[23:97-98] – Supplication Against The Whispers And The Presence Of Devils

رَبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ. وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحْضُرُونِ.

My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the devils, And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they be present with me.

Rabbi audhu bika min hamazatishshayatin. Wa audhu bika Rabbi ayyahḍurun.

The incitements of devils take on different forms, and this supplication is to seek refuge in Allah from them all. Further, the only reason a devil might be present with a person is to lead them to evil or urge them to commit sin. For this reason, there is a form of Dhikr (religious utterance) for every situation or instance in a Muslim’s life: whether waking up or going to sleep, beginning or finishing to eat, walking into the bathroom or leaving it, intercourse with one’s spouse or just sitting with companions, or leaving one’s house or entering it. All such forms of Dhikr are prescribed to protect against the presence of devils and to seek Allah’s help and aid. -Ibn Katheer and others.