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The dhikr to recite on the Day of ‘Arafah

Question

I would like to know the reference for the following dhikr to be recited on ‘Arafah day:

Lailaha illallahu wahdahu lasharika lahu lahul mulku walahul hamdu wahuwa ‘ala kulli shayin qadir

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The best du’a is the du’a on the day of ‘Arafah, and the best [du’a/dhikr] which I and the Ambiya before me have recited is:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

La ilaha illallahu wahdahu lasharika lahu lahul mulku walahul hamdu wahuwa ‘ala kulli shayin qadir

There is no Deity except Allah alone, without partner, to Him belongs all that exists and to Him belongs all praise, and He is powerful over everything.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3585)

 

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded the following version:

“On the day of ‘Arafah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recite the following abundantly:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ، بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْرُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

La ilaha illallahu wahdahu lasharika lahu lahul mulku walahul hamdu biyadihil khayru wahuwa ‘ala kulli shayin qadir

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 210. ‘Allamah Haythami has declared the narrators credible, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 252)

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar