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A du’a for protection against an oppressive ruler

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the following:

Whoever recites the following du’a will be saved from an oppressive ruler

‘Raditu billahi Rabba wa bil islami dina wa bi Muhammadin Nabiyya wa bil Qurani hakamaw wa imama’

رضيت بالله ربا وبالإسلام دينا وبمحمد نبيا وبالقرآن حكما وإماما

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded the narration as the statement of Abu Mijlaz, Lahiq ibn Humayd (rahimahullah), a Tabi’i.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 29791)

 

One may recite this du’a without attributing it to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar