What is the authenticity of the following du’a?
Whoever says ‘Allah is the Greatest, the amount of even and odd (prayer), (the amount) of Allah’s complete, pure and blessed words. There is no god except Allah’, thrice after every salah and when he goes to sleep, it will be a means of light for him in his grave ,light on the plain of resurrection and light on the Sirat (bridge) until they (this du’a) see him into Jannah.
The Arabic text of the du’a is as follows:
(x3) الله أكبر كبيرا عدد الشفع، والوتر، وكلمات الله التامات الطيبات المباركات
(x3) لا إله إلا الله
Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).
Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (May Allah protect him) states that the narrators are reliable.
(Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 29866)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar