Words of Protection for Children

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

What can we read to protect our children?

Read over them Ayat al-Kursi, Surat al-Ikhlas, Surat al-Falaq and Surat al-Nas and then the following duas:

 

أُعِيذُكَ بِكَلِماتِ اللهِ التَّامَّةْ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطانٍ وهَامَّةْ وكُلِّ عَيْنٍ لامَّةْ

U`idhuka bi kalimatillahi’tammah, min kulli shaytanin wa hammah wa kulli ‘aynin lammah

I seek refuge for you in the complete words of Allah from every devil, every creature and every evil eye.

[Ibn `Abbas narrates that the Prophet ﷺ used these words to protect al-Hasan and al-Husayn and he would say, “Your father (Ibrahim) used these words to protect Isma’il and Ishaq.]

 

حَصَّنْتُكَ بالحَيِّ القَيُّومِ الّذي لايَموتُ أبَدَاً ودَفَعْتُ عَنْكَ السُّوءَ بِأَلْفِ أَلْفِ اَلْفِ لا حَوْلَ و لا قُوَّةَ إِلا باللهِ العَليِّ العَظِيمِ

Hassantuka bil-Hayyi’l Qayyum, alladhi la yamutu abadan wa dafa’tu ‘ankassu’a bi alfi alfi alfi la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi ‘Aliyyi’l `Azim

I place you in the protection of the Living the Self-Sufficient who never dies and I drive evil away from you with “there is no strength nor might except in Allah the Sublime the Almighty” a billion times over.

 

Note: the pronoun used here is for a singular male. If you are reading it for a girl replace the “ka” with “ki” and if you are reading it for more than one child use the plural “kum.