Simple Dua for Protection

DuaMay He accept our Dua

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Introduction

Alhamdulillah; all praise and thanks are due to Allah. May His Peace and Blessings be upon Habibi Muhammad, His household, his companions and all those who follow his guided path.

A brother asked me to teach him some “du’ā” for protection. I taught him this “Simple Dua for Protection,” and I hope some of us here may find it useful. This post was initially posted on my Facebook Fan Page, but a few messages came in requesting for the text, translation, as well as transliteration. That has eventually led to this post. I pray; that it fulfils the need, as possible.

Please not that this a short and brief supplications that are surely effective in seeking protection. For comprehensive ways of seeking protection against magic and evil, please check my article, 6 Effective Ways to Seek Protection Against Magic and Evil.

I advised myself, as well as the brother who asked, to observe the following, and insha Allah, we will be protected:

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Never Miss Your Prayer Ṣalāh!

One should strive to be punctual in the obligatory prayers, five times, on daily basis, in times of ease and in times of hardship, without failure, nor excuses.

To learn how to focus and attain ‘Khushou’(submissiveness) in Solat, click here. If you find it difficult to pray, click here to find the reason. Did you know that Solat consists of all the five pillars of Islam? Click here to find out.

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“Āyatul-Kursi”

One should read “Ayatul-Kursi” the minimum of 8 times a day, divided into six different times: 1 time after each solat (obligatory prayer) and three times before going to bed. That sum up to eight times. Correct?

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The Text of “Āyatul-Kursi”

اللَّـهُ لَا إِلَـهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

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Transliteration of “Ayatul-Kursi”

Allāhu lā ilāha illā huwa alḥayyu alqayyūmu lā ta’khudhuhū sinatun walānawmun lahu mā fī al-samāwāti wamā fī alarḍi man dhā alladhī yashfa’u ‘indahū illā bi’idhnihī ya’lamu mābaina aydīhim wamā khalfahum wa lā yuḥīṭūna bishay’in min ‘ilmihī illā bimā shā’ wasi’a kursiyyuhū al-samāwāti wa al-arḍa walā ya’ūduhū ḥifẓuhumā wahuwa al-‘aliyyu al-aẓīm.

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Translation of the Meaning of “Āyatul-Kursi”

Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi (Throne) extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.

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The Three “Qul”s

The ‘Three Quls’ are the last three chapters (Surahs) in the Qur’an. They are commonly known as:

  1. “Qul huwa Allāhu Aḥad” (Sūrah Al-Ikhlāṣ)
  2. “Qul A’ūdhu birabbi al-falaq” (Sūrah Al-Falaq)
  3. “Qul A’ūdhu birabbi al-nās” (Sūrah Al-Nās)

What applies to “Ayatul-Kursi” is applicable to the “Three Quls” in the ways and the times we recite them for protection. Thus, we recite each of them once, after each prayer (ṣalāh). We also recite them three times each, before going to bed.

Below are the “Three Quls” accompanied with their transliteration and translation of their meanings into English.

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“Qul huwa Allahu Ahad” (Surah Al-Ikhlāṣ)

Its Text

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّـهُ أَحَدٌ * اللَّـهُ الصَّمَدُ * لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ * وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ

Its Transliteration

Bismi Allāhi al-raḥmāni al-raḥim

Qul huwa Allāhu aḥadun. Allāhu al-ṣamadu. Lam yalid wa lam yūlad. Wa lam yakun lahū kufuwan ahadun.

Translation of its Meaning into English

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One. Allah, the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born. Nor is there to Him any equivalent.”

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“Qul A’ouzu brabbil falaq” (Surah Al-Falaq)

Its Text

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ * مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ * وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ * وَمِن شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ * وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ

Its Transliteration

Bismi Allāhi al-raḥmāni al-raḥim

Qul ‘a’ūdhu birabbi al-falaqi. Min sharri mā khalaqa. Wamin sharri ghāsiqin idhā waqaba. Wamin sharri al-naffāthāti fī al-‘uqadi. Wamin sharri ḥāsidin idhā ḥasada.

Translation of its Meaning into English

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak. From the evil of that which He created. And from the evil of darkness when it settles. And from the evil of the blowers in knots. And from the evil of an envier when he envies.”

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“Qul A’ouzu birabbinnaas” (Surah Al-Nās)

Its Text

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ * مَلِكِ النَّاسِ * إِلَـهِ النَّاسِ * مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ * الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ * مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ

Its Transliteration

Bismi Allāhi al-raḥmāni al-raḥim

Qul ‘a’ūdhu birabbi al-nāsi. Maliki al-nāsi. Ilāhi al-nāsi. Min sharri al-waswāsi al-khannāsi. Alladhī yuwaswisu fī ṣudūri al-nāsi. Mina al-jinnati wa al-nāsi.

Translation of its Meaning into English

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind. The Sovereign of mankind. The God of mankind. From the evil of the retreating whisperer. Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind. From among the jinn and mankind.”

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Note

The transliterations provided above, for the various verses and chapters only serves just as a little guide, for those who are new in learning how to read and recite the texts of the Qur’an in its original Arabic form. It is, therefore, advisable for each one of us to find a learned person of those verses to teach us to read and recite them well.

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Summary

  1. Never miss your solat (the obligatory prayers)!
  2. After every solat, recite “Āyatul Kursi”, 1 time.
  3. After every solat recite “Qul huwa Allahu Ahad”, “Qul A’ouzu brabbil falaq” and “Qul A’ouzu birabbinnaas” 1 time each.
  4. Before you go to sleep, recite “Ayatul Kursi”, “Qul huwa Allahu Ahad”, “Qul A’ouzu brabbil falaq” and “Qul A’ouzu birabbinnaas” 3 times each.

Finally, for comprehensive ways of seeking protection against magic and evil, please check my article, 6 Effective Ways to Seek Protection Against Magic and Evil.

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May Allah guide us and grant us unconditional protection of His, and grant us happiness in this life, and in the Hereafter. Ameen.

Allahu Hafiz 🙂

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