Children are often exposed to envy, and therefore we find that most of them suffer from some diseases that afflict them. As a parent, it is critical that you take good care of your children whether physically or spiritually.
Dua for children’s protection is a prophetic supplication to protect your children from devil and evil eye.
Dua For Children’s Protection In Arabic
أُعِيذُكُمَا بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ وَهَامَّةٍ، وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ لاَمَّةٍ
U’izukuma bikalimatil-lahita-tammati min kulli shaytanin wa hammah, wa min kulli ‘ainin lammah.
The dua for children’s protection is I seek protection for you in the perfect words of Allah from every devil and every beast, and from every evil eye.
The Arabic verb used in this Dua can be different when reciting for boy, girl, two children and more than two children.
- For a boy: U’izuka
- For a girl: U’izuki
- For two boys or two girls: U’izukuma
- for more than two children: U’izukum
The Messenger of Allah SAW used to seek Allah’s protection for Hasan and Husayn by saying [the above]. (Bukhari)
The Messenger of Allah said: “When the evening comes, keep your children in, for the devils come out at that time.
Then when part of the night has passed, let them go. And close the doors and mention the name of Allah, for Shaytan does not open a closed door.
Tie up your waterskins and mention the name of Allah. Cover your vessels, even if you only put something over them and extinguish your lamps.” (Bukhari)
Commenting on the above hadith, Ibn Hajar quotes Ibn al-Jawzi:
There is a fear for children at that hour, because the impurity (najasah) that the devils (shayatin) surround themselves with is usually found in children. Similarly, children do not usually engage in the dhikr which would protect them.
And when the devils spread out, they hang on to whatever they can hang on to. Hence there is a fear for children at that time.”
The reason why they spread out at that time is that they are more able to move about at night than during the day, because darkness is more conducive to the devil forces coming together than any other time.’ (Fath al-Bari)
The correct way to perform dua for a small child in order to protect him is what the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) used to do for his (grand)sons al-Hasan and al-Husayn (may Allah be pleased with them).
Al-Bukhaari (3371) narrated that Ibn Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) used to seek refuge with Allah for al-Hasan and al-Husayn, and he said:
“Your father (Ibraaheem) used to seek refuge with (these words) for Ismaa‘eel and Ishaaq:
A‘oodhu bi kalimaat Illaahi’t-taammah min kulli shaytaanin wa haammah wa min kulli ‘aynin laammah.
Meaning I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allaah from every devil and every vermin, and from every bad eye)”.
Ibn Hajar said in Fath al-Baari:
The word “haammah (vermin)” refers to poisonous things.
The words “from every bad eye” – al-Khattaabi said: What is meant by this is every disease and ailment that may affect a person of insanity and confusion. End quote.
It is also mustahabb when performing dua for children to recite al-Mu‘awwidhatayn (the last two soorahs of the Qur’an) over them and to wipe their bodies whilst reciting, or to recite them into one’s hands and blow in them, spitting lightly, then wipe them over whatever of their body one can reach, or to recite them into water and wipe them or wash them with it.
The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) used to seek refuge for himself and others by means of these two soorahs.