The Power of Allah’s Name
Uthman bin Abul-As Ath-Thaqafi complained to the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) of pain that he felt in his body since he had become Muslim. The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said to him: “Put your hand on the part of your body that hurts and say, ‘Bismillah’ (in the Name of Allah) three times, then say seven times, ‘I seek refuge in Allah and His Power from the evil of what I find and I fear.’” He did as he was told and the pain disappeared. [Sahih Muslim]
Can the repetition of words have any effect?
The mere mention of certain dishes makes one’s mouth water (saliva released in anticipation). Then how can the Name of Allah not have any effect when it is taken!