Asking Allah for the ability to recite the shahadah before death

Question

What is the reference for this du’a?

Allahumma laqqini hujjatal imani ‘indal mamati

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this du’a on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “You should say:

اللَّهُمَّ لَقِّنِّي حُجَّةَ الْإِيمَانِ عِنْدَ الْمَمَاتِ

Allahumma laqqini hujjatal Imani ‘indal mamati

Translation: O Allah! Inspire/instil in me the record of Iman [i.e. reciting the shahadah] at the time of my demise

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 1907. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 325 and vol. 10 pg. 182

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar