Prayer for Safety (read in the morning)
Allahumma anta rabbi, la ilaha illa anta,
`alaika tawakkaltu wa anta rabbul `arshil karim.
Masha Allahu kana wa malam yasha’ lam yakun
wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil-`aliyyil `azim.
A’lamu annallaha `alaa kulli shay-in qadir
wa annallaha qad ahata bikulli shay-in `ilma.
Allahumma inni a’dzu bika min sharri nafsi
wa min sharri kulli dabbatin, anta akhidzum bi nasiyatiha.
Inna rabbi `ala siratim-mustaqim.
Oh God, You are my Lord. There is nothing worthy of worship except You,
I place all of my trust and reliance in You and You are the Lord of the Noble Throne.
Whatever God wishes, takes place,
and whatever He does not desire, does not occur,
and there is no power and no strength except in God, The Exalted, The Mighty.
I know that God is Powerful over all things,
and that God has knowledge of all things.
Oh God, I seek refuge in You from the evil of my soul
and from the evil of every creeping crawling creature.
You are master over them.
Verily, You are Lord of the Straight Path.
One day, a neighbor came running to one companion of the Prophet, Abu-Darda (RA) when he was at his shop. The neighbor said that the neighborhood where they lived was on fire and that Abu-Darda’s house was also burning. Abu-Darda calmly said, `No, it has not burned.’
Another person came in and gave the same report, and Abu-Darda gave the same reply. A third person showed up with the same news and got the same answer.
Then another man came in and said, `Abu-Darda! The fire was blazing high, but when the flames came to your house, they went out!’ Abu-Darda replied, `I knew that Allah, The Exalted, would not allow my house to burn because I heard from Rasulullah (SAW) that the person who repeats certain words in the morning will be safe from all misfortunes until evening, and I recited those words this morning.
* This narration can be found in the Fiqh Sunnah, Sayyid Sabiq.
** Source: The Islamic Bulletin, Aug 1999, San Fransisco