What is the correct pronunciation for the masnun du’a to be recited when befallen by a calamity?

Allahumma Ajirni fi musibati wakhlif li khayran min ha



This du’a is reported in Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2123

The commentators have stated that it could be recited in a few ways, viz.


اللهم آجِرني في مصيبتي وأَخْلِفْ  لي خيرا منها

Allahumma aajirni fi musibati wa akhlif li khayram min ha (with a madd on the alif –after Allahumma & a kasrah on the jim of aajirni)



اللهم اْجِرني في مصيبتي وأَخْلِفْ لي خيرا منها

Allahumma-jirni fi musibati wa akhlif li khayram min ha (with a sukun on the alif -after Allahumma, & a kasrah on the jim)



اللهم اْجُرني في مصيبتي وأَخْلِفْ  لي خيرا منها

 Allahumma-jurni fi musibati wa akhlif li khayran min ha (with a sukun on the alif-after Allahumma, and a dammah on the jim)

In all of the above, the word is ‘wa akhlif li’, not ‘wakhlif li’.


References for the above:

Sharhun Nawawi ‘ala Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2123, Al-Futuhatur Rabbaniyyah, vol. 4 pg. 121 and Tajul ‘Urus, vol. 6 pg. 12


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar