Du’as

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 ibn Zuhra 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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Who should/could attend the Bukhari graduation gatherings?

Question

Can you advise what are the benefits/merits in participating in the gathering of the completion of Sahih Bukhari.

Some brothers explain it’s an occasion where du’as are accepted and some argue it’s not a gathering for the laymen. It should only be attended by the students of knowledge.

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Were the words of tashahhud recited during Mi’raj?

Question

On the night of Mi’raj when Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) met Allah Ta’ala, he greeted by saying the first part of tashahhud. Then Allah Ta’ala replied with the second part, and Nabi (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said the third part and lastly the Angels completed it with Ash hadu alla ilaha ……

Could this be sourced please?

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Hadith on asking for ‘afiyah (protection)

Question

I would appreciate if you could provide the narration and reference where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to ask for ‘aafiyah (protection and safety):

O Siddiq, keep asking for well-being and forgiveness

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