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Imâm-i-Rabbânî ‘rahmatullâhi alaih’ and his disciples set out for a long journey. On their way they stopped at an inn to spend the night. He told his disciples that a catastrophe was going to befall the inn during the night and advised them to recite the following prayer: “Bismillâh-il-ledhî lâ-yadhurru ma’asmihi shey’un fi-l-Erd-i wa-lâ fi-s-samâ’ wa Huwa-s-samî’ul-’alîm.” That night a great fire broke out, burning everything including the lodgers’ belongings. Yet the lodgers who had said the prayer suffered no harm. This prayer is written in the books ’Umdat-ul-Islâm[1] and Berekât.[2] That this prayer is a hadîth-i-sherîf is written in the book entitled Terghîb-us-salât(and written by Muhammad bin Ahmad Zâhid ‘rahmatullâhi ta’âlâ ’alaih’ (d. 632 [1234 A.D.], India), and also in the eighteenth article of the book entitled Advice for the Muslim,one of the publications of Hakîkat Kitâbevi, Istanbul, Turkey. For protection against anxiety, disasters, mischief and diseases, you should remember the Imâm’s advice and say this prayer daily, three times in the morning and three times in the evening. It should be recited also when the âyâti- hirz [âyats for protection] are recited.

[1] Written by ’Abd-ul-’Azîz bin Hamîdaddîn Dahlawî ‘rahmatullâhi ta’âlâ ’alaih’ (d. 741 [1340 A.D.], India). The book was reproduced in 1989 A.D. by Hakîkat Kitâbevi, in Istanbul

[2] Written by Muhammad Hâshim Keshmî ‘rahmatullâhi ta’âlâ ’alaih’ (d. 1054 [1645 A.D.], Burhanpûr, India).