I cannot really put those feelings in words, but I felt the wish to have something in my hands that allows me to feel safe and secure against the bad in this world, against jealousy and envy, against the evil eye and the creatures of the unseen world.
We as Muslims believe that all of these things are reality. They exist and they are able to harm us if we do not seek refuge by Allah.
I always had the strong will to learn the most important verse of the Holy Quran, called “Ayat-al-kursi” (2:255, known as the Throne-verse), which is well known for its healing and protecting power. But I never really disciplined myself to do so (which is a shame after six years being a Muslim…).
Finally, alhamdulillah, during the last weeks I had the time and intention to memorize it in Arabic!
It wasn’t easy to get the words into my head and even though I am able to read Arabic, I first had my husband to slowly say every single word in the right pronunciation so I could write it down in German letters. And I used an Islamic CD-Rom to listen to some recitation and to memorize it by following the Sheikh.
Soon my elder son joined me and so we went through the days reciting the parts we already knew. Kids memorize so easily…
I finally got it all! Subhanallah, by the mercy of Allah, I am able now to recite the whole verse aloud. And it sounds so beautiful. The words and the poetry are so perfect. I can really feel their healing effect and the good they bring to my body.
It is said that reciting this verse and also “Sura Al Nas” (114) and “Sura Al Falaq” (113) several times in the morning and in the evening protects you from the evil, inchaallah.
With this, dear friends, I wanna remind myself and you to regularly do so.
I wish you a very blessed Friday and may God protect you and your beloved ones!