Bismillahi arqika is a Dua for Jibreel when prophet Muhammad SAW was sick. The dua is used as a ruqya for evil eye, jinns, and illness.
In this blog, we will delve deeper into the meaning of bismillahi arqeek, how to write it in Arabic, full Dua and Hadith.
Bismillahi Arqika in Arabic
In Arabic this Dua is written:
بِسْمِ الله أرْقِيكَ، مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ يُؤْذِيكَ، مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ نَفْسٍ أَوْ عَيْنِ حَاسِد، اللهُ يَشْفِيك، بِسْمِ الله أرْقِيكَ
Bismillahi arqika, min kulli shay’in yudhika, min sharri kulli nafsin aw ayni hasidi, Allahu yashfika, bismillahi arqika.
Bismillahi Arqiik Min Kulli Shay’in Meaning In English
The meaning of Bismillahi arqik is With the Name of Allah. I recite over you (to cleanse you) from all that troubles you, and from every harmful mischief and from the evil of the eyes of an envier. Allah will cure you; and with the Name of Allah, I recite over you].
Bismillahi Arqeek Hadith
Abu Said Al-Khudri reported: Jibril (Gabriel) came to the Prophet SAW and said: “O Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi Wasallama)! Do you feel sick?” He said, “Yes.” Jibril supplicated thus (i.e., he performed Ruqyah ):
“ Bismillahi arqika, min kulli shay’in yudhika, min sharri kulli nafsin aw ayni hasidi, Allahu yashfika, bismillahi arqika .
[With the Name of Allah. I recite over you (to cleanse you) from all that troubles you, and from every harmful mischief and from the evil of the eyes of an envier. Allah will cure you; and with the Name of Allah, I recite over you].”Muslim
This is a supplication from Jibril, the noblest of messengers, to the Prophet SAW, the noblest of messengers.
Jibrl is the noblest messenger among the angels while Muhammad SAW is the noblest messenger among mankind.
He said to him: ‘Do you feel sick?’ and he replied: ‘Yes.’ This is evidence that there is no harm for a sick person to tell people that he is sick when asked.
Also, the hadeeth contains evidence that we should recite this supplication for the sick person.
‘With the Name of Allah, I recite over you (to cleanse you),’ that is, I recite this for you.‘…from all that troubles you,’ that is, disease, sorrow, fever, distress and so on.
‘…from every harmful mischief of every soul,’ that is, humans or Jinns or any other being.
‘…from the evil of the eyes of an envier,’ which common folks refer to as evil eye. This is because an envier, refuge is with Allah, loathes that Allah should bless His servants; his soul is filthy and evil.
This filthy evil may sometimes cause harm to the object of his envy. This is why Allah the most High said:
“And from evil of the envier when he envies!
The envied may be harmed due to this; hence, he said: ‘from the evil of the eyes of an envier;
Allah will cure you’ that is, grant you recovery and remove the ailment.
‘With the Name of Allah, I recite over you,’ so he commenced with ‘Bismillah’ and also concluded with it.
When one utilizes supplications found in the Sunnah, then this is praiseworthy, and doing this is the best.
However, if a person does not know this supplication, he may supplicate with whatever is appropriate (such as):
‘May Allah heal you, May Allah grant you health, I beseech Allah to grant you healing, I ask Allah to grant you health,’ and similar statements.
Benefits of The Dua
There are many benefits of reciting this supplication, these include:
- It is powerful because Angel Jibreel said to our beloved prophet SAW.
- It asks Allah for Protection from anything that could harm you.
- It asks Allah to protect you from evil eyes and jealousy.