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A du’a to recite when shaking hands (musafahah)

Question

What is the authenticity of the following?

When shaking hands, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would not let go of a person’s hand until he had said the following du’a:

 ربنا آتنا في الدنيا حسنة وفي الآخرة حسنة وقنا عذاب النار

Rabbana atina fid dunya hasanah wa fil akhirati hasanah wa qina ‘adhaban nar

Translation: O our Rabb! Grant us good in this world and the hereafter and save us from the torment of the fire.

 

Answer

Imam Ibnus Sunni (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith with an acceptable chain.

(‘Amalul Yawmi Wal Laylah, Hadith: 205. Also see: Al Adhkar: 749)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar