Imam Shafi’i’s du’a for protection when summoned by the Khalifah


Kindly provide the reference for the following du’a of Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) as well as the incident behind the du’a.

شهد الله أنه لا إله إلا هو الآية… اللهم إني أعوذ بنور قدسك، وببركة طهارتك، وبعظمة جلالك، من كل عاهة وآفة، وطارق الجن والإنس، إلا طارقاً يطرق بخير منك يا رحمن. اللهم بك ملاذي فيك ألوذ. وبك غياثي فيك أغوث يا من ذلت له رقاب الفراعنة، وخضعت له مغاليظ الجبابرة، ذكرك شعاري وثناؤك دثاري، أنا في سرادقات حفظك، وقني واغنني بخير منك يا رحمن

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The du’a of Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) and his imprisonment


Kindly provide the source of this narration:

 ان يوسف عليه السلام لما طال عليه الوقت في السجن قال: يارب جعلتني في السجن طويلاً ! فقال الله: أنت سألت السجن فأعطيناك ، ولو سألت العافية لعافيناك وقد ورد في القرآن على لسان يوسف عليه السلام: قال ربّ السجن أحبُّ إليّ مما يدعونني إليه


When Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) had spent a long time in prison, he said: “O Allah! You have kept me imprisoned for a long time”. Allah replied: “You asked for imprisonment so I granted it to you, had you asked for ‘aafiyah [protection] I would have protected you”. [Referring to the verse wherein] Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) had said: “O my Rabb! Imprisonment is more dear to me than [the haram] they are inviting me towards.”

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A Hadith falsely attributed to Sahih Bukhari


Where in Sahih Bukhari does this Hadith appear?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“In three situations, if you pray du’a, it will definitely be accepted:

1) When your body starts shaking.

2) When you got fear in your heart.

3) When you got tears in your eyes.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) also said: “Whoever shares this knowledge, he will have a house in front of me in Jannah” (Bukhari)

Please verify this for me as it has become very popular on social media.

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The curse of a husband who has an evil wife


I was reading an article and there was one Hadith which said to the effect that:

Allah does not accept three people’s duas, first being the one that has an evil wife and he doesn’t divorce her.

And I don’t remember the other two.

The article also gave references I don’t recall that either. Please inform me of the authenticity of this Hadith. Please give me the whole Hadith and where to find it.

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He who rectifies his relationship with Allah…


Is the following a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?:

من أصلح ما بينه وبين الله أصلح الله ما بينه و بين خلقه

Whoever rectifies his relationship with Allah, Allah will rectify his relationship with the people.

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Earning a halal livelihood


Please provide a reference for this Hadith:

‘A man who leaves his house in the morning and works to provide for his family is in the path of Allah’


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A unique du’a from Hadith


Is this du’a from Hadith?

O Allah! Open the locks of our hearts by Your Dhikr and complete upon us Your bounties, and make us perfect with Your Fadhl (bounties) and make us of Your righteous and pious servants.

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