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A du’a seeking refuge from the punishment of evil deeds

Question

Please provide the reference and Arabic text for this du’a:

“I seek refuge in You from the evil [i.e. punishment] of what I did and from the evil of what I did not [perpetrate as yet]”

 

Answer

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this du’a. Farwah ibn Nawfal Al Ashja’i (rahimahullah) once asked Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) to inform him of a du’a that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would make. She narrated the du’a in question.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2716)

 

Arabic text

اللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا عَمِلْتُ وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا لَمْ أَعْمَلْ

 

Transliteration

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min sharri ma ‘amiltu wa min sharri ma lam a’amal

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar