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Another suitable du’a for insomnia

Question

Is this correct?

Sayyiduna Khalid ibn Al Walid (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that once he suffered from insomnia. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised him to recite the following du’a when going to sleep:

اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ السَّمَوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَمَا أَظَلَّتْ، وَرَبَّ الأَرَضِينَ وَمَا أَقَلَّتْ، وَرَبَّ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَمَا أَضَلَّتْ، كُنْ لِي جَارًا مِنْ شَرِّ خَلْقِكَ كُلِّهِمْ جَمِيعًا أَنْ يَفْرُطَ عَلَيَّ أَحَدٌ مِنْهُمْ أَوْ أَنْ يَبْغِيَ، عَزَّ جَارُكَ، وَجَلَّ ثَنَاؤُكَ، وَلَا إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ، وَلَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

Allahumma Rabbas samawatis sab’i wa ma azallat, wa Rabbal ardina wa ma aqallat, wa Rabbash Shayatini wa ma adallat, kun li ja-ram min sharri khalqika kullihim jami’an ay yafruta ‘alayya ahadum minhum wa ay yabghiya ‘alayya ‘Azza Jaruka wa Jalla Thana-uka Wa la Ilaha ghayruka wa la Ilaha illa Anta 

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Buraydah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He as well as ‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith weak.

However, this Hadith does have another corroborating chain, and is suitable to practice upon.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3523, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 30239. Refer: Al Adhkar, Hadith: 296, Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 457 and Nataijul Afkar, vol. 3 pg. 113-116)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar