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A du’a of Dawud (‘alayhis salam)

Question

What is the reference of this du’a?

اللهم إني أعوذ بك من غنى يطغي، ومن فقر ينسي، ومن هوى يردي، ومن عمل يخزي

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min ghinan yutghi, wa min faqrin yunsi, wa min hawan yurdi, wa min ‘amalin yukhzi

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this on the authority of ‘Ali Al Azdi (rahimahullah) as a du’a of Nabi Dawud (‘alayhis salam).

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 29991. Also see, Hadith: 29997 and Musnad Abu Ya’la, Hadith: 4352)

 

Translation

O Allah! I seek Your protection from wealth that will cause me to transgress, poverty that will cause me to forget [You], desires that will ruin me and actions that will embarrass me.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar