O Ibn Abis! Shall I guide you
to -- or inform you -- of the best thing that those who seek protection, use for
He replied, "Of course, O
Messenger of Allah!''
The Prophet said,
Say: "I seek refuge with the Lord of
and Say: "I seek refuge with the Lord of
Surahs (are the best
Imam Malik recorded from A'ishah
whenever the Messenger of Allah was suffering from an ailment, he would
recite the Muawwidhatayn over himself and
blow (over himself).
Then if his pain became severe, A'ishah said that she would recite the Muawwidhatayn
over him and take his hand and wipe it over himself seeking the blessing of
Al-Bukhari, Abu Dawud,
An-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah all recorded this Hadith.
It has been reported from Abu
the Messenger of Allah used to seek protection against the evil eyes
of the Jinns and mankind. But when the Muawwidhatayn were revealed, he used
them (for protection) and abandoned all else besides them.
At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa'i and Ibn
Majah recorded this.
At-Tirmidhi said, "This
Hadith is Hasan Sahih.''
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the
- `when it Waqab'
refers to the setting of the sun.''
Al-Bukhari mentioned this from
Ibn Abi Najih also reported a
similar narration from him (Mujahid).
The same was said by Ibn
Abbas, Muhammad bin Ka`b Al-Qurazi, Ad-Dahhak, Khusayf, Al-Hasan and Qatadah.
"Verily, it is the night when
it advances with its darkness.''
Az-Zuhri said, وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ
"This means the sun when it
Abu Al-Muhazzim reported that
Abu Hurayrah said, وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ
"This means the star.''
Ibn Zayd said, "The Arabs used to say,
is the declination (of the position) of the heavenly body known as Pleiades. The
number of those who were ill and stricken with plague would increase whenever it
would decline, and their number would lessen whenever it rose.'''
Ibn Jarir said,
"Others have said that it is
The support for the people who
hold this position (that it means the moon) is a narration that Imam Ahmad
recorded from Al-Harith bin Abi Salamah. He said that A'ishah said,
"The Messenger of Allah took me
by my hand and showed me the moon when it rose, and he said, Seek refuge with Allah
from the evil of this Ghasiq when it
At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasa'i both
recorded this Hadith in their Books of
Tafsir in their Sunans.
Do you know that Allah has
answered me concerning that which I asked Him. Two men came to me and one of them
sat by my head while the other sat by my feet. The one who was sitting by my
head said to the other one, `What is wrong with this man?'
The other replied, `He is
The first one said, `Who
The other replied, `Labid bin
A`sam. He is a man from the tribe of Banu Zurayq who is an ally of the Jews, and
The first one asked, `With
what (did he bewitch him)'
The other replied, `With a
comb and hair from the comb.'
The first one asked, `Where
(is the comb)'
The other answered, `In the
dried bark of a male date palm under a rock in a well called Dharwan.'
A'ishah said, "So he went to
the well to remove it (the comb with the hair).
These are three attributes from
the attributes of the Lord, the Mighty and Majestic. They are:
- sovereignty and
- He is the Lord of everything,
- the King of everything and
- the God of everything.
- are created by Him,
- owned by Him, and
- subservient to Him.
Therefore, He commands whoever
is seeking protection to seek refuge with the One Who has these attributes from
the evil of the whisperer who withdraws.
This (the whisperer) is the
devil that is assigned to man. For verily, there is not any of the Children of
Adam except that he has a companion that beautifies wicked deeds for him. This
devil will go to any lengths to confuse and confound him. The only person who is
safe is He Whom Allah protects.
It is confirmed in the
that he (the Prophet) said,
However, Allah has helped me
against him and he has accepted Islam. Thus, he only commands me to do good.
It is also confirmed in the Two
Sahihs from Anas, who reported the story of Safiyyah when she came to visit the
Prophet while he was performing Itikaf, that
he went out with her during the night to walk her back to her house. So, two men
from the Ansar met him (on the way). When they saw the Prophet, they began
walking swiftly. So, the Messenger of Allah said,