Abu Hurayrah said that RasoolAllah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said about ayah 36 in Surah Ale Imran:”Every newly born baby is touched by Shaytan when it is born, and the baby starts crying because of this touch, except Maryam & her son. Abu Hurayrah then said, “Read if you will:
وِإِنِّى أُعِيذُهَا بِكَ وَذُرِّيَّتَهَا مِنَ الشَّيْطَـنِ الرَّجِيمِ
(And I seek refuge with You for her and for her offspring from Shaytan, the outcast).” ”
(The Two Sahihs recorded this Hadith.)[Muslim :: Book 33 : Hadith 6429]
This ayah shows us how Maryam’s mother made duáa for Maryam & her Children even before they were born! And it shows us how Allah responded to her du’as…
It teaches us how important it is for us to make du’a for our children. Today we ask Allah for everything for our kids but forget to ask Him to protect them from our biggest enemy, shaytan — who has promised Allah that he will lead everyone to the Hell Fire!
Ibn Abbas related that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to seek protection for Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn by saying:
أُعِيذُكُمَا بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ ، وَهَامَّةٍ ، وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ لَامَّةٍ
“I seek protection for you in the Perfect Words of Allah from every devil, and every beast and every envious blameworthy eye.”
(Al Bukhari 4/119)
Let’s follow his sunnah, insha Allah!
May Allah keep us and our progeny under His special protection and care! Aameen!