Among the most beloved words to Allah Ta’ala a person can recite in Sajdah

Question

Is this narration authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “From the most beloved words to Allah that a person can say in sajdah is:

ظلمت نفسي فاغفر لي

Zalamtu nafsi faghfir li

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) has graded the chain sound (hasan).

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 29842)

 

Translation

I have oppressed myself so forgive me.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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التخريج من المصادر العربية

مصنف ابن أبي شيبة (٢٩٨٤٢): حدثنا أبو أسامة ، عن مسعر ، عن عاصم ، عن زر بن حبيش ، عن علي قال : من أحب الكلم إلى الله أن يقول العبد وهو ساجد : ظلمت نفسي فاغفر لي.