA KAIDAN WA AKEEDU KAIDA, FA MAHHELIL KAAFIREEN AM LIL
HUM RAWWAIDA.
AS FOR THEM. THEY ARE BUT PLOTTING A SCEME AND I AM PLANNING A SCEME SO GRANT
THE DISBELIEVERS, A RESPITE LET THEM ALONE FOR A WHILE.

FOR RELIEF OF EVERY KIND OF AILMENT


WRITE SURAH FATIHA AND THESE VERSES ON A CHINA PLATE AND THEN SOLVE THEM IN
WATER AND ASK THE PATIENT TO DRINK IT.
WA YASHFE SUDOORA QAUMIM MOMENEEN WA IZA MARIDHO FA HUWA YASHFEEN. WA
SHIFA UL LEEMA FIS SUDOORI WA HUDANW WA RAMATULIL MOMENEEN SHIFA UW WA
RAHMATUL LIL MOMINEEN WALA YAZEEDUZ ZU AALEMEENA ILLA KHASAARA QUL
HUWWA LIL LAZINA AAANU HUDDANW WA SHIFA UN.
RELIEVE THE HEARTS OF A BELIEVING PEOPLE AND WHEN I AM SICK. HE HEALS ME AND A
HEALING FOR WHAT IS IN THE BRESTS AND A GUIDENCE AND A MERCY TO THE BELIEVERS.
AND WE REVEAL OF THE MERCY TO THE BELIEVERS AND IT ADDS ONLY TO THE
PREDICTION OF WRONG DOERS. SAY IT IS THOSE WHO BELIEVE A GUIDANCE AND A
HEALING.

WHEN ONE IS INFLUENCED BY AN EVIL EYE


RECITE THE FOLLOWING SURAHS THREE TIMES.
QUL AOOZU BE RABBIL FALAQE MIN SHARRI KHALAQA WA MIN SHARRI GHAASIQIN IZA
WAQAB WA MIN SHARRINNAFFAASATTI FIL OQADI, WA MIN SHARRI HAASIDIN IZA HASAD.
QUL AOOZO BE RABBIN NAASE, MALIKIN NAASE, ILAHIN NAASE, MIN SHARRIL WAS WA SIL
KHANNAASILLAZI YUWAS WISO FEE SUDOORIN NAASE, MINAL JINNATE WANNAAS.
SAY I SEEK REFUGE IN THE LORD OF THE DAWN FROM THE EVIL OF THAT WHICH HE HATH
CREATED AND FROM THE EVIL OF INTENSE DARKNESS AS IT COMES AND FROM THE EVIL
OF THOSE WHO CAST (EVIL SUGGESTIONS) IN FIRM RESOLUTIONS AND REFUGE WITH THE
LORD AND CHERISHER OF MANKIND THE KING OF MANKIND THE GOD OF MANKIND FROM
THE MISCHIEF OF THE WHISPERING OF THE SLINKING (DEVIL), WHO WHISPERS INTO THE
HEARTS OF MEN, FROM AMONG THE JINN AND THE MEN.

WHEN ONE IS INFLUENCED BY AN EVIL SPIRIT


RECITE THE FOLLOWING VERSES IN THE EAR OF THE PATIENT. RECITE THEM OVER WATER
TOO AND OFFER HIM AS A DRINK.
AFA HASIBTUM ANNAMA KHALAQNAAKUM ABASANW WA ANNAKUM ILAINA LA TUJA OON
FATA AA LAllahUL MALIKUL HAQQO LA ILAHA ILLA HUWA RABBUL ARSHIL KAREEM. WA
MANY YAD OO MAA AllahE ILAAHAN AAKHARA LAA BURHANA LAHU BI HEE FA INNAHHOO
LA YUFLIHUL KAFFIROON WA QUL RABBIGH FIR WARHAM WA ANTA KHAIRURAHEEM.
DO YOU THINK THAT WE HAVE CREATED YOU IN VAIN AND THAT YOU WILL NOT BE
TURNED TO US ? SO EXALTED BE Allah. THE TRUE KING ! NO GOD IS THERE BUT HE,THE
LORD OF THE THRONE OF GRACE, AND WHOEVER INVOKES, BESIDES Allah, ANOTHER GOD
HE HAS NO PROOF OF THIS. HIS RECKONING IS ONLY WITH HIS LORD. SURELY THE
DISBELIEVERS WILL NOT BE SUCESSFUL AND SAY MY LORD ! FORGIVE THOSE WHO SHOW
MERCY AND THOU ART THE BEST OF THOSE WHO SHOW THE MERCY.

THE FOLLOWING SURAH


WAS SAMA E WAT TAARIQE IS ALSO EFFICACIOUS FOR RELIEVING A MAN FROM THE
INFLUENCE OF EVIL SPIRITS. IT MUST BE RECITED 7 TIMES IN THE EAR AND SHOULD BE
FOLLOWED BY AZZAN IN THE RIGHT EAR AND TAKBIR IN THE LEFT.

GLORY BE TO Allah MY LORD, BLESSING BE UPON MOHAMMAD, THE GREATEST


BENEFACTOR OF MANKIND. LET Allah BLESS HIM WITH. LET Allah BLESS HIM WITH HIS
CHOICEST BLESSING.

DUA JAMILAH
(IF RECITED AFTER ANY OBLIGATORY PRAYER THEN YOU WILL RECIEVE THE SWAAB OF
DOING 1000 HAJJS).
BISMILAH-HIR-RAHMAN-NIR RAHEEM.
YA JAMEELU, YA ALLAHU, YA KARIBU, YA ALLAHU, YA HAJEBU, YA ALLAHU, YA MUJEBU, YA
ALLAHU, YA RAUFU, YA ALLAHU, YA MARUFU,
YA ALLAHU, YA MANANNU, YA ALLAHU, YA DAYANU, YA ALLAHU, YA BURHANU, YA
ALLAHU, YA SULTANU, YA ALLAHU, YA MUSTAHANU, YA ALLAHU, YA MUSINU, YA ALLAHU,
YA MUTALI, YA ALLAHU, YA REHMANU, YA ALLAHU, YA HALIMU, YA ALLAHU, YA KARIMU,
YA ALLAHU, YA JALEELU,
YA ALLAHU, YA MAJEEDU, YA ALLAHU, YA HAKEEMU, YA ALLAHU, YA MUKTADEERU, YA
ALLAHU, YA GAFUWRU, YA ALLAHU, YA GAFURU, YA ALLAHU, YA MUBDIYU, YA ALLAHU,
YA RAFEHU, YA ALLAHU, YA SHAKURU,
YA ALLAHU, YA KABEERU, YA ALLAHU, YA BASEERU, YA ALLAHU, YA SAMIU, YA ALLAHU,
YA AWWALU, YA ALLAHU, YA AKHIRU, YA ALLAHU, YA SAHERU, YA ALLAHU, YA BATEENU,
YA ALLAHU, YA QUDUSU, YA ALLAHU, YA SALAMU, YA ALLAHU, YA MUHEYMEENU, YA
ALLAHU, YA AZIZU, YA ALLAHU, YA MUTAKABEERU, YA ALLAHU, YA KHALEEQU, YA
ALLAHU, YA WALIYU, YA ALLAHU, YA MUSAWEERU, YA ALLAHU, YA JABARU, YA ALLAHU,
YA HEIYU, YA ALLAHU, YA KAYUMU, YA ALLAHU, YA KABEETU, YA ALLAHU, YA BASEETU,
YA ALLAHU, YA MUSEYLU, YA ALLAHU, YA QAWEEYU, YA ALLAHU, YA SHAHEEDU, YA
ALLAHU, YA MUSI, YA ALLAHU, YA MANIU, YA ALLAHU, YA QAFEETU, YA ALLAHU, YA
RAFEEHU, YA ALLAHU, YA WAKEELU, YA ALLAHU, YA KAFEELU, YA ALLAHU, YA ZULJALI
WAL IKRAMI, YA ALLAHU, YA RASHEEDU, YA ALLAHU, YA SABURU, YA ALLAHU, YA FATAHU,
YA ALLAHU, LAILAHA ILA, ANTA, SUBHANAKA, INNI, KUNTU, MINAZALIMINU,WA
SALALAHU, TA ALA, HA LA , KEYRI, JAL KEY HI,MUHAMMADINWA, WA ALLA, ALEHI, WA
ASHABEHI,WA ASWAJEHI, WA ZURIYATEHI,WA ALLA, HE BAADILLAHI, SALEHEENA,
AJMAHEENA, BE RAHMATIKA, YA AR HA MURRAHEMEENA.

RABBANA
In quran karim, word rabbana has come in various places. if man reads it with humility and subjugation,
there will be strange feeling of contentment the best time to read this book is before or after fajr salat
(morning prayer) before reading wazifa read this durud sharif
ALLAHUMMA SALLE ALA SAYIDINA MUHAMMADIN NABIYIL UMMIYI WA ALA AALEHI WA
BAARIK WA SALLIM

BISMILLA-HIR-RAHMA-NIR-RAHEEM
in the name of ALLAH the benificient, the merciful.

1 Rabbannaa taqabbal minnaa innaka antas samii ul aliim.


Our lord! accept from us (this duty) lo! thou only thou art the relenting. the merciful.

2 Rabbanaa waj alnaa muslimayni laka wa min zurriyyatinaaa ummatam muslimatal lak wa arina
manaasikanaa wa tub alaynaa innaka antat tawwaaburrahim
Our lord! and make us submissive unto the and our seed a nation submissive unto thee, and show us our
ways of worship, and relent toward us. lo! thou only thou art the relenting, the merciful.

3 Rabbanaa aatinaa fidunyaaa hasanatanw wa fil akhirati hasanatanw wa qinaa azaaban naar.
our lord! give unto us in the world that which is good and in the hereafter that which is good ,and guard us
from the doom of fire.''
Our lord! bestow on us endurance, make our foothold sure, and give us help against the disbelieving folk.

4 Rabbanaa afrig alaynaa sabranw wa sabbit aqdaanmanaa wan surnaa alal qawmil kaafiriin.
Our lord! bestow on us endurance, make our foothold sure, and give us help against the disbelieving folk.

5 rabbanaa laa tu aa khiznaaa in nasiinaaa aw akhta naa.


Our lord! condemn us not if we forget,

6 Rabbana wa laa tahmil alaynaaa is ran kamaa hamal tahuu alal laziina minqab linaa.
Our lord! lay not on us such a burden as thou didst lay on those before us!

7 Rabbanaa wa laa tuhammilnaa maa laa taaqata lanaa bih wa fu annaa wag firlanaa war ham naa anta
mawlaanaa fan surnaa alal qaw mil kaafi riin.
Our lord! impose not on us that which we have not the strength to bear! pardon us, absolve us and have
mercy on us, thou, our protecter, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk.!

8 rabbanaa laa tuzig quluubanaa ba da iz hadaytanaa wa hab lanaa miladunka rahmah innaka antal wah haah.
Our lord! cause not our hearts stray after thou hast guided us and bestow upon us mercy from thy presence.
LO ! thou only thou art the bestower.

9 Rabbanaa innaka jaami unnaasi li yawmil laa rayba fiih innallaaha laa yukhliful mii aad.
Our lord! it is thou who gatherest mankind together to a day of which there is no doubt. LO! ALLAH faileth
not to keep the trust

10 Rabbanaaa innanaa aamannaa fagfir lanaa zunuubanaa waqinaa azaabannaar.


Our lord! we believe. so forgive us our sins and guard us from the punishment of fire.

11 Rabbanaa aamanaa bimaaa anzalta wattaba nar rasuulafak tubnaa maash shaahidiin.
Our lord! webelieve in that which thou hast revealed and we follow him whom thou hast sent. enroll us
among those who witness (to the truth).

12 Rabbanagfir lanaa zunuubanaa wa israafanaa fii amrinaa wa sabbit aqdaamanaa wan surnaa alal qawmil
kafiriin.
Our lord! forgive us for our our sins and wasted efforts, make our foothold sure, and give us victory over the
disbelieving folk.

13 Rabbanaa maa khalaqtahaazaa baatilaa! sub haanaka faqinaa azaabannaar!


our lord! thou createdst not this in vain glory be to thee ! preserve us from doom of fire!

14 Rabbanaa innaka man tud khilinnaaarafaqad akhhzaytah wa maa lizzaalimiina min ansar!
Our lord! whom thou causeest to enter the fire him indeed thou hast confounded. for evil doers there will be
no helpers.

15 Rabbanaa inna naa sami naa munaa diyany yunaadii lil iimaani an aaminuu bi rabbikum fa aanannaa.
Our lord! lo! we have heard a crier calling unto faith: ''believing ye in your lord!'' so we believed.

16 Rabbanaa fagfir lanaa zunnubanaa wa kaffir annaa sayyi aatinaa wa ta waffanaa ma al abraar.
Our lord! therefore forgive us our sins, and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die the death of the
righteous!

17 Rabbanaa wa aatinaa maa wa attanaa alaa rusulika wa laa tukh zinaa yawmal qiyaamah innaka laa
tukhliful miiaad.
Our lord! and give us that which thou hast promised to us by thy messengers. confound us not upon the day
of resurrection. lo! thou breakest not the trust.

18 Rabbanaa aamannaa fak tubnaa maash shaahidin.


Our lord! we believe. inscribe us as among the witnesses.

19 Rabbanaa anzil alaynaa maa idatam minas samaa i takuunu lanaa iidalli awwa linaa wa aakhirinaa wa
aayatam minka war zuq naa wa anta khayrur raaziqin.
Lord of us! send down for us a table spread with food from heaven that it may be a feast for us. for the first
of us and for the last of us, and a sign from thee. give us sustenance, for thou art the best of sustainers.

20 Rabbanaa zalamnaa anfu sanaa wa il lam taghfir lanaa wa tar hamnaa lanakuu nanna minal khaa siriin.
Our lord! we have wronged ourselves. if thou forgive us not and have not mercy on us, surely we are of the
lost!

21 Rabbanaa laa taj alnaa ma al qawmiz zaalimiin.


Our lord! place us not with the wrong doing folk.

22 Rabbanaf tah bay nanaa wa bay na qawminaa bil haqqi wa anta khay rul faatihiin.
Our lord! decide with truth between us and our folk, thou art the best of those who make decision.

23 Rabbanaaa af rig alay naa sabranw wa ta waffanaa muslimiin!


Our lord! vouchsafe unto us steadfastness and make us die as men who have surrendered (unto thee).

24 rabbanaa laa taj alnaa fitnatal lil qawmiz zaali miin wa najji naa bi rahmatika minal qawmil kaafi riin.
Our lord! oh make us not a lure for the wrong doing folk ! and of thy mercy. save us from the folk that
disleieve.

25 Rabba naa innaka ta lamu maa nukh fii wa maa nu lin wa maa yukhfaa alal laahi min shay in fil arzi wa
laa fis samaa.
Our lord! lo! thou knowest that which we hide and that which we proclaim. nothing in the earth or in the
heaven is hidden from ALLAH.

26 Rabbanaa wa taqabbal du aaa.


Our lord! and accept the prayer.

27 Rabba nagfir lii wa lii waali dayya wa lil mu mi niina yawma yaquu mul hisaab!
Our lord! forgive me and my parents and believers on the day when the account is cast.

28 Rabbanaa aatinaa mil ladunka rahmatnw wahayyi lanaa min amrinaa rashadaa!
Our lord! give us mercy from thy presence and shape for us right conduct in our plight.

29 Rabbanaa innanaa nakhaafu any yafruta alaynaa aw any yatgaa.


Our lord! lo! we fear that he may be before hand with us or that he may play the tyrant.

30 Rabbunallazii ataa kulla shay in khalqahuu summa hadaa.


Our lord is he who gave unto every thing its nature, then guided it aright.

31 ''Rabbanaa aamannaa fagfir lanaa warhamnaa wa anta khayrur raahimiin''


Our lord! we believe. therefore forgive us and have mercy on us for thou art best of all who show mercy.

32 Rabbanaasrif anna azaaba jahannaama inna azaabahaa kaana garaama, '' innahaa saa at musttaqarranw wa
muqaamaa.
Our lord! avert from us the doom of hell, lo! the doomthereof is anguish lo! it is wretched as abode and
station.

33 Rabbanaa hab lanaa min azwaajinaa wa zurriyyatinaa qurrata a yuninw waj alnaa lil muttaqiina imaamaa.
Our lord! vouchsafe us comfort of our wives and our off springs and make us patterns for (all) those who
ward off (evil).

34 Rabbanaa la ghafuurun shakuur.


Our lord is forgiving bountiful.

35 Rabbanaa wasi ta kulla shay if rahmatanwwa ilman fagfir lillaziina taabuu wattaba uu sabiilaka waqihim
azaabal lahim!
Our lord! thou comprehendest all things in mercy and knowledge. therefore forgive those who repent and
follow thy way. ward off from them the punishment of hell!

36 Rabbana waadkhil hum jannaati adni nillatii wa attahum wa man salaha min aabaaa ihim wa azwaajihim
wa zurriyyaatihim! innaka antal azizul hakim. waqihimus sayyi aat wa man taqis sayyi aati yawma izin faqad
rahimtah wa zaalika huwal fawzul aziim.
Our lord! and make them enter the gardens of eden which thou hast promised them, which such of thier
fathers and their wives and thier descendants as do right. lo! thou, only thou, art the mighty, the wise, and
ward off from them ill deeds that day him verily hast thou taken into mercy. that is the supreme triumph.

37 Rabbanag fir lanaa wa li ikhwaani nallaziina sabaquuna bil limaani wa laa taj al fii quluubinaa gillal
lillaziina aamanuu rabbanaa inaka ra-uufur rahim.
Our lord! forgive us and our brethren who were before us in the faith. and place not in our hearts any rancour
towards those who believe. Our lord! thou art full of pity, merciful.

38 Rabbanaa alay ka tawakkalnaa wailay ka anabnaa wa ilay kal masiir.


Our lord! in thee we put our trust, and unto thee we turn repentant, and unto thee is the journeying.

39 Rabbanaa laa taj alnaa fitnatal lillazina kafaruu wag fir lanaa rabbanaa innaka antal aziizul hakim.
Our lord! make us not a prey for those who disbelieve, and forgive us , our lord ! lo! thou , only thou art the
mighty, the wise.
40 ''Rabbanaa atmim lanaa nuuraanaa wag fir lanaa innaka alaa kulli shay in qadiir.
Our lord! perfect our light for us, and forgive us! lo ! thou art able to do all things.

41 subhaana rabbika rabbil izzati amma yasifuun! wa salaamun alal musaliin! wal hamdu lillahi rabbil
aalamiin.
glorified be thy lord, the lord of majesty, from that which thy attribute (unto him)! and peace be unto those
sent (to warn)! and praise be to ALLAH, lord of thw worlds
What is the evil eye? How can we protect us from it?
Question:

What is the evil eye? I've seen this terminology been used so many time on this webpage. Can you please
explain in detail?.

Answer:

Praise be to Allaah.

These follow some information and fatwas that have to do with the evil eye. We ask Allaah to benefit readers
thereby.

The scholars of the Standing Committee were asked:

What is the definition of the evil eye? Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And from the evil of the envier when he envies”

[al-Falaq 113:5]

Is the hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saheeh in which it says that “One
third of those who are in the grave are there because of the evil eye”? If a person thinks that someone is
envying him, what should the Muslim do and say? If the person who put the evil eye on someone washes
himself, will the water he used bring healing to his victim? And should he drink the water or wash himself
with it?

They replied:

The Arabic word al-‘ayn (translated as the evil eye) refers to when a person harms another with his eye. It
starts when the person likes a thing, then his evil feelings affect it, by means of his repeated looking at the
object of his jealousy. Allaah commanded His Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) to seek refuge with Him from the envier, as He said (interpretation of the meaning):

“And from the evil of the envier when he envies”

[al-Falaq 113:5]

Everyone who puts the evil eye on another is envious, but not every envier puts the evil eye on another. The
word haasid (envier) is more general in meaning than the word ‘aa’in (one who puts the evil eye on another),
so seeking refuge with Allaah from the one who envies includes seeking refuge with Him from the one who
puts the evil eye on another. The evil eye is like an arrow which comes from the soul of the one who envies
and the one who puts the evil eye on another towards the one who is envied and on whom the evil eye is put;
sometimes it hits him and sometimes it misses. If the target is exposed and unprotected, it will affect him, but
if the target is cautious and armed, the arrow will have no effect and may even come back on the one who
launched it.

Adapted from Zaad al-Ma’aad.

There are ahaadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) which speak of the effects
of the evil eye. For example it is narrated in al-Saheehayn that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her)
said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to tell me to recite ruqyah
for protection against the evil eye.

Muslim, Ahmad and al-Tirmidhi narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The evil eye is real and if anything were to
overtake the divine decree, it would be the evil eye. When you are asked to take a bath (to provide a cure)
from the influence of the evil eye, you should take a bath.” This was classed as saheeh by al-Tirmidhi, and
also by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1251.

Imam Ahmad and al-Tirmidhi (2059, where he classed it as saheeh) narrated that Asma’ bint ‘Umays said:
“O Messenger of Allaah, the children of Ja’far have been afflicted by the evil eye, shall we recite ruqyah for
them?” He said, “Yes, for if anything were to overtake the divine decree it would be the evil eye.” Classed as
saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

Abu Dawood narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: The person who had put the evil
eye on another would be ordered to do wudoo’, then the person who had been afflicted would wash himself
(with that water). This was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.

Imam Ahmad (15550), Maalik (1811), al-Nasaa’i and Ibn Hibbaan narrated from Sahl ibn Haneef that the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came out and traveled with him towards Makkah, until
they were in the mountain pass of al-Kharaar in al-Jahfah. There Sahl ibn Haneef did ghusl, and he was a
handsome white-skinned man with beautiful skin. ‘Aamir ibn Rabee’ah, one of Banu ‘Adiyy ibn Ka’b
looked at him whilst he was doing ghusl and said: “I have never seen such beautiful skin as this, not even the
skin of a virgin,” and Sahl fell to the ground. They went to Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him) came and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, can you do anything for Sahl, because by
Allaah he cannot raise his head.” He said, “Do you accuse anyone with regard to him?” They said, “ ‘Aamir
ibn Rabee’ah looked at him.” So the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) called
‘Aamir and rebuked him strongly. He said, “Why would one of you kill his brother? If you see something
that you like, then pray for blessing for him.” Then he said to him, “Wash yourself for him.” So he washed
his face, hands, forearms, knees and the sides of his feet, and inside his izaar (lower garment) in the vessel.
Then that water was poured over him, and a man poured it over his head and back from behind. He did that
to him, then Sahl got up and joined the people and there was nothing wrong with him.

Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Mishkaat, 4562.

The majority of scholars are of the view that people can indeed be afflicted by the evil eye, because of the
ahaadeeth quoted above and others, and because of the corroborating reports and other evidence.

With regard to the hadeeth that you mention, “One third of those who are in the grave are there because of
the evil eye,” we do not know how sound it is, but the author of Nayl al-Awtaar said that al-Bazzaar narrated
with a hasan isnaad from Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him) said: “Most of those who die among my ummah die because of the will and decree of
Allaah, and then because of the evil eye.”
The Muslim has to protect himself against the devils among the evil jinn and mankind, by having strong faith
in Allaah and by putting his trust in Him and seeking refuge with Him and beseeching Him, reciting the
prayers for protection narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), reciting al-
Mi’wadhatayn [the last two soorahs of the Qur’aan], Soorat al-Ikhlaas, Soorat al-Faatihah, and Aayat al-
Kursi.

Du’aa’s for protection include the following:

A’oodhu bi kalimaat-illaah il-taammati min sharri ma khalaqa (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allaah
from the evil of that which He has created).

A’oodhu bi kalimaat-illaah il-taammati min ghadabihi wa ‘iqaabihi, wa min sharri ‘ibaadihi wa min
hamazaat al-shayaateeni wa an yahduroon (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allaah from His wrath and
punishment, from the evil of His slaves and from the evil promptings of the devils and from their presence).

And one may recite the words of Allaah:

“Hasbi Allaahu laa ilaaha illa huwa, ‘alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa Rabb ul-‘arsh il-‘azeem

(Allaah is sufficient for me. Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) in Him I put
my trust and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne)”
[al-Tawbah 9:129 – interpretation of the meaning]

And there are other similar du’aa’s that are prescribed in sharee’ah. This is what was meant by Ibn al-
Qayyim in the words quoted at the beginning of this answer.

If it is known or suspected that a person has been afflicted by the evil eye, then the one who put the evil eye
on him should be ordered to wash himself for his brother. So a vessel of water should be brought, and he
should put his hand in it, rinse out his mouth into the vessel. Then he should wash his face in the vessel, then
put his left hand into the vessel and wash his right knee, then put his right hand in the vessel and wash his
left knee. Then he should wash inside his garment. Then the water should be poured over the head of the one
on whom he put the evil eye, pouring it from behind in one go. Then he will be healed, by Allaah’s leave.

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta, 1/186

Shaykh Muhammad al-Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen was asked:

Can the evil eye afflict a person? How is it treated? Does being on one's guard against it contradict putting
one's trust in Allaah?

He replied:

Our opinion concerning the evil eye is that it is real and is proven both by Islamic teachings and by real life
experiences. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And verily, those who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes (through hatred)”

[al-Qalam 68:51]

Ibn ‘Abbaas and others said, commenting on this verse: this means, they put the evil eye on you with their
glances. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The evil eye is real and if anything
were to overtake the divine decree, it would be the evil eye. When you are asked to take a bath (to provide a
cure) from the influence of the evil eye, you should take a bath.” Narrated by Muslim. Al-Nasaa’i and Ibn
Maajah narrated that ‘Aamir ibn Rabee’ah passed by Sahl ibn Haneef when he was bathing… and he quoted
the hadeeth.

Reality confirms that and it cannot be denied.

In the event that you are afflicted by the evil eye, you should use the treatments recommended in sharee’ah,
which are:

1 – Reciting ruqyah. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “There is no ruqyah
except in the case of the evil eye or fever.” al-Tirmidhi, 2057; Abu Dawood, 3884. Jibreel used to do ruqyah
for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and say, “Bismillaahi arqeeka min kulli shay’in
yu’dheeka, min sharri kulli nafsin aw ‘aynin haasid Allaahu yashfeek, bismillaahi arqeek (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).”

2 – Asking the person who has put the evil eye on another to wash, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him) commanded ‘Aamir ibn Rabee’ah to do in the hadeeth quoted above. Then the water
should be poured over the one who has been afflicted.

With regard to taking his waste, such as his urine and stools, there is no basis for doing so; the same applies
to taking any of his belongings. Rather what is narrated is that which is mentioned above, washing his limbs
and washing inside his garment, or likewise washing inside his headgear and garments. And Allaah knows
best.

There is nothing wrong with taking precautions against the evil eye before it happens, and this does not
contradict the idea of tawakkul (putting one's trust in Allaah). In fact this is tawakkul, because tawakkul
means putting one’s trust in Allaah whilst also implementing the means that have been permitted or enjoined.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to seek refuge for al-Hasan and al-Husayn
and say: U’eedhukuma bi kalimaat Allaah al-taammati min kulli shaytaanin wa haammah wa min kulli
‘aynin laammah (I seek refuge for you both in the perfect words of Allaah, from every devil and every
poisonous reptile, and from every evil eye).’” Al-Tirmidhi, 2060; Abu Dawood, 4737. And he would say,
“Thus Ibraaheem used to seek refuge with Allaah for Ishaaq and Ismaa’eel, peace be upon them both.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3371.

Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 2/117, 118

See also the answers to questions no. 7190 and 11359.

And Allaah knows best.

Protection of Black Magic in Islam


'Magic' (the Arabic word for it is "SIHR") and 'magicians' (ie those who preform magic) is mentioned in the
Holy Quran. Some examples are:

"But there are certain men of mankind who wouls take refuge with certain men of the Jinn, and they
increased them in vileness" (62:6)
"Satan only desires to precipitate enmity and hatred between you in regard to wine and arrow-shuffling, and
to bar you from the remembrance of Allah, and from salat. Will you then desist?" (5:91)

"O believers, follow not the steps of Satan, assuredly he bids to indecency and dishonour." (24:21)

There are also countless evidences form the sunnah regarding this subject and are referred to in such hadiths
related by Bukhari, Iman Ahmad and Malik to name but a few.

Punishment under Islamic law for those who practice magic (Sihr), is the death penalty (as instructed by
Iman Malik for example). The Holy Quran tells us that the practice of magic (Sihr) is forbidden and that
those who do so, are unbelievers.

Magic can be performed against a man and wife, brother against brother, sister against sister, individual
against someone looking for marraige, no name a few examples.

Below are a 15 protective measures against magic (Sihr):

1) Eat 7 pressed dates in the morning before eating any food if you can (preferably dates form Al-Madina). If
this is not possible eat any pressed dates. The Prphet (PBUH) said: "Whoever eats seven pressed dates every
morning before eating any food, will not be affected by poison or sihr" (Al-Bukhari)

2) Al-Wudu
Sihr does not affect a person in a state of wudu for he is protected by an angel sent by merciful Allah
(SWTA). Preform wudu before you sleep each night, then read the last three ayats from the Quran. Once this
has been done, say "ALLAH AUAKBAR" whilst blowing into your 2 palms and then wipe your hands over
you entire body (beginning with the head and moving over your body - the right side first and then the left).
This was performed by Prophet Muhammed who would also do this act before he left His home.

3) Observing congregational salat

4) "Qiyyamu Al-Layl" - Observing optional salat during the night, and neglecting salat during the night,
enables Satan to dominate a man. (Abu Dawud 1/50)

5) "ISTI'DA" - seeking refuge with Allah (SWTA) upon entering the toilet.

6) Seeking refuge with Allah (SWTA) upon starting salat

7) Protecting one's new wife against sihr at the time of marraige - perform the relevant du'a for this

8) Initiating marital life with salat - preform the relevant dua for this

9) Protection from the Satan druing intercourse - perform the relevant du'a for this

10) Say : "lailaha illallah wahdahu la sharika lahu lahumuk wa lahullamd wa huwwa ala kulli shay'in qadir"
100 times after salatul fajri

11) Seek refuge with Allah (SWTA) from the cursed Satan upon entering the Mosque.

12) Upon leaving the house say:

"Bismillahi tawakkaltu'ala Allahi la hawla wala quwwata illa billahi"


"In the Name of Allah, I trust in Allah and there is no strenth nor power except with Allah."

Remeber brother, that thoses evil people who practice magic, can do so through food, tea, water, perfume,
etc. Therefore, it is important for Muslims to ALWAYS remember Allah (SWTA) and say "Bismillah"
whenever we do somehting such as eat or drink for example.

Other ways to protect your home from evil Jinn and Sihr is to play the Quran/recite it from morning to night
- especially ayat Al-Kursy and Baqara. Keep your homes clean and remove any pictures/photos from your
home. Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said that the angels do not enter your home if there are pictures in it.

REmemberance of Allah (SWTA) should be adhered to at all times, insha'Allah.

A good book to read on sihr is "SWORD AGAINST BLACK MAGIC AND EVIL MAGICIANS" BY
WAHID ABDUSSALAM BALI - publishers 'Al-Firdous Ltd London" and can be purchased from Islamic
bookshops - I recently brought my copy form the London Cultural centre bookshop - the Mosque near
REgents Park.

A book of specific du'as can also be brought form any Islamic bookshop, insha'Allah

Shield Yourself against JINNS AND BLACK MAGIC


The following notes were taken from a lecture at
the Islamic Foundation of Toronto, on Friday, March
23, 2007. The speakers were Sh. Salem Bashir and Sh.
Ahmed Shehab.

JINNS AND BLACK MAGIC

Jinns don't like to live in human environments


unless they are invited.

1. If you don't say Bismillah when entering the


home, they have a place to sleep.
2. If you don't say Bismillah before you eat,
they have food.
3. If you listen to haraam music, etc., they
have entertainment.
4. If you keep pictures in the house, Angels
don't come inside, allowing room for jinns.
5. If you don't say Bismillah before you change
your clothes, they will see your awrah.
6. If you stay outside after night falls, you
make yourself susceptible to the active jinns at
night—kids are especially vulnerable.

Jinns will only attack humans by their own


will (Al Mas) for two reasons:

1. For revenge
· This may occur if you accidentally hurt
them or a family member. (e.g. if you throw water or
garbage out without saying Bismillah, you can hit
them)
· When you "invite" jinns to live with
you, you are more likely to end up hurting them.
2. For love
· A female jinn may fall in love with a
male human or vice versa. This occurs if you allow
them to see your awrah, or if you go outside at night
uncovered.

When jinns attack humans by order, it is through


Black Magic. There are five parts to this:

1. The person who asks for the service


2. The magician
3. The materials
4. The human victim/target
5. The jinn who implements the order

The main cause for Black Magic is a weakness of


iman. People with this problem are filled with envy
and hate, which leads them to want to harm someone
physically and/or emotionally. If the target is
vulnerable (i.e. does not take steps of prevention),
the magician will succeed.

Types of Magic
· Prevent woman/man from getting married
· Prevent woman from having children
· Make people ill
· Make people miserable in the home (e.g.
problems with family members)

How is this done?


· With incanted food and drink (e.g. by not
saying Bismillah before eating/drinking or using the
left hand)
· By putting something in your way ( e.g.
stepping in incanted water on the ground in front of
the door)
· By walking through incanted smoke
· By taking your hair/nails (everyone human has
a unique sweat smell which jinns can track)

The Symptoms: How do you know if you are


affected?
· Jinns will enter the body and work from the
inside, causing a pain in the head, the shoulders, or
the lower back. (e.g. If the jinn is dealing with
feelings/emotional problems, the pain will be in the
head. For a women trying to conceive, pain will be in
the lower back)
· You generally don't feel well, feel agitated,
and don't like anything. This is especially true
before sunset, when the agitation will suddenly rise.
· You have difficulty sleeping. (For children,
they wake up at night without any reason)
· Failing relationships between family members,
inexplicable problems.
· Women who experience miscarriages before three
months of pregnancy (painless).
· Unexplainable reasons for delaying prayers,
going to the mosque, or reading Quran.
· If you dream of black dogs or snakes biting
you, you may be possessed by a jinn—but, if you dream
of black dogs barking or trying to bite, it means a
jinn is trying to possess you.
· If it is painful to listen/recite the Quran
(particularly Surah Baqarah), or you start to yawn and
tear up when you read (this may also be true for
someone affected with the evil eye).
· Recite the Ayatul Kursi, Surah Fatihah, Naas,
Falak, and Ikhlas on water. Say Bismillah and drink
half with the right hand, then, without saying
anything, drink the rest with the left hand. If the
water tastes very bitter, sour, salty, etc., you may
be affected.

Magic is a type of kufr and one of the seven major


sings. Magicians are generally dirty people who write
verses of the Quran backwards and with najasa. There
is no halaal use of magic (even sihr mohabbah—a use of
magic to help someone you love).

Treatment/Prevention
There are two ways to treat someone infected with
black magic: 1) the wrong way and 2) the right way.

1) The Wrong Way


· There are many people today who claim to
be 'shaykhs' or exorcists. Many of these people are
actually magicians. These are the signs of a fraud:
· They ask you what your mother's name or
the victim's mother's name is.
· They don't read the Quran in a clear
voice.
· They give you a piece of paper covered
in something and tell you to wear it (e.g. a necklace,
bracelet, etc.).
2) The Right Way
· Protection comes from Allah (SWT) alone,
and the only real cure for black magic comes from the
Quran and Sunnah.
· Reciting and listening to the Quran
(Surah Baqarah)
· Recite the Quran on water and drink it
(e.g. Ayatul Kursi, Surah Fatihah, Naas, Falak and
Ikhlas) or wash the body with it.
· Recite the Quran on oil and rub it on
the body.
· Give Sadaqa.
· Do good deeds. (Remember that those
suffering from black magic are being cleansed of their
sins)
· Dua: during the last daylight hour of
Friday, an hour before Fajr, when it rains, during
sujood, between the athaan and iqamah, Dua-us-Saifi.
(The dua of an affected person is equal to an
oppressed person—don't underestimate it's power)
· Jinns can enter your body when you are
very angry, very scared, or away from the All-Mighty.
This is the most dangerous time for them because if
one utters Bismillah while they are trying to enter,
they will be killed instantly. Many jinns have been
shocked/disabled by the mere touch of a human
performing dhikr.
· Keep your guestrooms/washrooms free of
any personal items (e.g. hairs, nails, sanitary
napkins, etc.).

Jinns and black magic are a reality. The number of


cases increase daily and it is very difficult for
aamils to deal with so many of them at once. The best
medicine is prevention. It is more difficult to
inflict magic on someone than to prevent it for
yourself! Protect yourself and your children with
reciting the Quran, duas, and by remembering Allah
(SWT) with constant dhikr.

Courtesy: Saba Abid (aani)

Charms and Amulets

Good and bad Fortune


The life of this world is a test from Allah, Allah says: "(Allah is) Who has created death and life, that He
may test which of you is best in deed." [Soorah al-Mulk (67): 2]

He, the Most High, in His Great Wisdom has also created fluctuations, which are a part of the test, in order to
test our patience and perseverance. Allah says: "We shall make a trial for you with evil and with good,
and to Us you will be (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam)eturned." [Soorah al-Ambiyah (21): 34-35]

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "Afflictions continue to befall believing men and
women in their body, family and property, until they meet Allah burdened with no sins."[(Saheeh) by Shaikh
al-Albanee in Sahihah (2280) at-Tirmidhee]

Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "Those who are most afflicted among the people are
the Prophets, then the best, then the (next) best. One is afflicted in accordance with (the strength of) his
Deen. If his Deen is firm, his affliction is hard, and if his Deen is weak, his affliction is light. Indeed, one
would be so much subjected to adversity until he walks among the people with any sins." [(Saheeh) by
Shaikh al-Albanee in Saheeh al-Jamee (993) Musnad Ahmad and at-Tirmidhee]

Therefore, afflictions and testing are required for a believer to achieve victory, honor and, well being.

The Qur'aan explains that the complete wisdom behind these occurrences is beyond our understanding, since
our knowledge is limited to the apparent occurrences. Therefore, as Allah says in the Qur'aan: "Perhaps you
may dislike something which is really good for you or like something (which is actuallly) bad for you,
but Allah knows (what is best for you) and you do not." [Soorah al-Baqarah (2): 216]

Thus, what we know as good fortune and bad fortune are mere events predestined by Allah as a test for the
human. They take place only by the Permission of Allah and He alone has the Power to avert their harm. It is
the duty of a Muslim to have complete Tawakkul (reliance) on Allah and seek His aid in times of afflictions
and trial.

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) elaborated on this issue in his advise to Ibn Abbas
(radhiallahu anhu), he said: "O young man! I will teach you a few words: "I'hfath (remember or observe the
commands of) Allah and He will Ya'hfath (direct His care and aid at) you. I'hfath Allah and you will find
Him with you (by His aid, knowledge and protection). When you invoke, invoke Allah alone, and when you
ask for help, ask Allah alone. And know that if the nation (meaning mankind and the Jinn) came together to
bring you benefit, they can never bring you any benefit except that which Allah has written for you. And if
they came together to harm you, they will never be able to harm you, except what Allah has written for you.
The pens have already been raised (and stopped writing) and the pages have dried." [Musnad Ahmad and at-
Tirmidhee]

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The belief associated with Charms and Amulets that they attract good fortune and avert evil is contradictory
to the Islamic belief that Allah Alone has the Power to benefit and harm, and it is He alone Who can bring
good and avert evil
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Charms and Amulets contradict Tawheed

Tawheed (belief in the Oneness of Allah) is the core of Islam. One of the fundamental beliefs of Tawheed is
that Allah alone has the Power to benefit and harm, it is He alone Who can bring good and avert evil. Any
notion, belief or saying, which contradicts this belief, leads to the unforgivable sin of Shirk (associating
partners with Allah). Allah says: "Verily, Allah will not forgive Shirk, but He forgives anything besides it
to whomsoever He wishes." [Soorah an-Nisa (4): 48]

The belief associated with good luck charms that they attract good fortune and avert evil is thus committing
Shirk. It was the practice of the Arabs at the time of Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) to wear
lockets, bracelets, beads, shells, etc. as charms. Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) is reported to
have rejected all such practices.

Uqbah (radhiallahu anhu) reported: "Once a group of men approached the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu
alaihe wa-sallam) to give their oaths of allegiance. The Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) accepted the
oath from nine but refused one. When he was asked the reason, he (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) replied:
"Verily, he is wearing an amulet (a charm)." The man put his hand in his cloak, pulled the amulet off and
broke it, then made the oath. The Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "Whoever wears an amulet has
committed Shirk." [Musnad Ahmad. This Hadeeth was classed as Saheeh by Shaikh al-Albanee in al-Silsilah
al-Saheehah, (492)]

When new people accepted Islam during the time of Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) ; they
often carried with them some pagan beliefs. One of them was the belief in charms, Abu Waaqid al-Laythee
reported when Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) set out for Hunayn (the site of a major battle),
they passed by a tree called Dhat Anwaar. The idolaters used to hang their weapons on its branches for good
fortune. Some of the Sahabah y who were new to Islam asked the Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) to
assign a similar tree for the Muslims. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) reprimanded
them and said: "Subhan-Allah! This is just like what Moosa's people said to him: 'O Moosa! Make for
us a god like they have gods." [At-Tirmidhee, Musnad Ahmad and others.]

This Hadeeth demonstrates the grave danger of believing in charms, which are objects, like beads, bones,
seashells, threads, horseshoe, nails etc. worn in the necks or hung on walls in order to avert evil and bring
good fortune. Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) compared charms to idols and fake gods, who
are worshiped instead of Allah.

This is because belief in charms represents the same belief of the idol worshipers. One who wears charm
considers it (the charm) to have the Divine Power to benefit and harm. Besides, the charm is supposed to be
more powerful than Allah, because they are considered to be able to avert misfortune, which Allah has
already destined. Therefore, Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) has cursed those who use them.
Uqbah Ibn Amir reported that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) once said: "May Allah cause failure
and unrest to whoever wears a charm or puts it on others." [Musnad Ahmad and Haakim]
Charms as a means of idol worship:

Charms sometimes include pictures of saints and graves. Pictures are forbidden in Islam, and it should be
made known that the basic reason behind the prohibition of pictures was to prevent Shirk from entering into
the Aqeedah of the Muslims.

Shirk first crept into the previous nation through pictures and graves. When righteous men died, people
would erect their statues and make their pictures in places of gathering. The later generations eventually
venerated these pictures and statues, and worshiped them besides Allah. When the churches of Ethiopia
containing pictures were mentioned to Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam), he said: "If any
religious man dies amongst those people they would build a place of worship at his grave and make these
pictures in it. They will be the worst creatures in the Sight of Allah on the Day of Resurrection." [Saheeh al-
Bukharee and Saheeh Muslim]

Islam has prohibited all means, which could result in Shirk; one of them is the prohibitions is portraying
pictures and hanging them. Moreover, hanging pictures of saints and graves in necks and believing them to
be a means of blessings, or believing them to be able to avert evil is a clear Shirk, because this belief implies
giving Divine Power to avert evil and bring good fortune, which is unique for Allah alone, to created beings.
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"It is not befitting for a believing man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His
Messenger, to have any option about their decision." [Soorah al-Ahzaab (33):36]

Charms as a means of Healing Sickness


Another popular use of charms is that it is regarded as a remedy to many diseases or protection from the evil
eye. This kind of use is also prohibited, Imraan Ibn Hussain (radhiallahu anhu) reported that when the
Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) saw a brass bangle on a man's upper arm, he said to him, "Woe be on
you. What is this?" The man replied that it was to protect him from a sickness called Waahinah (weakness).
The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) then said: "Cast it off, for verily, it would only increase
your weakness. And if you die with it on, you will never succeed." [Musnad Ahmad and others]

Meaning Allah will not protect him, who hangs charms on his body, rather He would abandon him and
assign him to the charm, which will avail him nothing. Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said:
"He who wears a thing shall be committed to it." [At-Tirmidhee]

A Muslim's attitude in times of sickness should be to be patient and seek help with Allah. "And (remember)
Ayyub, when he called to his Lord, 'Verily, adversity has touched me, and You are the Most Merciful of
the Merciful.' So, we answered his call, and removed all afflictions." [Soorah al-Ambiya (21): 83]

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) advised Ibn Abbas (radhiallahu anhu) and said: "When
you invoke, invoke Allah alone, and when you ask for help, ask Allah alone. And know that if the nation
(meaning mankind and the Jinn) came together to bring you benefit, they can never bring you any benefit
except that which Allah has written for you. And if they came together to harm you, they will never be able
to harm you, except what Allah has written for you. The pens have already been raised (and stopped writing)
and the pages have dried." [Musnad Ahmad and at-Tirmidhee]

Allah says: "Give glad tidings to the patient those who when afflicted with a calamity, say: 'Truly, to
Allah we belong; truly to Him will we return.' It is those who will be awarded blessings and mercy
from their Lord; and it is these who are the guided ones." [Soorah al-Baqarah (2): 155]

Therefore, he who resigns to Allah, seeks refuge in Him and commits his affairs to Him, Allah will suffice
him, and make the difficulty easy for him. But he who attaches himself to the creation of Allah, like charms
and amulets, Allah will abandon him to what he attaches himself to, and nothing will avail him of those
things which neither harm nor benefit anyone. By using charms, the slave severs his relation with Allah and
destroys his own creed.

It is a duty on the Muslim to safeguard his Aqeedah and the Aqeedah of his family members against all
defects. He should not take unlawful remedies, nor approach misleading healers, because they will blemish
his heart and creed. He who depends on Allah, Allah will suffice him.

The Sahabah (radhiallahu anhu) were very strict in regards to charms and omens, whether it be within one's
family or outside it. Zaynab, the wife of Abdullah Ibn Mas'oud, reports that once Ibn Mas'oud saw a cord of
necklace around her neck and asked, 'What is it?' She replied: 'It is a cord in which a spell has been placed to
help me.' He snatched it from her neck, broke it and said: "Surely the family of Abdullah has no need for
Shirk! I have heard Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) say: 'Verily spells, talismans and charms
are Shirk.'"

Zaynab replied: 'Why are you saying this? My eye used to twitch and when I went to so and so, the Jew, he
put a spell on it and it stopped twitching.' Ibn Mas'oud said: 'Verily, it was only a devil prodding it with his
hand, so when you had it bewitched he left it. It would have been sufficient for you to say:

Transliteration: "Idh-habil-ba's Rabban-naas washfi antash-shafee Laa shifaa' illa shifaa'uk shifaa'aan
laa yughaadiruhu saqama"

"Remove the suffering, O Lord of mankind and heal it perfectly as You are the True Healer. There is no cure
except Your cure; a cure which is not followed by sickness." [Sunan Abu Dawood (vol: 3, no: 3874)] Classed
as Saheeh by al-Albanee in al-Silsilat al-Saheehah (331 and 2972)]

A sick person can resort to permissible means of treatment like medicines, the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu
alaihe wa-sallam) said: "Seek treatment, because Allah did not create a sickness but has created a treatment
for it, except for old age." [Abu Dawood. Authenticated by Shaikh al-Albanee in Saheeh al-Jami no: 29302]
In this context, magnetic belts, etc., which have been medically proven to have health benefits can be used
for treatment. They do not fall under the category of charms and omens.

Casual use of Charms

Sometimes the use of charms is not due to false beliefs, but is merely an imitation of the Kuffar, which is
also a very serious issue. Muslims are strictly prohibited from adopting any non-Islamic practice or imitating
the non-Muslims, whether it be creed or actions. Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) has warned
the Muslim Ummah in several Ahaadeeth on different occasions against imitation of the Kuffar, he
(sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) once said: "Whoever imitates a people, he is one of them." [(Saheeh) Musnad
Ahmad (vol: 2, no: 50)]

Therefore, any resemblance to the Kuffar in any aspect must be strictly avoided. If the charm used has a
religious significance to the disbelievers, like the cross of the Christians, saffron strings or black threads of
the Hindus, etc. then the matter becomes even more grave.

Qur'aanic Charms

Qur'aanic charms are those objects, which have parts of the Qur'aan or some of Allah's Names and
Attributes inscribed on them. These objects are worn for the purpose of healing. Scholars are at
variance concerning wearing them; some believe in its permissibility, while others reject them. The
second opinion is correct, due to many reasons:

(a) The general prohibition of wearing them. Ibn Mas'oud (radhiallahu anhu), who disapproved the practice
of Qur'aanic charms said: "I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) say: "Charms,
Amulets and Tiwalah* are all acts of Shirk." [Abu Dawood and Musnad Ahmad]

[* Tiwaalah (bewitchment) is a spell, which is used to make a man love his wife, or the other way round.]

(b) Barring access to what may lead to the unlawful.

(c) If one wears an amulet containing Qur'aanic verses, he is apt to carry it with him to washrooms, while
relieving or cleaning himself or the like.

(d) The use of Qur'aan in such a manner is neither proved by the Sunnah of Allah's Messenger (sallallahu
alaihe wa-sallam), nor the practice of the Sahabah. Therefore, using the Qur'aan as a charm is categorized as
a Bidah (innovation in the religion), regarding which Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said:
"Whoever innovates in Islam something which does not belong to it will have it rejected." [Saheeh al-
Bukharee (vol: 3, no: 861)]

Furthermore, wearing Qur'aanic verses for healing contradicts the Prophetic way of curing sickness through
the means of Qur'aan.

Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) records the following Hadeeth under the chapter, 'Curing of the Patient with
the recitation of Mu'awwidhatan.' Aaishah (radhi allahu anha) reported that when the Messenger of Allah
(sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) fell ill, he recited over his body Mu'awwidhatan (Soorah al-Falaq and Soorah
an-Nas) and blew over him and when his sickness was intensified, I used to recite over him, and rub him
with his hand with the hope that it was more blessed. [Saheeh Muslim vol: 3, no: 5440]

So, the correct way is to recite Qur'aanic verses and supplications mentioned in the Sunnah and blow by
mouth on the sick. This practice is known as 'Ruqya', and is proved from a number of authentic narrations.
"Some Companions of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) went on a journey until they reached some
of the Arab tribes (at night). The chief of that tribe was bitten by a snake (or stung by a scorpion) and nothing
could cure him. One of the Sahabah recited Soorah Al-Faatihah and breathed hard over the chief, who
recovered as if he was released from a chain, stood up and started walking, showing no signs of sickness.

When Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) was informed about the incident, he approved of it
and asked: "How did you know that Soorah Al-Faatihah can be recited as a Ruqyah?" [Saheeh al-Bukharee
(vol: 3, no: 476)]

This is the meaning of the verse, where Allah says: "We send down the Qur'aan that which is healing and
a mercy for the believer, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss." [Soorah al-Isra (17):
82]
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"It is not befitting for a believing man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His
Messenger, to have any option about their decision." [Soorah al-Ahzaab (33):36]

Ruqyah: How and When?


Q: Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What are the virtues of a man reciting ruqyah for himself? What is
the evidence for that? What should he say when he recites ruqyah for himself?

A:

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

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

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Dear brother in Islam, we would like to thank you for showing keenness on learning the teachings of Islam,
and we appreciate the great confidence you have in us. We hope our efforts meet your expectations.

There is nothing wrong with the Muslim reciting ruqyah (protective and healing supplications) for himself.
That is permissible; indeed it is a Sunnah, for the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) recited
ruqyah for himself, and some of his companions recited ruqyah for themselves.

In this regard, Sheikh M. S. Al-Munajjid, a prominent Saudi Muslim lecturer and author, states:

“It was narrated that `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “When the Messenger of Allah (peace
and blessings be upon him) was ill, he would recite al-Mu`awidhatayn (surahs of Al-Falaq and An-Nas) over
himself and spit dryly. When his pain grew intense, I recited over him and wiped him with his own hand,
seeking its blessing” (Al-Bukhari).

With regard to the hadith narrated by Muslim, according to which the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon
him) described the seventy thousand of this Ummah who will enter Paradise without being brought to
account or punished, and in which it says: “They are those who did not recite ruqyah or ask for ruqyah to
be done, and they did not believe in bad omens and they put their trust in their Lord” – the phrase
“they did not recite ruqyah” is the words of the narrator, not of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon
him). Hence Al-Bukhari narrated this hadith and did not mention this phrase.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

"These people are praised because they did not ask anyone to recite ruqyah for them, and ruqyah is a type of
du`aa’, so they did not ask others to pray for them. The phrase “and they did not recite ruqyah” which is
mentioned in the hadith is a mistake (on the part of the narrator), for their ruqyah for themselves and for
others is a good deed. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) recited ruqyah for himself and for
others but he did not ask anyone to recite ruqyah for him. His reciting ruqyah for himself and others was like
his making du`aa’ for himself and others; this is something that is enjoined, for all the Prophets asked of
Allah and prayed to Him, as Allah tells us in the stories of Adam, Ibraheem, Musa and others." (Majmu` al-
Fatawa, 1/182)

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

"This phrase is inserted in the hadith, but it is a mistake on the part of some of the narrators." (Hadi al-
Arwah, 1/89)

Ruqyah is one of the greatest remedies that the believer should use regularly.
With regard to the du`aa’ that is prescribed for the Muslim to say if he wants to recite ruqyah for himself or
for someone else, there are many such du`aa’s, the greatest of which are Al-Fatihah and Al-Mu`awidhatayn.

A group of the Companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) set out on a journey and
traveled until they came near one of the Arab tribes. They asked them for hospitality but they were refused.
Then the leader of that tribe was stung, and his people tried everything to cure him but nothing helped. Then
some of them said, “Why don’t you go to those people who are staying (nearby)? Maybe one of them has
something.” So they went to them and said, “O people, our leader has been stung and we have tried
everything and nothing helped him. Do you have anything?” One of them said, “Yes, by Allah. I will perform
ruqyah for him, but by Allah we asked you for hospitality and you did not give us anything, so we will not
perform ruqyah for you unless you give us something in return.” So they agreed on a flock of sheep, then he
started to blow on him and recite Al-hamdu Lillahi Rabb il-`Alameen. Then he recovered quickly from his
complaint and started walking, and he was completely cured. After that they took the flock of sheep, and
some of the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Let us share it out.” The
one who had performed ruqyah said, “Do not do anything until we come to the Prophet (peace and blessings
be upon him) and tell him what happened, and we will wait and see what he tells us to do.” So they came to
the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) and told him what had happened. He said, “How
did you know that it is a ruqyah?” Then he said, “You did the right thing. Share them out, and give me
a share.” And the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) smiled (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

The du`aa’s that have been narrated in the Sunnah include the following:

Muslim narrated from `Uthman ibn Abil-`As that he complained to the Messenger of Allah (peace and
blessings be upon him) about pain that he had felt in his body from the time he had become Muslim. The
Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said to him, “Put your hand on the part of your
body where you feel pain and say ‘Bismillah (in the name of Allah) three times, then say seven times,
A`udhu bi `izzat-illah wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajid wa uhadhir (I seek refuge in the glory and power
of Allah from the evil of what I feel and worry about).”

At-Tirmidhi added: He said, “I did that, and Allah removed what I had been suffering, and I continued to
enjoin my family and others to do that.”

It was narrated that Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings be
upon him) used to seek refuge for al-Hasan and al-Husayn, and he would say, ‘Your father [ meaning
Ibrahim peace be upon him] used to seek refuge with Allah for Isma`il and Ishaq with these words:
A`udhu bi kalimat Allah al-tammah min kulli shaytanin wa hammah wa min kulli `aynin lammah (I seek
refuge in the perfect words of Allah, from every devil and every poisonous reptile, and from every evil
eye)’” (Al-Bukhari).”

Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid

The Nasma {Aura} and Meditation


In spiritual terminology, the non-physical body is called the nasma. Nasma
exists within each physical body as a subtle vapor, or energy breeze, created
by the chemical output of the physical body.

The nasma is present in human beings just as rose water is present in the
rose or as the fire in glowing coals. Being superior with its connection to the
divine energy source, it can taste without using the tongue, can see without using the eyes, and can hear
without using the ears.

By using the nasma, HSP { High Sensory Perception} is made available to the spiritual healer. The nasma
derives its nourishment from the esoteric energy which is released whenever we act, think, or form a belief
or intention. The nasma in human beings is capable of leaving the physical body at any time through the
universal driving force.

When the flow of spiritual energy is disturbed or insufficient, the health of the patient is adversely affected,
leading to pain, disease, distress, and so forth. These are signals that we need to
rebalance our energy.

Spiritual healing is not at all a mysterious process but is in fact very straightforward,
albeit oftentimes quite complex. The spiritual healing technique involves the energy
field that exists around each of us. Everyone has an energy field or an aura that
surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body. This field is intimately associated
with the health of the human being.

In different cultures, energy is known by different names. The word "energy" is


referred to as:

Ki in Japanese
Chi in Chinese
Prana in Hindi
Qudra in Arabic

• Energy is the life breath transmitted to us from the Existing, Everlasting Superpower that overlooks
human beings and all creation.
• Energy regulates our thought patterns and emotions, is the source of our life force and is the
animating factor in all living beings. It circulates through our bodies and can be harnessed for
healing.
• It is the source of all movement in the universe.
When the human body loses its life breath the
original energy (or life force) leaves it,
allowing the body to decompose.
• The body goes back to its earthen origins and
the spirit returns to its angelic origin of
spiritual energy.
• This energy is never lost and exists without the
secret of its nature being understood by science
and modern medicine.

This unknown spiritual energy is behind the life of


every drop of blood in animate beings, the motion
behind every living cell, and the driving force of constellations and galaxies.

RUQYAH - A SPECIAL CURING PRAYER FOR EVIL EYES

Do you know that you can use specialized duaa and Qur'anic verses to cure the sick?
We are told in the Qur'an that Prophet Ibraheem, alayhis salam, said, "And when I am ill, it is He Who cures
me." [26:80]

The Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wasallam, said: "There is a remedy for every malady, and when the remedy is
applied to the disease it cures it with the permission of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious." (Muslim) Also, the
Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, said, "Make use of the two remedies: honey and the Qur'an." (Tirmithi)

The use of spiritual forms of healing, such as payers and meditation have become quite popular. This is in
part a result of a resurgence in religion and so-called "New Age" beliefs. Major medical centers and health
care institutions are even studying the effects of salah on healing. For Islamic purposes, the use of
specialized prayers (duaa) or Qur'anic verses are known as ruqyah. The Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam,
and his companions used this method of healing, as evidenced by many ahadeeth in Bukhari, Muslim, Abu
Dawud, Tirmithi and others. Muslims are advised to provide ruqiyah for Muslims and even non-Muslims that
are sick. The sick are also able to provide ruqiyah for themselves. Ruqyah is a valuable tool for treating a
variety of disorders and diseases. This may include snake or scorpion bite, the evil eye (or envy), and
psychological problems that Jinn may cause.

Aisha (Radhiallaahu Anha) narrated that the Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wasallam, used the following duaa
when family members were sick, "Allahumma Rabban-nas, adh-hibil-ba's, washfi, Antash-Shafee, la shifa'a,
ilia shifa'uk, shifa'an la yughadiru saqaman. (O Allah, Lord of mankind! Remove this disease and cure him.
You are the Great Curer, there is no cure but through You that leaves behind no disease.)" (Bukhari and
Muslim)

The Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wasallam, told Amr ibnul Aas, "Place your hand where you feel pain and say
'Bismillah' three times, and then repeat seven times A'oudho bi'izzatil-lahi wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajidu
wa 'uhadhir. (I seek refuge with Allah and with His Power from the evil that afflicts me and that which I
apprehend.)" (Muslim)

Suratul-Fatihah, the opening surah of the Qur'an, is also recommended as a cure for sicknesses and diseases.
Allah's Messenger said, "Fatihatul Kitab contains healing for every disease." (Tirmithi)

Bukhari has reported that several of the Prophet's companions used Suratul-Fatihah as a treatment for a snake
or scorpion bite. They returned to the Prophet and asked the permissibility of receiving a sheep in payment
for providing the ruqiyah. The Prophet then asked how they knew that Suratul-Fatihah was a ruqiyah. He
added that they had done the right thing. Bukhari has also reported that Suratul Falaq and Suratun Nas
(surahs 113 and 114) are also protections against illness and evil. One hadeeth has reported that the Prophet
would recite mu'awwidhat (Suratul Falaq and Suratun Nas). He would then blow his breath into his hands
and rub his hands over his body, hoping for its blessings. Tirmithi has reported that the Prophet used to seek
protection against jinn and the evil eye until Suratul Falaq and Suratun Nas were revealed. After they were
revealed, he held to them and discarded everything beside them.

There are those who believe wearing charms with certain surahs or verses on them are a protection. Others
believe that placing these charms on infants will protect them from Jinn and the evil eye or believe that
having decorative wall-hangings with Qur'an is a protection. Some may write these verses or surahs on a
piece of paper. They then dip the paper into a glass of water and drink the water. These actions are not the
prescribed actions by the Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wasallam, and may come close to shirk. Allah and His
Messenger have given us directions for using prayer 'whether duaa or ruqyah' and the Qur'an for healing. We
must accept these directions and use them accurately while trusting in Allah's Will and Might.

Vivian bint Vondal Taylor


Does ruqyah work against magic and evil?
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In a message , Basirat writes:

assalamo alaikum
dear sir
someone has given me your email adress and i've been told that you can help me. i just want to say that
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please tell me what is ruqayah and what is precedure for performing it. i really urgently need to know
so please if you can answer my question as soon as possible. jazakumullah

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Answer:

Bismillah Rahman Raheem


Salam alaykum Ramadhan Mubarak:

Question: Does ruqyah work against magic and evil?

Answer: Yes.

It is mentioned in Quran and in the sunnah for a person to read Quran for protection from the jinn and magic.

The proper preformance is to hold the hands in front of the face, blow into them (some say the blowing takes
place after the reading), then recite Quran into the hands, and then wipe the hands over the entire body.

The surahs mentioned in the hadith to read include:


Surah Fatihah (first one)
Surah Al Ikhlaas (112)
Surah Al Falqa (113)
Surah An Naas (114)
Ayatul Kursi (2:255)

These are the primary ones used by the prophet, peace be upon him. Pray to Allah with all sincerity and seek
refuge with Allah from this type of evil and stay away from people who are not trying to be close to Allah.
Avoid pictures hanging in your house, get rid of any statues or figurines or dolls or images of humans or
animals. Do not listen to music, stay away from things that take your mind away from the devotion to Allah.

Stay close to people who love Allah and have good and sound knowledge about true beliefs in Islam. Do not
go around with people of deviant groups. Stay on the main path. Stay close to Allah.

He will protect you if you are sincere. Everything is with Allah for the outcome.

Also, read this article: www.islamtomorrow.com/groups/

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Ramadhan and there is little time to do much. So please pray for me and ask Allah to make me do better in
the future.

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and sisters everywhere.

Please pray for us to get this important message out to the people before it is too late. We need to all work
together collectively to let everyone know about "Laa elaha ill lah".

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RUQYAH - A SPECIAL CURING PRAYER

Do you know that you can use specialized duaa and Qur'anic verses to cure the sick?

We are told in the Qur'an that Prophet Ibraheem, alayhis salam, said, "And when I am ill, it is He Who cures
me." [26:80]
The Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wasallam, said: "There is a remedy for every malady, and when the remedy is
applied to the disease it cures it with the permission of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious." (Muslim) Also, the
Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, said, "Make use of the two remedies: honey and the Qur'an." (Tirmithi)

The use of spiritual forms of healing, such as payers and meditation have become quite popular. This is in
part a result of a resurgence in religion and so-called "New Age" beliefs. Major medical centers and health
care institutions are even studying the effects of salah on healing. For Islamic purposes, the use of
specialized prayers (duaa) or Qur'anic verses are known as ruqyah. The Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam,
and his companions used this method of healing, as evidenced by many ahadeeth in Bukhari, Muslim, Abu
Dawud, Tirmithi and others. Muslims are advised to provide ruqiyah for Muslims and even non-Muslims that
are sick. The sick are also able to provide ruqiyah for themselves. Ruqyah is a valuable tool for treating a
variety of disorders and diseases. This may include snake or scorpion bite, the evil eye (or envy), and
psychological problems that Jinn may cause.

Aisha (Radhiallaahu Anha) narrated that the Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wasallam, used the following duaa
when family members were sick, "Allahumma Rabban-nas, adh-hibil-ba's, washfi, Antash-Shafee, la shifa'a,
ilia shifa'uk, shifa'an la yughadiru saqaman. (O Allah, Lord of mankind! Remove this disease and cure him.
You are the Great Curer, there is no cure but through You that leaves behind no disease.)" (Bukhari and
Muslim)

The Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wasallam, told Amr ibnul Aas, "Place your hand where you feel pain and say
'Bismillah' three times, and then repeat seven times A'oudho bi'izzatil-lahi wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajidu
wa 'uhadhir. (I seek refuge with Allah and with His Power from the evil that afflicts me and that which I
apprehend.)" (Muslim)

Suratul-Fatihah, the opening surah of the Qur'an, is also recommended as a cure for sicknesses and diseases.
Allah's Messenger said, "Fatihatul Kitab contains healing for every disease." (Tirmithi)

Bukhari has reported that several of the Prophet's companions used Suratul-Fatihah as a treatment for a snake
or scorpion bite. They returned to the Prophet and asked the permissibility of receiving a sheep in payment
for providing the ruqiyah. The Prophet then asked how they knew that Suratul-Fatihah was a ruqiyah. He
added that they had done the right thing. Bukhari has also reported that Suratul Falaq and Suratun Nas
(surahs 113 and 114) are also protections against illness and evil. One hadeeth has reported that the Prophet
would recite mu'awwidhat (Suratul Falaq and Suratun Nas). He would then blow his breath into his hands
and rub his hands over his body, hoping for its blessings. Tirmithi has reported that the Prophet used to seek
protection against jinn and the evil eye until Suratul Falaq and Suratun Nas were revealed. After they were
revealed, he held to them and discarded everything beside them.

There are those who believe wearing charms with certain surahs or verses on them are a protection. Others
believe that placing these charms on infants will protect them from Jinn and the evil eye or believe that
having decorative wall-hangings with Qur'an is a protection. Some may write these verses or surahs on a
piece of paper. They then dip the paper into a glass of water and drink the water. These actions are not the
prescribed actions by the Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wasallam, and may come close to shirk. Allah and His
Messenger have given us directions for using prayer 'whether duaa or ruqyah' and the Qur'an for healing. We
must accept these directions and use them accurately while trusting in Allah's Will and Might.

Healing by the Qur'an: Regulations and Precautions


Q:Some people claim that they can cure the sick by using the jinn and reciting the Qur'an over water or some
drink or even over some instruments such as knives. What is Islam’s point of view regarding this?

A: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Dear questioner, thank you very much for having confidence in us, and we hope our efforts, which are purely
for Allah's Sake, meet your expectations.

It is not lawful to ascribe every disease that one may have to the actions of the jinn or black magic.

If a person feels something wrong with himself, he should go to a doctor. The Prophet (peace and blessings
be upon him) said: "O Allah's servants, seek treatment."

Going to a doctor does not contradict with reading ruqyahs (protective statements taught by the Prophet—
peace and blessings be upon him) as a means of treatment.

What is important is to believe that healing is by Almighty Allah's Will and that seeking treatment by taking
medicines or reading ruqyahs cannot have any effect unless Allah Almighty wills so.

Muslims should beware of charlatans and sorcerers who exploit the sick by claiming that they can treat their
illness with the Qur'an.

Getting close to Allah Almighty, obeying Him, and reading the Qur’an frequently are the shields that can
protect one against falling prey to the charlatans and the jinn.

Responding to the question, Dr. Husam ad-Din ibn Musa `Afana, professor of the Principles of
Jurisprudence at the University of Al-Quds, Palestine, states the following:

"There are many people nowadays who claim that they can use the jinn in treating the sick. Those people are,
mostly, charlatans and sorcerers. They exploit the ignorance and need of those who seek their help so as to
take money from them unfairly. This is against the Shari`ah.

There are many points that should be clarified on this subject.

First, if a person feels something wrong with himself, he should consult a doctor about that. Allah Almighty
has created for every disease the treatment that can cure it.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "There is no disease that Allah Almighty has
created, except that He also has created its treatment." (Reported by Al-Bukhari)

He (peace and blessings be upon him) also said, "There is a remedy for every malady, and when the
remedy is applied to the disease it is cured with the permission of Almighty Allah." (Reported by Al-
Bukhari and Muslim)

Second, seeking treatment by reciting the Qur'an and ruqyhas is lawful. Allah Almighty says: "And We
reveal of the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy for believers though it increase the evil doers
in naught save ruin." (Al-`Israa’: 82)

According to Al-Bukhari, Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: Some of the
companions of the Prophet came across a tribe amongst the tribes of the Arabs, and that tribe did not
entertain them. While they were in that state, the chief of that tribe was bitten by a snake (or stung by a
scorpion). They said, (to the companions of the Prophet), “Have you got any medicine with you or anybody
who can treat with ruqyah?” The Prophet's companions said, “You refuse to entertain us, so we will not treat
(your chief) unless you pay for it.” So they agreed to pay them a flock of sheep. One of them (the Prophet's
companions) started reciting Surat Al-Fatihah and gathering his saliva and spitting it (at the snake-bite). The
patient was cured and his people presented the sheep to them, but they said, “We will not take it unless we
ask the Prophet (whether it is lawful or not).” When they asked the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon
him) about that, he (peace and blessings be upon him) smiled and said, “How do you know that Surat Al-
Fatihah is a ruqyah? Take it (flock of sheep) and assign a share for me.”

According to an authentic hadith reported by Muslim, `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “When
a member of the Prophet's family got ill, he (peace and blessings be upon him) would blow over his
body by reciting Al-Mu’awwidhatayn (the two protective surahs, Al-Falaq and An-Nas) and would rub
him with his hand.”

Third, no one should claim that he dedicates himself to curing others of barreness and incurable diseases,
dispelling the spells of black magic, ridding others of the possession of jinn and evil eyes by reciting the
Qur'an, ruqyahs and dhikr.

No one of the Prophet's companions or the righteous successors was ever reported as having done something
of such a kind, although people in their time suffered also from the same or similar diseases and afflictions.

Besides, doing something of such a kind may open the door to many evils and give the chance to charlatans
and sorcerers to do acts of corruption.

Fourth, there is nothing wrong in reciting some verses of the Qur'an over a vessel of water so that a patient
can drink and wash his body from the water.

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “A group of the righteous predecessors were of the opinion that some verses of the
Qur’an could be written and put in a vessel of water for a patient to drink from. Mujahid said, ‘There is
nothing wrong in writing some verses of the Qur’an and putting them in a vessel of water so that a patient
can drink and wash his body from it.’ A similar point of view was also reported to have been adopted by Ibn
Qilaba.”

Fifth, it is true that the jinn can possess a human being and dwell in his body. This is proved by Almighty
Allah’s Book and His Prophet’s Sunnah, and it is seen also in people’s lives.

Imam Ibn Taymiyah said, “There is no Muslim imam who denies that the jinn can dwell in the humans’
bodies. He who denies that and claims that it is against the Shari`ah is distorting the Shari`ah itself. There is
nothing in the Shari`ah against the jinn’s ability to possess human beings.”

Curing a human being of the harm of the jinn is to be achieved through reciting the Qur’an and the protective
statements reported to have been said by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in that regard.

Sixth, it is not lawful for one to resort to a person who claims the ability to cure others by the Qur’an or rid
them of jinn possession unless one makes sure that that person is righteous and sticks to the teachings of
Almighty Allah’s Book and His Prophet’s Sunnah, and that that person follows the lawful ways in treatment
through ruqyahs and does not use the jinn in that respect, for the jinn would never serve a human being
unless that human deviates from the right path.
Besides, some of those who claim the ability to cure others through the Qur’an use non-understandable
words in that respect, and this is also unlawful."
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Ruqiyah (Healing) Du'a for the Afflicted


When saying an incantation for the ill person, one should say:

Bismillaahi arqiika min kulli shayin

yu'thiika min sharri kulli nafsin

aw `ayni h~aasidin

Allahu yashfiika

bismillaahi arqiik

In the name of Allah do I make incantation over you

from everything that harms you,

from the harm of every soul

or envious evil eye.

may Allah cure you.

In the name of Allah I make incantation over you.

[recorded in Muslim]

HOW TO PRAY FOR THE SICK

Hazrat Ayesha ((raa)) relates that when anyone complained to the Holy Prophet ((saws)) of pain or suffered
from a boil or an injury on his person, he ((saws)) would touch the earth with his forefinger, and then raise it
and say: 'In the name of Allah, I seek blessing from dust of our earth which contains the saliva of some of us
whereby our sick are healed by the command of Allah.' Bukhari and Muslim

Hazrat Abu Abdullah Usman bin Abul 'Aas ((raa)) relates that he complained to the Holy Prophet ((saws)) of
a pain that afflicted his body. He ((saws)) told him: 'Place thy hand on the part of the body that aches and say
three times Bismillah and then repeat seven times A'oozo Ma Ajido Wa Qudrat'-e-hi Min Sharre Ma Ajido
Wa Uhaziro' (I seek the protection of the Honour and Might of Allah from the evil that afflicts me and that I
apprehend.) Muslim

Hazrat Ibn Abbas ((raa)) relates that the Holy Prophet ((saws)) said: 'If a person visits a patient who is not on
te verge of death, and supplicates seven times: as alullahal 'Azeema rabbal arshid azeem ain- ash fika (I
beseech Allah the Glorious, Lord of the Glorious Throne, o bestow cure on thee). Allah will cure him of his
sickness. Abu Daud and Tirmizo

THE CURE FOR MAGIC

Shaikh Mash-hoor Hasan Salmaan

Source: Al-Ma'thoor fee 'Ilaaj Al-Marboot wal-Ma'yoon wal-Mas-hoor (pg. 1-7)

The source for the prescription of removing and abolishing magic is what has been authentically related from
the Prophet (saws) in Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree (no. 5765) when he (saws) removed the magic that was placed
on him by Lubaid Ibn A' sam, a man from Banoo Zuraiq who was an ally to the Jews, while being amongst
the Muslims as a hypocrite. The magic was put on his (saws) comb and the hairs on the comb - which is the
hair that falls from the head or beard while combing - in a skin of pollen of a male date-palm tree under a
well-stone - which is a rock that is placed at the top of a well and cannot be uprooted, and sometimes it is
found in the bottom of a well - in the well of Dharwaan. So the Prophet (saws) proceeded to the well until he
removed it. And he (saws) said: "This is the well which I was shown (in a dream). Its water looked like the
infusion of henna leaves and its date-palm trees looked like the heads of devils."

Magic can also be cured by vomiting in the place where its harm is found, for that has an effect on one's
physical nature and it has an effect in agitating the body's components and disturbing its substances. So if
traces of the magic appear in an organ (i.e. such as the stomach), and the harmful substance can be vomited
or ejected from that organ, then that would be very effective.

From the most effective cures for it, as stated by Ibn Al-Qayyim, is what exists from An-Nushra, which is a
type of ruqyah (incantation). This type of remedy is given such a name since the sickness that is harming the
afflicted person is caused to scatter. This means that the strength of this magic, which is from the effects of
the evil and wicked souls, is uplifted and terminated by the divinely cures, such as dhikr (words of
remembrance), du'aa (supplication) and qi(raa)'ah (recitation of the Qur'an). So if the heart is filled with
Allah and flowing with His Remembrance, and it is has a permanent place for the dhikr, du'aa and
consciousness (of Allah), which is not forsaken, then this is from the greatest of means that prevent magic
from affecting the person. He (Ibn Al-Qayyim) said: "The most strongest effect that magic has is on weak
hearts. This is why a majority of the people that are affected by it are women, children and people who are
ignorant (of the Religion). This is since the wicked and evil souls are only active and effective against souls
that readily accept them and which are inclined to what confirms to them."

But the magic that was placed by Lubaid troubled and disturbed the Prophet (saws)S, in spite of his great
position, true consciousness of Allah and strong heart. However, perhaps he (saws)S can be separated from
that in that what he (Ibn Al-Qayyim) mentioned referred to the majority case, while what happened to the
Prophet (saws)S was an exception to that. And Allah knows best. This was stated by Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr.

Nushrah is of two types:

The First: Undoing magic with magic just like it. This is from the acts of the devils and the following
statement of Al-Hasan (Al-Basree) refers to it: "No one undoes magic except for one who does magic
(himself)." So the one who dos this type of Nushrah and the one he does it to both get closer to the devil by
something that he loves. So his work on the one who is under the magic is of no use.

The Second: Nushrah by making incantation (ruqyah), ta'awaudhaat and the allowed supplications. This is all
legislated in the Religion. From the reports that have been transmitted describing the legislated type of
Nushrah is:

First: What has been reported by Ibn Abee Haatim and Abu Ash-Shaikh on the authority of Ibn Abee Sulaim,
who said: "It has been conveyed to me that these verses are a cure for magic, by the permission of Allah.
They are to be recited in a bowl in which there is water, then that is to be poured over the head of the one
afflicted with magic:"

"Then when they (i.e. the sorcerers) cast down, Musa said: 'What you have brought is sorcery. Allah will
surely make it of no effect. Verily, Allah does not set right the works of corrupt evildoers." [Surah Yoonus:
81-82]

"Thus, the truth was confirmed, and all that they did (of magic) was made of no effect. So they were defeated
there and returned disgraced. And the sorcerers fell down prostrate. They said: 'We believe in the Lord of the
'Alameen (different worlds of jinn, mankind, etc.) - the Lord of Musa and Haroon.' Pharoah said: 'You have
believed in Musa before I gave you permission. Surely, this is a plot which you have plotted in the city to
drive out its people, but you shall come to know.' Surely, I will cut off your hands and your feet from
opposite sides, then I will crucify you all.' They said: 'Verily, we are returning to our Lord.'" [Surah Al-
A'a(raa)f: 118-125]

"And throw down what is in your right hand! It will swallow up that which they have made. What they have
made is only a magician's trick, and the magician will never be successful, to whatever amount of skill he
may attain." [Surah Taha: 69]

Al-Haafidh Ibn Katheer mentioned this narration in his Tafseer (2/443) but did not follow it up with anything
(i.e. he did not grade it's authenticity)!

Muhammad Haamid Al-Fiqee, may Allah have mercy on him, opposed him by saying: "Such a thing should
not be acted upon, whether it is from the opinion of Laith Ibn Abee Sulaim or from the opinion of Ibn Al-
Qayyim or anyone else. Rather only the Sunnah that has been established from Allah's Messenger (saws)
must be acted upon. And nothing has been reported on him (saws) from what Ibn Abee Sualim or Ibn Al-
Qayyim said, nor from what has been quoted from Wahb Ibn Munabbih. So it based on the ways of the Jews
and not the guidance of the best of messengers (saws). And from the door of this slackness has entered many
innovations and then major shirk. So it is upon the Muslim that is sincere to himself to bite with his molar
teeth onto the Sunnah of Allah's Messenger (saws) and the rightly guided Khaleefahs. And he must avoid the
newly invented matters (i.e. innovations), no matter who it is coming from. For everyone can either have his
saying accepted or rejected, except the Messenger of Allah (saws)."

Shaikh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz, may Allah have mercy on him, refuted him and clarified that nothing that
goes against the Religion was mentioned in what was stated by Ibn Abee Sulaim, and that his words fall
under the general principles. He said: "I say that Shaikh Haamid's opposition to what was stated by the
commentator relating from Ibn Abee Sulaim, Ibn Al-Qayyim and Wahb Ibn Munabbih is not proper, but
rather a mistake on the part of the Shaikh Haamid. This is because curing oneself by means of the Noble
Qur'an, sidr (herbs) and its types from the allowed forms of cures is not from the area of innovations, but
rather from the area of medicine and healing remedies. And the Prophet (saws) said: 'O Servants (of Allah)!
Heal yourselves and do not heal yourselves with (things that are) Haraam (unlawful).'

And it is established in Sunan Abee Dawood, in the Book of Medicine, that the Prophet (saws) recited Qur'an
in a bowl of water and then poured it over a sick person.

So from this it is known that healing oneself with sidr (herbs) and reciting Qur'an in water and then pouring
it on a sick person do not have any prohibition with respect to the Religion. This is so long as the recitation
of the Qur'an is pure (i.e. void of incorrect pronunciation or deviations, etc) and the healing remedy is
allowed (in the Religion, i.e. not alcohol). And Allah grants success."

And he (Ibn Baz) added to the narration of Laith in his treatise entitled "The Ruling on Magic and Sorcery"
the following: "After reciting what (verses were) previously mentioned in water, some of it is to be drunk
and the person should wash himself with the rest of it. By doing this, the sickness will come to an end."

Second: What has been reported by Imaam Maalik in his Muwatta (2/951-952) (no. 12) on the authority of
Sumaiyy, the servant of Abu Bakr from Al-Qa' aqaa' Ibn Hakeem that Ka'ab Al-Ahbaar said: "If it were not
for certain words that I say, the Jews would have made me a donkey." So it was said to him: "What are
they?" He said: "I seek refuge in the Face of Allah, the Most Great, of which there is nothing greater than it.
And (I seek refuge) in the perfect words of Allah, which no righteous nor wicked person can transgress. And
(I seek refuge) in all of His best names, those which I know and those which I don't know - from the evil of
what He has created, brought into existence and produced." ['Aa'udhu bi-wajhillaahil-'Adheem. Alladhee
laisa shay'un a'adhama minhu. Wa bi-kalimaat-illaahit-Taammaat allatee laa yujawwizuhunnaa barrun wa laa
faajir. Wa bi-asmaa'ihil-husnaa kullihaa, ma 'alimtu minhaa wa ma lam a' alam - min sharri ma khalaqa wa
bara'a wa dhara'a.]

The meaning of ".the Jews would have made me a donkey" is due to their performing magic on him. Perhaps
he means by it, and Allah knows best, that they would have confused me and misled me away from my
guidance (of Islam) until I became like the donkey that doesn't know and understand anything. This
expression is used to refer to stupidity and little comprehension.

A similar supplication to this was mentioned by the great scholar Ibn Hajr (Al-Haitamee) in his previous
treatise, and it is useful against the plotting of the jinn. We have listed its sources of reference and spoken on
them there.

Are physical medicines better, or ruqyah and spiritual medicine?


Question :

Modern medicine treats disease with physical medicine only. Is this sufficient, or should we use ruqyah?
Which of them is better?

Answer :

Praise be to Allaah.

There is no doubt that man suffers psychological diseases, such as anxiety about the future and grief for the
past. Psychological diseases may have a greater impact on the body than physical diseases. Treating these
diseases by means of something prescribed in sharee’ah – i.e., ruqyah – is more successful than treating them
by means of physical medicines, as is well known.

Among the means of treating them: 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-Kalim 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 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 did
you 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.

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.”
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The virtues of ruqyah and du’aa’s to be recited therein


Question :

What are the virtues of a man reciting ruqyah for himself? What is the evidence for that? What should he say
when he recites ruqyah for himself?.

Answer :
Praise be to Allaah.

1 – There is nothing wrong with the Muslim reciting ruqyah for himself. That is permissible; indeed it is a
good Sunnah, for the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) recited ruqyah for himself, and
some of his companions recited ruqyah for themselves.

It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: When the Messenger of Allaah (peace
and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was ill, he would recite al-Mi’wadhatayn over himself and spit drily.
When his pain grew intense, I recited over him and wiped him with his own hand, seeking its barakah
(blessing).”

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 4728; Muslim, 2192

With regard to the hadeeth narrated by Muslim (220), according to which the Prophet (peace and blessings of

Allaah be upon him) described the seventy thousand of this ummah who will enter Paradise without being

brought to account or punished, and in which it says: “They are those who did not recite ruqyah or ask for

ruqyah to be done, and they did not believe in bad omens and they put their trust in their Lord” – the phrase

“they did not recite ruqyah” is the words of the narrator, not of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be

upon him). Hence al-Bukhaari narrated this hadeeth (no. 5420) and he did not mention this phrase.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

These people are praised because they did not ask anyone to recite ruqyah for them, and ruqyah is a type of
du’aa’, so they did not ask others to pray for them. The phrase “and they did not recite ruqyah” which is
mentioned in the hadeeth is a mistake (on the part of the narrator), for their ruqyah for themselves and for
others is a good deed. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) recited ruqyah for himself
and for others; he did not ask anyone to recite ruqyah for him. His reciting ruqyah for himself and others was
like his making du’aa’ for himself and others; this is something that is enjoined, for all the Prophets asked of
Allaah and prayed to Him, as Allaah tells us in the stories of Adam, Ibraaheem, Moosa and others.

Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 1/182

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:


This phrase is inserted in the hadeeth, but it is a mistake on the part of some of the narrators. Haadi al-
Arwaah, 1/89.

Ruqyah is one of the greatest remedies that the believer should use regularly.

2 – With regard to the du’aa’ that is prescribed for the Muslim to say if he wants to recite ruqyah for himself
or for someone else, there are many such du’aa’s, the greatest of which are al-Faatihah and al-Mi’wadhatayn.

A group of the Companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) set out on a journey
and travelled until they made came near one of the Arab tribes. They asked them for hospitality but they
refused to do so. Then the leader of that tribe was stung, and they tried everything but nothing helped him.
Then some of them said, Why don’t you go to those people who are staying (nearby)? Maybe some of them
have something. So they went to them and said, O people, our leader has been stung and we have tried
everything and nothing helped him. Do any of you have something? One of them said, Yes, by Allaah. I will
perform ruqyah for him, but by Allaah we asked you for hospitality and you did not give us anything, so we
will not perform ruqyah for you unless you give us something in return. So they agreed on a flock of sheep,
then he started to blow on him and recite Al-hamdu Lillaahi Rabb il-‘Aalameen. Then he recovered quickly
from his complaint and started walking, and there was nothing wrong with him. Then they have them what
they had agreed to, and some of them (the Sahaabah) said, Let us share it out. The one who had performed
ruqyah said, Do not do anything until we come to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
and tell him what happened, and we will wait and see what he tells us to do. So they came to the Messenger
of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and told him what had happened. He said, “How did
you know that it is a ruqyah?” Then he said, “You did the right thing. Share them out, and give me a share.”
And the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) smiled. (Narrated by al-
Bukhaari, 2276, and by Muslim, 2201).

It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: When the Messenger of Allaah (peace
and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was ill, he would recite al-Mi’wadhatayn over himself and spit drily.
When his pain grew intense, I recited over him and wiped him with his own hand, seeking its barakah
(blessing).”

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 4728; Muslim, 2192

The du’aa’s that have been narrated in the Sunnah include the following:

Muslim (2202) narrated from ‘Uthmaan ibn Abi’l-Aas that he complained to the Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about pain that he had felt in his body from the time he had
become Muslim. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to him: “Put
your hand on the part of your body where you feel pain and say ‘Bismillaah (in the name of Allaah) three
times, then say seven times, ‘A’oodhu bi ‘izzat-illaah wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajid wa uhaadhir (I seek
refuge in the glory and power of Allaah from the evil of what I feel and worry about).”

Al-Tirmidhi (2080) added: He said, I did that, and Allaah took away what I had been suffering, and I kept
on enjoining my family and others to do that.” (Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi,
1696)

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him) used to seek refuge for al-Hasan and al-Husayn, and he would say: “Your father
[ meaning Ibraaheemm peace be upon him] used to seek refuge with Allaah for Ismaa’eel and Ishaaq with
these words: A’oodhu bi kalimaat Allaah al-taammah min kulli shaytaanin wa haammah wa min kulli
‘aynin laammah (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allaah, from every devil and every poisonous reptile,
and from every evil eye).’” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3191.

And Allaah knows best.

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Embargo on Lying

Following are verses from The Holy Quran that throw light upon the issue of lying.

" And those who do not bear witness to lies, and if they
pass by some evil talk, they pass by it with dignity " [Al-Qur'an 25:72]

"... So shun the abomination of idols, and shun lying speech " [Al-Qur'an 22:30]

And according to a hadeeth narrated by Abu Bakra, Allah's Apostle said thrice:

" 'Shall I not inform you of the biggest of the great sins?' We said ' Yes, O Allah's Apostle '. He said, '
To join partners in worship with Allah, To be undutiful to one's parents '. The prophet sat up after he
had been reclining and added, ' And I warn you against giving forged statements and a false witness; I
warn you against giving forged statements and a false witness '. The Prophet kept on saying that till we
thought that he would not stop " [Bukhari, Book of Good Manners]

Thus it is quite evident from The Quran and Sunnah that lying is amongst the greatest sins. So can a Muslim
be a liar? Of course not! But what about Muslims like us. Do we lie or not?

Types of Lying

Lying can be grouped into three categories, namely:

1. Lying against Allah


2. Lying against the Prophet
3. Lying with common people

1. Lying Against Allah

This is the worst type of lying. The Holy Quran says:

" And who can be more unjust than he who invents a lie against Allah, or says: ' A revelation has come
to me ' whereas no revelation has come to him in anything; and who says, ' I will reveal the like of
what Allah has revealed' ..." [6:93]

According to this verse, one type of lying against Allah is to say, "Revelation has come to me" whereas no
revelation has come. And very close to this would be to say that "I am the Prophet of Allah" but actually he is
not. There have been individuals with such claims, but instead of rebuking them, some people accepted them
as religious leaders and faith healers.

Some associate partners with Allah and some make humans as sons of Allah and say that this is the truth
revealed by Allah. In reality these are all lies invented against Allah. And praise be to Allah who is far from
the foul of polytheism which people practice.

Some are trapped in this type of lying but are ignorant about it. For e.g. see the large no of sects based on the
names of various scholars and cities, which people have invented in Islam. Each one says that his sect is the
right one and is according to the Quran and Sunnah, but the truth is that The Quran only orders people to
obey Allah and His Prophet and does not approve of any other submission apart from this. One might quote
the verse, which says that Quran has ordered to obey those amongst you who are in authority. For that it
should be very clear that according to Allah's law, one may obey a ruling authority only when it is ruling
according to the sayings of Allah and His Prophet. If the command is other than this then they are not to be
obeyed.

Some alter the original Book of Allah with their own words and say that it is from God (Allah) and some
preach religion in a way, so as to give the impression that it is according to Quran and from Allah but
actually it is not like that. The Holy Quran says:

" And verily, among them is a party who distort the Book with their tongues (as they read), so that you
may think it is from the Book, but it is not from the Book. And they say, ' This is from Allah ', but it is
not from Allah. And they speak a lie against Allah while they know it " [3:78]

There is another group who refrains from what Allah has allowed to take benefit of. For e.g. these people
would not get married thinking that it is an act of piety, etc. Instead of reproving them, some people have
taken them as religious vanguards. Worst scenario is that when some people refrain themselves and forbid
others, not only from what Allah has allowed, but in fact from what Allah has commanded or what the
Prophet has commanded to do. Allah says in the Quran:

" Indeed they have suffered loss, those who have killed their children foolishly without knowing, and
have forbidden that which Allah has provided for them, inventing a lie against Allah. They have indeed
gone astray and were not guided " [6:140]

Regarding penalty for such an act i.e. lying against Allah, The Holy Quran says:

"... And if you could but see when the Zalimun (polytheists and the wrong-doers) are in the agonies of
death, while the angels are stretching forth their hands (saying): ' Deliver your souls! This day you
shall be recompensed with the torment of degradation because of what you used to utter against Allah
other than the truth. And you used to reject His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs,
revelations, etc.) with arrogance!'." [6:93]

And at another place The Quran says:

" And on the Day of Resurrection you will see those who lied against Allah - their faces will be black. Is
there not in Hell an abode for the arrogant? " [39:60]

2. Lying Against the Prophet

The second type of lying is to lie against the Prophet. It is also a great sin. Lying against the Prophet means
to say something on behalf of the Prophet, which the Prophet never said. For e.g. The Prophet of Allah Isa
(Jesus - peace be upon him) never asked anyone to worship him or his mother or that he was a son of God.
But there are people who hold these polytheistic beliefs, and for authenticating their faith, ascribe this
towards Isa (Jesus - peace be upon him). The Holy Quran says:

" And behold! God will say, O Jesus the son of Mary! Did you say unto men, ' Worship me and my
mother as gods in derogation of Allah?'. He will say, Glory to you. Never could I say what I had no
right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would indeed have known it. You know what is in my heart,
though I know not what is in Yours. For you know in full what is hidden " [5:116]

The last Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

"... Whoever tells a lie against me intentionally then (surely)


let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire " [Bukhari - Book of Knowledge]

It is important to know why anyone would ascribe something towards the Prophet, which he never said? The
answer that comes to mind is simple i.e. to prove oneself right or to take advantage of the Prophet's decision
in one's favor.

Regarding this act the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

" You people present your cases to me and some of you may be more eloquent and persuasive in
presenting their argument. So, if I give someone's right to another (wrongly) because of the latter's
(tricky) presentation of the case, I am really giving him a piece of fire; so he should not take it
" [Bukhari - Book of Witnesses]

So what about narrating fabricated ahadeeth (sayings) ascribed towards the Prophet, to prove the authenticity
of one's erroneous religious beliefs or man made religious sects? Is it not the same as ascribing lies towards
the Prophet? One should not even narrate weak ahadeeth, in order to avoid the possibility of ascribing
doubtful statements towards the Prophet. But who listens! No one is interested in the truth. To support one's
sect, people narrate weak ahadeeth in the presence of Sahih (correct) ahadeeth!

Allah says in The Quran:

" Of those who split up their religion and became


sects, each sect is rejoicing in that which is with it " [30:32]

3. Lying With Common People

This third type is the one that impinges on human rights i.e. "Haqooq ul Ibaad", since by lying people are
deceived and deception is one form of violation of human rights. Regarding the importance of human rights,
following hadeeth alone would Insha Allah be sufficient to throw light upon the subject.

" Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) as saying: Do you know who is poor?
They (the companions of the Holy Prophet) said: A poor man amongst us is one who has neither dirham
with him nor wealth. He (the Holy Prophet) said: The poor of my Ummah would be, he who would
come on the day of Resurrection with Prayers and Fasts and Zakat. And (he would find himself
bankrupt on that day as he would have exhausted his funds of virtues) since he hurled abuses upon others,
and brought slander against others, and unlawfully consumed the wealth of others, and shed the blood
of others, and beat others. His virtues would be credited to the account of one (who suffered at his
hand). And if his good deeds fall short to clear the account, then the sins (of one who suffered) would be
entered in (the account of one who was guilty) and he would be thrown in the Hell-Fire." [Muslim]
One might think that the above mentioned evil acts like abusing, slandering, shedding blood, beating and
unlawfully consuming other's wealth have got nothing to do with speaking lies. Though these acts like
beating and shedding blood may be performed without the involvement of lies, but if we deeply think, we
will come to know that these acts can also be the by-product of lies which we speak daily.

Let us take these evil acts (those mentioned in the above hadeeth) one by one and see if they can be an
outcome of speaking lies.

First comes abusing. I don't think anyone will argue, saying that abusing has got nothing to do with lies. Just
bring into mind various statements which people use for abusing and decide for yourself whether those
statements are true or not! Then comes slandering, which means nothing but lies, it does not need an
explanation.

Next is shedding of blood. Although majority of the cases may be due to anger or revenge but still there is
some portion that is based upon lies. For e.g. If a pharmaceutical company manufactures a fake drug and sell
it as if there is nothing wrong in it, then would it not be lies? And if people die because of using that fake
drug then would it not be called bloodshed? If not! Then what would it be called? There can be many
examples of selling fake commodities that are injurious to mankind, other than selling fake drugs. All of this
is based on lies.

One can even cause bloodshed by making two groups or parties fight against each other, by speaking lies.
Similarly one can incriminate others by speaking lies against them and ultimately getting them assassinated,
and this would be bloodshed by speaking lies. No different from bloodshed is the act of beating another
person. The only difference is that in one case the person dies and in other he does not, but rather gets injured
or hurt. The procedure is the same for both i.e. by speaking lies against someone.

And finally some words about unlawfully consuming other's wealth. This is easily done by speaking lies or
writing lies as it is a common practice now a days to gobble up someone's wealth or property. And who can
argue that it is not based upon speaking lies? In fact, bribery (another curse and a sin) is used as a tool to
make others lie, in order to consume unlawfully other's property or wealth.

Thus we see that by speaking lies we may impinge on human rights and if we impinge on human rights then
according to the above mentioned hadeeth, our fate can be Hell-Fire. May Allah protect us from it.

Up to what Level can Islam Tolerate a Lie?

Islam wants to eradicate lies right from its roots. In a hadeeth of Muslim, Sa'id b Musayyib reported:

" Mu'awiya came to Medina and he addressed us and took out a bunch of hair and said: What do I see
that one of you does, but that what the Jews did? When this act (adding of artificial hair) reached
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him), he named it as Lies (Cheating)" [Muslim, Book of Dress]

This clearly shows that Islam cannot tolerate a lie, even if it is at a diminutive level.

Some Exceptional Cases

There are some exceptional cases in which a person is allowed to speak lies. In a hadeeth of Sahih Muslim,
Umm e Kulsum said that she heard Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) as saying:
" A liar is not one who tries to bring reconciliation amongst people and speaks good (in order to avert
dispute), or he conveys good. Ibn Shihab said, he did not hear that exemption was granted in anything
what the people speak as lie but in three cases. (1) In Battle, (2) for bringing reconciliation amongst
persons, and (3) the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words
of a wife to her husband (in a twisted form in order to bring reconciliation between them)" [Sahih Muslim,
The Book of Virtue, Good Manners and Joining of the Ties of Relationship, Chapter: Forbiddance of telling a
lie and the cases in which telling of lie is permissible]

Another exception can be evolved from Surah An-Nahl in the Quran, Allah says:

" Whoever disbelieves in Allah after his belief - not he who is compelled while his heart is contented
with faith, but he who opens (his) breast for disbelief - on them is the wrath of Allah, and for them is a
grievous chastisement " [16:106]

Thus one who is forced to, can utter some words of disbelief to save his life, but should feel bad about it in
his heart and should be satisfied and contented with the true faith. Based on the analogy of the above
mentioned cases as in The Quran and Hadeeth, one may speak lies for saving the life and honor of innocent
persons from the highhandedness of tyrants and oppressors if one finds no other way to save them. And
surely Allah knows the best.

Level of Ignorance

A lie is a great sin that most of us ignore. Unlike other religious matters for which we hold difference of
opinion, there is none amongst us who would dispute against the fact that speaking lies is a great sin. But
then why is it that majority of us speak lies? Our ignorance level is so high that we are prepared to accept an
Imam who is a liar but cannot accept an Imam who prays without a cap!

Narrated Abu Huraira, the Prophet said:

" Whoever does not give up speaking lies and (does not give up forged) acts with it, Allah is not in need
of his leaving his food and drink." [Bukhari, Book of Fasting]

So what have we decided by now, to give up Lies or to give up our Fasts and demolish one pillar of Islam?

Oh Allah! Guide us all to the straight path

Modern Stress And Its Cure From Qur'an


by Shahid Athar , M.D.

Stress is the most common aliment of modern age. It has been implicated in the causation of peptic ulcer
disease, coronary heart disease, depression, auto immune disease, hypertension, diabetes and even cancer. In
milder form it manifests in form of unrest, violence, at work, school and home. Common medical problems
like tension headache, insomnia, and obesity are also attributed to unusual stress. None of us are free from
stress but some deal with it better than others.
Stress results from the following factors:

a. Fear of the unknown and trying to see through and control the destiny.
b. Losses in our life of people and things dear to us and our inability to recover those losses.
c. Inner conflict between our heart and mind between what is known to be the truth and our failure to accept it
as truth. Acceptance of truth may require changing our habits and way of life which we may adhere to for
some reason like pleasure, joys, taste, pride in race or heritage etc.
Let us examine how Quran deals with such situations.

Our losses are a trial for us:


"Be sure we will test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives, but give glad tidings
to those who are steadfast, who say when afflicted with calamity: To God we belong and to him is our return.
They are those on who (DESCEND) blessings from God and mercy and they are the once that receive
guidance. 2:155

Thus in Islam, we do not have concept of the ownership of goods and life. Everything belongs to God and
returns to him. So if we don't own that thing why mourn our loss?

a. Our destiny is predetermined. We do not have control on that part. What we have control over is a limited
free will, that is our actions, our choice to do good or bad, to believe in God or not to believe in Him, but we
have no control over tomorrow's event not related to our actions i.e. whether my wife will have a son or
daughter, whether his/her eyes will be brown or black, or whether I will have an accident or not tomorrow.
WorTying over such things is of no use.

b. Rejection of faith in Quran is called a disease. This denial of truth is due to arrogance.

"In their heart there is a disease and God has increased their disease and grievous is their penalty because they
lie to themselves." 2:10

Therefore after lying to ourselves, we set up an inner conflict - between heart and mind. In order to contain
that conflict the mind sends signals to glands for secretion of harmones like adrenaline which leads to rapid
heart rate, perspiration, tremor, the basis of lie detector test.

This lying conflict could be due to "SMALL" crimes like theft or adultery, or big crimes like rejection of God.

3 stages of spiritual development of soul age

a. Nafsul Ammara: -The Passionate soul "I do not absolve myself Lo the (human) soul is prone to evil, save
that whenever my Lord has mercy. Lo, Lord is forgiving; merciful." 12:53 (Surah Yusuf)

This soul inclines toward sensual Pleasure, passion and self gratification , anger, envy, greed, and conceit. Its
concerns are pleasure of body, gratification of physical appetite, and ego.

Hadith "your most-ardent-enemy is your evil self which resides within your body" (Bukhaii).

If this evil soul is not checked wiR lead to unusual stress and its resultant effects.

- b. Nafsul Lawanunah (The Reproaching Soul). "Nay, I swear by the reproaching soul" 75:1

This soul is conscious or aware of Evil, resists it, asks for God's grace, and pardon, repents and tries to
ammend and hopes to achieve salvation.
"And (There are) others who have acknowledged their faults. They mix a righteous action with another that
was bad. It may be that Allah will relent toward them. Lo! Allah is relenting, merciful." 9:102

Hadith "These are two impulses within us. One spirit which calls towards good and confirms the truth. He
who feels this impulse should know that it comes from Allah. Another impulse comes from our enemy (Devil)
which leads to doubt and holds untruth and encourages evil. He who feels this should seek refuge in Allah
from the accursed devil."

This soul warns people of their vain desire, guides and opens the door to virtute and righteousness. It is a
positive step in spiritual growth.

c. The satisfied soul (Nafsul Mutmainnah). "O (you) soul in (complete) rest and satisfaction. Come back to
your Lord, will pleased (yourself) and will pleasing unto him. Enter you then among my devotees, enter you in
my heaven." 89:27-30

This is the highest state of spiritual development. satisfied soul is the state of bliss, content and peace. The
soul is at peace because it knows that inspite of its failures in this world, It will return to God. Purified of
tension, it emerges from the struggle with obstacles blocking the peace of mind and heart.

What should we do in panic and despair? In panic non-believers behave differently than believers. They have
no one to return to, to ask for mercy and forgiveness, their life is this life, which they cannot control, thus get
more depressed and increase in their state of wrong doing. Then we will see that if they are used to casual
drinking will start drinking more and become alcoholic, or a barbital criminal.
On the other hand a believer should do the following:
a. Increase dhikr (Remembrance of God)
"who have believed and whose heart have Rest in the remembrance of God. Verify in the remembrance of
God, do hearts find rest." 13:28

b. Increase their prayer.


"O you who believe, seek help with steadfastness and prayer. For God is with those who are steadfast." 2:153

c. Ask forgiveness
"And I have said: seek forgiveness from your Lord. Lo He was ever forgiving." 71:10

In addition to above we are also asked to continue to struggle to up-grade ourselves.


" surely God does not change the condition in which a people are in until they change that which is in
themselves." 13:11

In summary, I conclude that stress results from lack of inner peace due to conflicts within us and leads to
external disturbances in our behavior and health. Inner peace can only be achieved by believing in God, the
All Mighty, and remembering him frequently and asking for his help and forgiveness in times of difficulties.

Hardening of the Heart

Abu Ameenah Bilaal Philips

Transcript of a lecture
Darul Arqam, Singapore, 26th November 1998
The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam informed us in a very famous tradition, commonly
quoted with reference to halal and haram, about the importance of the heart. He said:

"There is in the body a lump of flesh - if it becomes good, the whole body becomes good and
if it becomes bad, the whole body becomes bad. And indeed it is the heart."

The hadith in full:- Bukhary, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 49: Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir: I heard
Allah's Apostle saying, 'Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are
doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So
whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And
whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals)
near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it.
(O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal
(forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good
(reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and
that is the heart.

He said that after explaining that the halal is clear and that the haram is clear and that between them
are obscure areas, not known to most people. However, what protects a person from the haram and
ensures that he remains in the halal is knowledge; but beyond knowledge, it is the state of the heart. If
the heart is good, then it makes use of the knowledge and it avoids what is prohibited. If the heart is
bad, then the knowledge is of no benefit to it and it will indulge in what is prohibited.

The Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wa sallam, on the last pilgrimage, informed his Companions and the
nations of Muslims to come, that there is no favour or no special place of the Arab over the non-Arab;
nor is there any favour or special position of White over Black, but that favour in the sight of Allah, is
with those who fear Him, those who have taqwa. After bearing witness to that, he said that "Taqwa is
in the heart."

In these statements and other similar statements, we find stress being placed on the heart - that the
heart is the part of the body, which Allah has favoured over all other parts. It is the place of iman. Had
there been in the body another part that were nearer to Allah, taqwa would have been placed there
because iman is the most valuable thing that a human being can have. There is nothing more valuable.
It is the determination ultimately of those who have belief in Allah - those who have accepted the
message and who have chosen Paradise over Hell. It is the distinction of those who have belief and
those who have disbelief.

The value of iman is more than all of the things of this world. This is why the Prophet Muhammad
Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam said that for ALLAH to guide by your hands a single person to Islam is
worth more than anything in this world. For you to help someone to find iman is worth more than any
of the things in this world.

The heart is the place by which the correctness of deeds is judged. The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu
'Alayhi wa sallam said: "Deeds are judged according to the intention." The place of the intention is
not on the lips. It is in the heart.
The hadith in full:- Bukhary, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 51: Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: Allah's
Apostle said, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intention and every person will get the
reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for Allah and His Apostle,
then his emigration was for Allah and His Apostle. And whoever emigrated for worldly
benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for."

Our deeds - what we do externally - are judged ultimately by the states of our hearts. These are good
deeds. Evil deeds are evil, but these good deeds are in reference to those that we perceive to be a part
and parcel of righteousness. Allah will inspect the hearts to determine whether they are truly acts of
righteousness.

The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam had informed us that the first 3 people who would
be cast into the Hell Fire are people who were involved in what everybody considers great acts of
righteousness. They are the scholar who taught knowledge; the wealthy person who gave from his
wealth in charity and the martyr who gave his life fighting in the path of God.

The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wa sallam, in an authentic narration, said that they would be
among the first groups of people thrown into because the scholar, when he taught the knowledge that
Allah gave him, did not do so for the sake of Allah. He taught so that people would praise him, saying
what a great scholar he is and how knowledgeable he is. Allah will say to him: You received your praise,
what you sought in that world. But there will be nothing for you in the next. So he will be drawn off on
his face and thrown into Hell.

Similarly the rich individual - the philanthropist, who was generous with his wealth. He gave and people
praised his generosity, but Allah will say, You did it for the praise and you were praised. There was no
sincerity there; it was not for the sake of Allah. You did it for as long as people appreciated it, but when
people did not pay you mind, you were not generous anymore. Your generosity was conditional; it was
not really for the sake of Allah. So that individual will be drawn off on his face and thrown into Hell.

And the martyr - the one whom we all assumed had died fii-sabilillah. We would think that his place in
Paradise is guaranteed. But Allah will say: You fought so people would say, 'How brave this one is! How
strong and courageous he was! People said it; they praised him, but he did not do it for the sake of
Allah, so he will be drawn off on his face and thrown into Hell.

This is all telling us that ultimately, even the highest of deeds can be of no avail if the hearts are sick; if
the hearts are corrupt. So the place of the heart should, in our minds, occupy great attention. We have
to spend much of our time observing, being aware of the state of our heart. When the Prophet
Muhammad Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam described Abu Bakr As-Siddiq, explaining to the people his
status over the rest of them, he said, "He does not surpass you by performing more prayers and
fasts - there are among you those who pray and fast more - but by something which deeply
has embedded itself in his heart. Iman in his heart." That was where his superiority laid.

So there is no other faculty in the human body and existence that a believer should more concerned
about. We have to make sure that this faculty is functioning as Allah wishes it to function. We should be
greatly concerned about it. The Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam used to make dua often,
beginning: "I seek refuge in you, O Allah, from knowledge that does not benefit and from a
heart which does not fear".

The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam had a very soft heart. He treated people gently.
His wives said that they could not recall an incident where he hit them or scolded them harshly. He was
known for his gentleness. And Allah confirmed that this quality is an essential quality.

Allah said in the Quran, Surah Ali-Imran (3:159), "Due to Allah's mercy, you are gentle with
them. Had you been severe and harsh hearted, they would have fled from around you."

This was the quality of the Prophets and this is the characteristic that all those who seek to guide
others to Allah must have. As it was essential for the Prophets, it is essential for us. It is essential for
those who seek knowledge; it is essential for all people. It is essential for parents, with regard to their
children.

Softness of the heart is something that we cannot spend too much time on.

With regards to children, Al-Aqra Ibn Habis was visited by the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wa
sallam. The Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam lifted one of his children and placed the child on his
lap. He kissed the child out of the kindness and softness of his heart towards the child. Al-Aqra said, "I
have 10 other children and I have not kissed a single one of them." This was a point of pride, manhood
- that one is not soft, that one is tough. The Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam said to him, "Can I
help it if Allah has removed mercy from your heart?" He went on to say, "And whoever is not
merciful will not receive mercy."

So it is essential that parents show mercy to their children. And if we look at a home where a father is
kind and merciful with his children, we find a home that is full of happiness and joy.

Mercy is something that we cannot live without.

The reality for those seeking knowledge - as it is compulsory for us to seek knowledge of the Deen - is
that if there is not, along with that knowledge, a soft heart, then we cannot taste the beauty of that
knowledge. As Hassan Al-Basri had said, "If a man seeks knowledge, it will appear in his face, hands
and tongue and in his humility to Allah."

The opposite is true - that nothing corrupts knowledge and da'wa more than the harshness of the
heart. Where hearts have become hardened, the knowledge is of no benefit to the individual, nor can
that individual benefit others with it. Softness of the heart is the characteristic of true Muslims. If it
becomes absent, then a person's life is filled with distress and discomfort. This is the promise of Allah.
Those who lack hearts that are soft will lead woeful lives. As Allah said in Surah Az-Zumar (39:22),
"Woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah." They are in
obvious misguidance. Woe to those whose hearts hear the Quran and they do not become fearful and
humbled as a result of it. Woe to those whose eyes are reminded of the Words of Allah, but they do not
weep in fear of Him. Woe to those who are reminded of the Warnings of Allah and they do not humble
themselves to His Words.

It is a curse to have a hardened heart and it is a blessing to have a soft heart. Those with hardened
hearts suffer in this life, even though they may have all of the trappings of this life. What seems to be
an enjoyable life is empty - it is filled with loneliness. They cannot find peace of mind and of heart
because their hearts are hardened to Allah, to belief in Allah, to submission to Allah.
That is why Allah said, "Whoever turns away from my remembrance will have a wretched life."
[Quran, Surah Ta-Ha 20:124: "Whosoever turns away from My Message, verily for him is a life
narrowed down, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Judgement." It is only with the
remembrance of Allah that hearts find rest. Quran, Surah Al-Ra'd 13:28: "Those who believe, and
whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah: for without doubt in the
remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction."

What is most beneficial in this life is a soft heart. We should strive to achieve it because everything else
would be meaningless and useless if we do not have softened hearts. How do we achieve this?

It is not a secret. It is not something known only to a few, handed down in special sessions and
gatherings. As the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam said, "I have left you on a clear white plain,
whose day is like its night. Anyone who deviates from it is destroyed." The way of the Prophet
Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam clarifies for us how to achieve a soft heart.

The First Method - Du`aa or Supplication

The first method is dua or supplication. Nothing softens the heart more than asking Allah to soften it
and make it merciful. This is the promise of the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam when he said: Call
on Allah being certain that your prayer will be answered, but know at the same time that Allah will not
answer the prayer of a heart which is negligent.

Dua will soften the heart and Allah is the One who will soften the heart. Our dua to Him will be
answered, but we have to believe it. If we just raise our hands and ask, "O Allah, soften my heart!" and
not really ask from the heart, it is just something we said - and we could have said ANYTHING else! If
we call on Allah SINCERELY, He will soften the heart. "Call on Me and I will answer you."

Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah 2:186: "When my servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close
to them: I respond to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me; let them also,
with a will, listen to My call and believe in Me: that they may walk in the right way"

If we consider the many examples that we have from the lives of the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa
sallam and his companions, they would show us that it is Allah who can change the hearts.

Let us consider 'Umar ibn Al-Khattab. His attitude towards the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam and
Islam was so harsh that he set out one day to kill the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wa sallam. He was fed
up with the efforts of Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam to spread Islam that he felt he had to take it
in his hands to finish this. He strapped on his sword and set out. On his way, he met another
companion who told him to check on his own sister before seeing the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wa
sallam. He was surprised and went to his sister's house, virtually tearing down the door. He slapped her
and her husband until blood came from her face. He then stopped and looked at what he had caused.

On his way in, he had heard something from the Quran and it had touched him, but his anger did not
allow it a chance to settle in his heart. But when he struck his sister and saw the blood, it stopped him
for a minute. What he had heard before touched his heart. He asked what was being read before and
some of the Quran was read for him. And he changed.

That was enough to turn him upside down. This was 'Umar! On another occasion, the other companions
saw him laughing and then crying; one after the other. They asked what had caused that to happen to
him. He said. "I remember that in the days of Jahiliyya, I used to have this idol made of dates. One
day, I became so hungry that I ate a piece of it. And then, I cried when I remembered digging a hole
and burying my daughter. Whilst I was putting her in, she reached up and brushed dirt from my
beard." And he had buried her alive. That was the practice - those who felt it was a dishonour to have a
daughter killed them. That was how hard his heart was - how hard his heart had become, to bury his
daughter alive.

But his heart changed. Changed so much that 'Umar, when he used to lead the prayers, would be so
choked up with tears that people from way back in the third row could hear him crying. This was Umar,
a man who was so harsh, so powerful. a courageous individual, but with the acceptance of Islam, his
heart was turned around.

So we should do as the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam advised us – to go to Allah and call on him
to give us softened hearts and we should seek refuge as the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam had
from the heart without fear. And in the same dua, he also sought refuge from the eyes that do not
become full with tears, eyes that never cry.

The Second Way - Remember Death

The second way is that we remember the Hereafter, to remember our death. The one thing that we are
one hundred per cent certain of - even if we have some doubt as to whether there is really a God; even
if we wrongly wonder if what we are practising is really the truth when there are so many other people
doing so many other things - is that we are going to die.

But our lives are such that we become so occupied with the things of this life that we forget that we are
going to die. As Allah said, the gathering of wealth has deluded them to the realities of life and they
only come awake when they end up in their graves. [At-Takathur 102: "The mutual rivalry for piling
up (the good things of this world) diverts you (from the more serious things), until ye visit
the graves. But nay, ye soon shall know the reality."] This is a fearful statement, that we should
live lives unconscious of our deaths and thereby be lost in trivialities, things that are really ultimately
not going to benefit us in the next life.

Consequently, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam had said: I used to forbid you from
visiting the graves in the early part of Islam. But now I command you to visit them because they serve
to remind you of the next life.

["I [once] had forbidden you from visiting graves, [and I now enjoin] you to do so, so that
the visit may serve as a beneficial reminder." (related by Muslim and others) ]

[Al-Haakim's version : "…for [such visits] soften the heart, bring tears to the eyes, and serve
as a reminder of the Hereafter, [but be careful] not to speak forbidden expressions [i.e.
while visiting]." (Sahih al-Jaami' 4584)

To go to the graveyard, reflecting on the state of those in the grave (not necessarily of your relatives
alone). As the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam said, "The grave is either a garden from the
gardens of Paradise or a hole from the holes of Hell Fire." There are people in the graves who
are calling out for help but there is no one to help. When Munkar and Nakir come and ask them, “Who
is your Lord?” “What is your religion?” “Who was the Prophet that was sent to you?” they will be unable
to answer!

[Volume 2, Book 23, Number 422: Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, "When a human being is laid
in his grave and his companions return and he even hears their foot steps, two angels come
to him and make him sit and ask him: What did you use to say about this man, Muhammad?
He will say: I testify that he is Allah's slave and His Apostle. Then it will be said to him, 'Look
at your place in the Hell-Fire. Allah has given you a place in Paradise instead of it.' " The
Prophet added, "The dead person will see both his places. But a non-believer or a hypocrite
will say to the angels, 'I do not know, but I used to say what the people used to say! It will
be said to him, 'Neither did you know nor did you take the guidance (by reciting the Quran).'
Then he will be hit with an iron hammer between his two ears, and he will cry and that cry
will be heard by whatever approaches him except human beings and jinns."]

This is not something we can memorise in preparation for the questions, because it is not a matter of
not knowing, but that we will be incapable of answering as part of the degradation of that life. We know
that the answer is the key for the next life, but we cannot use the key. We don't have access to it
because it never entered our hearts in this life. If it did not enter our hearts in this life that Allah is our
Lord and that Muhammad is our Prophet and that Islam is our religion, then that knowledge will not
benefit us in the next life.

So we are encouraged to visit the graves and on that basis, this is not unique to men, for the benefits
that come from visiting he graves is not unique to men. This is why some scholars argue that visiting
the graves is not prohibited to women, but that it is the frequent visits that are prohibited, due to the
sensitivity of their nature. Hence not regular visits, but to go from time to time, as they need the
reminder just as men need the reminder.

Allah describes those, in the Quran, who when they reflect on the Hereafter, are affected. It affects
them in the nights. “They slept little in the night and in the hours before dawn, they were found
seeking Allah's forgiveness.” They wake up in the night with the remembrance of the life to come – the
trials of the grave and the Judgement to come. These lead them to get up from their beds at a time
when sleep is so sweet.

Brothers and sisters! Let us reflect on that life to come. Let us reflect on the process after death; the
process in dying itself - how the souls are taken from the bodies of believers, as the Prophet Sallallahu
'Alayhi wa sallam said, "like water dropping from the spout of a bucket”; but for the disbelievers,
"like silk being drawn over thorns", tearing away. That soul that fears Allah is taken in the next life
up into the Heavens and the angels of the Heavens will praise it. It will return to that body and a
Garden from Paradise will be opened up to it and it will lie in that state till Resurrection. But for those
whose hearts have hardened towards the remembrance of Allah, the soul will be barred entrance into
the Heavens. It will be thrown back into the body. Their evil deeds will come before them as a horrible
creature and they will suffer torments. A widow from Hell will be open and the heat will be over them
until Resurrection.
And what happens on the Resurrection, when we stand before Allah and answer for each and every
deed that we have done, when nothing escapes Allah, when the things that we have in this life will be
of no benefit to us. The only thing that will benefit us is to stand before Allah with a healthy heart.

The Third Way - The Qur'an

The third way by which we can soften our hearts is the Quran itself. Allah states in the Quran, Al-Hadid,

57:16,

"Has not the time come for those who believe for their hearts to fear Allah when they hear

the Quran (dhikrullah here is in reference to the Quran) and what truth there is in it, so that

they not be like those who received the Scripture before, but in the passage of time, their

hearts became hard. And most of them are corrupt."

If we reflect on the Quran, it has the power to soften our hearts. Allah said, about the jinn who heard
the Quran,

"Indeed we heard an amazing Quran; it guides us to Allah and


we believe in it and we will set not partners besides Allah."
[See Quran, Surah al-Ahqaf 46:29-32]

Allah goes on to describe the righteous,

"And if they (this is amongst the Christians) hear what was revealed to the Messenger, you
will see their eyes welling up with tears because of what they know of the truth of what has
been brought."

This was the case of the ruler of Ethiopia. When Muslims sought refuge there and they recited a portion
of the Quran, they saw his eyes fill with tears.

This is how we should be. When we hear the Quran, we should reflect on the meanings. The Quran
should not become for us a replacement for pop songs that we used to hear before. People buy
recordings of their favourite reciters for the beauty of their voice. The listening of the Quran has
become more of a musical thing. We are entertained by that music, so much so that when the reciter is
reading, we hear people in the background going, "Allah! Allah! Allah!" People making statements in the
background as thought it were a pop show! This is not the Quran. Allah tells us, "Will they not reflect
(on the meanings)?"

The Quran is a Book of Guidance and it is in the reflection on the meaning of the Quran that we benefit,
for it is very important for us to re-assess how we are dealing with the Quran. We should be reading it
regularly, not just during Ramadhan. We reflect on it. Not just reading it only in Ramadhan so we can
finish the whole Book and say we finished the Quran in Ramadhan. It really does not matter if we don't
finish the Quran in Ramadhan. For most of the Prophet's Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam life, he did not
finish the whole Quran in Ramadhan. Most of the companions did not finish the reading of the Quran in
Ramadhan. Today, for us, Ramadhan is not complete unless we read the whole Quran in Ramadhan. We
hire reciters to recite the Quran at 99 miles an hour so much so that even Arabic-speaking people
cannot figure out where in the Quran the reciter is!

This has become the precedence - finishing the Quran in Ramadhan and if you can finish it twice, even
better! But this is not what the Quran is for. The Quran is for reflection, so that when we hear it, as
Allah says of the believers who hear the Quran recited, goose bumps come over their skins. It touches
them and causes their heart to tremble.

[Quran Az-Zumar 39:23]: “Allah has revealed (from time to time) the most beautiful Message
in the form of a Book, consistent with itself, yet repeating (its teaching in various aspects):
the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble threat; then their skins and hearts do soften
to the remembrance of Allah.”

If when we listen to the Quran, we don't find this reaction of tears coming to our eyes, then we should
make ourselves cry. Force ourselves to cry because we need to respond to the Quran in this way. If we
don't, we are lost! This is the Word of Allah, the only preserved Word of all the revelations that were
given from Adam till now. This is the word of God preserved.

We should read the Quran believing this is Allah speaking to us, because that is what it is. It is Allah
talking to us directly. Every time he tells us something about the Jews, we should not (merely) take it
as a piece of information, that the Jews are this and the Jews are that. No! Whenever Allah tells us
something about the Jews, we should see in it as a warning to ourselves - that we don't become like
them. When Allah said, "ghairil maghdoobi 'alayhim wa la-ddaalleen." in Surah Al-Fatiha, the Prophet
Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam explained that al-maghdoob 'alayhim are the Jews and that ad-daalleen are
the Christians. Those with whom Allah is angry are the Jews and those who have gone astray are the
Christians. Allah is angry with the Jews because they KNOW the truth and they don't act on it. "You call
people to righteousness and you forget yourselves." They changed the Book. The Christians are without
knowledge; they are lost. They think that God is a man!

This is a warning to us. Every time we recite these verses, Allah is warning us not to be like them - we

have the truth, we have the Scripture, but we are not acting according to them. If we do not seek

knowledge, if we do not find out what it is Allah wants from us, then we are lost. Every time we read

the "ghairil maghdoobi 'alayhim wa la-ddaalleen.” it should touch us. We should reflect on it and it

should touch us.

There are so many verses throughout the Quran that remind us of the Hereafter, that remind us of the signs of the Day of
Judgement. It is enough for us to open any part of the Quran to read about them. In virtually every chapter of the Quran Allah
addresses the next life. It is linked to our second point of visiting the graves and remembering the Hereafter. The Quran speaks
about the life to come and to reflect on it.

The Fourth Way - Righteous Deeds


The fourth way for us to soften our hearts is by way of good deeds. Righteous deeds done sincerely for
Allah will soften our hearts. In the initial stages, maybe we can't see how it softens our hearts, but we
have to stick with it and believe. As the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam told us, that the slave of
Allah does not come closer to Him except by doing the deeds that He has made compulsory
for him. The compulsory deeds - the 5 daily prayers, the fast, etc. While praying, sometimes we
wonder, "Where is the benefit? Where is the change?" The point is that if we keep working at it, there
will be benefit. We may not see it immediately. It is something that becomes cumulative, like a person
growing. They can hardly wait till they are going to be big and they put a mark on the wall, wondering
when they are going to get up there. They cannot perceive themselves growing because it is something
accumulating within them.

Similarly, righteous deeds… and the first of the righteous deeds are the one that God commands. It is a
mistake to go to the things that He did not command us to do and to put all our focus on these areas
and leave the primary things that He commanded us to do. If we have not established 5 times daily
prayers on time, then it does not matter whatever else we do. It is useless. This is the foundation - if
we cannot do what Allah has commanded us to do, has demanded of us, then how can we please Him
in anything else? Then, for us, pleasing God is according to ourselves – what is pleasing to us will
please God. This is not pleasing God. We have to remember that the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa
sallam told us: The Hell Fire is veiled by the things that are pleasing to us and Paradise is veiled by the
things that we do not like.

"Things that we do not like" are not necessarily those things that are evil, but those that our own nafs

does not like because they require work and effort. We like the easy way. So we would like not to pray

and if someone were to tell us that it is not necessary to pray, we would say "Alhamdulillah!" This is our

nature - we would be happy with that. However, we should be sad because we can only pray in this life

and in the next, we have no chance to pray anymore. This is where prayer will benefit us, because in

the next life, we will want to pray. We will beg Allah. Allah describes those who come before him for

judgement: when they see their deeds and they know that they have put themselves in Hell. What will

they do? Will they argue with Allah and ask why He has put them in Hell? No, they will ask Allah for

another chance to go back and do what Allah has told them to do and more. [see Surah Al-A'raf 7:53]

But Allah will know that they are lying for they would do the same if sent back. For if Allah were to send

us back, He will not send us back with the knowledge that we have then. He would send us back just as

we were before.

Prayer is for OUR benefit. When we pray, we are not benefiting Allah. If every human being on this
earth prayed, it would not increase or benefit Allah in any way, just as if nobody prayed, it would not
decrease or affect Allah in any way. Prayer is for OURSELVES. That is why the Prophet used to say,
"Bilal, give us ease by giving the call to prayer." Prayer was considered a time of pleasure but for
us it is a burden. The sooner we finish, the better so we can get on with our lives. That is a mistake.
Our hearts have become hard.
Allah describes the Jews: after all the signs that were given to them, with the passage of time, their
hearts became hard. Our hearts have become hard. We have accepted Islam, we are awakened to
Islam and we start to practise Islam, but time has passed and our hearts have become hardened.

[Quran, Surah Al-Hadid 57:16 : "Has not the time arrived for the Believers that their hearts in
all humility should engage in the remembrance of Allah and of the Truth which has been
revealed to them, and that they should not become like those to whom was given The Book a
foretime, but long ages passed over them and their hearts grew hard? For many among them
are rebellious transgressors."]

Prayer is not something that is pleasurable to us, but we have to keep striving and recognise that this is
natural. Iman increases and decreases. The heart hardens and we fight against it and it softens. It is a
continual struggle until we die. We just pray that we die with hearts that are soft and fearful. We have
to keep struggling and it is in that struggle that ultimately we do taste Imaan; that we do taste what
the Salaah was prescribed for; what the remembrance of Allah should mean in our lives. The Prophet
Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam describes those who receive the shade of Allah' s throne on the day when
there is no shade: the one who remembers Allah and cries. His heart is soft.

Bukhary, Volume 8, Book 76, Number 486: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said Allah will give
shade to seven (types of people) under His Shade (on the Day of Resurrection). (one of
them will be) a person who remembers Allah and his eyes are then flooded with tears.

[Bukhary, Volume 1, Book 11, Number 629: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Allah will give
shade, to seven, on the Day when there will be no shade but His. (These seven persons are)
a just ruler, a youth who has been brought up in the worship of Allah (i.e. worships Allah
sincerely from childhood), a man whose heart is attached to the mosques (i.e. to pray the
compulsory prayers in the mosque in congregation), two persons who love each other only
for Allah's sake and they meet and part in Allah's cause only, a man who refuses the call of a
charming woman of noble birth for illicit intercourse with her and says: I am afraid of Allah,
a man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right
hand has given (i.e. nobody knows how much he has given in charity), and a person who
remembers Allah in seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears."]

So we should not shy away from good deeds for they will help to soften our hearts. The Prophet
Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam had said that greeting our brothers or sisters with a smiling face is
Sadaqah. Nothing should be too small for us: no good deed is so trivial that we scorn at it. We should
strive to do every good deed.

But we should begin with the things Allah has made compulsory. We should establish the salah as Allah
prescribed it; we have to establish our zakah as it is supposed to be given; we have to fast as it is
supposed to be done and the hajj and umrah if we are able. These fundamentals have to be established
for the sake of Allah; they provide the foundation for the softening of the heart. As we continue to do
these acts and voluntary versions of these acts, we come closer and closer to Allah, until Allah says He
becomes the eyes with which we see, where we see only the things that Allah wants us to see. We
avoid the things that Allah does not want us to see; we turn away from them; we don't enjoy them. We
only touch the things Allah wants us to touch; we only take what Allah wants us to take; we only go to
places that Allah wants us to go. If we turn to Allah and we call on Him He will answer our prayer. This
is the promise of the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wa sallam.

So my brothers and sisters, I ask you and myself to remember our hearts; to reflect on the state of our
hearts. Whenever we have a moment, question: what state are we in? To work on our hearts until we
have succeeded in softening them, by the mercy and the grace of Allah. We begin that process by
turning to Allah. In our next prayer tonight, let us turn back to Allah and beg him sincerely to soften
our hearts and when we do so, if we are sincere, our hearts will begin to soften. It is the promise of
Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wa sallam. We should read the Quran and do as much as we can of
righteous deeds. We should reflect on the next life by visiting the graves and by reading the verses
addressing them; by reading the statements of the Prophet Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa sallam about the next
life. We should do these things and strive to soften our hearts. As I said before, if after doing them we
cannot find softness in our hearts, then we need to make ourselves cry. We need to force ourselves to
cry because until we can let go and let loose those feeling within ourselves, then the hearts cannot
become soft.

So I pray and I ask Allah to give us all soft hearts, hearts that are filled with mercy for the creating of
Allah, our children, our parents, our brothers and sisters in Islam… even those towards people who are
not Muslims. I ask Allah to put in our hearts softness towards them in the sense that it would guide us
to carry the message to them as we should. I ask Allah to give us success to turn back to the Quran, to
read it regularly,seeking understanding and guidance from it and I ask Allah to give us soft hearts.

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