A du’a the Tabi’un/Tab’ut Tabi’un would recite when Ramadan commenced

Question

What is the status of this narration?

 حَدَّثَنَا هَاشِمُ بْنُ مَرْثَدٍ الطَّبَرَانِيُّ، ثنا صَفْوَانُ بْنُ صَالِحٍ، ثنا الْوَلِيدُ بْنُ مُسْلِمٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ بْنِ أَبِي رَوَّادٍ، قَالَ: ” كَانَ الْمُسْلِمُونَ يَدْعُونَ عِنْدَ حَضْرَةِ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ: اللَّهُمَّ أَظَلَّ شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ وَحَضَرَ، فَسَلِّمْهُ لِي، وَسَلِّمْنِي فِيهِ، وَتَسَلَّمْهُ مِنِّي، اللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِي صِيَامَهُ وَقِيَامَهُ، صَبْرًا وَاحْتِسَابًا، وَارْزُقْنِي فِيهِ الْجِدَّ وَالِاجْتِهَادَ وَالْقُوَّةَ وَالنَّشَاطَ، وَأَعِذْنِي فِيهِ مِنَ السَّآمَةِ وَالْفَتْرَةِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَالنُّعَاسِ، وَوَفِّقْنِي فِيهِ لِلَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ، وَاجْعَلْهَا خَيْرًا لِي مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in his Kitabud Du’a as the statement of ‘Abdul ‘Aziz ibn Abi Rawwad; a Tab’ut Tabi’i.

‘Abdul ‘Aziz ibn Abi Rawwad (rahimahullah) reports: “The Muslims would make the following du’a when the month of Ramadan would commence:

اللَّهُمَّ أَظَلَّ شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ وَحَضَرَ، فَسَلِّمْهُ لِي، وَسَلِّمْنِي فِيهِ، وَتَسَلَّمْهُ مِنِّي، اللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِي صِيَامَهُ وَقِيَامَهُ، صَبْرًا وَاحْتِسَابًا، وَارْزُقْنِي فِيهِ الْجِدَّ وَالِاجْتِهَادَ وَالْقُوَّةَ وَالنَّشَاطَ، وَأَعِذْنِي فِيهِ مِنَ السَّآمَةِ وَالْفَتْرَةِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَالنُّعَاسِ، وَوَفِّقْنِي فِيهِ لِلَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ، وَاجْعَلْهَا خَيْرًا لِي مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ

Allahumma azalla shahru Ramadana wa hadara, fasallimhu li wa sallimni fihi wa tasallamhu minni. Allahummar zuqni siyamahu wa qiyamahu sabran wahtisaban warzuqni fihil jidda wal ijtihada wal quwwata wan nashata wa a’idhni fihi minas sa-amati wal fatrati wal kasali wan nu’asi wa waffiqni fihi li laylatil qadri waj’alha khayral li min alfi shahr

Translation: O Allah! The month of Ramadan has arrived so safeguard it for me, keep me safe in it and [accept it] from me. O Allah! Allow me to fast and stand in Salah enduring difficulty and anticipating reward. Bless me during the month with earnestness, the ability to strive, strength and eagerness/energy.  Protect me in it from weariness, slackness, laziness and lethargy. Grant me the ability to attain Laylatul Qadr and make it better for me than a thousand months.

(Kitabud Du’a of Imam Tabarani, Hadith: 914)

 

The narration is suitable to quote.

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar