The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم Protecting Himself from the Shayaateen
Ja’far bin Sulaymaan ad-Duba’ee narrated: Aboo at-Tayyaaj narrated to us, he said: “I said to ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Khanbash at-Tameemee – and he was an old man – ‘did you reach the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم (during his lifetime)?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ He said: ‘So I said: How did the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم act on the night the shayaateen plotted against him?’ So he said: ‘Indeed the shayaateen descended that night upon the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم from the valleys and mountain paths, and amongst them was a shaytaan, in his hand was a flame of fire, wanting to burn the face of Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم with it. So Jibreel – عليه السلام – descended to him and said: ‘O Muhammad! Say:
(( I seek refuge by the complete, perfect words of Allaah, which no righteous one nor wicked one can exceed, from the evil of what He has created, and from the evil of what descends from the heavens, and from the evil of what ascends to them, and from the evil of what is sown in the earth and is created, and from the evil of what comes out from it, and from the evil of the fitan of the night and the day, and from the evil of everyone who comes knocking, except for the one who comes knocking with khayr, O Rahmaan! ))
So it (this du’aa) extinguished their fire, and Allaah تبارك و تعالى defeated them.” 
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 Traced to as-Suyootee in al-Jaami’ al-Kabeer (1/11/2) to Ahmad, and at-Tabaraanee in al-Kabeer, and Ibnus-Sunnee in ‘Amalul-Yawmi wal-Laylah from ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Khanbash, and from Ahmad (3/319), and Ibnus-Sunnee (631) from Ja’far bin Sulaymaan ad-Duba’ee from Aboo at-Tayyaaj. Al-Albaanee said: “And the isnaad is saheeh, its men up to Ibn Khanbash are on the condition of Muslim…” See As-Saheehah (#840).
Source : Protecting oneself from shaytaan and from harm through the Words of Remembrance found in the Authentic Sunnah – (Part I) – http://salafiyyah-kuwait.blogspot.com
Notes from AbdurRahman Meda:
- English transliteration of this dua is added by me taking it from hisn al muslim ,published by dar-us-salam
- Footnotes given in the Hisn al Muslim :  Ahmad 3/419, with an authentic chain of narration, and Ibn As-Sunni (n0. 637). Al-Arna’ut, graded its chain authentic in his checking of Al-‘Aqeedah At-Tahaawiyyah p.133. See laso Majma’uz-Zawaa’id, 10/127.
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