Duas for protection of children: When someone gives us a gift we cherish it and take special care of it. Make sure that we keep it in a safe place and use it delicately and handle it with care. Children are a gift from Allah SWT, we must cherish this gift, guard and protect it, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said
“Honour your children and give them the best manners” IBN MAAJAH
Once a child is born parents are in a constant state of worry regarding their future, we want to give the best possible care we can, but in the process, we forget Allah SWT is the REAL caretaker. We must do our part and then leave the rest to Allah SWT. The parent and child relationship is held in high esteem and mentioned in different places in the Quran.
How to Protect Children in Islam? Duas for safety of kids
The sacrifices we make for our children won’t be wasted. Such sacrifices are mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah. When Prophet Yusuf was separated from his father and believed to be dead, Prophet Yaqub grieved so much he became blind with sorrow but Allah SWT protected Prophet Yusuf and they were reunited again. You can learn more about their story from our post on Important Lessons from the Story of Prophet Yusuf (AS).
We are not in the time of Sahabahs, and having weak Emaan Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said to tie the camel first and then place your trust in Allah SWT.
It is normal for parents to want to keep their children protected, away from the eyes of the world and unseen forces as well. Keeping them under 24/7 surveillance is not possible. The only 24/7 protection can be given by Allah SWT, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:
Every one of you (people) is a shepherd. And everyone is responsible for whatever falls under his responsibility. A man is like a shepherd of his own family, and he is responsible for them. BUKHARI
Pray for your child at every chance you get. The supplication of a parent for their child is very powerful.
5 – The Prophet’s Dua for Children
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ used to seek the protection of Allah for Al-Hassan and Al- Hussain with this duaá, which means
I seek protection for you in the Perfect Words of Allah from every devil and every beast, and from every envious blameworthy eye.
It is advisable to say this dua over your children in the morning and evening, till they are of age and able to learn it themselves.
4 – Protecting with Al-Mauzatain
Al-Mauzatain (المعوذتان:) An Arabic term meaning ‘The Verses Of Refuge‘ comprise of two Surahs, Surah Falaq and Surah Nas, together these surahs are very powerful. Ibn Al Qayyam has highlighted the power of these Surahs, he said: “The effectiveness of these surahs is great to repel magic, evil eye, and the rest of the evils and the need for a slave to seek Allah’s protection from these two surahs is greater than his need for self, eating, drinking, and wearing dress”
Aisha RA has narrated:
When the Prophet ﷺ went to bed every night, he would hold his hands together and blow into them and recite into them Qul Huwa Allah Ahad, Qul a’oodhu bi rabb il-falaq and Qul a’oodhu bi rabb in-nas. Then he would wipe them over whatever he could of his body, starting with his head and face and the front of his body, and he would do that three times. BUKHARI
3 – Protect Your Kids with Ayat-ul-Kursi
Ayatul Kursi, another very important set of verses found in Surah Baqarah. Try to incoporate this in the dhikr at night and blow over your child, till he has learned himself. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:
When you go to your bed, recite Ayatul Kursi for then there will be a guard from Allah who will protect you all night long and Satan will not be able to come near you till dawn. MUSLIM
Keeping children inside at the time of Maghrib, it is not a myth or an old wives tale. The Prophet ﷺ recommended not allowing children out near the time of Maghrib,
When night falls, keep your children indoors, for the devils are out and about at this time. When an hour of the night goes by, you can let them go. BUKHARI
It means after an hour of darkness has passed then children should be allowed to go outside. The Shayateen spread out at this time and hang on to anything they can and since children can’t make dhikr on their own they become vulnerable, so it is better to keep them inside as mentioned in the Sunnah.
2 – Dua for Protection of Kids in the Bathroom
Etiquettes of the bathroom, another forgotten Sunnah. A bathroom is a place of filth and najasah and Jinn are attracted to such places. Our Prophet ﷺ taught us the way to go to the bathroom, to avoid being harmed by them. It is important children know these ways from an early age. For a more practical approach stick the dua near the bathroom door, so that whoever enters the washroom doesn’t miss reading it. Enter with the left foot first, exit with the right foot. After relieving yourself use the left hand to wash yourself. All these are part if the Sunnah and are set in place for our betterment.
1 – Dua for Evil Eye Protection of Kids
Social Media, modern era evil. Avoid putting your child’s pictures and everything they do on any form of social media you are using. Usually, it is seen that people put up pictures and cover the faces with hearts or blur them, why put them up in the first place? You have been blessed by Allah SWT don’t show it to the world, the evil eye (al-ayn) is always around. Keep your happiness to yourself. Evil eye is more dangerous than Black Magic. What is the evil eye?
It is a term used to describe misfortune that is transmitted from one person to another out of jealousy or envy.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said
If there was anything that could overcome the Decree (al-Qadr), then the evil eye would overcome it.- MUSLIM
You can go through our detailed post on Symptoms Of Evil Eye In Islam & How To Remove Nazar In Islam.
When we have done our part we now have to trust Allah SWT that he will take care of our children. Our duas will act as a protective bubble around our children and if Allah wills everything will be fine.