Islamic concepts

Istiʿādhah استعاذة — seeking Allāh’s protection

Istiʿādhah or Taʿawwudh is the act of saying:

  • Aʿūdhu billahi min-al-shayṭān al-rajīm
    I seek Allāh’s protection against the Shayṭān, the outcast.

And if there comes to you from Satan an evil suggestion, then seek refuge in Allah . Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing. 41:36

to repel negative distractions and enter a state of mindfulness.

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