Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah

Question: Assalamu alaykum

I am a mother of a 3 year old son. My in-laws want to harm my son. I feel it.

Is there a Dua to protect him from evil people?

Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. I am sorry to hear about the difficulties you’re facing. May Allah make things easy for you and protect you and your family.

I’m sure living with dominating in-laws can be very difficult and get you down. You have not mentioned your husband’s role or opinion in this. If he is someone you feel you can talk to about your concerns, then you should do so. You have more right than in-laws to the decisions made about your son and where he spends his time. Tell your husband how you feel and discuss ways to find a resolution, including moving out of that area.

If you do not feel comfortable speaking to your husband, see if there is anyone from your family or a neutral figure who may step in and speak on your behalf. As a last resort, is it possible for you to put your foot down, without any serious consequences for you? Do be careful, as unfortunately, in many countries, customs and fixed mind-set prevent people from seeing and doing what is just and proper.

Supplication

Despite our moments of feeling powerless, and obstructed by the will of others, Allah gives us the most powerful means to overcome situations, that is du’a, something that no one can stop. Allah hears your plea, just try to be patient in the meantime and do whatever you can.

– Recite the Tawaudh (أعوذُ بِٱللَّهِ مِنَ ٱلشَّيۡطَٰنِ ٱلرَّجِيمِ), the three 3 Quls (al Ikhlas, al Falaq, Al Nas) and Ayat al Kursi over your child in the night and the morning.

– Also, recite over your son often and when he goes out,

أُعِيذُكَ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ ، وَهَامَّةٍ ، وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ لَامَّةٍ

I commend you to the protection of Allah’s perfect words from every devil, vermin, and every evil eye. [al Bukhari]

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that which He has created.
[al Muslim]

– For yourself, make the following supplications,

يَا حَيُّ يَا قَـيُّومُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيثُ أَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ ، وَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ

O Ever Living, O Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all, by Your mercy I seek assistance, rectify for me all of my affairs and do not leave me to myself, even for the blink of an eye. [al Hakim]


اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ بنْتُ عَبْدِكَ بنْتُ أَمَتِكَ نَاصِيَتِي بِيَدِكَ ، مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ ، عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاءُكَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ ، أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَدًا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ ، أَنْ تَجْعَلَ الْقُرْآنَ رَبِيعَ قَلْبِي ، وَنُورَ صَدْرِي ، وَجَلاءَ حُزْنِي ، وذَهَابَ هَمِّي

O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your handmaid, my forelock is in Your hand (i.e. You have total mastery over me), Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just.” I ask You by every name belonging to You which You named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur’an the life of my heart and the light of my bosom, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety. Note: Allah will take away the anxiety and sorrow out of the heart of him who recites this supplication, as mentioned in this hadith by our Prophet ﷺ’ [Ahmad]

– Please also make du’a in your own words, and ask for whatever you need and hope for.

May Allah find you a way out of every difficult situation, and make your heart tranquil.

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Warmest salams,
[Shaykh] Jamir Meah

Shaykh Jamir Meah grew up in Hampstead, London. In 2007, he traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he spent nine years studying the Islamic sciences on a one-to-one basis under the foremost scholars of the Ribaat, Tarim, with a main specialization and focus on Shafi’i fiqh. In early 2016, he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continues advanced studies in a range of Islamic sciences, as well as teaching. Jamir is a qualified homeopath.

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