Seeking refuge in other than Allaah


Chapter: Seeking refuge in other than Allaah

And His statement:

وَأَنَّهُۥ كَانَ رِجَالٌ مِّنَ ٱلْإِنسِ يَعُوذُونَ بِرِجَالٍ مِّنَ ٱلْجِنِّ فَزَادُوهُمْ رَهَقًا

“And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the masculine among the jinns, but they (jinns) increased them (mankind) in sin and disbelief.” [Al-Jinn: 6]

And From Khawlah bint Hakeem, she said: “I heard the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ saying:

وعن خولة بنت حكيم قالت: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: “من نزل منْزلا فقال: أعوذ بكلمات الله التامات من شر ما خلق، لم يضره شيء حتى يرحل من منْزله ذلك” رواه مسلم.

“Whoever descends in a place and says: “I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allaah from the evil of (what comes from) His creation, nothing will harm him until he leaves from that place.” [Reported by Muslim]

In it are Masaa’il (topics):

The First: Tafseer of the verse of Al-Jinn.

The Second: It being from Shirk.

The Third: Seeking proof for that with the Hadeeth, because the scholars seek proof in it that the Words of Allaah are uncreated. They said: Because seeking refuge in the creation is Shirk.

The Fourth: The virtue of Du’aa with summarizing it.

The Fifth: That it being that something with a worldly benefit occurs, from withholding harm or bringing about benefit, doesn’t mean that it’s not from Shirk.

Benefited from: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him.


Translated by: Abū ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi