condemn US torture of Dr Afia Siddiqui
What with murders, wars, theft, fraud, deceipt, infidelity, the rush for instant gratification ... does'nt the world looks like having gone mad. However if you submit to the One and Only God, the Creator and Sustainer of all, the One without any blemish, weakness or relatives, you have nothing to worry about. *** I bear witness that there is no God other than Allah, Lord of the Worlds, unique in His Person and Actions. Allah's peace and blessings be upon Muhammad (the last Messenger and Prophet of Allah) and all those who follow his Sunnah.

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Sunday, January 02, 2005

duas for protection and deliverance

assalam-o-aleikum wa rehmatullahi wa barakatuh
الســـلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

when reading the Quran, we must first say:

اعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

aoodhu billahi minash shataanir rajeem

I seek the protection of Allah from Satan, the rejected one


Surah an-Naml (27:62)

أَمَّن يُجِيبُ الْمُضْطَرَّ إِذَا دَعَاهُ وَيَكْشِفُ السُّوءَ وَيَجْعَلُكُمْ خُلَفَاء الْأَرْضِ أَإِلَهٌ مَّعَ اللَّهِ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَذَكَّرُونَ

62. Is not He (better than your gods) Who responds to the distressed one, when he calls Him, and Who removes the evil, and makes you inheritors of the earth, generations after generations. Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Little is that you remember!
This will take some explaining:

1. A very long time ago, a businessman arrived at a place, and hired a donkey with its keeper to transport his goods to another place. After they had left the inhabited area, the businessman noticed that they were going in a different direction than the destination. Upon inquiry, he was told that there is a shorter route, not known to many people, and he was being taken via that route so that he would arrive in a shorter time.

After some more time, the businessman got more worried and enquired again, but this time the donkey-owner replied rather aggressively, and told him to shut up, as he was being taken to his destination. The traveler grew more worried with time, but held his peace because of the menacing attitude of the donkey-owner.

Eventually they arrived at a deserted place where human and animal bones lay scattered. The businessman now understood that this was a murderer who brought people here and murdered them for their goods and money. The donkey walah told the businessman to get off the donkey. The businessman pleaded with him to take all his belongings but to spare his life. At this the donkey-walah laughed a cruel laugh, and said he already owns the businessman’s belongings, and he could not spare his life because then there was a risk of disclosure.

No amount of pleading helped, instead the murderer grew furious at the delay. Finally the businessman asked for tme to pray two rakaah before his death. He was allowed but told to hurry up.

As the businessman started the rakaah, he was trembling, and was so afraid of death, he couldn’t remember anything we say in salaah. He could only remember the verse quoted above. So he kept repeating this verse in his salaah.

He says he heard the sound of a horse approaching, then the sounds of a dying man, then the horse going back.

He turned his face to see what has happened. What he saw that his tormentor was lying dead in a pool of blood, while a man with his face covered was riding a horse away from the scene. He ran to catch the horse, and then beseeched the rider to tell him what has happened and who he was.

The rider told him that when the businessman recited that ayah, it was heard on the skies, and the rider, who was an angel on duty at one of the skies, was told to go to the aid of the businessman.

comment from timbuktu: This is an old story, which I read when young. How true it is I cannot say.

2. In 1947, when anti-Muslim riots broke out at Delhi, many Muslims sent their women and children to my mother’s maternal uncle, because his house was a large one, and he was known to be very pious, so people thought his house would be protected.

Every night there was be a Hindu/Sikh mob armed with their daggers, kirpans, rifles, etc. which tried to attack that house, but the attackers stopped some distance away from the house, and retreat after shouting anti-Muslim slogans.

One morning a Hindu neighbor of my mother’s uncle asked him: “where does this white-robed army bearing strange arms come from? Every night we try to attack your house, but on the roof of your house, we see these ferocious-looking men with arms we haven’t seen before, so we retreat. What is strange is that no one has seen them come in, and we see no evidence of them during the day.”

My mother’s uncle had instructed the women and children in his house to recite this ayah throughout the night.

3. There were ethnic riots at Karachi, and the law and order situation became such that the businesses in the City Centre started closing before sundown. Once, after closing his office, my brother started for home. The road had become deserted, and he heard a motorcycle start after him. He looked back and he could see that there were two riders, one with a revolver or a pistol in his hand. My brother increased his pace to reach the bus-stop where there was a dim light, and he expected the riders to leave him alone there. The motorcycle came very very close, and my brother then remembered this ayah. He started to recite it, and then he heard the sound of the motorcycle turning back and speeding away. He looked back to see that now the motorcycle was headed back.

Here is link to my thread on the story:;action=display;num=1084290464;start=0

and the duas for protection:;action=display;num=1091315954;start=0;showall=true

the ayatul kursi: (Surah al-Baqarah 2:255)

Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. [This verse is called Ayat-ul-Kursi.]
and the last two surahs:
Surah 113, al-Falaq (1-5)

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِِ

In the Name of Allah, the Ever-Merciful, the Mercy-Giving!

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ

1. Say: "I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of the daybreak,

مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

2. "From the evil of what He has created;

وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ

3. "And from the evil of the darkening (night) as it comes with its darkness; (or the moon as it sets or goes away).

وَمِن شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ

4. "And from the evil of the witchcrafts when they blow in the knots,

وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ

5. "And from the evil of the envier when he envies."

Surah an-Nas (114:1-6)

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِِ

In the Name of Allah, the Ever-Merciful, the Mercy-Giving!

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ

1. Say: "I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of mankind,

مَلِكِ النَّاسِ

2. "The King of mankind,

إِلَهِ النَّاسِ

3. "The Ilah (God) of mankind,

مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ

4. "From the evil of the whisperer (devil who whispers evil in the hearts of men) who withdraws (from his whispering in one's heart after one remembers Allah),

الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ

5. "Who whispers in the breasts of mankind,

مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَ النَّاسِ

6. "Of jinns and men."

There is a book called "Hisnul Muslim" by Saeed bin Ali al-Qahtani, which contains authentic duas. There are some very good ones for after fajr and maghrib. Many have published it, including Darussalaam. Also available as a free download from some sites, including

also see:

basically, ayatul kursi, and the last two surahs are a must. In addition these two duas.

1. بسم الله الذى لا يضر مع اسمه شئ فى ا لارض و لا فى السماء و هو السميع العليم

In the name of Allah in the presence of whose name nothing can cause harm, whether that be from Earth or the skies.

2. اعوذ بكلمات الله التامات من شر ما خلق

I seek refuge through Allah's (SubHana Wa Ta`ala) complete "kalimaat" from the harm of all things that He has created. both 1. and 2., to be recited three times after fajr, and three times after maghrib.

I assure you, from a life-long experience, and of observing my mother, the ayatul kursi is indeed a protection. My mother always recites it over us when we go out. and I have been in at least three situations when death was immediately imminent, and many times in my street there have been thefts and even dacoities, and the thieves did not come to my house, while I sometimes forget to lock the door.

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