The du’a ‘O Allah, I seek refuge from knowledge which does not benefit’

Question

Can you please provide the reference and Arabic text for this du’a:

‘O Allah, I seek refuge from knowledge which does not benefit, from the heart that is not submissive to you/fearful of you, from the soul that does not feel contented and the supplication that is not answered’

 

Answer

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Zayd ibn Arqam (radiyallahu ‘anhu). This is part of a lengthier du’a which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would make.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2722)

 

Arabic text

اللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لَا يَنْفَعُ، وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لَا يَخْشَعُ، وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ لَا تَشْبَعُ، وَمِنْ دَعْوَةٍ لَا يُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا

 

Transliteration

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min ‘ilmil la yanfa’ wa min qalbin la yakhsha’ wa min nafsil la tashba’ wa min da’watil la yustajabu laha

 

See another part of this du’a here.

 

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar