In Islam, dua is a prayer of invocation, supplication or request, for asking help or assistance from Allah. In this post will learn one of the beautiful duas of the prophet SAW.
We will learn Allahumma Inni a’uzu bika min azabi jahannam Arabic text, transliteration, meaning and when we should say it.
It is an Invocations after the final Tashahhud and before ending of the prayer.
Allahumma Inni A’uzu Bika Min Azabi Jahannam Arabic Text
The Arabic text of Allahumma Inni A’uzu Bika is written as
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ، وَمِنْ عَذَابِ جَهَنَّمَ، وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ فِتْنَةِ الْمَسِيحِ الدَّجَّالِ
Allaahumma Inni A uzu Bika Min Azabil Qabari, wa min athaabi jahannama, wa min fitnatil mahyaa walmamaati, wa min sharri fitnatil maseehid dajjaal.
Allahumma Inni A uzu Bika Min Azabil Qabari Meaning
Allahumma inni a udhu bika min adhabil Qabri means O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the grave, and from the punishment of Hell-fire, and from the trials of life and death, and from the evil of the trial of the False Messiah.
Reference: Al-Bukhari 2/102, Muslim 1/412, and this is Muslim’s wording.
Hadith On Allahumma Inni Auzubika
On the authority of Aboo Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, the Prophet SAW said:
“When anyone of you has done his Tashahhud, he should seek refuge in Allah against four things,” in a version, “the last Tashahhud and say:
“O Allah I seek in You from the torment of Hell fire, from the torment of the grave, from the trials of life and death, and from the mischief of Anti-Christ”.
The Prophet SAW ordered that we should seek refuge from these four things after completing the Tashahhud, that is before Taslim.
I seek refuge with Allah from the torment of Hell this is the Fire, so you should seek refuge with Allah from its torment.
This includes the evils you have done, so you should ask Allah to forgive you of them, and the evils you have not done, you should ask Allah to distance you from them.
And from the torment of the grave this is because there is torment in the grave.
This torment is continuous for the disbelievers and may cease for the sinners. It is authentically reported from the Prophet that he passed by two graves and said:
Both of them are being punished, but they are not being punished for something difficult to abstain from. As for one of them, he does not protect himself from urine. And the other used to spread false tales.
From the trial of life and death: The trial of life is that which a person experiences during his lifetime. It revolves around two things:
- First: Ignorance or not knowing the truth, which brings about doubt. Consequently, the truth becomes ambiguous to him, so he falls into falsehood and becomes destroyed.
- Second: Desires. In this case, a person knows the truth but he does not want to follow it, so he chooses falsehood.
As for the trial of death, it is said that it is the trial of the grave, which is the interrogation of the two angels about a person’s Lord, his religion and his Prophet after he is buried.
It is also said that the trial of the death is what takes place during a person’s last moment.
This is because the desire of Satan to mislead the children of Adam becomes stronger at the time of death.
He will come to a person at his last moment and whisper to him in order to cast doubt into his mind. He may even order him to disbelieve in Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.
This trial is among the greatest of trials.
As for the tribulation of Al-Masih Ad-Dajjaal, the Antichrist; Al- Maseeh Ad-Dajjaal is one whom Allah will send towards the end of time, a filthy man and a liar.
The word ‘Kafir’ will be written between his eyes, and any believer, learned or unlearned, will be able to read it.
Allah, the Almighty, will make him a source of tribulation for people.
This is due to the fact that certain things will increase his influence on Earth.
He will be on Earth for forty days; the first day will be equivalent to a full year, the second day will be equivalent to a month, the third day will be equivalent to a week, and the fourth (and subsequent days) will be equivalent to every other day (in length).
He will call people to disbelieve in Allah and associate with Him, telling them, “I am your Lord.” He will have both paradise and hell with him, but this is only people’s perception.
Otherwise, the reality of his paradise is hell, and the reality of his hell is paradise.
According to narrations, he will deceive the people with it and tempt whomever Allah wishes for him to tempt; his trial will be severe.
Read the dua for protection against Dajjal.
One should mention these four things before he makes the Taslim to end the Salat.
The scholars, may Allah shower blessings upon them, differ on whether this is obligatory on Sunnah.
The majority of the scholars hold that it is Sunnah, and that a person’s Salat will not be invalid if he leaves it.
Some of the people of knowledge say it is compulsory, so his Salat is invalid if he abandons it and he is required to repeat it.
Taawus, who was one of the foremost students of the companions, ordered his son to repeat his Salat when he failed to recite these four supplications of refuge.
Thus, it is important for one not to abandon it. One should stick to it due to the abundant good it contains and so that his Salat would not be void according to some of the people of knowledge.
Allah Alone grants success.