A du’a asking for good inner and outer qualities

Question

Can you please provide the reference for the following du’a?

 اللهم اجعل سريرتي خيرا من علانيتي و اجعل علانيتي صالحة. اللهم إني أسألك من صالح ما تؤتي الناس من المال و الاهل و الولد غير الضال و لا المضل

 

Answer

This du’a is recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3586.

 

Transliteration:

Allahumaj’al sarirati khayramin ‘alaniyati waj’al ‘alaniyati saliha. Allahuma ini as-aluka min salihi ma tu-tin nasa minal mali wal ahli wal waladi ghayra dalliw wa lal mudill.

Translation:

‘O Allah, make my inner self better than my outer deeds and make my outer nature good. O Allah, I seek from You the good of what You give to people with regards to family, wealth and children which neither strays nor leads astray.’

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar