BISMILLAH-RAHMAANIR-RAHIIMIn the name of Allah, Most Beneficient, Most Merciful.“All praise be to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and peace and blessings be upon His messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
This is a collection of Verses and short Surah’s from the Quran that are to be recited as a means of protection and cure from Black Magic, Jinn, Shayateen, Witchcraft, Sihr, Sorcery, Evil Eye and the like as well as other harmful things.
Shykh Muhammad Zakariya al‐Kandahlawi (May Allah have mercy upon him) collected these verses in book form, which were already in use in his family as an antidote to witchcraft.
This collection is popularly referred to as Manzil. The collection has been recommended by the likes of Allama Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (May Allah have mercy upon him) and Shaykh Muhammad Zakariya al‐Kandahlawi (May Allah have mercy upon him).
It is recommended that it should simply be recited once in the morning and once in the evening.
The elders were particularly punctual in reciting it from amongst other dua and formulas for protection and cure.
It was customary to make special arrangements for children to commit this “Manzil” to memory.
Undoubtedly the ayah of the Qur’an and the dua that is mentioned in the ahadith are more effective and beneficial than the wearing of a ta’aweez.
In the formula of these amaliyaat (reciting of certain ayah and dua for a particular purpose), preference must be given to the Qur’an and ahadith.
The noble leader of the Ambiya, Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم), has taught us a du’a for every occasion of our religious and worldly needs, In the experience of the scholars reciting of certain Ayaat and Du’a for particular purposes has also been experienced to be successful.
The reading of the “Manzil Dua” has been confirmed to be extremely effective for protection against the evil influence of Jinn, Sihr (witchcraft, sorcery etc.) and other evils.
These ayaats of the Qur’an have also been mentioned with a slight variation in the number of ayaat, in the book “Al Qawlul Jameel”, wherein it has also been mentioned that there are these thirty-three ayahs which ward off the effects of Sihr (witchcraft), and that they are a protection against the Shayatin (devils), thieves and harmful wild beasts.
Whenever anyone suggested the reading of these ayahs to a victim, they had to either indicate these verses in the respective books or write them down, Therefore it was felt that it would simplify this task if these ayahs were printed separately.
It should be considered and borne in mind that the effectiveness of the recital of these ayaat and du’as as a formula for specific purposes depends on the sincerity and; undisturbed and earnest devotion of the reader.
The effectiveness of the response to du’a is relative to the determination of one’s conviction and the depth of one’s sincerity with which Du’a are made.