Learn Duas for protection against Evil

Allah’s help to be sought in every situation


As Muslims, we are to express our personal desires and wishes to Allah. We also seek His help when we fear something bad is about to happen to us. Praying to Him is the one place where we may feel secure and at peace. It is the greatest advantage we have owing to being followers of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) that we can pray directly to Him in our prayers. He is the creator of everything hence; it is not the slightest bit difficult for Him to help us if one of His creations is bothering us.

protection from evil

Characteristics of all du’as


There are many du’as (supplications) for so many purposes. We can even pray to Him in our own words. In this article, we discuss certain du’as that are known for protection against different kinds of evil. Reading Surah yasin in the beginning of day fulfills all your desires.The Quran, across many instances has mentioned the glory of Allah and his dominion over all the worlds and things. The du’as that can be used for protection against evil also state His control over all and by reciting them we acknowledge this fact and say that we fear only Him and nothing else. Examples of such surahs are Surah Baqarah, Surah Ikhlas and Surah Mulk. The different types of du’as we can recite for protection against different kinds of evil are:


Du’a for Protection against black magic


There was an incident when some women cast a black magic on Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.). Muhammad (S.A.W.) was greatly hurt and in such a hard time, Allah advised His beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) to recite the following verses:

Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak. From the evil of that which He created. And from the evil of darkness when it settles. And from the evil of the blowers in knots.”  (The Quran 113:1-5)

By reciting this surah, we declare that we seek Allah’s help from such evil and acknowledge that there is no power greater than Him.



Du’a for Protection against evil of the night


By ‘evil of the night’, we mean the evil spirits or jinn’s that dwell in the night. There’s a verse from the second chapter (Surah Baqarah) of the Holy Quran that is recited for protection against such evil. That verse is known as ‘Ayat-ul-Kursi’. Importance of this ayah is illustrated n the following hadith:

“Jinn’s and Shaytan do not come close to the house in which Ayatul Kursi is recited.”

(Tirmizi Altargheeb Wal Tarheeb Lilmanzari)


“Whoever recites the Verse of the Throne Aayat-ul-Kursi (2:255) at the end (after) of every obligatory prayer will be in Allah's protection until the next prayer."  (At-Tabrani)


Narrated by Abu Huraira that Allah’s Messenger (S.A.W.) said, “If anyone recites in the morning Ha-Mim al-Mu’min to ‘to Him is the final goal, and the Throne Verse, he will be guarded by them till the evening, and if anyone recites them in the evening he will be guarded by them till the morning.”


Thus, from the above hadith we can judge the importance of this ayah for our protection during sleep.




Allah’s message is the greatest and it can help us no matter what kind of trouble we are in. This world is His creation along with the troubles in it. Hence, if we feel troubled from some evil then we must turn to Him and seek His help to seek refuge from evil.