Hazrat Muslim bin Haris Tamimi (RA) is one of the companion (Sahaba) of the Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (ﷺ) who narrated the famous Hadith of this Dua.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, after praying the Salah of Maghrib recite Allahumma Ajirni Minan Naar 7 times without saying a word or talking to anyone.
If you recite this dua and die on that night, your salvation (Nijaat) from Jahannam (Hell) will be written and you will get relief from Hell.
Therefore when you pray the Fajr Salah, recite this dua 7 times, if you do like this and die on that day, then relief from Hell will be written for you.
This Hadith is taken from Abu Dawud, Hadith number 5079. Therefore this is the same Dua being recited diligently in the last 10 days of Ramadan.
You can understand the importance of this dua from another Hadith of Sahih Al-Jami, number 6275, in which the Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (ﷺ) said.
The person who supplicates 3 times to Allah (ﷻ) for Jannah (paradise) then the Jannah itself says to Allah that Ya Allah send him in Jannah.
And the person who supplicates 3 times to Allah (ﷻ) for salvation from Jahannam (Hell) then the Jahannam says to Allah that dispel him from Hell.
That’s why this supplication (Dua) is an important thing that every Muslim must keep doing and practice it in his daily routine life for salvation from Hell.
Allahumma Ajirni Minan Naar Meaning
It is one of the famous dua diligently recited in the last Ashra of Ramadan for salvation from Hell, which means Ya Allah (ﷻ) safeguard me from Hell.
The Messenger of Allah (ﷻ), Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (ﷺ) taught many dua for the protection from Hell to His companions (Sahaba).
From which one of the famous dua that the Prophet (ﷺ) taught to His companions and the Prophet (ﷺ) itself recited it diligently during His lifespan is,
‘Rabbana Atina Fid Dunya Hasanah Wa Fil Aakhirati Hasanah Waqina Azaban Naar’
Meaning: Ya Allah, provide us goodness or righteousness in Dunya (world) and provide us goodness in Akhirah (afterworld) and save us from Hell.
Hazrat Anas Bin Malik (RA) said that the dua which Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (ﷺ) recites diligently is this dua. (Sahih Bukhari: 6381)
This dua Rabbana Atina can also be recited instead of Dua Qunoot in Witr Salah during the Isha prayer if you don’t remember the full Due e Qunoot.
Benefits of Allahumma Ajirni Minan Naar
Hell is the worst place that we cannot even imagine, all we know about is from the Hadith sharif that we get from our Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (ﷺ).
Let’s light up upon some of the Hadith that tells us the situation of Hell and why we should always seek protection from Hell by reciting Allahumma Ajirni Minan Naar.
Protection from Hellfire
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (ﷺ) said the fire of your world is the 70th part in comparison to the fire of Hell.
Somebody asked Ya Rasoolallah (ﷺ) even the fire of our world was enough, the Prophet (ﷺ) said, that fire has done 69 times harder onto the fire of this world. (Sahih Bukhari: 3265)
Protection from Persecution
(2) Rasoolallah (ﷺ) said the distance between the shoulders of a Kafir (disbeliever) will be of 3 days for the one who walks fast. (Sahih Bukhari: 6551)
This means that in Hell when the disbeliever will be persecuted due to his sins, his body will become so fatty and big that it will take 3 days to walk from one shoulder to another.
Protection from Tears and Zakhum
(3) Rasoolallah (ﷺ) said that “Hellbrewed (Jahannami) will cry so much in Hell that if you ran ship onto their tears then the ship will run, and undoubtedly instead of the tears of water, it will be the tears of blood”.
In the same way, their food will be of Zakhum, zakhum is a thing that if only it’s one tiny part thrown on the land of this world, everything will get bitter. And they will get to drink boiled water which will cut off their intestine.
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Protection from Hazardous Scorpions
(4) The easiest punishment to the Hellbrewed will be that they will wear the shoes of fire and their brain will boil like the bones boil while boiling, due to which his brain will melt through his nose and mouth.
Therefore, there will be unimaginable poisonous snakes and scorpions and according to the Hadith, the scorpion’s teeth or sting (dunk) will equal to the tree of dates by which they will sting to the Hellbrewed.
Protection from Immortal Oppression
Hazrat Ibne Abbas (RA) said the way Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (ﷺ) teaches Holy Quran to His companions, in the same Prophet (ﷺ) teaches the dua for protection from Hell.
In Hell, the person will become immortal, the persecution will be so harsh that he will wish to die but there will be no death after this world.
In Hadith, it’s mention that if Hell is opened only a nib of a needle, all the people living in this world will die due to its heat.
Allahumma Ajirni Minan Naar Dua in Arabic
اللَّهُمَّ أَجِرْ نِي مِنَ النَّارِ
Ya Allah (ﷻ) safeguard me from Hell.
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