Q: Attached is a paper on which is written
a Du‘a’ (supplication)
that was written by a woman. It reads: "Bismillah Al-Rahman, Al-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)". He said, 'Be gone into it and do not speak! I seek refuge from you with (Allah) the Most Gracious, if you do fear Allah. I seek help from Allah’s Hearing, Sight, and Power against your hearing, sight, and power, O Jinn, Humans, vanities of the world, devils, predators, vermin, and thieves (of which S. M. G. Is afraid)! I take as a barrier between me and you the cloak of prophethood, with which they sought protection from the injustice of the Pharaohs and Sultans. Jibril (Gabriel, peace be upon him) is on your right side, (Part No. 24; Page No. 274) Mika’il (Michael) on your left side, Muhammad (peace be upon him) is in front of you, and Allah is above you to keep you from (harming) S.M.M in herself and her wealth, her children, and whatever else she has with her, above her, and beneath her. When you recite the Qur’an, we put an invisible veil between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter, a cover over their hearts lest they understand it, and deafness in their ears. And when you remember your Lord Alone through the Qur’an, they run away. I sought help in "La ilaha illa Allah (there is no god but Allah)" and they were restrained by "There is neither might nor power except with Allah!"' (said three times)."In regard to the above, I would like to ask Your Eminence:First: Is this Du‘a’ reported from the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)?Second: Is it permissible to supplicate with it?Your Eminence, this woman is a teacher in a girls’ school, where she teaches them to memorize the Qur’an. I hope Your Eminence would give us your opinion on this.
This Du‘a’ has no legal basis and it includes meaningless and questionable phrases and sentences. Therefore, it is not permissible either to supplicate with it, or publish it, or circulate it. The Du‘a’s that are authentically reported from the Qur’an and the Sunnah suffice those who seek goodness.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.