I have a question in regards to a book I have, called “The fortress of the Muslim Invocations from the Quran and sunnah”
It was complied by Sa’id bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. There are many DUAS is this book and I’m not sure how Sahih any of them are. There are Hadiths related by Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu dawud, Ibn Majah, At-Tirmithi, and the list can go on.
How strong are these Hadiths given in this book?
An example of a Hadith is, “Invocations after the final Tashahhud and before ending the prayer”
Allahumma ‘inne ‘a’ oothu bika min athaabil-qabri, wa min athaabi jahannama, wa min fitnatil-mahyaa walmamaati, wa min sharri fitnatil-maseehid-dajjaal.
Transmitted by Al-Bukhari 2/102, Muslim 1/412, and this is Muslims wording.
Is the Hadith I gave as an example sahih?
There are several parts to your question.
1. The Author has not stated anywhere (in the edition that I have) that he will restrict to Sahih (authentic) narrations only. However, I have noticed that he does try to do so.
2. The Majority of the Scholars accept weak narrations that contain du’as in them. (refer: beginning of Kitabud du’a in Mustadrak Hakim)
3. The example you have provided is from Sahih Bukhari & Sahih Muslim (as you have clearly pointed out)
Such hadiths need no further verification of their authenticity.
Important Note on Du’as
When reading books like the one you question, one should bear in mind that there could be several different du’as reported for one particular occasion. As we find new du’as we could add them to the old one’s which we were already practicing upon, or at least alternate between them. One should not abandon a du’a that was already in practice (as long as its in the hadith too)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar