Auzubillah Minashaitan Nirajeem in Arabic & Meaning

Auzubillah Minashaitan Nirajeem is an Arabic phrase that Muslims recite daily. as they usually say before start reading any chapter of the Quran. Continuing with “bismillahir rahmanir rahim”. Also when Muslims pray before the recitation of Surah Al-Fatiha Muslims begins by saying this phrase.


The following video we have made will help you learn the proper pronunciation of the phrase word by word:

Auzubillah Meaning

Auzubillah meaning is “I seek refuge in Allah from the Shaitan, the accursed”. where Shaitan refers to Satan. So, when you say the phrase, it means that you are asking Allah to guard and protect you from Shaitan.

Auzubillah Minashaitan Nirajeem in Arabic

Auzubillah in Arabic consists of 5 words which are written with Diacritical as:

أَعُوْذُ بِاللّٰهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطٰانِ الرَّجِيْمِ

and Without the Diacritical:

أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

And they are broken down as the following table:

Auzuأعوذ I seek refuge
Billahبالله with God
Minمن from
Ashaitanالشيطان Satan
Nirajeemالرجيمthe accursed

When to say it

it is often recited by Muslims in various situations, particularly during prayer and when seeking protection from evil. Here are some common instances when it is used:

Before reciting the Quran:

Muslims may say “Auzubillah Minashaitan Nirajeem” before reciting the Quran as a way to seek protection from the influence of Shaytan and to ensure that their recitation is pure and free from error.

When starting any activity

They also say it before starting any activity, whether it be work, study, or something else. This is to seek protection from Satan and to ensure that the activity is successful and free from distraction followed by Bismillah Er Raham.

When feeling afraid or anxious

Muslims may also say it when feeling afraid or anxious, as a way to seek protection from evil and to calm their fears.

Beginning of prayer

It also recited at the beginning of the prayer to seek protection from Shaytan and to stay focused on their prayer.

Auzubillah Origin In Quran and Hadith

Quran emphasizes saying the phrase before reading the words of Allah as Surah Al-Nahl says

“So when you recite the Qur’an, [first] seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the expelled [from His mercy].”

[Quran 16:98]

Also in hadith, Our Prophet (ﷺ) advised us in order to control our anger we should recite Auzubillah Minashaitan Nirajeem according to the following:

Sulaiman b. Surad reported that two persons abused each other in the presence of Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) and one of them fell into a rage and his face became red. Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) saw him and said:

I know of a wording; if he were to utter that, he would get out (of the fit of anger) (and the wording is): I seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the accursed. Thereupon, a person went to him who had heard that from Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) and said to him: Do you know what Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said? He (the Holy Prophet) said: I know of a wording; if he were to say that, (the fit) would be no more (and the words are): I seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the accursed. And the person said to him: Do you find me mad? [Sahih Muslim 2610b].

By saying the Auzubillah phrase, you are protecting yourself from all evil and negative thoughts. It is like armor against All satan and their powers. and you believe that Allah will always be there for you and will protect you from evil and other bad things.

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