muslim sisters harassed

Duas for Protection for Muslim Women In Danger of Harassment – Habib Umar

Habib Umar bin Hafiz, may Allah protect him and benefit us by him, was recently asked “Some sisters fear being harassed if they wear the hijab in public in the current climate. What should they do?”

He answered by saying that they should recite the following whenever they leave the house:

1. The Prophetic prayer:

بِاسمِ اللهِ آمَنْتُ بِاللهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللهِ ولا حَوْلَ ولا قُوَّةَ إِلا بِاللهِ العَلِيِّ العَظِيم
Transliteration: Bismillah, amantu billah, tawakkaltu al’Allah, wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi’l-`aliyyi’l-`azim Translation: In the name of Allah, I place my trust and reliance in Allah. There is no strength or power save by Allah

2. Ayat al-Kursi

اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ ۖ وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ
Transliteration:  Allahu la ilaha illahuwa alhayyu alqayyoomu la ta/khuthuhusinatun wala nawmun lahu ma fee assamawati wama fee al-ardi man tha allathee yashfaAAu AAindahu illa bi-ithnihi yaAAlamu mabayna aydeehim wama khalfahum wala yuheetoonabishay-in min AAilmihi illa bima shaawasiAAa kursiyyuhu assamawati wal-ardawala yaooduhu hifthuhumawahuwa alAAaliyyu alAAatheem
Translation (Pickthal): Allah! There is no deity save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.

3. Wird al-Sakran

الحِزْبُ الحَبِيب عَلِي بِن أبِي بَكرِ السّكرَان
بِسْمِ الله الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْمِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّى احْتَطْنَا بِدَرْبِ الله
طُوْلُهُ: مَاشَاءَ الله
قُفْلُهُ: لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ الله
بَابُهُ: مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُوْلُ الله صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ
سَقْفهُ: لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِالله الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ
أَحَاطَ بِنَا مِنْ: بِسْمِ الله الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْمِ, الْحَمْدُ لله رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ
الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّيْنِ
إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِيْنُ
إِهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيْمَ
صِرَاطَ الَّذِيْنَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوْبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّآلِّيْنَ
آمين
سُوْر سُوْر سُوْر
الله لآإِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّوْمُ لاَتَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَنَوْمٌ, لَهُ مَافِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَافِي الأَرْضِ, مَنْ ذَاالَّذِي
يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ, يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيْهِمْ وَمَاخَلْفَهُمْ, وَلاَيُحِيْطُوْنَ بِشَيْئٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَاشَاءْ, وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَؤُوْدُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيْمُ
بِنَا اسْتَدَارَتْ كَمَا اسْتَدَارَتِ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ بِمَدِيْنَةِ الرَّسُوْلِ
بِلاَ خَنْدَقٍ وَلاَ سُوْرٍ مِنْ كُلِّ قَدَرٍ مَقْدُوْرٍ وَحَذَرٍ مَحْذُوْرٍ وَمِنْ جَمِيْعِ السُّرُوْرِ
تَتَرَّسْـنَا بِالله تَتَرَّسْـنَا بِالله تَتَرَّسْـنَا بِالله
مِنْ عَدُوِّى وَعَدُوِّ الله مِنْ سَاقِ عَرْشِ الله إِلَى قَاعِ أَرْضِ الله بِأَلْفِ أَلْفِ أَلْفِ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِالله الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ صُنْعَتُهُ لاَ تَنْقَطِعُ (ثلاث)
بِأَلْفِ أَلْفِ أَلْفِ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِالله الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ عَزِيْمَتُهُ لاَ تَنْشَقُّ بِأَلْفِ أَلْفِ أَلْفِ لاَحَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِالله الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ
اللَّهُمَّ إِنْ أَحَدٌ أَرَادَنَا بِسُوْءٍ مِنَ الْجِنِّ وَالإِنْسِ وَالْوُحُوْشِ وغيرهم من المخلوقات مِنْ بَشَرٍ أَوْ شَيْطَانٍ أَوْ وَسْوَاسٍ
فَارْدُدْهُمْ ونظرهم فِي انْتِكَاسٍ وَقُلُوْبَهُمْ فِي وَسْوَاسٍ وَأَيْدِيَهُمْ فِي إِفْلاَسٍ وَأَوْبِقْهُمْ مِنَ الرِّجْلِ إِلَى الرَّأْسِ
لاَ سَهْلَ يَجْدَعُ وَلاَ جَبَلَ يَقْطَعُ بِأَلْفِ أَلْفِ أَلْفِ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِالله الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ
وَصَلَّى الله عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَالْحَمْدُ لله رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ

wird-sakran
Transliteration: Bismillāhir ramānir raīm  Allāhumma inni ta tu bidarbillāh, ūluhū māshā’allāh,  qufluhū lā ilāha illallāh, bābuhū  Muammadur rasūlullāhi allallāhu ‛alayhi wa ālihī wa sallam, saqfuhū lā awla wa lā quwwata illā billāhil ‛aliyyil ‛a īm; aā a binā min  1. Bismillāhir ramānir raīm  2. Alamdulillāhi rabbil ‛ālamīn. 3. Arramānir raīm. 4. Māliki yawmid dīn.  5. Iyyāka na‛budu wa iyyāka nasta‛īn. 6. Ihdina irāal mustaqīm. 7. S irāal ladhīna an‛amta ‛alayhim, ghayril magh ūbi ‛alayhim wala āllīn.  [Sūrah al-Fātiah (1), Āyāt 1-7]   Sūrun Sūrun Sūrun
Translation: O Allāh! I have protected myself  with the fortification of Allāh: the length of which is māshā’Allāh (what Allāh has Willed); its lock is lā ilāha illallāh (there is no god but Allāh); its door is Muammadur rasulullāh (Muammad is the Messenger of Allāh), may the Blessings and Peace of Allāh be upon him and his family; its roof is, wa la hawla wa la quwata illā billāhil ‛aliyyil ‛a īm (there is no Power nor Strength except with Allāh, the Most Exalted, the Mighty); embrace us with, 1 In the Name of Allāh, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful. 2 All Praise be to Allāh, Lord of the Universe; 3 Most Compassionate, Most Merciful; 4 Lord of the Day of Judgement. 5 You alone do we worship, and to You alone do we turn for help. 6 Guide us to the Straight Way. 7 The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace; not the way of those who have earned your anger, nor of those who went astray. [Sūrah al-Fātiah (1), Verses 1-7]  With His Wall (of Protection), with His Wall (of Protection), with His Wall (of Protection).
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They must strive to show good character, be dignified and set the best example to those around them. They should not be affected by those who say unpleasant things to them and they should show kindness to those who mistreat them. This is a trial and its evil will soon pass.

muslim sisters harassed* Wird al-Sakran can be found in al-Khulasah (download the wird here), after Surah Ya Sin. It is a short and powerful wird read for protection from all types of evil. It was composed by Shaykh Abu Bakr al-Sakran the son of Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Saqqaf. The Khulasah is available at Daralturath Al Islami , Mecca Books  and Firdous Books.

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