Reciting Surah Sajdah to repel Shaytan?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Is this Hadith authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Shaytan does not enter the house for three days when Surah Sajdah is recited”



This narration has been cited in Tafsir books. However, Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) states that he has not come across a source for this (lam ajidhu).

(Al Kafish Shaf, pg. 224, Hadith: 869)


The Hadith in question should not be quoted, until it can be sourced and verified.


However, you may recite Surah Baqarah, for Shaytan flees from a house in which Surah Baqarah is recited. See here.


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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