Asking Allah for benefit in one’s knowledge

Question

What is the reference for this du’a?

اللهم انفعني بما علمتني، وعلمني ما ينفعني، وزدني علما، والحمد لله على كل حال، وأعوذ بالله من عذاب النار

 

Answer

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would say:

اللهم انفعني بما علمتني، وعلمني ما ينفعني، وزدني علما، والحمد لله على كل حال، وأعوذ بالله من عذاب النار

Allahumman fa’ni bima ‘allamtani wa ‘allimni ma yanfa’uni wa zidni ‘ilma walhamdulillahi ‘ala kulli hal wa ‘audhu billahi min ‘adhabin nar

Translation: O Allah! Benefit me with that which You have taught me and teach me that which will benefit me and increase me in knowledge. All praise belongs to Allah in all conditions and I see Allah’s refuge from the punishment of the Fire.

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3833. Also see: Hadith: 251)

 

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has also recorded a shorter version of this du’a. See here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar