Allaahumma innee as-aluka ath-Thabata fil Amr, wal azeemata alar-Rushd, wa as-aluka Moojibati Rahmatika wa Azaaima Maghfiratika, wa as-aluka Shukra Ni’matik, wa husna ibadaatik, wa as-aluka Qalban Saleeema wa Lisaanan Saadiqa, wa as-Aluka min khairi ma Ta’lamu, wa Audhubika min Sharri ma Ta’lamu, wa astaghfiruka limaa Ta’lamu, Innaka Anta Allaamul- Ghuyoob.
O Allaah verily I ask of You for strength of perseverance of obedience on the Deen, and determination in practicing of the Deen and goodness. And I ask of You for that which obligates Your mercy and resolutions for Your forgiveness. And I ask of You for the capability to be thankful for Your blessings and to worship you in a correct and good way. And I ask of You for a heart which is purified in belief and free from desires and a truthful tongue. And ask of You for the best of what You know, and I seek refuge with You from the evil of what You know and I seek forgiveness for that which You know. Indeed You are the One who knows the unseen.
Collected by Tabraani in ‘Mu’ajam al-Kabeer’ (7/335-336), Abu Na’eem in ‘al-Hileeyah’ (1/266), Ibn Aasakir in ‘TareekhDamishk’. Albaani said this Isnaad is Jayyid, in ‘SilsilahSaheehah’ No. 3228.
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya. Transliteration slightly edited by AbdurRahman Meda
‘Allaahumma innee as-aluka al – Jannah, wa maa qarraba ilayhaa min qawl aw ‘amal, wa Audhubika min an-Naar wa maa qarraba ilayhaa min qawl aw ‘amal.
O Allaah, I ask of You for Paradise and that which brings me closer to it of statements or actions. And I seek refuge with You from the Hellfire and that which takes me closer to it of statements or actions.
Authenticated by Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Majah 2/327
Taken from the Fatawaa of our Shaykh, Allaama, The Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Azeez bin Abdullaah Bin Baz
U’eethukumaa bikalimaatil-laahit-taam-mati min kulli shaitaanin wa haam-matin, wa min kulli ‘ainin laammatin ‘I seek refuge for you two with Allaah’s perfect words from every Shaytaan (devil) and poisonous creature and every evil eye.’
From Ibn Abbas who said the Messenger of Allaah –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam– used to seek refuge for al-Hassan and al-Hussein, he would say:
‘I seek refuge for you two with Allaah’s perfect words from every Shaytaan (devil) and poisonous creature and every evil eye.’
He –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam– said that this is how Ibrahim used to seek refuge for Ishaaq and Ismaeel.’
[Collected by Bukhari & Tirmidhi with the extra wording, authenticated by Albaani]
Abul Ulaa AbdurRahmaan al-Mubarakfooree -Rahimullaah- said:
‘Allaah’s words’: ‘It has been said that they are the Qur’aan and it has also been said they are Allaah’s names.’
‘Perfect’: ‘Al-Jazari said: ‘Indeed Allaah’s speech has been described as being Perfect, because it is not permissible for any of His speech to have deficiency or fault like there is in the speech of people.’
‘It has been said that the meaning of ‘Perfect’ here is that it benefits the one seeking refuge with these ‘Perfect words’, and protect him from illnesses and this would be sufficient for him.’
‘Poisonous creature’: ‘Every type of creature that kills with poison. And it is possible that it could mean any crawling animal even if it does not kill, like insects.’
‘Evil eye’: ‘From every evil type of affliction from the eye.’
[Taken from: ‘Tuhfahtul Ahawadhi’ an explanation of Sunan at-Tirmidhi]
Caller: O Shaykh regarding ‘I seek refuge for you two with Allaah’s perfect words from every Shaytaan (devil) and poisonous creature and every evil eye.’ Is this said three consecutive times or just once?
Shaykh: No, it is mentioned once, however if it appears to the one saying this Dua’ that he needs to repeat it without specifying three times, then there is no problem with that.
Caller: and should he place his hand on the head of the one sought refuge for?
Shaykh: Yes, yes!
Caller: Even in congregation, if it is a group of children together, how can he place his hand upon all of them?
Shaykh: He should place his two hands on two of the children, then repeat this on the rest of the children.
Caller: Right hand and left hand, with both hands?
Shaykh: Yes, yes.
Caller: Regarding the hadeeth that the Messenger –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam–
would not sleep until he recited Soorah Mulk, al – Isra, Zumar, and Sajdah, is this when he lies down on his bed at night, or before he lies down?
Shaykh: What is important is that he recites before he falls asleep, whether it is whilst he is sitting or lying then it is up to him’
[Taken from: ‘Silsilah Huda wa Noor’ tape No. 323 at 3:42mins]