Fawaid: Azkar for Protection of Infants

Habib Umar recommends reading the following doa to infants each morning and evening:

أُعِيذُكَ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّةِ

I protect you by invoking the complete kalimāt (words) of Allāh

مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ وَهَامَّةٍ

from every devil and venomous creature

وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ لامَّةٍ

and from every evil eye

حَصَّنْتُكَ بِالْحَيِّ الْقَيّومِ

I fortify you by invoking Al-Hayy (The Ever Living) and Al-Qayyum (The Self Subsisting) by Whom all things subsist

الَّذِي لَا يَمُوت أَبَدًا

who never ever dies

وَدَفَعْتُ عَنْكَ السُّوء

and I avert from you evil

بِأَلْفِ أَلْفِ لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ

by invoking  a million “lā hawla wa la quwwata illa billāh al-‘Aliy al-‘Azhīm” (tr: there is no turning away (of harm) or power (to confront it) but by Allāh Most High, Most Great)”

Then read the following from the śalihūn (the pious people):

اَللهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا

O Allāh! Give us barakah

فِي أَزْوَاجِنا وَاَهلِنَا وَاَولَادِنَا

in our spouses, family, and children,

وَلا تَضُرُّهُم

and do not harm them,

وَوَفِِّقْنَا وَوَفِِّقْهُم لِطَاعَتِكَ

and direct us and them to the right course of obedience to You,

وَارْزُقْنَا بِرَّهُم

and give us portion of their benevolence.

And finally close with the following doa from the Quran:

رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ

Our Lord! Gift us from our spouses and offsprings coolness to our eyes

وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

and make us imāms for the muttaqūn (the people of taqwa).

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