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How can I protect myself from all harm and evil?


Following the practice of Rasulullah sallallaahu alaihi wasallam with regards to reading the 3 Quls thrice and rubbing over ones body, what is the Sunnah method for this practice? And when should this be performed?



It is narrated on the authority of Sayyidatuna Aa’ishah Radiyallahu Anha that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam used to recite Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas before retiring to bed. He used to blow into his hands after recitation and rub his hands over his body. (Tafseer ibn Kathir).


عن عائشة أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا أوى إلى فراشه كُل ليلة جمع (5) كفيه، ثم نفث فيهما فقرأ فيهما: ” قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ ” و ” قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ ” و ” قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ ” ثم يمسح بهما ما استطاع من جسده، يبدأ بهما على رأسه ووجهه، وما أقبل من جسده، يفعل ذلك ثلاث مرات.

It is narrated on the authority of Khubaib Radiyallahu Anhu that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “Whoever recites the Qul Huwallahu Ahad, Qul A’uzu Birabbil Falaq and Qul A’uzu Birabbinnaas three times each every morning and evening, this will suffice him from everything. (Abu Dawood, Hadith #: 5084)

عن معاذ بن عبد الله بن خبيب عن أبيه أنه قال خرجنا فى ليلة مطر وظلمة شديدة نطلب رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- ليصلى لنا فأدركناه فقال « أصليتم ». فلم أقل شيئا فقال « قل ». فلم أقل شيئا ثم قال « قل ». فلم أقل شيئا ثم قال « قل ». فقلت يا رسول الله ما أقول قال « (قل هو الله أحد) والمعوذتين حين تمسى وحين تصبح ثلاث مرات تكفيك من كل شىء ».

In this Hadeeth, it is mentioned that by doing this, “this will suffice him for everything”. This means that if a person practices on this Hadeeth with full faith and with punctuality, he will be saved from all evil including black magic and evil spirits.


NB: For one to experience the full effect of these Wazifa’s from the Qur’aan and Hadeeth, it is necessary to abstain from all sins.


And Allah Knows Best


Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed


Checked and Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Fatwa Department

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