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Reference for the du’a before intercourse

What is the reference for the following du’a before intercourse

‘O Allah, protect us from Shaytan and protect any child You grant us from Shaytan’


Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If one of you intends to [have intercourse] with his wife, he should say, Bismillah Allahumma jannibnash shaytana wa jannibish shaytana ma razaqtana, for if a child is decreed for them, Shaytan will not harm the child”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 141, 6388 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1434)

The Arabic text of the du’a:

بِاسْمِ الله، اللَّهُمَّ جَنِّبْنَا الشَّيْطَانَ، وَجَنِّبِ الشَّيْطَانَ مَا رَزَقْتَنَا

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 HadithAnswers.com. 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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