Du’as

Famous story of Abu Mi’laq Al Ansari (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Is the following story authentic?

Abu Mi’laq Al Ansari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was travelling and was approached by an armed thief. The Sahabi requested the thief to allow him to read four rakats of Salah. The thief allowed him and the Sahabi read Salah then made a du’a. A horseman came and killed the thief.

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Translation & reference for a Hadith on du’a

Question

Kindly verify the translation and provide the reference of the following.

“Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty.”

JazakAllah khairan

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The Hadith that says four things should be done in abundance in Ramadan

Question

In a recent bayan a Moulana stated It is reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

We must do four things in abundance in the month of Ramadan:

1. Recite the first Kalimah as much as possible

2. Say – Istighfar (Seeking Forgiveness)

3. Make Du’a – Asking Allah to grant us Jannat.

4. Make Du’a – Asking Allah to save us from Jahannam.

Is this correct?

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The fasting person and Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam)

Question

Please verify the following: 

Once Musa (‘alayhis salam) asked Allah ‘Ta’ala

O  Allah! You have granted me the honour and privilege of talking to you directly, Have you given this privilege to any other person?

Allah Ta’ala replied, O Musa! during the last period I am going to send an Ummah, who will be the Ummah of Muhammad (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) with dry lips, parched tongues, emaciated body with eyes sunken deep into their sockets, with livers dry and stomachs suffering the pangs of hunger. They will call out to me (in du’a) they will be much much closer to me than you.

O Musa! while you speak to me there are 70000 veils between you and me but at the time of iftar there will not be a single veil between me and the fasting Ummati of Mohammed (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) .

O Musa! I have taken upon myself the responsibility that at the time of iftar I will never refuse the du’a of a fasting person!

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What to recite at iftar

Question

A friend sent me the following. Could you please verify?

1. Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said: When the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) broke his fast, he would say:

ﺫَﻫَﺐَ ﺍﻟﻈَّﻤَﺄُ ﻭَﺍﺑْﺘَﻠَّﺖْ ﺍﻟْﻌُﺮُﻭﻕُ ﻭَﺛَﺒَﺖَ ﺍﻷ‌َﺟْﺮُ ﺇِﻥْ ﺷَﺎﺀَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪُ

Dhahabaz-zama-u, wabtallatil-‘uruqu wa thabatal-ajru insha Allah

(Thirst has gone, the veins are moist, and the reward is assured, if Allah wills).”

This is the reliable du’a.

2. Do not recite this famous Du’a while breaking the Fast:

ُاللّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمتُ وَ عَلَي رِزقِكَ أَفطَرت

“Allahumma laka sumtu wa ‘ala rizqika aftartu”

This narration is mentioned in Sunan Abu Dawud, Book of Fasting. The narrator of this narration, Mu’adh bin Zohra is weak.

This Du’a is not proven from the Sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), not proven from the Sahih Hadith. Read More »

The Du’a of a Haji

Question

People have been saying that when one returns home from having completed Haj or ‘Umrah, their dua’s are accepted for forty days. I have never come across this before and am questioning its authenticity. Please can you enlighten me on this matter?

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Status of the famous du’a for Ramadan

Question

How authentic is the following du’a to be recited at the approach of Ramadan?

اَللّٰهُمَّ سَلّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضانَ وَسَلّمْ رَمَضانَ لِيْ وَسَلّمْه لِي مُتَقَبَّلا

Allahumma sallimni li Ramadana, wa sallim Ramadana li, wa sallimhu li mutaqabbala.

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Another du’a to be recited after eating

Question

Is the following authentic?

If a person recites the following du’a after eating, he will not be questionable regarding the food:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هُوَ أَشْبَعَنَا وَأَرْوَانَا وَأَنْعَمَ عَلَيْنَا وَأَفْضَلَ

Translation: All praise belongs to Allah, the one who has satiated us, quenched as and has showered us with bounties.

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