5 Powerful duas for protection against harm

Religion Desk
1 July 2020, Wed
Published: 12:10

5 Powerful duas for protection against harm

As Muslims, it is important to remind ourselves that everything occurs by the will and divine wisdom of Allah s.w.t. When faced with trials and adversities, our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. prayed to Allah s.w.t. through constant invocations with the language of love and servanthood. 

We can find many prophetic traditions that not only teach us what to pray but also guidelines on how to pray. Some of the prayers are done routinely, in the morning and in the afternoon, to emphasize the significance and benefits that entail such discipline. 

The beautiful thing is that Allah s.w.t. has promised to respond to our call upon Him.

وَقالَ رَبُّكُمُ اُدعُونِي أَستَجِب لَكُم

Your Lord has proclaimed, “Call upon Me, I will respond to you” (Surah Ghafir, 40:60)

We need to continue taking the necessary precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Here are some Supplications (Dua) from the beautiful prophetic tradition to seek well-being and protection from diseases.

1. Dua for protection against every kind of harm 
dua for protection against every harm/difficulty/hardship

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

Bismillahil-lazi la yadhurru ma’asmihi syai’un fil ardhi wa la fis-sama’i wa huwas-sami’ul aleem

In the Name of Allah with Whose Name, there is protection against every kind of harm in the earth or in heaven, and He is All-Hearing and All-Knowing (Sunan Abu Daud)

2. Dua to seek forgiveness and for the well-being 
Dua to seek forgiveness and for well-being in this world and hereafter

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ

Allahumma inni as’alukal-’afwa wal ‘afiyah fid-dunya wal-akhirah

O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness and my well-being in this world and the Hereafter (Sunan Ibn Majah)

3. Dua for total protection 
Dua for total protection 

اللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْنِي مِنْ بَينِ يَدَيَّ, وَمِنْ خَلْفِي, وَعَنْ يَمِينِي, وَعَنْ شِمَالِي وَمِنْ فَوْقِي, وَأَعُوذُ بِعَظَمَتِكَ أَن أُْغْتَالَ مِنْ تَحْتِي

Allahummah-fazni min baini yadaiya, wa min khalfi, wa ‘an yameeni, wa ‘an syimali wa min fauqi, wa a’uzu bi’azomatika an ughtala min tahti

O Allah protect me from my front, behind me, from my right and my left, and from above me, and I seek refuge in Your Magnificence from being taken unaware from beneath me (Sunan Ibn Majah)

4. Dua for protection from every evil that brings harm
dua for protection from all evil that brings harm

أَعُوذُ بِكلِمَاتِ الله التّامّاتِ مِن شَرّ مَا خَلَقَ

A’uzu bikalimatillahit-tammaati min syarri ma kholak

I seek protection in the perfect words of Allah from every evil that has been created (Sahih Muslim)

5. Dua for protection from diseases
dua for protection from diseases and illnesses

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ، وَالْجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ

Allahumma inni a’uzubika minal baros, wal junuun wal juzzam, wa min sayyi’il-asqam

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases (Sunan Abi Daud)

These prayers are encouraged to be read daily, particularly in the morning and in the afternoon. 

As part of expressing our servanthood to Allah s.w.t, we are also obliged to put in the right effort to our prayer. Source: muslim.sg

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