What to do and say when you see a nightmare?

Prophet Muhammed said: “A good dream is from Allah, an evil nightmare is from Sheitan. If you see something you do not like in your sleep, Spit 3 times on your left side (without saliva or with very little droplets) and say “I seek refuge in Allah from the evil of the evil of what I have have seen.” Do not share this nightmare with anyone. But if you see what you like, then get your hopes up and share it only with who you love.”

What to say to shield yourself from the Shaitan?

  • Prophet Muhammed said: “Whoever says, I seek refuge in the name of Allah. With whose name no harm could occur in the heavens or the earth” 3 times, no harm will occur to him/her”” ‘Bismillahil-ladhi la yadurru ma’as-mihi shai’un fil-ardi wa la fis-sama’i, wa Huwas-Sami’ul-‘Alim
  • When you recite the entire Ayah Al-korsi (the verse of the throne) in surah Al-Baqarah (The chapter of the Cow) you will be protected by Allah till the moment you wake up. If you get up to use the bathroom for example, you will have to re-recite Ayat Al-korsi again.
  • Prophet Muhammed said that, One night the devils gathered from everywhere, one of them had a torch of light to burn his face. Angel Jibril descended down and told him Say this Muhammed: “I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah, which neither the upright nor the corrupt may overcome – from the evil of what He created, of what He made, and of what He scattered, from the evil of what descends from the heavens, and of what rises up to them, from the evil of what He scattered in the earth, and of what emerges from it, from the evil trials of night and day, and from the evil of every knocker, except for a knocker who brings good. You are my merciful lord.” Prophet Muhammed continues: “The fire of the devils were put off and Almighty Allah defeated them.”  This is how the prayer sound in Arabic: A`ūdhu bikalimāti ‘llāhit-tāmmāti ‘llatī lā yujāwizuhunna barrun wa lā fājirun min sharri mā khalaq, wa bara’a wa dhara’, wa min sharri mā yanzilu minas-samā’, wa min sharri mā ya`ruju fīhā, wa min sharri mā dhara’a fi ‘l-arḍ, wa min sharri ma yakhruju minhā, wa min sharri fitani ‘llayli wannahār, wa min sharri kulli ṭāriqin illā ṭāriqan yaṭruqu bikhayr yā Rahmān.”

What to say before going to bed?

Abu Hurayra said that the Messenger of Allah used to say when he went to bed: “Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth, the lord of the great throne, our Lord and the lord of everything, Splitter of the grain and seeds, the One who sent down the Torah, the Gospel and the Qur’an. I seek refuge in You from the evil of everything that You seize by the forehead. Allah You are the First, nothing is before you, You are the Last, nothing is after You. You are the highest, nothing is above You and You are the nearest, and nothing is nearer than You. Relief our debt and eliminate our poverty.” Authentic

Allāhumma Rabbas-samāwātis-sab`i wa Rabba ‘l-`Arshi ‘l-`Aẓīm, Rabbanā wa Rabba kulli shay’, fāliqa ‘l-ḥabbi wan-nawā, wa munzilat-Tawrāti wal-‘Injīli, wal-Furqān, a`ūdhu bika min sharri kulli shay’in anta ākhidhun bināṣiyatih. Allāhumma anta ‘l-awwalu falaysa qablaka shay’, wa antal-ākhiru falaysa ba`daka shay’, wa antaẓ-ẓāhiru falaysa fawqaka shay’, wa antal-bāṭinu falaysa dūnaka shay’, iqḍi `annad-dayn, wa aghninā mina ‘l-faqr.