An Indispensable Weapon for the Believer – Divine Protection from Every Enemy

Contained in the words below of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is an indispensable weapon for every sincere believer today who wishes to submit him or herself to a pure Deen that has become Ghareeb (lone, forlorn, strange) in this age in which such submission has been likened by Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) to holding onto burning coals with one’s bare hands, and one that will invariably attract a whole host of enemies from both within the Ummah and outside, and from both Mankind and Jinn.

In his famous Tafseer entitled Ma’aariful Qur’an, Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani quotes the great Muhaddith and Imam, al-Baghawi, as follows:

Imam al Baghawi reports a hadith from the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in which he said,

“It is Allah’s promise that anyone who recites, after every Salah, the Surah al Fatihah, the aayatul Kursi, two verses of Al-Imran, that is Shahidallaahu..(3:18) and the present verse: Qulillaahumma Maalikal Mulki upto Bi ghairi hisaab (3: 26, 27), He will make his abode in Paradise, and have him placed in the Sacred Enclosure, and bless him with His mercy seventy times every day, and fulfil seventy of his needs, and protect him against every envier and enemy and make him prevail over them”. 

Just as the efficacy and effectiveness of medicinal cures is wholly dependent on the diet and life-style of the patient, so too are the efficacy and effectiveness of Quranic cures dependant on our spiritual diet and lifestyle. Such spiritual factors include Yaqeen (conviction) in the absolute Power of Allah (azza wa jal) and His words, abstinence from Haraam and Doubtful matters, regular introspection of one’s own life, and sincere Tawbah (repentance) for any momentarily lapses.

The relevant verses are as follows:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ {1}

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ {2}

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ {3}

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ {4}

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ {5}

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ {6}

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ ۖ وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

شَهِدَ اللَّهُ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ وَأُولُو الْعِلْمِ قَائِمًا بِالْقِسْطِ ۚ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

قُلِ اللَّهُمَّ مَالِكَ الْمُلْكِ تُؤْتِي الْمُلْكَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتَنْزِعُ الْمُلْكَ مِمَّنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ ۖ بِيَدِكَ الْخَيْرُ ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

تُولِجُ اللَّيْلَ فِي النَّهَارِ وَتُولِجُ النَّهَارَ فِي اللَّيْلِ ۖ وَتُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَتُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتَ مِنَ الْحَيِّ ۖ وَتَرْزُقُ مَنْ تَشَاءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ

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