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An Invocation Against Thieves

Al-Khidr b. Muhammad narrated from [both] Ahmad b. ‘Umar b. Muslim and Muhsin b. Ahmad from Yunus b. Ya’qub from Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, who said: Whoever says these words and uses this invocation every night, I guarantee him that no murdering thief (sariq) will kill him in the night or day, After the final evening prayer say: “I take refuge in the Might of Allah, I take refuge in the Power of Allah, I take refuge In the Forgiveness of Allah, I take refuge in the Mercy of Allah, I take refuge in the Sovereignty of Allah Who is Powerful over all things. I take refuge in the Nobility of Allah, I take refuge in the Force of Allah, from the evil of every obstinate tyrant (jabbar) and rebellious demon, and every murderer and thief and evil occurrence, from the evil of venomous vermin and the reptile and al-‘amma, from the evil of every creature small and large, by night and day, from the evil of the ungodly, Arab and non-Arab (al-‘ajam), and their immoral ones, from the evil of the ungodly jinn and men, and from the evil of every creature my Lord has ‘..seized by its forelock, Surely my Lord is on a straight path. (11:56)’”