Top Dua for Protection From Everything

Dua holds great significance in Islam, and we, as Muslims, seek protection and guidance from Allah through these powerful prayers. Throughout our lives, we face various challenges and adversities that require protection and shelter from the Almighty.

Quran and Hadith mention several Duas that provide solace and protection from everything. One Dua is, “In the name of Allah, I trust in Allah; there is no might and no power but in Allah.” 

This is a powerful supplication that seeks refuge in Allah’s protection from all kinds of harm, including physical and spiritual. Reciting this dua allows for a sense of peace and helps ward off negative energies or influences.

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We will explore the most impactful Quranic and Hadith-based Duas for safeguarding ourselves from all forms of harm.

9 Duas for Protection From Everything From the Quran and Hadiths

The importance of seeking protection through dua is emphasized in both the Quran and Hadiths. According to the Quran and Hadith, we collect the following Dua:

1. Dua for Safeguarding When Leaving Home and Protection From Harm

Dua for Protection From Everything

Regularly reciting a powerful dua when leaving home ensures the believer’s safeguarding and protection from harm. According to a hadith found in Sunan Abi Dawud 5095, Narrated by Anas ibn Malik, the Prophet (S) 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, defended and protected.” The devils will go far from him and another devil will say: How can you deal with a man who has been guided, defended and protected?” This Hadith is classified as Sahih (Al-Albani).

2. Dua for Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

It’s natural for humans to experience fear and anxiety in various aspects of life. However, Islam provides a means to find solace and courage through supplication to Allah.

The dua, 

اللَّهُمَّ اكْفِنِيهِم بمَا شِئْت

O Allah, suffice (i.e. protect) me against them however You wish,” is a profound plea for divine protection from the burdens of fear and anxiety. This Dua is found in Muslim 4/2300, Hisn al-Muslim 132.

3. Dua for Warding off Illness and Disease

Dua for Warding off Illness and Disease

In various Hadiths, believers are advised to recite the powerful dua for warding off illness and disease to find solace and protection from these afflictions. Our Prophet Muhammad (S) himself sought refuge in Allah from various illnesses and diseases through supplications.

In one hadith, found in Riyad as-Salihin 1484 and Abu Dawud, Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated: 

“The Prophet (S) used to supplicate: 

اللهم إني أعوذ بك من البرص والجنون، والجذام، وسيئ الأسقام

(O Allah! I seek refuge in You from leucoderma, insanity, leprosy and evil diseases.)

Another hadith found in Sahih al-Bukhari 5743, Narrated `Aisha (RA):  “The Prophet (S) used to treat some of his wives by passing his right hand over the place of ailment and used to say, 

اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ النَّاسِ أَذْهِبِ الْبَاسَ، اشْفِهِ وَأَنْتَ الشَّافِي، لاَ شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ، شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا

O Allah, the Lord of the people! Remove the trouble and heal the patient, for You are the Healer. No healing is of any avail but Yours; healing that will leave behind no ailment.

These Duas highlight the importance of seeking protection from Allah against various illnesses and diseases that may afflict us.

4. Dua for Comprehensive Protection From All Evils

Muslims can recite specific duas from the Quran and Hadiths to seek comprehensive protection from all evils. One such dua is mentioned in Riyad as-Salihin 1452 and Sahih Muslim. Abu Hurairah reported: 

“A man came to the Prophet (S) and said, “What a trouble I suffered from a scorpion which stung me last night!” He (S) said, “Had you said in the evening: 

 أعوذ بكلمات الله التامات من شر ما خلق 

(I seek the protection of Allah’s Perfect Words from the evil of whatever He has created),’ it would not have harmed you.”

Another dua for comprehensive protection is mentioned in Quran 23:97, 

رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَٰتِ ٱلشَّيَـٰطِينِ

“My Lord! I seek refuge in You from the temptations of the devils.“.

This dua, when recited with sincerity and faith, helps believers shield themselves from the harmful whispers of Satan.

5. Dua for Seeking Protection Against Enemies

Dua for Seeking Protection Against Enemies

Muslims can seek protection against their enemies by reciting specific duas from the Quran and Hadiths.

One such dua is, 

اللّهُـمَّ إِنا نَجْـعَلُكَ في نُحـورِهِـم،

وَنَعـوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شُرورِهـمْ

O Allah, we ask You to restrain them by their necks, and we seek refuge in You from their evil.” This dua is mentioned in Abu Dawud 2/89, and Al-Hakim graded it as authentic.

Another powerful dua for seeking protection against enemies is, 

اللّهُـمَّ أَنْتَ عَضُـدي، وَأَنْتَ نَصـيري، بِكَ أَجـولُ وَبِكَ أَصـولُ وَبِكَ أُقـاتِل

O Allah, You are my strength and You are my support. For Your sake, I go forth and for Your sake, I advance and for Your sake, I fight.” This dua is referenced in Abu Dawud 3/42, At-Tirmidhi 5/572, and Hisn al-Muslim 127.

6. Dua for Seeking Forgiveness and Protection From Shirk

One powerful dua for seeking forgiveness and protection from shirk is to say, 

اللّهُـمَّ إِنّـي أَعـوذُبِكَ أَنْ أُشْـرِكَ بِكَ وَأَنا أَعْـلَمْ، وَأَسْتَـغْفِرُكَ لِما لا أَعْـلَم

O Allah, I seek refuge in You lest I associate anything with You knowingly, and I seek Your forgiveness for what I know not.” The dua is mentioned in Ahmad 4/403, Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jami’ As-Saghir 3/233, Sahihut-Targhib wat- Tarhib 1/19, and Hisn al-Muslim 203.

This dua highlights the importance of seeking Allah’s protection from inadvertently committing shirk, which is the sin of associating partners with Allah. We humbly seek Allah’s forgiveness and guidance by acknowledging our vulnerability to unknowingly engaging in shirk.

7. Dua Before Sleeping for Protection Against Satan (Devil) And Other Harm

Dua Before Sleeping for Protection Against Satan

Several powerful Quranic verses should be recited before sleeping to prevent Satan and other harm. The following are listed:

  • Reciting Ayatul Kursi – Quran (2:255)

According to a hadith found on Sahih al-Bukhari 5010, narrated by Abu Huraira (RA): 

“Allah’s Messenger (S) ordered me to guard the Zakat revenue of Ramadan. Then somebody came to me and started stealing from the foodstuff. I caught him and said, “I will take you to Allah’s Messenger (S)!” Then Abu Huraira described the whole narration and said: That person said (to me), “(Please don’t take me to Allah’s Messenger (S) and I will tell you a few words by which Allah will benefit you.) When you go to your bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi, (2.255) for then there will be a guard from Allah who will protect you all night long, and Satan will not be able to come near you till dawn.” (When the Prophet (S) heard the story) he said (to me), “He (who came to you at night) told you the truth although he is a liar; and it was Satan.”

  • Reciting Surah Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq and An-Nas

As stated in Hadiths, reciting Surah Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, and An-Nas before sleeping provides powerful protection from everything. In Sahih al-Bukhari 5017, it is reported by ‘Aisha (RA): 

“Whenever the Prophet (S) went to bed every night, he (S) used to cup his hands together and blow over it after reciting Surah Al-Ikhlas, Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Nas, and then rub his hands over whatever parts of his body he was able to rub, starting with his head, face and front of his body. He used to do that three times.”

Allah protects us against all evils and misfortunes when reciting these Surahs as the Sunnah ways.

8. Dua for Protection Against Allah’s Anger and the Removal of Blessings

In a hadith found in Sunan Abi Dawud 1545,  ‘Abd Allah b. ‘Umar said that one of the supplications of the Messenger of Allah (S) was: 

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ زَوَالِ نِعْمَتِكَ وَتَحْوِيلِ عَافِيَتِكَ وَفُجَاءَةِ نِقْمَتِكَ وَجَمِيعِ سَخَطِكَ

O Allah, I seek refuge in You that Your blessings are lifted, and Your protection (of me) is changed, and in the suddenness of Your punishment, and from all Your anger.”  Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani)

9. Dua for Seeking Protection From Hell

Dua for Seeking Protection From Hell

Muslims must seek protection from Hell through a powerful dua. A dua is mentioned in the hadith found in Riyad as-Salihin 1423 and Sahih Muslim.

Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: “The Messenger of Allah (S) said, “When anyone of you has done his Tashahhud during Salat (prayer), he should seek refuge in Allah against four things and say: 

إذا تشهد أحدكم فليستعذ بالله من أربع، يقول‏:‏ اللهم إني أعوذ بك من عذاب جهنم، ومن عذاب القبر ومن فتنة المحيا والممات، ومن شر فتنة المسيح الدجال

“(O Allah! I seek refuge in You from the torment of Hell, from the torment of the grave, from the trials of life and death, and from the mischief of Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal (Antichrist).

Embrace the Divine Protection with the Power of Dua

Muslim individuals can find solace and security by seeking protection through the powerful dua from the Quran and Hadiths. The comprehensive collection of supplications covers every aspect of life, offering guidance and defense against various challenges.

From leaving home to sleeping, from illnesses to enemies, each dua reflects a profound connection with Allah and a sincere plea for protection. These supplications serve as a reminder of the Islamic faith’s emphasis on relying on Allah for refuge, guidance, and safeguarding against all forms of harm.



Omar Abdullah

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