Protect Your Home From Evil | Islam teaches that there are many types of evil in the world, both physical and spiritual. Physical evil can be caused by natural disasters, accidents, or malicious acts of people. Spiritual evil can be caused by Shayateen. Muslims believe that it is important to take steps to protect themselves and their homes from evil. There are many Quranic verses and Hadiths that offer guidance on this matter.
Here are some ways to protect your home from evil / Shayateen:
Have strong faith in Allah
The best way to protect your house from evil is to have strong faith in Allah, follow His teachings, and do good deeds. The closer you are to Allah, the less power evil will have over you.
Upon entering and leaving your home always mention the name of Allah. This not only brings blessings into your home, but also protects your house from Satan. Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
“If a person mentions the Name of Allah upon entering his house or eating, Satan says, addressing his followers: ‘You will find no where to spend the night and no dinner.’ But if he enters without mentioning the Name of Allah, Satan says (to his followers); ‘You have found (a place) to spend the night in, and if he does not mention the Name of Allah at the time of eating, Satan says: ‘You have found (a place) to spend the night in as well as food.”‘
Spreading Salaam upon entering the house is a means of blessing you and the members of your household.
When you enter such houses, greet each other with a salutation appointed by Allah, a salutation that is blessed and good.
Hadith: Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
“Dear son, when you enter your house, say As- Salamu ‘Alaikum to your family, for it will be a blessing both to you and to your family.”
Read Surah Al-Baqarah
It is very beneficial to recite all Surah Al-Baqarah in your home.
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger ﷺ as saying:
“The Shaytan flees from a house in which Surah Al Baqarah is recited.”
Recite the Qur’an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqara and Surah Al ‘Imran, for on the Day of Resurrection they will come as two clouds or two shades, or two flocks of birds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them. Recite Surah al-Baqara, for to take recourse to it is a blessing and to give it up is a cause of grief, and the magicians cannot confront it.
Read Ayat Al-Kursi
“One who reads Ayat Al Kursi before bed will have a guardian protecting him and Satan will not approach him until dawn.”
Narrated Muhammad bin Sirin:
Abu Huraira said, “Allah’s Messenger ﷺ put me in charge of the Zakat of Ramadan (i.e. Zakat-ul-Fitr). Someone came to me and started scooping some of the foodstuff of (Zakat) with both hands. I caught him and told him that I would take him to Allah’s Messenger ﷺ.” Then Abu Huraira told the whole narration and added “He (i.e. the thief) said, ‘Whenever you go to your bed, recite the Verse of “Al-Kursi” (2.255) for then a guardian from Allah will be guarding you, and Satan will not approach you till dawn.’ ” On that the Prophet ﷺ said, “He told you the truth, though he is a liar, and he (the thief) himself was the Satan.”
Pack up the house
Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said, “Extinguish the lamps when you go to bed; close your doors; tie the mouths of your water skins, and cover the food and drinks.” I think he added, “. . . even with a stick you place across the container.”
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