To Protect Oneself


“If Allah bestows favors over his slave, whether on his family, children, or property and he says,

مَا شَاءَ اللَّه، لا قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّه

‘Masha Allah la qwata ila billah.’

(What Allah has willed there is no might except with Allah.)

nothing should overcome him.” (Ibn Alsanni)

On hearing the Athan


أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدَاً عَبْدَهُ وَرَسُولَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدَاً عَبْدَهُ وَرَسُولَهُ رَضِيتُ بِاللَّهِ رَبَّاً وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ رَسُولَاً وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِينَاً

“I testify that there is no one worthy of worship besides Allah. He is all by Himself and has no partner and I testify that Muhammad (S.A.W.) is His servant and Rasul. I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, Muhammad (S.A.W.) as my Rasul and Islam as my Deen. It is stated in the hadith that the sins of a person are forgiven if the above dua is recited on hearing the athaan.

(Muslim)

To Protect Oneself –


If Allah bestows favors over his slave, whether on his family, children, or property and he says,

مَا شَاءَ اللَّه، لا قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّه

‘Masha Allah la qwata ila billah.’

What Allah has willed there is no might except with Allah.

At the time of difficulty when Sleeping


اللَّهُمَّ غَارَتِ النُّجُومُ وَهَدَأَتِ الْعُيُونُ وَأَنْتَ حَيٌّ قَيُّومٌ * لَا تَأْخُذُكَ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ أَهْدِئْ لَيْلِي وَأَنِمْ عَيْنِي

“O Allah the stars have gone far away and the eyes are rested.

You are Alive and Infinite, You do not slumber nor does sleep overtake You.

Oh Alive and the Everlasting One, grant me rest tonight and let my eyes sleep (close).

(Hisnul Hasin)