Child waking up numerous times at night

Q: I have a 15 mounth old baby who wakes up between 6-15 times a night. It's been like that for months. The elders are saying "People put eyes for him". Is there something like that in Islam? They are also saying I should read for him & blow on him. What do I need to read & where do I find this? I am a revert and can not read arabic.


A: We suggest that you refer to a doctor or a child specialist regarding this issue. At times the child wakes up at night due to colic or other related issues. You may also recite the four quls and Aayatul Kursi and blow on the child every night. Similarly recite every night the following dua and blow on the child:

اَعُوْذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّةْ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ وَهَامَّةْ وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ لَامَّةْ

I seek protection with the mubaarak and complete words of Allah Ta'ala against every type of shaitaan and harmful creature (and I seek Allah Ta'ala's protection) against every evil eye.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وعن ابن عباس قال : كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يعوذ الحسن والحسن : " أعيذكما بكلمات الله التامة من كل شيطان وهامة ومن كل عين لامة " ويقول : " إن أباكما كان يعوذ بهما إسماعيل وإسحاق " . رواه البخاري وفي أكثر نسخ المصابيح : " بهما " على لفظ التثنية (مشكاة #1535)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)