Abu Darda Dua – Here is the dua/supplication the Prophet [SAW] taught and asked Abu Darda r.a. to recite for the absolute security of the house (including fire, theft, etc) and this dua should be read after the Fajr and Maghrib prayers.
And the dua;
Abu Darda Dua in Arabic Text
أَللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّيْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَ أَنْتَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْكَرِيْمِ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ كَانَ وَ مَا لَمْ يَشَأْ لَمْ يَكُنْ، وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ، أَعْلَمُ أَنَّ اللّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ، وَ أَنَّ اللّهَ قَدْ أَحَاطَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عِلْمًا، أَللّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ
أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِيْ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ دَابَّةٍ أَنْتَ آخِذٌ بِنَاصِيَتِهَا، إِنَّ رَبِّيْ عَلَى صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيْمٍ.
Allahoumma anta rabbi laa ilaaha illaa anta, ‘alaika tawakkaltou wa anta rabboul’arshil kareem, maa shaa Allahou kaan wa maa lam yasha’ lam yakoun, wa laa Hawla wa laa qouwwata illaa billaahil ‘aliyyil ‘azweem, a’alamou annal laaha ‘alaa koulli shai in qadeer, wa annal laaha qad aHaatwa bi koulli shai in ‘ilman. Allahoumma inni a’ouzou bika min sharri nafsi wa min sharri koulli daab batin anta aakhizoun binaaswiyatihaa, inna rabbi ‘alaa swiraatim moustaqeem. (Baihaqui)
Meaning in English
O Allah ! You are my Rabb, there is no deity besides You. I put my trust in You and You are the Rabb of the noble Throne. Whatever Allah wishes, happens. And whatever He does not wish, will not happen. And there is no power or defense except Allah`s, the most High, the Greatest of all. I know that definitely Allah has power over everything and that Allah has encompassed everything in knowledge. O Allah, I ask You protection against the evils of my nafs, and against the evils of all living things, that You only have complete power over them. Definitely my Rabb is on the right path.
Source; Baihaqi ;Hayatus Sahabah/(Baihaqi, Amalul Yawmi Wal Laylah)
Virtue of Abu Darda Supplication
Someone came to tell Hazrat Abu Darda that his house was on fire. Hazrat Abu Darda (without any concern) replied that he was certainly not on fire. Allah will never do so, because I have heard from the Messenger of Allah that if a person recites these words at the beginning of the day, no calamities will befall that person till the evening, and if the person recites these words in the evening then no calamities will befall that person till the morning.
In another tradition, it is stated that calamities will not befall him, his wife, his children, and whatever he owns.
Hazrat Abu Darda said: “In the morning I recited these words, therefore, how can my house be on fire.: He then said to the people. “Let’s go and see.” Together with the people they went towards his house. It was seen that his entire street was on fire and all the housed around Hazrat Abu Darda’s were burnt, but, amidst this, his house was safe and sound (Al-Azkaar-Nawawi, Pg.79)