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Learn a Dua’a That Protects From All Evil


As-salaamu alaykum,

One of my great teachers, Shaykh Waleed Basyouni (may Allah protect him) and his friend were spending some time reading Quran over someone who was possessed with jinn. Subsequently, by the will of Allah, the brother who was possessed had been cured. As the three of them were walking, Shaykh Waleed suddenly said that he heard a lash, as if someone was struck with a whip, and the brother who had been possessed jumped a few steps forward. Shaykh Waleed immediately rushed to the brother and uncovered his back. He found a mark on his back due to the hit that he heard. (Note that the brother had been with the Shaykh for at least the last 24 hours, which allowed Shaykh Waleed to confirm that this mark was due to the hit he just heard.)

The Shaykh had recognized how angry the jinn was after the man was freed from them and later on as the brother was possessed once again and Shaykh Waleed continued to recite Quran on the brother, he spoke to the jinn and asked if it was them who had struck the brother on his back. The jinn said yes and when the Shaykh asked why, the jinn responded with a strange voice stating that he hated the man and was so angry. The Shaykh asked the jinn why he did not hit him and his friend Adel as they had been nearby. The jinn replied that he had wished to do the same to them but was unable to because the Shoyoukh had said a dua for protection during the day, which made the jinn unable to reach or harm them.

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Subhana Allah. What was the dua?

I was blessed to see Shaykh Waleed Basyouni after and he told me the dua’a that he had read and that helped protect him by the will of Allah. This is what he said –

Rasoola Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) taught us to recite several dua’as and supplications, whereby we can gain the protection of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala from all evil. He said in this authentic hadith in Saheeh ibn Majah:

“There is no person who says, in the morning and evening of every day: (بِسْمِ اللَّهِ) In the name of Allah (الَّذِي لاَ يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَىْءٌ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلاَ فِي السَّمَاءِ) with Whose Name nothing on earth or in heaven harms (وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ) and He is the All-Hearing the All-Knowing (ثَلاَثَ مَرَّاتٍ) 3 times (فَيَضُرَّهُ شَىْءٌ) and is then harmed by anything.”

Allahu akbar!

Remember to recite this 3 times in the morning and 3 times in the evening for protection from all evil.

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لاَ يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَىْءٌ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلاَ فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

Bismillaahil-lathi la yaDorro ma’asmehe shay’on feel-ArDe wala fees-samaa’ wa who-wa As-samee’o Al-Aleem.

Do your best to share this with your friends and family. May Allah bless you and protect you.

Your Brother Majed Mahmoud

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Majed completed a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor, a Bachelor’s in Islamic Studies in Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory from Al-Madinah International University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Wayne State University. As he travels worldwide lecturing about different aspects of Islam, Majed works full-time as a mechanical engineer and teaches with Al-Maghrib Institute. He currently lives in Michigan with his wife and children.



  1. Hamza 21

    September 26, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Really? This on Muslim Matters? Although the reality of jinn is true; it is extremely rare and without context, namely, what criteria the Shaykh used diagnosed the person as possessed this post is an embarrassment to Muslims. Without context and clarification this post makes Muslims look as superstitious gullible people who believe in nonsense.

    • Umm A.

      September 26, 2014 at 5:28 PM

      Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah,
      Your reply implies that the article is based on a lie. Is this ‘really’ the message you want to convey here?
      If you don’t trust this website and/or the author, then maybe you should just do yourself a favor and stop waste your time here.
      May Allah ‘aza wa jal protect us from having bad thoughts on our brothers/sisters intentions.
      Wa salam ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah

      • Manna

        September 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM

        Perhaps we should not be so harsh in our responses. It then becomes a vicious cycle.

    • Aly Balagamwala

      September 29, 2014 at 12:48 AM

      Dear Hamza

      I am sure the Shaykh is experienced enough to understand the signs and effects of possession. Other than that, did you read the whole incident? He spoke to the jinn too. So what context and clarification are you looking for? A Fox News feature story?


      *Comment above is posted in a personal capacity and may not reflect the official views of MuslimMatters or its staff*

    • genx

      October 1, 2014 at 2:22 AM

      there are plenty of people who are affected by jinns but do not speak about it to others. if you are not one of these people then consider yourself blessed. don’t demean the authentic experiences of other people just because you have not experienced them yourself. it is hurtful and quite honestly, ignorant.

      • Muhammad

        July 24, 2015 at 8:36 PM

        I’ve seen some one possessed by a jinn in real life, she jumped off a building in my home town, two story’s high, looked around and kept running, crazy right

      • night

        February 11, 2016 at 3:51 AM

        you are right.. no i havent been possessed alhamdulallah but sometimes i catch my sister acting up and it was horrible

      • lee

        November 4, 2016 at 1:51 PM

        slm plze if u dnt have any exp,of being posses by jinns .then dnt coment,Allah is the best of protector ameen.

    • SumrianaBabyana

      June 6, 2015 at 11:13 AM

      Your comment just goes to show how little knowledge / experience you have, and how little exposure you have had to these incidents. While you sit in your comfort zone and criticise others, there are brothers and sisters who are encountering these beings live as they risk their lives and perform ruqyah on those possessed. So next time before your mouth speaks out what your ignorant little mind does not know, try to get REAL experience and maybe you will grow not only in knowledge, but have some respect for these sheikh. Only if you can dare it.

      • Samoora

        August 19, 2016 at 7:06 AM

        Jzk for such important information, can’t express how serious the effects of jinn related trials have on individuals and families, the grieve and the oppression that the victim is subjected to fortunatley can only be known by those who have been effected and the families who have seen it first hand, and for the others who have not seen it and in many cases say they believe in it still refuse to accept it as haqq even amongst some Muslims sadly, however all tests are from the will of Allah and shifah (cure) is from Allah swt, he tests us cause he loves us and this struggle is rewarded, many who have been through situation take it as a great lesson and better themselves in seeking knowledge on how to protect ones self via the Quran as many verses are for our protection and should be recited on conditions (times of day, after prayers and dua’s) too via hadiths and Dua’s, there is protection for manking in the words of Allah.

    • Daalibul cilmi

      August 2, 2015 at 1:17 AM

      I have seen so many people who were possessed with Jinn.
      Jinn talks through the person that he possessed.
      when I was in Madrisa, Islamic school, I used to go with my Qoran teacher
      and recite Qoran over the possessed people.

      • night

        February 11, 2016 at 5:06 AM

        how do you know who is talking.., if its the jinn or the real person?

    • Lamees

      October 11, 2015 at 12:28 AM

      As someone who spent nearly her entire life in possessed houses and suffering from sihr and with a family who also suffered greatly from sihr and mas, shame on you. I understand that westernized thinking has made a lot of people scoff at anything science can’t prove, but don’t drag your attitude here just because you were blessed by Allah to not suffer from it.

    • Ahmed

      December 17, 2015 at 5:34 AM

      look, jinn is real. I have been opportuned to speak to one of them last year.My wife exhibit funny attitude while sleeping so I took quran and started reciting it untill he started speaking through my wife. He told me to let him go by stoping the recitation. Infact on the first day of my honey moon, he(Jinn) came again and told me that I forcefully married the lady from him but he will let go of her. I dont have anything but I beleived in God and the power of Quran. Please jinn is 100% real. Try reciting ayatul qursiyu many time to chase them away. May Allay help us

      • night

        February 11, 2016 at 5:10 AM

        hi i read your comment you sound very brave but i am not at all.. i was wondering if you could help me or give me a few tips because i feel my sister is not the same.. she has commited lots of sin may allah forgive her but i liked reading your comment and i would like to do the same as you did.. please if you can reply quickly ):

    • A. Sokoto

      March 7, 2016 at 4:11 PM

      You May need to read a book “Protection against jinn” (Abdulwaeed), you Maybe guided insha-Allah.

    • Sjawwadh

      March 18, 2016 at 10:48 PM

      Jinns are not nonsence, read what Ayatul kursi did to jinns in the article *Of jinns and Demons* in the January 2016 issue of Blossoms, a totaly novel online magazine.

    • Sjawwad

      March 31, 2016 at 3:16 PM

      Why do people take the existance of jinns as a supertition. Read about jinns in the January 2016 issue of Blossoms an online mag.

    • Rebecca

      April 1, 2016 at 5:40 AM

      As Muslim do we not believe in things we cannot see or explain without by the will of Allah swt?

    • Sk

      April 4, 2016 at 11:54 AM

      Hamza 21 The fact that you are not a scholar of any sort makes me suspicious and doubtful of your opinion. Atleast the shaykh has gone through school and experience to present his story you on the other hand have nothing to back your opinion. Come back when you’ve received the same knowledge and experience as our scholars to have a valid argument.

    • Mamun

      June 28, 2016 at 3:17 PM

      Hamza go to the toilet and flush your head

    • Yoli

      September 12, 2016 at 6:14 AM

      Hey hamza21 read chapter 8 verse 22 n then read chapter 2 verse 102 then talk about who should b embarrassed n opposite of gullible. When it comes from our prophet(sws) from Allah we r easily persuaded. Thats what u cl believing in the unseen n which starts off of verse 2 of baqara. Sorry maybe your not muslim maybe that might b why your lacking knowledge n hard for u to believe our beloved prophet’s(sws)hadith

    • Calvin/AbdurRahman

      October 4, 2016 at 8:05 PM

      A-salaamu alaykum. As someone who is learning Islam I find the teaching of the Dua for protection very helpful,it is given to us by the grace of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’Allah. Allahu Akbar!

  2. umm habiba

    September 27, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Wow Masha Allah. We don’t realize the power of dua’ until we see it’s effects. This inspires me to reflect on every dua’ when saying it.

  3. Aly Balagamwala

    September 29, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    I first learned this dua 5 years ago during Hajj and Alhamdulillah it has been a regular part of my morning and evening azkar since then. May Allah keep us under His protection from all that is evil.


    *Comment above is posted in a personal capacity and may not reflect the official views of MuslimMatters or its staff*

  4. Djibril Ly

    October 8, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Assalamou aleikoum !!!

    • shafi

      November 29, 2014 at 12:46 AM

      بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لاَ يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَىْءٌ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلاَ فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

  5. Gina

    December 17, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    The Prophet, peace be upon him, used to pray even for himself and his family. He would recite

    Surahs Al Ikhlas 112 (Pure faith): He is God, the one, the most unique, God the imminently indespensible. he has begotten no one, and is begotten of none. There is no one comparable to him.

    Surah 113 Al Falaq (The Rising Day) I seek refuge with the Lord of the rising day. From the evil of what He has created, and the evil of the evening darkness when it overspreads. From the evil of the sorceresses who blow incantations on knots, From the evil of the envier when he envies.

    Surah 114 An Nas (Men) I seek refuge with the Lord of men, the King of men, The God of men, From the evil of him who breathes temptations into the minds of men, Who suggest evil thoughts to the hearts of men, From among the jinns and men.

    Surah Al Baqarah (The Cow) 2:255 Al Kursi: God There is no God but He, the living eternal, self subsisting, ever sustaining, Neither does somnolence affect Him nor sleep. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth, and who can intercede with Him except by His leave? Known to Him is all that is present before men and what is hidden (in time past and time future), and not even a little of His knowledge can they grasp except what He will. His seat extends over heavens and the earth, and He tires not protecting them; He alone is all high and supreme.

    “the house in which al-Baqarah is recited is not approached by Shaytan. – Saheeh Muslim

    The last two surahs that will keep the Shaytan away from you;

    2:285 The Prophet believes in what has been revealed to him by his Lord, and so do the faithful. Each ones believes in God and His angels, His books and the prophets, and we make no distinction between the apostles, For they say: We hear and obey, and we seek your forgiveness, O Lord, for to You we shall journey in the end.

    2:286 God does not burden a soul beyond capacity. Each will enjoy what good he earns and indeed each will suffer from the wrong he does. Punish us not O Lord, if we fail to remember or lapse into error. Burden us not, O Lord, with a burden as you did those before us, impose not upon us a burden, O Lord, we cannot carry. Overlook our trespasses and forgive us, and have mercy upon us. You are our Lord and Master, help us against the clan of unbelievers.

    Many of the believers also pray from Bani Israel (Children of Israel) a extra dua
    17:80 O Lord let my entry be with honor, and let my exit be with honor, and grant me power from You which would help sustain me.

    The most beautiful and powerful surah in in the noble Quran is At Taubah 129: God is sufficient for me, there is no God but he, I depend on Him alone, the Lord of the Glorious Throne.

  6. Anonymous

    June 27, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    Can a reciter get similar protection for a week if he/she recites Sura Al Kahf (Sura 18) on Friday?

    • sister

      August 5, 2015 at 1:13 PM


      The recitation of Surah Kahf on Fridays is related to receiving noor (light) till the next Friday. Noor has to do with guidance and clarity not necessarily protection from physical harm as far as I know.

  7. Ryan

    November 9, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    Send me duas please

  8. abcd

    December 30, 2015 at 6:24 AM

    Assalamualaikum WRWB,

    I am not getting hold on anger and nothing goes well with me. please please help! my sister is my biggest enemy, gaming on me, blames me for the stuff i didn’t do, not getting married, all things are negative happening around me, fighting etc.

  9. Mohd mohsinulla

    January 21, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    People share, it’s more than it seems it is. Has anyone come across something which is like invisible small creatures with feathers/wings(with flutter sound) running in the bloodstream, brain, whole body in teams climbing up n down, although it could be pretty much felt but can’t do much about the situation and silly is that 95% of spiritual healers aren’t aware of these types of demons and boring is that they always prescribe ruqyah meant for all evil. Unfortunately, these creatures return back to their same form after sometime again. Is there anyone who could help.

    Note : these creatures leave their hair on the body, small hairs all over. Please help if anyone can, asap +918095692006 mohsin, thanks. God bless all.

  10. Mohammad

    August 4, 2016 at 11:19 AM

    Assalamo Alaikum. Im possesd with jinn/shyateen. Everytime i turn to Allah it comes and tries to make me turn away.. It made me go mad i talked to people about it they said psychological issue when it was not…. I could see them at the start appearing in human shape and saying if no one can help you ask Allah…

  11. Sameera

    August 28, 2016 at 12:19 AM

    Iam from india,i need a help .i am suffering due to black magic and jinn posession sice 5 year old.iam 27 year old now and due to all theae reasons my marriage always lagging,my family has fixed my marriage 2 years ago.its been 2 years that guy is waiting ,but due to lots of reasons our marriage is not happening same time he also suffering lots of bad experiance and his mental health is beocmes worst.i need a dua to seek allahu’s help to save him this jinn posession .

  12. Holly Salem

    September 3, 2016 at 6:38 AM

    Hello Brothers and sisters,It is because of seeing and hearing(Jinns or demons?)My family also witnessed the same thing ..My mother is a retired Sgt.from Police Dept and my brother and children witnessed paranormal phenomenon and dark shadows beds shaking ,balls of light,Growling are names being called and sometimes they would show up in family pics …Yes They are real and is one of the main reasons I gave my life &soul to (Allah) and converted to Islam…I feel very Blessed actually to have witnessed such phenomenon because it scared me so bad and proved Shaitan exist it pushed me straight to (Allah)!!I do not go around telling people these things nor do my family for fear they will think we’re mad!So yes many have seen and been tortured by these beings and do not go around talking about because we fear the accusations we are crazy….May Allah Bless and Protect you all….

  13. Noor

    September 28, 2016 at 6:38 AM

    I am a revert. Before I was a very devout Christian. Even in those circles they recognize the possession of people by evil entities, they just don’t understand what they are. I have seen scary things, and I believe 100% what this Sheikh says. Thankfully Allah has provided us with protection from Shaytan and Jinn if we are vigilant in salah, and dua. May Allah protect us all.

  14. Saba

    October 26, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    Please help me. My child saw a jinn in my parents old house which I feel has something.

  15. Anurag

    February 21, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    There is a problem in the translation of this dua. All seeing is used for ‘As Sami’. Its should be All hearing. Jazakallahu khairan.

    • Majed Mahmoud

      February 21, 2017 at 2:33 PM

      Thank you! We have corrected it. Jazakumullahu khairun.

  16. Omar Sowe

    January 7, 2018 at 7:19 PM

    This is great. Thanks for sharing such an important protection. May Allah help us all Ins Sha Allah.

  17. Em-em

    August 19, 2018 at 2:18 AM

    Thank you so much. May God bless us all. Alhamdulillah.

  18. Em-em

    August 19, 2018 at 2:24 AM

    Why is it that on the Dua, “is then harmed by anything” instead of “harmed by nothing”?

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