Du’as for protection from vermin and other harmful creatures

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Is there a Masnun du’a in the Hadith for protection from vermin?



1) Sayyidah Khawlah bint Hakim As Sulamiyyah  (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘When one of you settles at a place, he should say [the following] for nothing will harm him until he leaves from there.’

A’udhu bikalima tillahit tammati min sharri ma khalaq

(I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that which He has created)

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2708)

2) A man came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said: O Rasulullah! I was stung by a scorpion last night. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘Had you recited these words in the evening, it would not have harmed you: A’udhu bikalima tillahit tammati min sharri ma khalaq

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2709)


The Arabic text of this du’a:

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ


‘Allamah Munawi (rahimahullah) says: “If a person recites this du’a with conviction and full submission, nothing will cause harm to him”

(Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 872)


3) Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says, ‘When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was travelling and night approached, he would say:

Ya Ardu, Rabbi wa Rabbukillah a’udhu billahi min sharrik wa sharri ma fiki wa sharri ma khuliqa fiki wa sharri ma yadibbu ‘alayki wa a’udhu bika min asadin wa aswada wa minal hayyati wal ‘aqrab wa min sakinil balad wa miw walidin wa ma walad.’

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2596)


The Arabic text of this du’a:

يَا أَرْضُ رَبِّي وَرَبُّكِ اللَّهُ أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شَرِّكِ وَشَرِّ مَا فِيكِ وَشَرِّ مَا خُلِقَ فِيكِ وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا يَدِبُّ عَلَيْكِ وَأَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ أَسَدٍ وَأَسْوَدَ وَمِنَ الْحَيَّةِ وَالْعَقْرَبِ وَمِنْ سَاكِنِ الْبَلَدِ وَمِنْ وَالِدٍ وَمَا وَلَدَ


Explanatory translation:

O earth, my Rabb and your Rabb is Allah. I seek refuge in Allah from your evil, the evil of what you contain, the evil of what has been created in you, and the evil of what crawls upon you. I seek refuge in Allah from lions, from large snakes, from other snakes, from scorpions, from the evil of man/jinn, and from Iblis and other devils.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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