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An Invocation for One Who Does Not Wish Satan to Trifle With His Wife

Al-Walid b. Bayyina, the mu'adhdhin of the Kufa mosque, narrated from Abu al-Hasan al-Askari, peace be upon him, from his fathers from Muhammad al-Baqir, peace be upon him, who said. “Whoever wishes that Satan should not trifle with his wife during her confinement (al-nifas), let him write this invocation in musk and saffron with pure rainwater, let him squeeze it out on to a new garment, not previously worn, and put it on his wife and child. Let him sprinkle the place and the house in which the woman is. His wife will not be afflicted as long as she is in her confinement, and his child will not be afflicted with insanity (al-khubat) or madness or panic (al-faz’) or the evil eye (al-nazara), Allah, the Exalted, willing.

‘In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate; In the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah, and peace be on the Messenger of Allah, and peace be on the family of the Messenger of Allah, and blessings and the mercy of Allah be on them. In the Name of Allah and by Allah, depart by the will of Allah, depart by the will of Allah;

out of the earth We brought you, and We shall restore you into it, and bring you forth from it a second time (20:55). So, if they turn their backs, say: God is enough for me. There is no god but He. In Him I have put my trust. He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne (9:129)

In the Name of Allah, and by Allah, I expel you by Allah, I expel you by the Messenger of Allah.’”