عن خولة بنت حكيم رضي الله عنها مرفوعًا: «مَن نزَل مَنْزِلًا فقال: أعوذ بكلمات الله التَّامَّات من شرِّ ما خلَق، لم يَضُرَّه شيءٌ حتى يَرْحَلَ مِن مَنْزِله ذلك». [صحيح] - [رواه مسلم] المزيــد ...
Khawlah bint Hakim (may Allah be pleased with her) reported that the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Whoever alights somewhere and then says: 'I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of what He has created,' nothing will harm him until he leaves that place." Sahih/Authentic. - [Muslim]
The Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) teaches his nation how to seek refuge with Allah, the Almighty, to ward off anything which one may fear when he stops anywhere during a travel, a picnic, or otherwise. In such a situation, one should seek refuge with Allah's healing and protective words, which are perfect and flawless, to be guarded as long as he stays in a stopping place from all hazards and harmful creatures.
Isti‘ādhah (seeking refuge with Allah) is a form of worship.
Lawful Isti‘ādhah is when a person seeks refuge with Allah Almighty or with His names and attributes.
The speech of Allah is not created since Allah has prescribed for the people to seek refuge with it. As seeking refuge with a created being is Shirk (polytheism), then this indicates that Allah’s speech is not created.
The Hadīth points out the merit of this supplication despite its brevity.
The forelocks of all created beings are in the Hand of Allah Almighty.
The Hadīth points out the blessing of this supplication.
The Hadīth demonstrates the comprehensiveness and perfection of the Qur’an.