There are many blessings and virtues of saying “Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim.” In this video, the virtues of reciting Bismillah have been explained. If a person doesn’t say Bismillah before starting doing anything the shaitan (devil) will accompany him in the act. Whereas when a person says Bismillah before doing anything the shaitan will go away from the person and cries. He will not be able to make the person go astray.
Before doing anything we should recite Tauz and Tasmia. Tauz is ‘Auzu billahi minash shaitanir rajeem’ meaning, “I seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the Accursed.” Tasmia is ‘Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim’ meaning, “In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Compassionate.”
Hence, every Muslim must take Allah’s name before starting doing anything; like eating, drinking or beginning any other task.
When we eat anything without taking Allah’s name shaitan will also eat with us. When we drink anything without taking Allah’s name shaitan will also drink with us. Similarly, he will accompany us in whatever we do which we begin without taking Allah’s name.
So Bismillah is a heavenly sword against Shaitan, we should recite it at the start of every act. This weapon will defeat the devil. Besides, when a person begins something by pronouncing Allah’s name, he will enjoy Allah’s support and succour; Allah will bless his efforts and protect him from the machinations and temptation of Satan.
When one says “Bismillah” before starting anything, it means, he starts the action accompanied by the name of Allah or seeking help through the name of Allah, seeking blessing thereby.