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Nabi Dawud’s (‘alayhis salam) du’a for a good neighbour

Question

Is this du’a authentic?

عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ السَّائِبِ ، عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ الْجَدَلِيِّ ، قَالَ : كَانَ دَاوُد النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ: اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ جَارٍ عَيْنُهُ تَرَانِي وَقَلْبُهُ يَرْعَانِي ، إِنْ رَأَى خَيْرًا دَفَنَهُ ، وَإِنْ رَأَى شَرًّا أَشَاعَهُ

Nabi Dawud (‘alayhis salam) used to supplicate:

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ جَارٍ عَيْنُهُ تَرَانِي وَقَلْبُهُ يَرْعَانِي ، إِنْ رَأَى خَيْرًا دَفَنَهُ ، وَإِنْ رَأَى شَرًّا أَشَاعَهُ

Allahuma inni a’udhu bika min jarin ‘aynuhu tarani wa qalbuhu yar’ani, in ra a khayran dafanahu wa in ra a sharran ash’ahu

“O Allah! I seek protection in you against such a neighbour that his eyes observe me and his heart scrutinizes me, plotting. When he sees good in me, he buries it. But when he sees something bad, he spreads it far and wide.”

Answer

Imam Ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this from the reliable Tabi’i; Imam Abu ‘Abdillah Al-Jadaly (rahimahullah)- as the du’a of Nabi Dawud (‘alayhis salam) with a chain that is suitable for du’as.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 30511)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar