O Allah i need Your Protection!
Our Beloved (Dada) Shaikh Rahmatullah alayh explains 4 points to protect us from sin, based from the following Dua:
If we reflect, on how a mother looks after her child. What she'll do and how she'll go out of her way. If we hand ourselves over to Allah Ta’ala, He will look after us like that. So we need this spiritual protection from Allah (also physical) but more so spiritual -our Thikr, Tilaawah, Namaaz.
1st point: sand is harmful for kids, and if they swallow it, the mother will put her hands in his/her mouth to take it out so that it doesn't harm her child.
So now cry to Allah so much, that tears- at least three drops-as in the Hadith the word دموع is used, which is plural. And also try to make salah on tiles, sandy ground or a pure place on which tayammum is permissable (not a Musallah) and cry and let your tears fall on the ground. Like that all your sins, just like the sand of child will come out. If you can't cry then pretend like you crying, Allah will accept that also. How Merciful is Allah, we get angry on pretence in dunya.
It comes that if one can't cry and feels sorrow for that then that is his crying of the heart.
2nd point: If the sand landed in the stomach then operation is necessary.
Same way Allah will make operation on us. Some difficulties, problems, domestic problems etc. One gets distressed in these situations then one makes tauba. It's not that Allah hates me or is throwing me out of His Court. In an operation the doctor cuts you, it hurts so much and you pay for it! So this is the way Allah takes out all my dirt, because of my sins.
3rd point: the mother sweeps up the sand wherever she can and as much as she can, or she tells the father to concrete the place as it's harmful for the child.
So Allah Ta'ala blocks the causes of guna. for example a person relocates, from opposite a high school and Allah makes some asbab the landlord comes....or another example-you get fired from your job, Allah took you away from where you were sitting with the secretary whole day and Allah will give you another job. So its Allah saving you. Our brains are too small. Allah will stop the asbaab of guna out of His kindness
The 4th point: so the mother removes the sand, did operation, removed the means of sand. Then she finds out that the kids of neighbourhood come and bring sand in their pockets and give it to the child. So she puts up customs, checks the children that are coming, slaps them if they bring sand.
So Allah protects you from those friends that take you to the cinemas, parties and evil. For example in the family; music & mixing functions, now Allah Ta'ala causes an argument to take place and they don't invite you anymore. This is Allah's Rahmat on you. So in different ways Allah Ta'ala makes ways to protects us. So make this Dua, make niyyah for spiritual protection also. When one is saved from guna he finds peace and happiness in life.