What is the authenticity of the Hadith “There is nothing more honorable [better] to Allah than du’a”?



Imam Tirmidhi and Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3370 and Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3829)


Imam Tirmidhi has declared the Hadith sound (hasan). Imam Ibn Hibban, Imam Hakim and ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahumullah) have declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 870, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 490)


When engaging in du’a, a person displays utmost humility, submissiveness and acknowledges the fact that none can assist him except Allah Ta’ala. Therefore du’a has been termed as the best act of worship.

(Refer: Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 3370)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar