Shaitan se Hifazat ki Dua
رَبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَنْ يَحْضُرُونِ
Rabbi a’oozu bika min hamazaatish Shayaateen Wa a’oozu bika Rabbi ai-yahduroon
“My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the devils, And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they be present with me.”
BACKGROUND CONTEXT OF THIS DU’A:
Surah Mu’minun is the 23rd chapter of the Qur’an and is titled “the believer” as it describes the qualities among those “Who will inherit al-Firdaus.” (23:11)
We have likely heard the idiom “to know thyself”, but to me this is abstract. What does that even mean? Where does one even begin? I think it’s more constructive to view the self as a person we create day by day, decision after decision, habit after habit.
You get in life what you tolerate within yourself, it’s the standard you either consciously or unconsciously have subscribed to. It’s empowering to know at any moment you can shape into the person you want to become. It’s like a sculptor who slowly chisels away at a marble block to form his masterpiece, adding what is useful and discarding what is not.
The question is who do you want to become?
The answer that question lies within the Qur’an as it has a very clear description about the qualities of a believers that will inherit Jannat Al-Firdaus. We don’t have to look any further than the first 10 ayat of Surah Mu’minun where it describes those people as…
…humbly submissive in their prayer
…turn away from ill speech (avoid backbiting, insulting, bearing false witness, using the tongue for evil)
…observant of Zakah (donating to charity, giving back from the wealth one has accumulated throughout the year)
…guarding their private parts (abstinence, avoiding zina)