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 What Can We Do in Order to Guard Against Evil?

Which prays should we recite to guard against evil?


Prayers for protection against evil

Narrated Hadrat Aisha:
“Messenger of Allah (pbuh) stated that: “Whosoever recites surat-u Ikhlas and Muavvizeteyn (Surah al-Falaq and Nas) after Friday salah seven times, Allah guards him against the evil until the next Friday.” (Ibn-I Sunni)
As narrated, who recites Ayat-ul Kursi before leaving home is guarded against any harm until turning back. It is also mustahab (recommended) to read surah al- Quraysh.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said," Whoever says: "La ilaha illal-lah wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahu-l-mulk wa lahu-l-hamd wa huwa 'ala kulli shai'in qadir," one hundred times will get the same reward as given for manumitting ten slaves; and one hundred good deeds will be written in his accounts, and one hundred sins will be deducted from his accounts, and it (his saying) will be a shield for him from Satan on that day till night, and nobody will be able to do a better deed except the one who does more than he." (Bukhari; Book 8; Volume 75; Hadith 412 )

Salah (pray) prevents us from evil

It is stated in the ayah that salah prevents man from evil:
“Recite that which has been revealed to you of the Book and keep up prayer; surely prayer keeps (one) away from indecency and evil, and certainly the remembrance of Allah is the greatest, and Allah knows what you do.” (Surah al-Ankebut, 45)

Sawm (Fasting) is a shield against the evil

It is stated in the ayah that fasting is a shield against the evil:
“O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, that ye may ward off (evil);” (Surah al-Baqara, 183)
“The most excellent fasting is to make the human senses and organs, such as the eyes, ears, heart, and thoughts, fast together with the stomach. That is, to withdraw them from unlawful things and from trivia, and to urge each of them to their particular worship. For example, to ban the tongue from lying, back-biting, and obscene language and to make it fast; and to busy it with such activities as reciting the Qur’an, praying, glorifying God’s Names, asking for God’s blessings for the Prophet Muhammad (Upon whom be blessings and peace), and seeking forgiveness for sins; and for example, to prevent the eyes looking at members of the opposite sex outside the stipulated degrees of kinship, and the ears from hearing harmful things, and to use the eyes to take lessons and the ears to listen to the truth and to the Qur’an, is to make other organs fast too. As a matter of fact, since the stomach is the largest factory, when it has an enforced holiday from work through fasting, the other small workshops are made to follow it easily.” (Treatise of Light, 29. Letter)

Night prayer is an expiation for bad deeds

Abu Umama al-Bahili (ra) narrated;
“Hold fast to night prayer, for it was the way of the righteous before you, a way of drawing closer to your Lord, an expiation for wrong deeds, and a shield from sin.” (Tirmidhi) Kaynak: http://askaquestionto.us - What Can We Do in Order to Guard Against Evil?

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