A follow up query regarding the du’a seeking protection from leprosy and other diseases

Question

Which of the following wording of the du’a is correct?

اللهم إني أعوذ بك من البرص، والجنون، والجذام، ومن سيئ الأسقام

or

اللهم إني أعوذ بك من البرص والجنون والجذام وسيئ الأسقام

 

Answer

Both versions are correct.

The du’a is recorded in Sunan Abi Dawud, Musnad Ahmad and Kitabud Du’a of Imam Tabarani with the following words (with من):

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ البَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ، وَالْجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الْأَسْقَامِ

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1549, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 192 and Kitabud Du’a, Hadith: 1342)

 

Imams Ibn Hibban and Abu Dawud At Tayalisi have recorded the du’a with the following words (without من):

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ، وَالْجُذَامِ، وَسَيِّئِ الْأَسْقَامِ

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 1017, Musnad Abi Dawud At Tayalisi, Hadith: 2120)

 

See the authenticity here

 

Both versions are correct and either one may be recited.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar