Du’as

Taking Allah’s name before eating

Question

What is the grading of the following Hadith?

“We were with the Prophet when food was presented to him, and I never saw food which had greater blessing when we began to eat, or less when we finished. We asked Allah’s messenger how that was, and he replied, “We mentioned Allah’s name when we ate, then one who ate sat down without mentioning Allah’s name and the devil ate with him.”

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An unreliable du’a; Al Jawshanul Kabir

Question

Please I would like to know the status and authenticity of the du’a called ‘Jawshan Al Kabir’ (الجوشن الكبير)

It is said that this du’a is very rewarding to be recited in the beginning of the month of Ramadan.

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A du’a for protection and to protect one’s belongings

Question

Is the following from Hadith? Is it authentic?

الله حفيظ لطيف قديم ازلي حي قيوم لا ينام

-If one reads this 11 times in the morning and evening, then one will live in peace and Allah Ta’ala will bless his wealth.
-If a copy of this is kept with ones possessions then it will be protected from theft.

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A du’a taught to Ja’far (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following du’a:

اللهمَّ الطُفْ لي في تيسير كلِّ عسيرٍ، فإنَّ تيسيرَ كلِّ عسيرٍ عليك يسيرٌ، وأسألُك اليُسرَ والمعافاةَ في الدنيا والآخرةِ

Allahummaltuf li fi taysiri kulli ‘asir, fa inna taysira kulli ‘asirin ‘alayka yasir, wa asalukal yusra wal mu’afata fid dunya wal akhirah

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A Hadith which mentions tawassul in du’a

Question

Is this Hadith and du’a authentic?

‘Uthman ibn Hunayf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that a blind man came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said: “Supplicate to Allah to heal me.” He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If you wish I will supplicate for you, and if you wish, you can be patient, for that is better for you.” He said: “Then supplicate”. He said: “So he ordered him to perform wudu and to make his wudu complete, and to supplicate with this supplication: ‘O Allah, I ask You and turn towards You by Your Prophet Muhammad, the Prophet of Mercy. Indeed, I have turned to my Rabb, by means of You, concerning this need of mine, so that it can be resolved, so O Allah so accept his intercession for me.”

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Istighfar/Seeking forgiveness before sleeping

Question

What is the status of this Hadith?

Narrated Abu Sa’id (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever says when he goes to bed thrice:

‘I seek the forgiveness of Allah, the one whom there’s none worthy of worship except for him the Living the Sustainer and I repent to him’

Allah shall forgive him his sins if they are like the foam of the sea, even if they were the number of leaves of the tree, even if they were the number of sand particles of ‘Alij and even if they were the number of the days of the world.'”
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