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A du’a for protection from hunger and deception

Question

Please provide the reference and translation of this du’a:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْجُوعِ، فَإِنَّهُ بِئْسَ الضَّجِيعُ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْخِيَانَةِ، فَإِنَّهَا بِئْسَتِ الْبِطَانَةُ

Allahumma inni a’udhi bika minal ju’i fa innahu bi’sad daji’u wa a’udhu bika minal khiyanati fa innaha bi’satil bitanatu

 

Answer

Imams Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah and other Muhaddithun have recorded this du’a of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1542, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3354 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 1029)

 

Translation

O Allah! I seek Your protection against hunger for it is an evil bedmate and I seek Your protection from treachery/deception for it is an evil hidden trait.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar