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A du’a seeking protection from poverty, humiliation and oppression

Question

What is the authenticity of this du’a?

اللهمَّ إني أعوذُ بكَ مِن الفَقرِ، والقِلَّة، والذِّلَّة، وأعوذُ بكَ مِن أن أَظْلِمَ أو أُظلَمَ

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika minal faqri wal qillati wadh dhillati wa a’udhu bika min an azlima aw uzlama

 

Answer

Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Imam Hakim (rahimahullah). Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs.

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1539, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 531. Also see: Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3842 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 1030)

 

Translation

O Allah! I seek refuge in You from poverty, insufficiency, humiliation and I seek refuge in You from oppressing anyone or being oppressed

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar