THIS IS A VERY POWERFUL DU’Â’ OF OUR PROPHET SALALLÂHU ‘ALAIHI WA SALLAM WHICH WILL PROTECT US FROM EVERY POSSIBLE EVIL FOUND IN MAN. LET’S LEARN IT.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ سَمْعِي وَمِنْ شَرِّ بَصَرِي وَمِنْ شَرِّ لِسَانِي وَمِنْ شَرِّ قَلْبِي وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَنِيِّي.
Allâhumma ’innî ’a‘ûdhu bika min sharri sam‘î, wa min sharri basarî, wa min sharri lisânî, wa min sharri qalbî, wa min sharri manîyyî.
O’ Allâh! I take refuge in You from the evils of my hearing, the evils of my seeing, the evils of my tongue, the evils of my heart and the evils of passions. [Abû Dâwud, at-Tirmidhî]
A comprehensive supplication in which Prophet salallâhu alaihi wa sallam sought refuge in Allâh subhânahu wa ta‘âlâ from every sort of possible evil found in man. Hearing forbidden things such as lies, abuse, backbiting, music, etc. are the evils of hearing. Evils of seeing is looking at what is forbidden, and ignoring the signs of Allâh subhânahu wa ta‘âlâ which are present all over the universe. Evils of the heart is having qualities like miserliness, grudge, pride, hypocrisy, etc. and filling the heart with the love of others besides Allâh. Seeking protection from the evils of passion are those arising from sexual passion, for we are accountable for all of the above on the Day of Resurrection.
From the book “REACHING OUT TO MY RABB”