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A du’a to read upon awakening

Question

What is the authenticity of the following du’a?

إذا استيقظ أحدكم فليقل: الحمد لله الذي رد علي روحي وعافاني في جسدي، وأذن لي بذكره

 

Answer

 

The Hadith in question has been recorded by the following authorities:

1) Imam Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3401

2) Imam Nasa’i; ‘Amalul Yawmi Wal Laylah, Hadith: 866

3) Imam Ibnus Sunni, Hadith: 9

 

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith as sound (hasan). Also see Nataijul Afkar of Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah), vol. 1 pgs. 111-114.

 

Translation

 

When one of you awakens, he should recite the following du’a:

Alhamdulillahil ladhi radda ‘alayya ruhi wa ‘afani fi jasadi wa adhina li bidhikrihi’

All praise is due to Allah who has returned my soul, restored my body with good health and allowed me to remember him.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar