I have a question in regard to a book I have, called “The Fortress of the Muslim Invocations from the Quran and Sunnah”

It was compiled by Sa’id bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. There are many du’as in this book and I am not sure how sahih any of them are. There are Hadiths related by Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abi Dawud, Ibn Majah, Sunan Tirmidhi, 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 ‘inni a’udhu bika min ‘adhabil qabri, wa min adhabi jahannama, wa min fitnatil mahya wal mamati, wa min sharri fitnatil masihid dajjaal.

Transmitted by Sahih Bukhari 2/102, Sahih Muslim 1/412, and this is Sahih Muslim’s 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 ones 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 it’s in the hadith too).


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar



التخريج من المصادر العربية

المستدرك للحاكم (بداية كتاب الدعاء، ١/ ٤٩٠): وأنا بمشيئة الله أجري الأخبار التي سقطت على الشيخين في كتاب الدعوات على مذهب أبي سعيد عبد الرحمن بن مهدي في قبولها.
فإني سمعت أبا زكريا يحيى بن محمد العنبري ، يقول : سمعت أبا الحسن محمد بن إسحاق بن إبراهيم الحنظلي ، يقول : كان أبي يحكي ، عن عبد الرحمن بن مهدي ، يقول : إذا روينا ، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم في الحلال ، والحرام ، والأحكام ، شددنا في الأسانيد ، وانتقدنا الرجال ، وإذا روينا في فضائل الأعمال والثواب ، والعقاب ، والمباحات ، والدعوات تساهلنا في الأسانيد.