SEEKING refuge with Allah against things a person fears or is cautious about is one of the aspects of worship.

Allah mentions in the Qur’an:

Say: “I seek refuge with (Allah), the Lord of the daybreak. (Qur’an, 113:1)… until the end of the Surah.

Also, (Allah said about Musa in the Qur’an):

Musa (Moses) said: “Verily, I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord from every arrogant who believes not in the Day of Reckoning!” (Qur’an, 40:27)

Also, in the Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him): “Whoever comes to rest at a place says this supplication – ‘I seek protection in Allah’s complete words from the evil that He has created’ – nothing shall harm him until he moves from that place where he is.”

Allah also informed us that the Mushrikeen (polytheists) who the Prophet (peace be upon him) fought against, used to seek refuge in deities other than Allah. Whoever seeks refuge in the Jinn, the dwellers of the graves, the dead, or an angel so that they may avert some harm from him or bring some benefit, then seeking refuge in the created being in this way is something which is not permissible because Isti’adhah (seeking refuge) is an act of worship and should be directed to Allah alone.

Allah said:

“And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the males among the jinn, but they (jinn) increased them (mankind) in sin and transgression.” (Qur’an, 72:6)