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Du’a when undergoing any difficulty or suffering

Question

Kindly provide the authenticity of the following Hadith:

حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ خَالِدِ بْنِ مَوْهَبٍ الرَّمْلِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنْ زِيَادِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ كَعْبٍ الْقُرَظِيِّ، عَنْ فَضَالَةَ بْنِ عُبَيْدٍ، عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ‏ “مَنِ اشْتَكَى مِنْكُمْ شَيْئًا أَوِ اشْتَكَاهُ أَخٌ لَهُ فَلْيَقُلْ رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ الَّذِي فِي السَّمَاءِ تَقَدَّسَ اسْمُكَ أَمْرُكَ فِي السَّمَاءِ وَالأَرْضِ كَمَا رَحْمَتُكَ فِي السَّمَاءِ فَاجْعَلْ رَحْمَتَكَ فِي الأَرْضِ اغْفِرْ لَنَا حُوبَنَا وَخَطَايَانَا أَنْتَ رَبُّ الطَّيِّبِينَ أَنْزِلْ رَحْمَةً مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ وَشِفَاءً مِنْ شِفَائِكَ عَلَى هَذَا الْوَجَعِ فَيَبْرَأُ”‏

 

Answer

Imam Abu Dawud and others (rahimahumullah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3888)

 

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic, and Imam Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has concurred. This Hadith is also understood to have been classified sound (hasan) by Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah), as per the principle in his book, Hidayatur Ruwah.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 219, and Hidayatur Ruwat, Hadith: 1500; Also see: Al-Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 1054, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 344, and Targhib wat Tarhib, Hadith: 5062)

 

Arabic text and transliteration of the du’a

رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ الَّذِي فِي السَّمَاءِ تَقَدَّسَ اسْمُكَ أَمْرُكَ فِي السَّمَاءِ وَالأَرْضِ كَمَا رَحْمَتُكَ فِي السَّمَاءِ فَاجْعَلْ رَحْمَتَكَ فِي الأَرْضِ اغْفِرْ لَنَا حُوبَنَا وَخَطَايَانَا أَنْتَ رَبُّ الطَّيِّبِينَ أَنْزِلْ رَحْمَةً مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ وَشِفَاءً مِنْ شِفَائِكَ عَلَى هَذَا الْوَجَعِ فَيَبْرَأُ

Rabbunallahul ladhi  fis sama-i, taqaddasa ismuka, amruka fis sama-i wal ardhi, kama rahmatuka fis sama-i faj’al rahmataka fil ardhi, ighfir lana hubana wa khatayana, anta Rabbut tayyibin, anzil rahmatam mir rahmatika wa shifa-am min shifa-ika ‘ala hadhal waja’i fa yabra.

 

Translation

Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has reported: “I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) say: ‘If any of you is suffering from anything or his brother is suffering, he should say: Our Rabb is Allah whose [Mercy/Sovereignty] in the heaven. Hallowed is Your name. Your command reigns supreme in the heaven and the earth. As Your mercy is in the heaven, make Your mercy in the earth. Forgive us for our sins and errors. You are the Rabb of the pure ones. Send down mercy from Your mercy, and remedy from Your remedy on this pain so that it heals.’”

(Refer: Mirqat, Hadith: 1555)

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar