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Another query on the du’a asking Allah for ease

Question

My final question on the regarding the du’a asking Allah for ease; I have seen a poster wherein the following words are referenced to Sahih Ibn Hibban:

اللَّهُمَّ لَا سَهْلَ إِلَّا مَا جَعَلْتَهُ سَهْلًا، وَأَنْتَ تَجْعَلُ الْحَزْنَ إِذَا شِئْتَ سَهْلًا

Is this correct?

 

Answer

I have referred to two editions of Sahih Ibn Hibban. Both editions have the words as follows:

اللَّهُمَّ لَا سَهْلَ إِلَّا مَا جَعَلْتَهُ سَهْلًا، وَأَنْتَ تَجْعَلُ الْحَزْنَ سَهْلًا إِذَا شِئْتَ

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 974, Risalah edition and Hadith: 969, Darut Ta-sil edition)

 

According to the annotations on the Darut Ta-sil edition, one manuscript of Al Ihsan (Sahih Ibn Hibban) has the wording as appears in your question (i.e. أَنْتَ تَجْعَلُ الْحَزَنَ إِذَا شِئْتَ سَهْلًا).

 

You may recite either version of the du’a, especially since the words in your question are recorded in other primary sources. See here and here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar