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Correct pronunciation of the du’a during calamity


What is the correct pronunciation for the masnun du’a to be recited when befallen by a calamity?

Allahumma Ajirni fi musibati wakhlif li khayran mina


This du’a is reported in Sahih Muslim, hadith: 2123

The commentators have stated that it could be recited in a few ways, viz.


اللهم آجِرني في مصيبتي وأَخْلِفْ  لي خيرا منها

Allahumma aajirni fi musibati wa akhlif li khayram mina (with a madd on the alif –after Allahumma & a kasrah on the jim of aajirni)


اللهم اْجِرني في مصيبتي وأَخْلِفْ لي خيرا منها

Allahumma-jirni fi musibati wa akhlif li khayram mina (with a sukun on the alif -after Allahumma, & a kasrah on the jim)


اللهم اْجُرني في مصيبتي وأَخْلِفْ  لي خيرا منها

 Allahumma-jurni fi musibati wa akhlif li khayran mina (with a sukun on the alif-after Allahumma, & a dammah on the jim)

In all of the above, the word is ‘wa akhlif li’, not ‘wakhlif li’.

References for the above:

Sharhun Nawawi ‘ala Sahih Muslim, hadith: 2123, Al-Futuhatur Rabbaniyyah, vol.4 pg.121 & Tajul ‘Urus, vol.6 pg.12


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar