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Reference for the du’a: "Allahumma arinal haqqa haqqa"

Question

I was looking for a reference for the du’a:

اللهم ارنا الحق حقاً وارزقنا اتباعه وارنا الباطل باطلا وارزقنا اجتنابه

Allahumma arinal haqqa haqqaw warzuqnat tiba’ah, wa arinal batila batilaw warzuqnaj tinabah

Translation: O Allah! show us the truth as true, and inspire us to follow it. Show us falsehood as falsehood, and inspire us to abstain from it.

jazakumullahu kaira.

Answer

This du’a is quoted by Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) -without any chain- as that of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu’anhu) with the following words:

اللهم أرني الحق حقاً وارزقني اتباعه ، وأرني الباطل باطلا وارزقني اجتنابه

Allahumma ariniyal haqqa haqqaw warzuqniyat tiba’ah, wa ariniyal batila batilaw warzuqniyaj tinabah

(See Sharhul Ihya, vol.10 pg.106)

Hafiz Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) has referred to this du’a as: a ‘reported du’a’ (الدعاء المأثور) with the following words:

اللهم أرنا الحق حقاً وارزقنا اتباعه ، وأرنا الباطل باطلا وارزقنا اجتنابه ولا تجعله ملتبسا علينا فنضل واجعلنا للمتقين إماما

(Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah Baqarah, Ayah: 213)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar