A du’a asking Allah Ta’ala for protection from an evil day and an evil night


Please provide the reference and authenticity of this du’a,

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ يَوْمِ السُّوءِ، وَمِنْ لَيْلَةِ السُّوءِ، وَمِنْ سَاعَةِ السُّوءِ، وَمِنْ صَاحِبِ السُّوءِ، وَمِنْ جَارِ السُّوءِ فِي دَارِ الْمُقَامَةِ



Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who says, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would make the following du’a:

Allahumma inni a’udu bika min yawmis sui wa min laylatis su’i wa min sa’atis sui wa min sahibis sui wa min jaris sui fi daril muqamah

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 810, vol. 17)


Hafiz Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable.

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 220 and vol. 10 pg. 144)




O Allah! I seek your protection from an evil day, an evil night, an evil hour, an evil companion and an evil neighbour in the Hereafter



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar