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If afflicted by whisperings in prayer or recitation


Uthmaan Ibn al-'Aas (radhi-yAllaahu 'anhu) narrated: I said 'O Messenger of Allaah, verily the devil comes between me and my prayer and recitation making me confused' The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) replied: ''That is a devil called Khanzab, so if you sense his presence then seek refuge in Allaah from him and spit on your left side three times.''

أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ

I seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast.

'A'oothu billaahi minash-Shaytaanir-rajeem.

Muslim 4/1729