Allah the Most Exalted said: “And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the male Jinns, but they (Jinns) increased them (mankind) in sin and disbelief.” (Ch.72: V.6)
Khawlah bint Hakim (Ra) said I heard Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) say: “Whoever goes into a dwelling and says (while entering it): ‘I seek refuge in Allah’s perfect words from the evil (of those creatures) which He created’, no harm shall befall him until he departs from that place.” (Reported by Muslim)
Important issues of the Lesson
Seeking refuge from other than Allah is a form of Shirk (Polytheism).
Though it is possible that one can achieve some worldly benefit from a thing such as prevention of harm or evil, or gaining some advantage or good, it does not mean that it (dependence on such) is not Shirk.
The scholars use this Hadeeth to prove that Allah’s Words are not created beings because to seek refuge in created things is Shirk.
The superiority of this invocation despite its being short.