Do you ever feel helpless and scared for your health or from enemies and disease? As Muslims, we believe that no one harms us unless Allah wills it, and with that belief, we raise our hands in supplication every time hardship falls upon us. Here in the article, we discuss a few Dua for protection from all types of evil.
8 Duas for Protection
Allah has revealed many Duas to get protection in all situations, i.e., evil, shirk, the enemy, and to keep yourself and your family safe. We must put complete faith and trust in Allah.
Dua for Protection from Evil
It is narrated by Hazrat Aisha that the Messenger of Allah said,
If anyone says in the morning,
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ ، وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ ، يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
None has the right to be worshiped but Allah alone, who has no partner. His is the dominion, the praise, and he can do everything.
He will be rewarded equal to that for setting free a slave from among the offspring of Isma’il, will have ten good deeds recorded, and ten evil deeds deducted from him. He will be advanced ten degrees and guarded against the Devil till the evening. If he recites the dua in the evening, he will have similar benefits till the morning.
وَقُل رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَٰتِ ٱلشَّيَٰطِينِ
And say, “My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the devils.
Recite the dua for protection before starting any task to get protection from shaytan.
أَعُوذُ بِكلِمَاتِ الله التّامّاتِ مِن شَرّ مَا خَلَقَ
“I seek protection in the perfect words of Allah from every evil that has been created.”
Dua for Protection from Hell
It is narrated by Hazrat Aisha, the wife of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that the Prophet of Allah (SAW) used to supplicate in Prayer thus,
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَسِيحِ الدَّجَّالِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْمَأْثَمِ وَالْمَغْرَمِ
O Allah! I seek refuge with Thee from the torment of the grave, and I seek refuge with Thee from the trial of the Masih al-Dajjal (Antichrist) and I seek refuge with Thee from the trial of life and death. O Allah! I seek refuge with Thee from sin and debt.”
She reported: Someone said to him, Messenger of Allah! Why is it that you so often seek refuge from debt? He said: When a incurs debt, (he is obliged) to tell lies and break a promise.
(Sahih Muslim 589)
Dua for Protection from Four Trials
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said when any of you completes the last tashahhud, you should seek refuge from four trials.
اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَعـوذُ بِكَ مِـنْ عَذابِ القَـبْر، وَمِـنْ عَذابِ جَهَـنَّم، وَمِـنْ فِتْـنَةِ المَحْـيا وَالمَمـات، وَمِـنْ شَـرِّ فِتْـنَةِ المَسيحِ الدَّجّال
O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the grave, the punishment of Hellfire, the trials of life and death, and the evil of the trial of the False Messiah.
(Sahih Muslim 588b)
Dua for protection when leaving the house
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: When a man goes out of his house and says
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ
“In the name of Allah, I trust in Allah; there is no might and no power but in Allah,”
The following will be said to him at that time: “You are guided, protected, and rescued.” The devils will go far from him, and another devil will say: How can you deal with a man who has been guided, guarded, and protected?
(Sunan Abu Dawud 5095)
Dua for protection from any Hardship
When we are in distress, we can seek help from Allah Almighty and recite the following Dua for protection.
لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
“There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.”
Dua for protection from illness and disease
It is mentioned that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) recited the following Dua whenever he visited a sick relative.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ البَرَصِ وَالْجُنُونِ وَالْجُذَامِ وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الْأَسْقَامِ
“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leprosy, insanity, elephantiasis, and the worst of diseases.”
Dua for Protection before Sleeping
When you go to bed, recite Ayat ul Kursi, for then there will be protection from Allah, who will protect you all night, and Satan will not be able to come near you till dawn.
ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْحَىُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُۥ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ذَا ٱلَّذِى يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُۥٓ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِۦ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَىْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِۦٓ إِلَّا بِمَا شَآءَ ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ ۖ وَلَا يَـُٔودُهُۥ حِفْظُهُمَا ۚ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَلِىُّ ٱلْعَظِيمُ
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 Kursī extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Highest, the Greatest.
Dua for Protection from Shirk
In the modern era, many of us are confused about Islamic teaching due to the different thoughts of different Scholars. Unintentionally or intentionally, we are too far from religion. Even the Messenger of Allah warned us from Minor shirk and fearing that His ummah might fall into it.
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said shall I not teach you something which, if you say, will eliminate minor or major shirk?
الَّلهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أُشْرِكَ بِكَ وأَنا أَعلَمُ وأَستَغفِرُكَ لما لا أَعلَمُ
“O Allah, I seek refuge in you lest I associate anything with you knowingly, and I seek your forgiveness for what I know not.”