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Authenticity of the du’a regarding seeking protection from the evils of the limbs

Question

Please verify the authenticity of this du’a:

اللَّهُمَّ طَهِّرْ قَلْبِي مِنَ النِّفَاقِ، وَعَمَلِي مِنَ الرِّيَاءِ، وَلِسَانِي مِنَ الْكَذِبِ، وَعَيْنِي مِنَ الْخِيَانَةِ، فَإِنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ خَائِنَةَ الْأَعْيُنِ، وَمَا تُخْفِي الصُّدُورُ

O Allah, purify my heart from hypocrisy, my actions from show, my tongue from lies and my eyes from deception. For surely You fully aware of the deception of the eyes and all that the chest conceals

 

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this du’a of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

(Ad Da’awatul Kabir, Hadith: 258. See here)

‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahullah) has declared the chain weak. Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has also declared two narrators weak.

(Refer: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 1529, At Taysir, vol. 1 pg. 221 and Al Isabah, vol. 14 pg. 530)

 

Despite the weakness, the du’a is suitable to recite as is the case with Hadiths of this nature.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar